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Mom claims bath bomb gave daughter chemical burns

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Foxnews.com - (12/15/17) A mother is sounding the alarm over one of the season’s hottest toys after she claims it left her daughter with chemical burns. In a Facebook post that has been shared more than 130,000 times, a woman identified as Jennifer Renee shared that she purchased a “Hatchimals” bath bomb for her daughter. 

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Entrepreneur is set to open in home care facility for seniors Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.--12/14/17) A Springfield entrepreneur is opening a new health care agency to meet the expected demand for caregivers by people who to age in place and families who support their decision. 

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Fire department is understaffed in Central Taney County Video included

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(Taney County, Mo.--12/13/17) A local fire department is understaffed and is fighting more than just fires, they are battling, sickness. 

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Florida teen found dead in dorm

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Foxnews.com (12/13/17)-- A Florida teen who was complaining of headaches and vomiting was found dead in her dorm room by her mother and sister on Tuesday. Alyssa Michelle Lewis, 19, was in her fourth semester at University of Central Florida and was planning on visiting a doctor for her symptoms, News4Jax.com reported. Her father, Bill Lewis, said her mother couldn’t reach their daughter on the phone, and had to find someone from the housing department to let them in. 

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Breast-feeding mom kicked off flight

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Foxnews.com -- (12/11/17) A Houston woman, her elderly parents and her 2-year-old son were kicked off a Spirit flight at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport Friday morning for non-compliance with crew instructions after being told to stop breastfeeding her son and buckle him in the seat. Mei Rui, a concert pianist and cancer researcher, was on her way to New York City to take part in a recording session for a clinical cancer study, The Washington Post reports. 

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Larry Nassar sentenced for child porn

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Foxnews.com -- (12/7/2017) Larry Nassar -- the disgraced ex-gymnastics doctor accused of assaulting more than 140 women and girls, including several Olympic stars -- was sentenced Thursday to 60 years in federal prison on pornography charges. 

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Airport installs suites for nursing moms Video included

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(SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--12/05/17) We can all agree that air traveling, even in the best of circumstances isn't fun. But for nursing mothers who must get on a plane for work, air travel can be harrowing. 

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Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics

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Foxnews.com -- (12/05/17) The Russian Olympic Committee was suspended on Tuesday from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, over the 2014 Sochi Olympics doping scandal. Russia’s Minister of Sports Vitaly Mutko and his then-Deputy Minister Yuri Nagornykh were banned from all future participation at Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Russian athletes will be able to compete in the Olympics as neutrals.

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'Do Not Resuscitate' tattoo causes ER ethical dilemma

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Foxnews.com -- (12/1/2017) Emergency room doctors at a University of Miami hospital faced a vexing ethical dilemma when paramedics wheeled in an unconscious man with a “Do Not Resuscitate” chest tattoo.

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Man with eye-eating parasite blames amusement park

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Foxnews.com -- (11/30/17) A Pennsylvania man and his wife have filed a lawsuit against an amusement park over claims that he contracted an eye-eating parasite after going on one of the water rides. Robert Trostle, who claims he was splashed while riding on Kennywood Park’s Raging Rapids on July 2, said the parasite could not be removed entirely through surgery, and has left him with painful symptoms, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. 

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Baby gets life-saving liver transplant from police officer

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Foxnews.com -- (11/29/17) Sloane St. James’ parents said they noticed something was amiss with their baby girl when she was around 4 months old. Her jaundice wasn’t going away and her stomach had started to grow. “We called it her little Buddha belly,” Sarah St. James, Sloan’s mother, told Boston 25 News. 

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Search continues for teen girl who ran off with soccer coach

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Foxnews.com -- (11/28/17) A 17-year-old Florida high school student who ran away with a boys soccer coach erased all of the data from her cellphone before escaping through a window at her home, according to police and a missing person report.

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Data shows darkness may be a thing of the past

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Foxnews.com -- (11/28/17) Around the globe, in both developed and developing nations, Earth's night skies are being filled with artificial light more and more each year, according to a new study. Using data from an Earth-observing weather satellite called Suomi NPP, the new study shows that between 2012 and 2016, artificially lit regions on Earth increased in brightness by 2.2 percent. 

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Woman dies days after getting head stuck in fence

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Foxnews.com -- (11/28/17) A Chicago woman who was discovered near a bank Friday with her head stuck between the iron poles of a fence died on Monday, officials said. Linda Bringman, 64, was found face down with her head stuck in a fence near a PNC Bank branch in Chicago on Friday. Bringman was unresponsive when authorities discovered her, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. 

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How to fight the Flu this season Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.--11/27/17) Flu outbreaks are most prevalent during the cold season with Missouri seeing a spike statewide, so now would be a good time to get a flu shot if you plan on doing so this year. 

