Swaddled in soft hospital blankets, Lexi is 2 weeks old and weighs 6 pounds. She’s been at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island since she was born, and is experiencing symptoms of opioid withdrawal

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Anonymous Doctor, “I won’t forget the palpable emotion on the ward. Organ donation is not commonplace but can change the lives of so many”

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Meeting My DNA

March 16, 2016

Seeing my genealogy for the first time was thrilling. 23andMe also scanned its database of others who had submitted their genetic material to the company for potential DNA matches. It identified over a hundred of my relatives, ranging from fourth to eighth cousins

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A day-long trip to the hospital stretched into a week of tests, scans and x-rays. Doctors found about a dozen of benign tumors in her brain and heart that triggered Brynleigh’s seizures. Tests revealed that a single chromosome spontaneously mutated, and the toddler’s body was missing a protein that suppressed tumors

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Sue Docken’s start in life, in 1951, with a no-questions-asked cash adoption at the hands of a midwife, had strong elements of the crime scene that it was

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A few months ago, I met a grandpa whom I’ll never forget. His name is Edwin Koryan. And he’s a pharmacist in Voinjama, Liberia. Edwin remembers the moment he felt the first symptoms of Ebola. He was taking care of his 5-year-old granddaughter Komasa. They were sharing a room and a bed

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Cynda Hylton Rushton on end of life decisions and how our experiences are rarely as we’ve planned or anticipated

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