The global effort to eradicate polio has reached a bizarre stage: More people have been gunned down recently over the disease than actually infected with it.
When she was 3, Torrie Smith tripped on an uneven sidewalk, fell face down onto some steps and broke four front teeth.
Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 7:44 am
Let's say your 62-year-old granny is feeling creaky. One of her hips has been giving her trouble, and her doctor tells her it's time to get it replaced with an implant.
There's a catch. Grandma isn't old enough for Medicare and she doesn't have health insurance. She does, however, have a stack of cash in the bank and is willing to pay for surgery right away.
So how much will it cost her?
Who knows. Seriously.
Originally published on Mon February 11, 2013 12:08 pm
Here we go again.
The rate at which American women are having babies fell by 1 percent in 2011, continuing a decline that's been under way for years.
There were 63.2 births per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44 in 2011 (the lowest on record), compared with 64.1 in 2010 and 66.2 in 2009.
A deeper look at the numbers reveals some other noteworthy trends.
Births to teenagers hit another low — 31.3 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19, down from 34.2 in 2010.
When Sonny Flock’s ski hit the edge of a hidden rock, he was thrown into the air. His body slammed onto the stone with a sharp crack.