The #IceBucketChallenge Takes Over On Social Media

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(PCM) If you were curious as to why there have been a ton of photos and videos popping of people dumping buckets of ice water over their heads on various social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook, we have your answer.

In order to raise awareness for ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a former Boston College baseball player by the name of Peter Frates came up with the idea for the #icebucketchallenge. Twenty-nine year old Frates was diagnosed with ALS two years ago and he and his family have made it their goal to spread the … read more...

Need A Doctor In A Hurry? No Worries, There’s An App For That!

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(PCM) Smartphone and tablet users are now able to take advantage of a new app called Doctor On Demand, which they can use to access a doctor who can then diagnose their symptoms and prescribe any needed medications all directly from the phone/tablet app.

The cost of the service runs $40 a month, but is an ideal solution for those individuals who don’t have the time to go to the doctors office or happen to be in need of a doctor when they are traveling far away from home.

The app is available to users in 47 states and … read more...

Court Awards $23.6 Billion To Widow In Smoking Lawsuit

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(PCM) A Florida court jury has awarded Cynthia Robinson, the widow of Michael Johnson, Sr, $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit she filed against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company back in 2008.

Robinson claimed that smoking killed her husband, who was 36 years old at the time of his death. He began smoking when he was only 13-years old and died of lung cancer. Robinson feels that the tobacco company is to blame.

The court trial lasted about four weeks and jurors deliberated for nearly 15 hours before reaching a verdict in the case. The jury found that the … read more...

Young Girl Killed By A Brain-Eating Amoeba Was One In A Billion

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(PCM) You may have seen several stories popping up around the web warning people about the dangers of swimming in fresh water lakes and ponds, as there are potentially lethal amoebas lurking under the surface.

The reports began circulating after a 9-year old girl by the name of Hally Yurst passed away on July 9th after a waterborne, brain-eating amoeba caused her death.

As terrifying as it sound sounds, Yurst’s family has come forward and spoken out about their daughter’s death claiming the she was one in a billion. In a news conference Shon Yurst claims “You are more likely … read more...

Bikini Pic Of Former Model With Colostomy Bags Has Gone Viral

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(PCM) British make-up artist and former model Bethany Townsend is making headlines after she posted an image of herself in a bikini laying out with her colostomy bags in full view.

Townsend has been suffering from Crohn’s Disease since the age of three, but was not officially diagnosed until the age of 11. Because of her misdiagnosis, she was forced to have 16 inches of her bowl removed at a young age and has been on steroids, infliximab, methotrexate and every other drug going as well as being tube fed for 4 years.

After five additional surgeries, Townsends’ bowl burst … read more...

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