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Two Kansas moms forge a friendship over the birth of micropreemie babies

Medical advancements are allowing micropreemies, babies with a very low birth weight, a better chance at life. In a town of 200, moms Kaylee Hurt and Ashley Taylor bond over daughters born at 1.4 and 1.7 pounds. “I’ve had plenty of rough days where I’ve needed someone to give me perspective. She’s been that person for me,” Ashley Taylor said.

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More opioid abusers now can get medication help

Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell announced that more Americans will be allowed access to a prescription of buprenorphine, one of three drugs approved by the FDA to treat opioid addiction. The announcement comes amid a spike in fatal opioid overdoses.

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Tiny babies bring moms together in friendship

About an hour south of Kansas City, two moms in Lane, Kan., forged a friendship over birth of their micro preemie daughters. In 2013, Kaylee Hurt gave birth to her daughter, Kaydee June, a micro preemie born four month premature who weighed a mere 1 pound 6 ounces at birth. On Feb. 29, 2016, Ashley Taylor gave birth to Austyn, a daughter born weighing 1 pound 11 ounces, also a micro preemie.

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Woman fights to use daughter’s frozen eggs to carry grandchild

A 60-year-old British woman has been embroiled in a long legal fight over whether she can use her deceased daughter’s frozen eggs to carry her own grandchild. Last week, the woman, identified as Mrs. M, won a crucial case in the Court of Appeal in London that could allow her to carry out what she called her daughter’s dying wish.

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Lead levels in children leave Salina parents fearful and frustrated

Authorities in Salina, Kan., have identified over 30 children that test high for lead. Parents of young children seek answers as state health workers launch an investigation.
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Lead levels in children leave Salina parents fearful and frustrated

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Tiny babies bring moms together in friendship

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A healthy pregnancy can't be judged by a belly