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Lufkin Gets a NICU

Chances are, you know someone who has benefited from the NICU - that's Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit.

I have two friends in Dallas who gave birth to baby boys that needed a little extra help getting started in life.  One spent a month in the NICU, and one spent nine days there.  Both are doing just fine now!  One is 7 now and the other just turned 2.  They started out their lives hooked up to tubes and on respirators, and they're just as happy and healthy as every other kid now.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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5 Surprising Facts About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

You may know St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded with the specific goal of curing cancer in children, but there’s probably a whole lot more about it you don’t know.

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Oklahoma Man May Have Spontaneously Combusted, According to Sheriff

Someone call Mulder and Scully. Officials in Muldrow, Oklahoma, face a conundrum: How did 65-year-old Danny Vanzandt, who was alone in his home, die? One possible explanation, according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart, is that he is a victim of spontaneous human combustion.

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You’ve Never Had the Hiccups as Bad as This Guy

Drinking water, eating sugar or having a friend scare you are a few of the hundreds of purported hiccup remedies. However, none of them has worked for Micky Cheney, who has been hospitalized for over a week with a case of hiccups that just won't go away.

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Race, Economic Status Affect Whether You’ll Receive Emergency CPR

White Americans with a few bucks in their pockets have a better chance of getting their lives saved by CPR than minorities on the wrong side of the poverty line, according to new research.

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Texas Hospital Sparks Controversy for Refusing to Hire Obese Employees

When you apply for a job, you assume your qualifications are what matter most, but the Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas is also asking prospective new hires to step on a scale. If they weigh too much, they’re excluded from consideration.

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Woman Breaks Hip in Hospital Lobby, Told to Call 911

If you’re going to fall and hurt yourself, you might think a hospital lobby is a pretty lucky place to do it. After all, the building does house doctors and nurses who can tend to you right away.

That’s what 82-year-old Doreen Wallace thought. But she was wrong.

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Giffords’ Medical Update: Positive

This woman is just absolutely remarkable. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is defying all odds, and fighting for her life every second of every day. An update, published on December 16, explains what her weekly progress has been since getting shot in Tucson,  AZ, on January 8

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