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Surgeons woke Kira Iaconetti, 19, during her operation to remove her brain tumor and asked her to sing so they could save her musical talent.

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Every year 40 athletes are chosen to race in The Barkley Marathons, and in the last three decades, only 15 people have successfully crossed the finish line

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An 11th child has died and 23 additional children have become sick in connection with an adenovirus outbreak at a New Jersey health care facility, the state's Department of Health has announced. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

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Actress and comedian Amy Schumer reveals in an Instagram post that she is in the hospital suffering from a condition called hyperemesis, the same illness the Duchess of Cambridge dealt with in her pregnancies.

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Every year cyclists at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge gather along a 5-mile stretch of highway in Nevada in a bid to break speed records.

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Victor’s Mark Syverud was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 18 years ago but it wasn’t until just recently he realized he was experiencing a new symptom of the progressive neurological disease - his voice was starting to fade.

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Miles Scott, who is affectionately known as "Batkid," is cancer-free five years after saving the city of San Francisco through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Mass shootings have been an unfortunately common occurrence in the U.S. for some time now - media outlets report new tragedies on what seems like a weekly basis. But with every new case, many still look to the past for reference, the massacre at Columbine High School being one of the most frequently cited. The insurmountable emotions of these situations can be cause to create more anger, more hatred and more violence; it’s a vicious cycle with seemingly few solutions. But even the people directly affected by these tragedies have the ability to overcome and create an opposite reaction. One spurred on by hope and kindness.

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A new program allows people to donate organs to a total stranger in exchange for a voucher. That voucher can help a loved one bypass years of waiting on the transplant list, if they are ever in need of an organ. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

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A rare polio-like illness, which paralyzes mostly children, has been confirmed in 26 states. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports parents are accusing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of hiding the deaths of afflicted children.

GROTON, Conn. - You must be eligible for military health care in order to receive services at Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Groton, including mammography. The phone number for scheduling your mammography appointment is (860) 694-4873.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - If you were to change anything about your lifestyle, what would it be? Most of us have things about our lives that we would like to change. For some of us it might be sleeping better, losing weight, or exercising more. And for some, it’s giving up smoking cigarettes.

FARMINGTON, Conn. — Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. To help meet the constant demand for lifesaving blood donations and prevent blood shortages this winter, the American Red Cross is urging individuals and organizations to be winter heroes by hosting a blood drive.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among males, second only to skin cancer, and affects more than 3 million men in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, health care providers are encouragi…

MYSTIC, Conn. - Join us for this exciting new Meditation series at the Mystic & Noank Library! The class, which will go for an hour and a half, will meet Fridays at 10:30 a.m. for five weeks on the following dates (the room that the class is held in may vary): Oct. 12, 19, and 26; Nov. 2 and 9.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - The best way to keep the flu at bay is prevention. Make sure you and your family members use your Tricare benefit and get a flu shot. You can also adopt good practices to avoid the spread of germs. Flu viruses are serious, contagious viruses that can lead to hospitalizati…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - When it comes to staying healthy, some years are better than others. Perhaps you or your family faced a bumpy road this year. There may have been extensive medical tests or procedures, lengthy hospital stays, or weekly doctor visits. You may have reached — or are close to…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Whether you’re looking to change your primary care manager (PCM) or find a specialty care provider, you have options with TRICARE. With directories at your fingertips, you can take command of your health and your Tricare benefit.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - For many, summer heat brings more outdoor play for the entire family. But being outside also increases your risk of getting a tick-borne disease. You can protect your loved ones and pets from the dangers of Lyme disease. Know how to decrease your risk of tick bites and re…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - I always thought about quitting smoking. I hated the taste, the smell on my clothes, the constant coughing and belabored breathing. But I thought it made me feel better emotionally — even though I felt worse physically.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Add lice to the list of four-letter words that make people cringe. The wingless parasites are itchy and bothersome, and an infestation is often embarrassing to admit and challenging to conquer. But at least lice have something going for them that a lot of other bugs don’t…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Regardless of where this summer takes you, be aware of the bugs and insects that you may encounter along your way. Many can carry harmful diseases. Whether you're traveling across the world or across the state, get familiar with common symptoms and learn how Tricare cover…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Do you have Tricare Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) coverage now? If so, then you need to know that the TRDP will end Dec. 31, 2018. Not to worry — anyone who was in TRDP this year or would have been eligible for the plan, will be able to choose a dental plan from among 10 …

Chaplain (Commander) Ronald Rinaldi and Religious Program Specialist 2nd Class [INSERT NAME HERE] Edison run a booth offering information about religious programs and services offered on Naval Submarine Base New London during a Health and Safety Fair held on SUBASE, July 17.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the sun, outdoor dining, and water activities. Although fun, these summer activities can pose some risks to your health.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Summer vacation is the start of travel season for many military families. Tricare covers you when you travel on business or take a vacation with family. When traveling overseas, you should know what to do in the event of illness or other health issues.

NORFOLK - According to Naval Safety Center data, 16 Sailors and 11 Marines have died in off-duty drownings in the last five years.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Summertime is filled with special occasions focused on family, friends, and food. While cookouts and picnics are fun, food preparation and storage is a serious consideration in the summer months. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that each year, …

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Approximately 6,200 Military Health System beneficiaries who are using a pen-injection prescription medication called Tanzeum to aid with managing their Type 2 diabetes will need to switch to an alternative in the wake of GlaxoSmithKline PLC’s announcement that it will st…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Summertime, and the livin’ is easy – or so the song goes. But for many men, summer is a difficult time of year to focus on fitness. Vacations and outdoor gatherings after work and on weekends can disrupt established routines – not to mention one’s best intentions to eat h…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Do you or your family member expect to experience a Qualifying Life Event (QLE), including planning to move this summer? If so, you’ll need to update your information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). To remain eligible for Tricare coverage, …

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Summertime, and the livin’ is easy – or so the song goes. But for many men, summer is a difficult time of year to focus on fitness. Vacations and outdoor gatherings after work and on weekends can disrupt established routines – not to mention one’s best intentions to eat h…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - At some point, you may need specialty care that your primary care manager (PCM) or general physician can’t provide. He or she may refer you to a specialty provider, like a cardiologist, dermatologist or obstetrician. Under some Tricare programs, you may need a referral or…