Baby Dominique parasitic twin surgery

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How Surgeons Removed This Baby's Parasitic Twin
The surgery was the only way to save baby Dominique's life.
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I Became My Father's Parent at 32
But I never even told my friends about the stress of becoming my dad's proxy. I didn't think I could.
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Boy Who Received New Heart Is Facing Rejection
On a rare trip home from the hospital, the family found black mold had ruined their house.
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I Was Born Without a Womb or Vagina
'Oh, you don't seem to have anything inside you,' the doctor said.
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Two Tragedies Gave One Man a New Face
Both the recipient and donor for Mayo Clinic's first-ever face transplant shot themselves in the head.
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I Never Expected a Year with Cancer to Be My Best
I finally took off my wig, grabbed my sons' hands, and dove in.
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Strep Throat Leads to Quadruple Amputation for Dad of Three
'Life is forever going to be different, but different doesn't necessarily have to be bad.'
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After Being Bullied for Years, Woman With Vitiligo Turns Her Skin Into Beautiful Art
Warning: The photos in this post contain nudity.
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Watch: 103-Year-Old Man of Our Dreams Will Keep Ballroom Dancing 'Until He Falls Over'
'I'm just an ordinary man who's had a long, wonderful life.'
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I'm the Sole Caregiver of My Aging Parents, and I Resent Them for It
After being mom and dad's sole caretaker for so long, I had to find a way to experience joy again.
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This Woman Lost Nearly 200 Pounds in One Day
She thought she had just gained weight, but she actually had a massive tumor growing inside her.
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I Relived My Rape Every Single Day — Until I Met the Wolves
Sarah Varley, 28, was battling an eating disorder and crippling anxiety when she stumbled upon her unexpected path to healing.
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What It's Like to Get a Colonoscopy in Your 20s
And why you should never, ever Google your symptoms.
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Viola Davis Opens Up About Growing Up in Poverty, Finding Success, and Learning to Love Herself
'My confidence took time.'
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Should Doctors Prescribe Meditation?
Maybe, based on the latest thinking and these three amazing stories of pain, frustration, and recovery.
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How I Realized My Mental Health Issues Shouldn't Stop Me Being Successful
'The journey that you're on right now is to get you to the place where you're meant to be, regardless of your mental health.'
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'Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan Opens Up About Depression and How His Dogs Helped Him Cope
Man's best friend can get us through a lot.
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This Woman's Rare Disease Makes Her Allergic to Everything — Including Her Husband
If Scott and Johanna were in the same room for more than 15 minutes, chances are she would lose consciousness.
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How a Simple Pair of Socks Completely Changed This Baby's Life
1-year-old Makenzie was born with epidermolysis bullosa, a rare disease that causes her skin to blister every time she's touched.
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What Happens When You Quit Sugar for 30 Days
Got an out-of-whack relationship with sweets? A detox might be the fix.
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