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A bold move to save a man's hand: Tucking it into his tummy

Casey Reyes struggled for a way to explain the "sci-fi" surgery doctors were proposing to save her 87-year-old grandfather's badly burned hand....
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2 cases of polio found in Ukraine, caused by mutated virus

LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says officials have found two children stricken by polio in Ukraine, the country's first cases of the paralytic disease in nine years....
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House Judiciary panel sets first Planned Parenthood hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Judiciary Committee will hold Congress' first hearing on the Planned Parenthood videos next Wednesday. And the title they're using leaves little doubt about where majority Republicans stand on the issue....
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Watchdog: 900,000 vets may have pending health care requests

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly 900,000 military veterans have officially pending applications for health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the department's inspector general said Wednesday, but "serious" problems with enrollment data make it impossible to determine how many veterans were actively seeking VA health care....
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Legionnaires' outbreaks not unusual in summer & early fall

CHICAGO (AP) -- Legionnaires' disease has been reported in a handful of states this summer, leading to 19 deaths and more than 100 illnesses. The unrelated cases are part of a typical pattern seen with a disease that tends to appear in warm weather and is mostly dangerous for people who already are sick or weakened....
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Approaching health law tax is not just a levy on luxury

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The last major piece of President Barack Obama's health care law could raise costs for thrifty consumers as well as large corporations and union members when it takes effect in 2018....
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Young at heart? Not most Americans, government report says

NEW YORK (AP) -- Your heart might be older than you are. A new government report suggests age is just a number - and perhaps not a very telling one when it comes to your risk of heart attack or stroke....
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Obese at 50? Midlife weight may affect when Alzheimer's hits

WASHINGTON (AP) -- One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when....
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FDA issues warning letters to powdered caffeine distributors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to five distributors of pure powdered caffeine, saying the products put consumers at risk....
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A racial gap in kidney transplants closes but work remains

CHICAGO (AP) -- A racial gap in kidney transplants appears to have closed, a 13-year study found....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Should Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' salary be withheld for not performing the duties she was elected to perform? <More Info>

Yes:
No:
No:
75%
Yes:
25%
Total Votes: 4,709

Yesterday's Poll

With the wide swings in the stock market are you less likely to invest, more likely to invest or it doesn’t matter?

Less Likely:
56%
Doesn't Matter:
26%
More Likely:
18%
Total Votes: 7,030