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To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

By William H. Smith, James Marroquin & The Elders of First Presbyterian Church (PCA), Augusta, Ga.
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Health | Seeking wisdom from experience, medical expertise, and church leaders

Midday Roundup: ISIS takes more Christians hostage in Syria

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Kidnapped. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is reporting Islamic State (ISIS) militants have abducted as many as 90 Assyrian Christians after raiding…

Pro-life doctors promote emergency abortion pill reversal kit

By J.C. Derrick
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Abortion | WASHINGTON—Andrea Minichini cried as she sat with her boyfriend in a New Jersey Planned Parenthood office last year. Eight weeks and one day into an…

FDA investigates endoscopes linked to “superbug” infections

By Gary Cumberland
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Health | Seven patients have been infected with a drug-resistant “superbug” at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center since last fall. Two patients have died, and…

Midday Roundup: Foreign governments propping up Clinton foundation

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Foreign favorite. As Hillary Clinton prepares to announce a run for the White House in 2016, the foundation she runs with her husband, Bill, is collecting…

Frustrated by skeptics, doctors rename chronic fatigue syndrome

By James Marroquin
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Health | Laura Hillenbrand has been mostly confined indoors since becoming sick with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) more than 25 years ago. The author of the…

Mississippi and West Virginia maintain country’s strictest vaccination laws

By Laura Edghill
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Health | Vaccine-wary parents in Mississippi and West Virginia must continue to comply with mandatory immunization rules for their children to be eligible to attend…

Are Ebola-fighting cows the first step toward human animals?

By Julie Borg
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Science | It’s not unusual for farms to have a herd of cows, unless those cows are a tiny bit human. One farm in Iowa has a herd of 50 black and white Holstein-Jersey…

Canada’s Supreme Court grants constitutional right to assisted suicide

By Daniel James Devine
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Health | In a sweeping ruling Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada declared physician-assisted suicide for incurably ill patients a fundamental right under the…

Texas boy in coma starts breathing after doctors insist he’s ‘brain dead’

Texas boy in coma starts breathing after doctors insist he’s ‘brain dead’

By Kiley Crossland
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Health | A 12-year-old Texas boy is breathing on his own just days after doctors tried to declare him “brain dead” and turn off his life support, according to…

Not in my office, some doctors tell unvaccinated patients

By Julie Borg
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Health | In the wake of the multistate measles outbreak that has infected more than 100 Americans, some doctors refuse to see children whose parents won’t have them…

Vaccine debate becomes first 2016 political football

By Courtney Crandell
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Campaign 2016 | Childhood immunizations and the debate about whether they should be mandatory became a hot topic on the 2016 presidential campaign trail this week. The issue…

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