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Doctor Saves Woman Who Reportedly Overdosed During Spirit Airlines Flight

A local doctor was credited with saving a life this week after he helped a woman who is believed to have overdosed Friday on a Minneapolis-bound Spirit Airlines flight from Boston. Dr. Anil Punjabi, a Boston cardiologist, and a number of other crew and passengers worked to keep the woman alive for 25 minutes as the plane made an emergency landing. The woman, who was not identified, visited the plane’s lavatory for a lengthy period of time before other passengers alerted crew aboard the flight, Fox-affiliate WFXT reported Monday. When…

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Texas doctor seeks to stop child abuse before it can happen

AP Photo/LM Otero FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas doctor believes a modeling system that’s successfully identified neighborhoods, streets and even specific businesses where shootings and other crimes are likely to occur can help stop child abuse and neglect before it happens. Dyann Daley started a nonprofit this summer to help communities create maps that can zero in on areas as small as a few city blocks where such maltreatment is likeliest to happen, helping prevent it before it starts and allowing advocacy … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Texas…

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Widowed Early, A Cancer Doctor Writes About The Harm Of Medical Debt

Enlarge this image Andrew Ladd and Fumiko Chino at their wedding in 2006, after his cancer diagnosis. Ladd passed away the following year, leaving behind hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical debt. Courtesy of Dr. Fumiko Chino hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Dr. Fumiko Chino Ten years ago, Fumiko Chino was the art director at a television production company in Houston, engaged to be married to a young Ph.D. candidate. Today, she’s a radiation oncologist at Duke University, studying the effects of financial strain on cancer patients. And…

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