Video shows mom pushing autistic son into Miami canal, in what cops say was a first attempt
MIAMI — Days after Miami’s Patricia Ripley was charged with her autistic son’s murder, shocking surveillance video of her apparently pushing the child into a canal has emerged.The video, obtained and aired by Univision’s national news network, shows Ripley walking 9-year-old Alejandro on the bank of a West Kendall canal, looking around, stroking his head — and then forcefully shoving him into the water.Then, Ripley runs away off screen. About 20 seconds later, she returns accompanied by a bystander who saw the child in the murky water and rushed to rescue him.Authorities say the shove was Ripl...
Healthy Men: A patient-centered look at prostate cancer
For the past few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the news cycle — especially coverage of health. But as big an issue as COVID is, it’s not the only disease we have to worry about. Heart disease, cancer and diabetes are still significant causes of disability and death and will continue to be long after the COVID crisis has passed. And for men in particular, there’s one more serious illness that we shouldn’t overlook: prostate cancer. Every year, nearly 200,000 men are diagnosed with the disease and more than 33,000 will die.While public and private spending on female-specific cancer...
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Healthy Men: April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
Did you know that the most common form of cancer in boys and young men ages of 15-35 is almost entirely curable if caught early? And did you know that awareness and screening are the most effective ways to fight that disease? Now that you know, how’d you like to help spread the word?April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, and now’s the perfect opportunity to make sure that the men and boys in your life learn everything they can about testicular cancer.Testicular cancer is relatively rare, accounting for only about 1% of all male cancers. Caucasian males are more likely than African America...
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