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Toddler thrives after risky in-utero surgery to remove tumor

[embedded content] He was a miracle baby before he was even born. Elijah Leffingwell, who has just turned 2, was not even out of the womb yet when he began growing a tumor on his left lung. His parents, April ...

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Yeshiva University and Montefiore nix Einstein deal

Giancarli, Alfred/Freelance, NYDN The cash-strapped college and Montefiore terminated talks because the parties were “unable to agree on certain material terms,” a Yeshiva spokesman said. A deal to transfer control of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx from ...

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Woman gives birth on Southwest Airlines flight

damircudic/Getty Images A baby arrived on a Southwest Airlines flight bound for Phoenix. The jet was diverted to LAX, with newborn on board. Is there a doctor on board? Thankfully, there was. And a nurse, too. A very pregnant woman ...

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Colo. woman gives birth to nearly 14-pound baby

Colorado Children’s Hospital Mia Yasmin Hernandez was delivered by Cesarean section in Alamosa, Colo., weighing 13 pounds, 13 ounces. She was flown to a hospital outside Denver because she had low glucose levels and trouble breathing. Colorado Children’s Hospital Mia ...

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City panel approves sex change bill

Mark Lennihan/AP ‘These measures will transform the lives of transgendered people,’ said Health Chair Corey Johnson. Proposed legislation that would make it easier to change the gender on New York City birth certificates passed an important hurdle Friday. The Council’s ...

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Bronx meditation class offers Black Friday alternative

Wave Hill will host a calming meditaion class to alleviate the holiday stress. Why spend the day after Thanksgiving jostling savings-crazed shoppers when you can save a little piece of mind. The tranquil garden estate of Wave Hill in the ...

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Readers offer help in kidney search for New York mom, dad

Kendall Rodriguez/Kendall Rodriguez Elaine De Leon, a mother of three needs a live kidney donor. A Washington Heights mom and a Queens dad could get the greatest gift this holiday season — a kidney, and a whole new outlook on ...

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Most heavy drinkers are not alcoholics: study

jochoz/Getty Images/iStockphoto Binging doesn’t automatically make you an alcoholic, but it is dangerous in its own right. Contrary to popular opinion, only 10% of U.S. adults who drink too much are alcoholics, according to a federal study released on Thursday, ...

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Daily Checkup: When heartburn turns into something worse

Mount Sinai Dr. David Carr-Locke is chief of the division of digestive diseases at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. The Specialist: As the chief of the division of digestive diseases at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Dr. David Carr-Locke sees patients for ...

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New Zealand gets Ebola scare, vials sent to parliament, news

Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images The parliamentary mailroom in Wellington was locked down just before 4 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a package with documentation which mentioned Ebola.  Ebola down under? Plastic vials labeled Ebola were sent to New Zealand’s parliament and to ...

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