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4/24/2016
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Nora Bostrom had pulmonary hypertension that required her to use oxygen and take intravenous medications.  But in spite of these challenges she had a high quality of life.  She was a bright, funny, and happy three-year-old full of promise and optimism.  ...
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4/21/2016
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Around the Fresno area, she was something of a minor celebrity, a buoyant teen beating the odds against a rare illness.  Brittany Wilkinson pushed hard to raise awareness of mitochondrial myopathy, a disorder that left her largely confined to a wheelchair.  ...
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4/21/2016
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After talking to a neurosurgeon about her history of migraine headaches, Robyn Frankel was told to undergo an invasive cerebral angiogram requiring the injection of contrast dye into a vein in an attempt to try to find what was causing her headaches.  When the dye...
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4/20/2016
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During a routine spleen removal, Janet Garner went through the surgery without incident.  After recovering she left the hospital relieved thinking that her medical woes had been taken care of.  Years later, however, an infection would develop which would...
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4/20/2016
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Two months after his cancerous testical was removed, 20-year-old Shawn Rial underwent a week of inpatient chemotherapy.  His family was told testicular cancer was one of the most treatable forms of cancer and he had a 90 percent chance of survival as he was only...
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4/19/2016
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It could have been a Norman Rockwell scene.  Troy and Alana Pack, ages 10 and 7 were walking with their mom and two other neighborhood kids to a Baskin Robbins ice cream store near their home in the comfortable Northern California community of Danville.  It...
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4/19/2016
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Beth Stover, 40, was past her due date when she went in for a stress test to determine if labor should be induced.  A technician noticed Beth was having contraction and Beth was sent home and told she should not be surprised if she were to deliver the baby soon....
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4/19/2016
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Morgan Westhoff and her identical twin sister were each born with one of the more common congenital heart defects.  Morgan’s twin had a successful procedure to correct the defect when the girls were 18 months old.  The same procedure was performed Jan...
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4/19/2016
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She had a fever, vomiting and shortness of breath.  But when her mom took 10-year-old Daniela Zelig to the hospital, doctors took a look and sent her home.  She was one of the last patients seen by urgent care doctors that day in March 2012 in Kaiser’s...
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4/18/2016
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Alicia Cole was a successful actress in Los Angeles for decades.  A Los Angeles native, she had spent many years working in the entertainment industry and 19 years as a member of the Screen Actors’ Guild.  But after the discovery of uterine fibroids she...