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  • Retired teacher uses business cards to find kidney

    Retired teacher uses business cards to find kidney

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:13:03 GMT
    A retired Jefferson County Public School teacher with chronic kidney failure got the gift of her life this year thanks to a live donor.The donor wasn't a member of her family, or a friend. It was a stranger who answered her prayers.More >>
    A retired Jefferson County Public School teacher with chronic kidney failure got the gift of her life this year thanks to a live donor.The donor wasn't a member of her family, or a friend. It was a stranger who answered her prayers.More >>
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    Grocery shopping habits could affect food safety, quality

    Grocery shopping habits could affect food safety, quality

    kljkljkl;About ONE in SIX Americans… or 48 MILLION people… will get sick from food poisoning this year according to the USDA.   We often think about food poisoning in terms of how our food is prepared.More >>
    Some researchers who study food safety say many Americans are doing their grocery shopping in a way that could affect the safety and quality of the foods they buy. 
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  • Some local hospitals rate low for unnecessary C-Sections

    Some local hospitals rate low for unnecessary C-Sections

    Thursday, May 8 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-05-08 21:54:19 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The number of cesarean deliveries remains very high in the U.S. and Consumer Reports says many of them are unnecessary. It has analyzed data from more than 1,500 hospitals in theMore >>
    The number of cesarean deliveries remains very high in the U.S. and Consumer Reports says many of them are unnecessary. It has analyzed data from more than 1,500 hospitals in the 22 states where data is available and found several where more than half the women who expect a low-risk delivery undergo a C-section.More >>
  • Man fights to survive after contracting botulism from canned food

    Man fights to survive after contracting botulism from canned food

    Thursday, May 1 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-05-01 17:02:33 GMT
    (WMC) – A Mid-South man is fighting to survive, after his wife says a single bite of food almost killed him. WMC Action News 5 is investigating this medical mystery that has debilitating results. "OneMore >>
    A Horn Lake, Mississippi man is fighting to stay alive after his wife says one bad bite of food destroyed their lives.

    Mid-South doctors had never seen a case like this before; it is a condition so rare, they contacted the Department of Homeland Security.
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  • America's sleepy children

    America's sleepy children

    Monday, March 3 2014 9:57 PM EST2014-03-04 02:57:11 GMT
    NEW YORK (NBC News) - From the day babies are born parents shush, sing, rock and pretty much do whatever they can to get their kids to sleep.Despite good efforts a new poll finds it's not enough."IfMore >>
    From the day babies are born parents shush, sing, rock and pretty much do whatever they can to get their kids to sleep. Despite good efforts a new poll finds it's not enough.More >>
  • Jewish Hospital unveils new hybrid operating room

    Jewish Hospital unveils new hybrid operating room

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 12:08 PM EST2014-02-25 17:08:23 GMT
    From Holly L. Weyler: Public Relations Account Manager at Bandy Carroll Hellige Louisville, Ky. - Jewish Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, hosted an open house and media tour Monday to unveil itsMore >>
    A hybrid operating room combines a full traditional operating room with an angiographic system enabling high-end imaging during endovascular procedures and other procedures.More >>
  • Grand opening held for new Muscular Dystrophy clinic

    Grand opening held for new Muscular Dystrophy clinic

    Monday, February 24 2014 8:42 PM EST2014-02-25 01:42:55 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – There is new hope for children and families suffering from Muscular Dystrophy. On February 24, the University of Louisville unveiled its state of the art facility which will bringMore >>
    There is new hope for children and families suffering from Muscular Dystrophy. On February 24, the University of Louisville unveiled its state of the art facility which will bring highly specialized medical care for children battling MD.More >>
  • Yoga holds benefits for breast cancer survivors

    Yoga holds benefits for breast cancer survivors

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 9:51 PM EST2014-01-29 02:51:17 GMT
    (NBC News) Yoga is known to help relax, strengthen and recharge.Now a new study shows it can also help breast cancer survivors feel better after what can be grueling treatments.The study from Ohio State'sMore >>
    Yoga is known to help relax, strengthen and recharge. Now a new study shows it can also help breast cancer survivors feel better after what can be grueling treatments.More >>
  • Are you a binge drinker? Your doctor likely doesn't know, report finds

