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DIY breast reconstruction: Device lets women do part at home

This might be the ultimate do-it-yourself project: Doctors are testing a device that would let women do part of their own breast reconstruction at home. It’s aimed at not only making treatment more comfortable and convenient, but also giving women a sense of control – something cancer often takes away. More than 100,000 women each year in the United States have surgery to remove a cancerous breast, and many of them choose reconstruction with an implant. To make room for a permanent one, many of them get a tissue expander, a temporary pouch that is gradually enlarged with saline...

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Women Accused of Robbing Home Depot

WESLACO (KFXV) — Officials are on the look out of two female suspects accused of robbing a home improvement store. This surveillance video from a Home Depot shows several women apparently shopping, however, the store reported several items were stolen. In another clip, two females hop in a dark colored compact vehicle. If you have information on this case, contact Weslaco Crime Stoppers at 956-968-8477. Recommended: No...

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Does this gun make me look fat? Concealed carry fashions for women

  ATLANTA (AP) — Does this gun make me look fat? For decades, women have had few choices when it comes to the clothing they can wear to hide that they’re carrying a firearm. They could wear baggy T-shirts or coats, or put it in a purse and hope it didn’t get swiped or that they didn’t have trouble getting it out in an emergency. Enter holsters, corsets, camisoles and other clothing designed to be flattering, feminine – and functional – for the pistol-packin’ mama crowd. “I don’t want to dress in tactical gear and camo all the time....

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Infant’s death is first Zika-related fatality in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas reported its first Zika-related death Tuesday after a baby girl whose mother traveled to El Salvador while pregnant died shortly after birth in a suburban Houston hospital. The girl, who died a few weeks ago, had microcephaly linked to the Zika virus, said Dr. Umair Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health. “We are devastated to report our first case of Zika-associated death and our hearts go out to the family,” Shah said. Test results linking the death to Zika were confirmed Friday. The mother had traveled while pregnant to her native El Salvador...

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Zika outbreak prompts travel warning for area of Miami

MIAMI (AP) — In a highly unusual travel warning, health officials advised pregnant women to avoid a part of Miami where mosquitoes are apparently transmitting Zika directly to humans. Health officials last Friday announced that mosquitoes have apparently started spreading Zika on the U.S. mainland, citing four cases they strongly believe were caused by bites. Ten more cases were announced Monday, even though Florida authorities have yet to find any mosquitoes actually carrying the virus. Of the 14 people infected, two are women and 12 are men. Eight patients showed symptoms of Zika, which can include fever, rash, joint...

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20 Rescued From Stash House

ALTON (KFXV) — More than 20 people are rescued from a stash house where officials say they found deplorable conditions. Authorities tell us the tight space, extreme heat and poor ventilation inside the home put those rescued at risk. It all started with a chase that ended at the stash house – with 3 people arrested including the driver. When they went inside the home they found 26 other people inside including two women all from Guatemala and Mexico, border patrol worked together with Alton police to rescue those found at the home. Recommended: No...

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Digest this: heavy people may die up to 3 years early

LONDON (AP) — Being too heavy may cost you your life – literally. Scientists say overweight people die one year earlier than expected and that moderately obese people die up to three years prematurely. Doctors have long warned that being overweight can lead to health complications including heart disease, stroke and cancer, and previous studies have already found that extra pounds can take years off your life, based mostly on data from Europe and North America. In the new study, which the authors say is the largest-ever such analysis, researchers sifted through data for nearly 4 million non-smoking adults...

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7 Arrested in Donna Raid

DONNA (KFXV) — The joint operation between the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office and border patrol led to the arrest of seven undocumented immigrants. The raid happened at a mobile home subdivision of Anderson Street north of Donna. A neighbor who did not want to reveal her identity but did tell us about what he saw going on in and around the home. Authorities from the Hidalgo Sheriff’s Office confirmed they arrested three men and four women during the sting. Neighbors tell us that bundles were also seized however border patrol has not confirmed that information. No further details have...

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Local Organization offering Safer Options for Young Adults

MCALLEN (KFXV) — Only on Fox 2 News. One local organization is trying to make one popular area in McAllen a safer place by providing resources to young adults. This comes as an effort to decrease the number of sexual assault cases in the valley. The ‘Advocacy For Everyone‘ group is hoping to bring drink test kits like this one, to teens and young adults who frequent nightclubs who might be vulnerable to their drinks being altered. The drink testers designed to verify what’s in your glass, is a new resource the organization started working on to minimize the...

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Women Stealing From Donation Boxes Charged

In Mission, three women are behind bars after stealing from several non-profit donation boxes. 33-year-old Erika Martinez, 51-year-old Maria Isabel Garza and 23-year-old Michelle Garza were detained after police say an officer found the trio stealing from a donation box. During the investigation it was discovered that the women had been carrying out the crime for more than a year. Detectives found a portable storage unit with stolen merchandise. All three women face one count of theft and another for engaging in organized criminal activity. The bond for each is set at 75-thousand dollars. Recommended: No...

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