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  • Teen accuses world-famous hospital of 'medical kidnapping' - In a jaw-dropping moment caught on video, an 18-year-old high school senior rushes to escape from the hospital that saved her life and then, she says, held her captive.
  • Escape from the Mayo Clinic: How CNN reported the story - Since CNN published the "Escape from the Mayo Clinic" stories, Mayo Clinic issued several responses that are critical of CNN's reporting. Mayo's responses misrepresent several facts.
  • Parents break teen out of world-famous hospital - Alyssa Gilderhus' family begged for her to be sent to Mayo Clinic. They never thought they'd have to help her escape a few months later.
  • 'What did we do?' Families struggle with anxiety over chemicals in tap water - When Parchment, Michigan, learned that its tap water had the contaminant PFAS at up to 200 times federally recommended levels, the city and state immediately took action. But for residents, it's created a sense of anxiety over their health and the health of their families.
  • When insurance wouldn't pay, parents funded cancer patient's lifesaving treatment - Kate Weissman's parents paid $95,000 for her cervical cancer treatment after her insurer denied coverage. She's now cancer-free. One medical director who denied coverage isn't board-certified in "gynecologic oncology" and was once disciplined for her tattoo removal business.
  • Violent crime is like infectious disease -- we can stop it spreading - In the 1980s and early 1990s, American epidemiologist Gary Slutkin was in Somalia, one of six doctors working across 40 refugee camps containing a million people. His focus was on containing the spread of tuberculosis (TB) and cholera.
  • How to design a school in the era of mass shootings - For school designers and architects, the current debate about how to make schools safer focuses too much on add-on measures.
  • Historic face transplant gives suicide survivor a 'second chance' - As Katie Stubblefield brushed her fingers across her face, she could feel the wound.
  • It took 4 years, 3 miscarriages and 1,616 shots to make this baby - This photo is testament to an undying hope in the face of heartbreak after heartbreak.
  • The man bringing rap music to the deaf community - As A$AP Rocky's "Praise the Lord" begins blaring through the speaker, Matt Maxey smiles. "Turn it up," he says, pointing his finger to the sky. Maxey is animated, kinetic. But he isn't just dancing; he's bringing the song to life. Every move has meaning.
  • Why does alcohol give you the munchies? - If you're like many people, the more you drink, the more you eat.
  • Low and high carb diets increase risk of early death, study finds - A low-carb or high-carb diet raises your risk of death, a new study suggests, with people eating the food staple in moderation seeing the greatest benefits to their health.
  • How a vegan diet can change your body - Veganism, the plant-based diet which shuns meat and dairy, is having its time in the sun. Since 2008, there has been a 350% increase in the number of self-described vegans in the UK alone. Where this motivation stems from is varied, but includes concerns about animal welfare, worries about the environment and religious reasons.
  • Life expectancy drops in the US and the UK, rises in Australia, a new study finds - Life expectancy fell across the majority of high-income countries, signaling a collective and simultaneous decline among affluent nations for the first time in decades, a new study finds.
  • How to build a better butt - As a 48-year-old, fairly fit, working mother of two young boys (I had both kids in my 40s), I try to avoid mirrors as much as possible when I'm in a bathing suit. Recently, however, I happened to catch a glance of my backside, and let's just say I wasn't too thrilled with the sagging specimen reflecting back at me.