    Are you a binge drinker? Your doctor likely doesn't know, report finds

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 7:19 PM EST2014-01-09 00:19:28 GMT
    (NBC News) Alcohol is the subject of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."There are at least 38 million Americans who have problems with alcohol," notes CDC Director Dr.More >>
    Alcohol is the subject of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.More >>
  • Disfigured woman undergoes first surgery

    Disfigured woman undergoes first surgery

    Thursday, November 14 2013 6:06 PM EST2013-11-14 23:06:34 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A woman with a hole in her face after being misdiagnosed and mistreated for cancer has undergone a successful surgery. Lessya Sennik struggled to survive in Russia where she receivedMore >>
    A woman with a hole in her face after being misdiagnosed and mistreated for cancer has undergone a successful surgery.More >>
  • Web surfing your symptoms

    Web surfing your symptoms

    Monday, November 11 2013 3:53 PM EST2013-11-11 20:53:34 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It used to be if you felt sick, you called a doctor. But now many people are choosing to surf the web instead, with the help of online symptom checkers. Surprisingly this practiceMore >>
    It used to be if you felt sick, you called a doctor. But now many people are choosing to surf the web instead, with the help of online symptom checkers. Surprisingly this practice of going online may be just what the doctor ordered.More >>
  • Tom Wills, former WAVE 3 meteorologist, recovering from heart transplant

    Tom Wills, former WAVE 3 meteorologist, recovering from heart transplant

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 12:41 PM EST2013-11-06 17:41:19 GMT
    [SLIDESHOW: 'The List' of Tom Wills trivia] [SLIDESHOW: Tom Wills' family photos] [SLIDESHOW: Tom Wills behind the scenes at WAVE 3 News] [PREVIOUS STORY: Tom Wills' family says what you see isMore >>
    Tom underwent the life-saving transplant on June 12 at the University of Kentucky's Chandler Hospital Gill Heart Institute in Lexington.More >>
  • Tom Wills hopes to encourage organ donation

    Tom Wills hopes to encourage organ donation

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 12:41 PM EST2013-11-06 17:41:16 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It's the donation that saved the life of former WAVE 3 News Chief Meteorologist Tom Wills. Tom is normally a private guy, but he and his wife Pam along with their two daughtersMore >>
    It's the donation that saved the life of former WAVE 3 News Chief Meteorologist Tom Wills. Tom is normally a private guy, but he and his wife Pam along with their two daughters and grandchildren are so thankful to the family that donated his current heart, that Tom wants to start speaking out, hoping more people will sign up to be organ donors.More >>
  • Nerve numbing procedure for constant migraines

    Nerve numbing procedure for constant migraines

    Monday, September 30 2013 6:11 PM EDT2013-09-30 22:11:47 GMT
    For as long as she can remember, 20-year-old Karlee Howard has had migraines.  "It was like a stabbing, dull, all the time aching pain in the back of my head that would never go away," she said.By 7thMore >>
    While medications work for some migraine sufferers, others are left fighting the pain. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports on a nerve numbing procedure can take away the brain pain.More >>
  • NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman in Louisville talking about aging

    NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman in Louisville talking about aging

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-07-31 13:23:00 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - NBC Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman appeared on WAVE 3 News Sunrise Wednesday to talk about aging and the way our society should prepare for getting older. Snyderman wasMore >>
    NBC Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman was in Louisville to present the keynote address at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging's 38th annual conference.More >>
  • Start monitoring your blood pressure early

    Start monitoring your blood pressure early

    Friday, February 7 2014 11:00 AM EST2014-02-07 16:00:18 GMT
    A new study finds that monitoring a person's blood pressure should start decades earlier than most people think.More >>
    A new study finds that monitoring a person's blood pressure should start decades earlier than most people think.More >>