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Docs on TLC’s ‘My Feet Are Killing Me’ deal with ‘a lot of smells, pus’ in bid to educate US about feet

From pus-filled sores and foot fungus to open ankle fractures, there isn’t much the doctors on TLC’s new hit show “My Feet Are Killing Me” haven’t seen, but that’s also the message that they want their patients to take home.“I’ve really treated everything under the sun,” Dr. Brad Schaeffer, a New Jersey-based foot surgeon who stars on the show alongside California-based surgeon Dr. Ebony Vincent, told Fox News. “When you’re
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Maine sees first child flu death of season

Doctors urge patients to get their flu shots nowThe flu season normally starts towards the end of the fall, but seasonal influenza is reportedly starting much earlier this year. Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez sits down with a Harvard Medical School doctor to discuss everything you need to know about this year’s flu season.Maine health officials this week announced the first pediatric flu death in the state for the 2019-2020 season.The
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South Korea reports first coronavirus death: health officials

The death of a South Korean man in his 60s marks the first coronavirus-related fatality in the country.Officials with the South Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported the death on Thursday in a man believed to be about 63 years old. He tested positive for the novel virus posthumously after recently experiencing pneumonia-like symptoms, according to The Associated Press.IS THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS HERE TO STAY? The man, who
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Coronavirus infections surge in Italy, South Korea as virus kills at least 8 in Iran

The number of novel coronavirus cases in Italy and South Korea leaped upward on Sunday, spurring authorities to take new steps in an effort to fight a soaring viral outbreak now blamed for at least eight deaths in Iran.Italian authorities announced they were shutting down carnival events in Venice as at least 133 people have been reported to have been infected with COVID-19 in the country. Nearly all of Italy's
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Contigo recalls kids water bottles over possible choking hazard — again

Contigo announced it’s calling back nearly 6 million kids water bottles over a potential choking hazard. The recall, announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Wednesday, comes after the water bottles were subject to a recall in August for the same reason. In a notice posted to its website, the safety commission said Contigo Kids Cleanable water bottles and the replacement lids sent to consumers following the initial recall
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Chronic fatigue syndrome: What causes the condition and when to seek help

Kristin Chenoweth opens up about life with chronic painActress Kristin Chenoweth is known for her big, strong voice, but in 2012 a set accident left the Broadway star in debilitating pain. To help break the stigma surrounding chronic pain, Chenoweth is breaking her silence. The Tony and Emmy award winner sat down with Fox News to talk about the condition that left her feeling ‘shameful’ and how others can overcome
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Victims’ Families, Tribes Want Public Reckoning For IHS Officials Who Protected Abusive Doctor. They Might Not Get One.

The Indian Health Service says that it won't release a report on the government officials who were responsible for a pediatrician who was charged with sexually abusing six boys on two reservations over his time at IHS. Legal experts are questioning the grounds from IHS' decision, though. Other news on the administration focuses on EPA and "forever chemicals," new visa rules for immigrants, and a lawsuit against the VA. The
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Why teens attempt viral TikTok, social media challenges despite apparent dangers

Two new TikTok challenges have medical professionals worried about the safety of teens who seemingly look past the potential dangers involved in creating the perfect 15-second viral clip. The so-called “Skull Breaker” challenge, which apparently originated in Spain, sees two individuals kick the legs out from under a third individual who is then knocked to the ground. Another challenge, the “ChaCha Slide,” sees a driver jerk the wheel to the left, then the
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Medicare Advantage Is A Fast-Growing, Lucrative Marketplace. But Is It Benefiting Patients Or Insurers More?

The new popularity of Medicare Advantage plans has grown without much public policy debate about the effects of large-scale privatization on patient health and on the costs to both the government and enrollees. Critics are worried about what that could mean for patients. The New York Times: Medicare’s Private Option Is Gaining Popularity, And Critics When Ed Stein signed up for Medicare eight years ago, the insurance choice seemed like
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Shawn Johnson East on parenting in age of social media: ‘Every single person has an opinion’

Shawn Johnson East and her husband Andrew are grateful for the chance to share their journey into parenthood with their millions of fans and followers, but that also means opening the door for criticism with every post they publish.MOM FORGETS SHE'S COVERED IN FAKE TAN WHILE FEEDING BABY“I feel like I had pretty thick skin in regards to me – so I’m fine if anyone attacks me or criticizes me,”