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Baby born early shares birthday with mom, and grandma

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Foxnews.com (11/22/17) -- A newborn’s Nov. 19 arrival marked a special date in his family’s calendar for a number of reasons, including that he now shares a birthday with his mother and maternal grandmother. Micah Lee Dunn, who was born more than a month early, is “doing amazing,” NJ.com reported. “I don’t know why, but I kept saying to my daughter that the baby was going to come on our birthday,”...

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Springfield works to solve mental health issues in community Video included

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Mental health can be a sensitive subject, and for many people who suffer or know someone who suffers from the many illnesses, finding help can be a challenge. 

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Volunteer firefighter shares story about fighting cancer Video included

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(Taney County, Mo.-- 11/15/2017) For firefighters facing deadly situations is part of the job. But a study getting a fresh look in Missouri indicates that a major threat to firefighters well being.

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5-year-old 'marries' best friend ahead of surgery

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Foxnews.com (11/06/2017) A little girl who was born with a life-threatening heart condition saw a big wish come true recently, when she was able to “marry” her best friend in a special playground ceremony. Sophia Elyssa Chiappalone, of Connecticut, has already undergone two open-heart surgeries and several other procedures, and had made the special request ahead of a third surgery, which is scheduled for January at Boston Children’s Medical Center, Yahoo reporte...

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Open enrollment for health care begins, what Missourians need to know

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(Springfield, Mo.-- 11/02/17) If you don't have health insurance, now is the time to sign up and you've got to act quickly. Open enrollment has begun for this year under the affordable care act, but the time period is much shorter than in the past.

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Ozarks Food Harvest gets large protein donation

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Springfield, MO -- (11/01/17) Ozarks Food Harvest received a generous donation of protein in honor of its Cans for Coffee food drive. Tyson Foods donated 40,000 pounds of chicken to the food bank which distributes more than 16 million meals annually. Denise Gibson from the Ozarks Food Harvest says, "Over the course of ten years, the Cans for Coffee fund-raiser has raised 194,000 meals. The Tyson donation has provided over 300,000 meals. 

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Cans for Coffee food drive begins Oct. 30

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Springfield, MO -- (10/26/17) McDonald’s restaurants across the Ozarks are collecting cans in exchange for coffee Oct. 30 through Nov. 26. Customers who donate one item for Ozarks Food Harvest will receive one free McCafe beverage. For the past decade, McDonald’s of the Ozarks has been asking its customers to bring nonperishable food donations to the front counter or drive-thru window to receive a small coffee drink.

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Winter coats needed for kids this winter season

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(Nixa,Mo.--10/25/17) Our cool dreary weather has many people scrambling to find their winter coats, but some local kids don’t have a coat to keep them warm. 

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Dogs really get what they want with 'puppy eyes'

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Foxnews.com -- (10/23/17) Have you ever wondered whether your pooch is trying to tell you something by giving you puppy dog eyes? Well, scientists believe that our canine friends really are attempting to communicate using that pout or those irresistible pleading eyes. 

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Doctors baffled by woman who 'sweats blood'

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Foxnews.com -- (10/23/17) You know there's a problem if you start coughing up blood—but how to react when you start sweating blood? Per the CBC, a 21-year-old Italian woman got to a hospital ASAP, and now doctors are puzzling over her "most unusual" case of bleeding from her face and palms, a condition she'd apparently suffered from for three years. 

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How to boost your flu shot's effectiveness

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Foxnews.com -- (10/20/17) Unfortunately, getting a flu shot doesn’t absolutely guarantee that you’ll sail through flu season unaffected, or even that you’ll be safe from the specific flu strains contained in the shot. But there is one factor that might give you better odds: your mood. 

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5-year-old saves family from house fire

Rosa Conley with her daughter, Jamirah, who saved the family from a fire.  (FOX2) Rosa Conley with her daughter, Jamirah, who saved the family from a fire. (FOX2)
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Foxnews.com -- (10/20/17) A 5-year-old girl became an unlikely hero, saving her family from flames after a fire broke out in her Michigan home early Wednesday morning.  The fire began around 5:30 a.m., while Rosa Conley, Isaiah Smith and their two daughters were sleeping, FOX47 reported. Jamirah, 5, was the first to notice the blaze after the heat woke her up. She quickly ran to her parents' room. 

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Billboard chemo bell will ring for finished treatments

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Foxnews.com--(10/12/2017) A giant billboard over Interstate 44 will now help children mark the end of their chemotherapy treatment at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The 12-foot metal bell was installed on Wednesday, and will be triggered to ring through an app used by hospital staff, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Bell-ringing is a ceremonious way patients mark the end of chemotherapy at hospitals across the nation.

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Missouri Senator wants to expand access to mental health care

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(SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--10/11/17) Missouri US Sen. Roy Blunt was in Springfield Wednesday to discuss the expansion of a grant program that targets mental health. 

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Insurer Cigna to stop covering Oxycontin Video included

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(SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--10/10/17) A major health insurance company, Cigna, is becoming the latest to take measures to combat the staggering opioid addiction numbers and deaths. 

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