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“He walked into PHQ at the top of Chair 4 and said, ‘I think I’m having a heart attack,’ and he was right,” Greenberg said. “He was sledded down to the base of Gondola One, got loaded in an ambulance and taken over to our emergency room. We did an EKG on the patient, and sure enough, he was having a rather large heart attack.”

Nyles Quenzer, a registered nurse at Rose Medical Center, eases in a catheter for an Impella heart pump into a hospital dummy, May 4, as Jeremy Bingham, a clinical educator for Abiomed, looks on. Abiomed held a training exhibition in their mobile vendor training truck lab at Aurora Medical Center to educate those in the medical field about the Impella, which is billed as the world’s smallest heart pump. The pump is inserted into the heart through an artery, similar to how a stent is inserted for blocked artery patients. The pump is intended as short-term, temporary way to increase blood flow from a diseased or injured heart. Blood flow from the pump allows for the heart to heal, or it buys time for surgeons to make permanent repairs when a patient is ready. (Photo by Philip B. Poston/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | Nyles Quenzer, a registered nurse at Rose Medical Center, eases in a catheter for an Impella heart pump into a hospital dummy, May 4, as Jeremy Bingham, a clinical educator for Abiomed, looks on. Abiomed held a training exhibition in their mobile vendor training truck lab at The Medical Center of Aurora to educate those […]

FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, file photo, shows boxes of the measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine (MMR) and measles, mumps, rubella and varicella vaccine inside a freezer at a doctor's office in Northridge, Calif. On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, health officials announced that German measles (rubella) is officially gone from North and South America, the first region to rid itself of the disease. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

World Health Organization officials said it has been more than five years since there’s been a German measles case that originated in the Americas. Now, the only cases in the region are imported from other parts of the world.

A Blue Bell Ice Cream truck stops at Walgreens in Dallas on Thursday morning, April 23, 2015. Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries recalled all its products this week after listeria was found in a variety of the company's frozen treats. New technologies account for one way that the government is tracking a life-threatening outbreak of listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products. Listeria is a heartyy bacteria found in soil and water that can be tracked into a plant or carried by animals.(David Woo/The Dallas Morning News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY; NO SALES

“Based upon what we know now, there is no connection between these two ice cream companies nor any reason to suspect that ice cream as a whole poses any special foodborne disease risk,” said CDC’s Dr. Robert Tauxe.

The Food and Drug Administration is wrapping up a two-day meeting to hear from supporters and critics of products like Zicam Allergy Relief and Cold-Eeze, alternative remedies that are protected by federal law, but not accepted by mainstream medicine.

“Don’t panic. Let’s wait and see,” said poultry industry consultant Simon Shane, who also teaches poultry science and veterinary medicine at North Carolina State University. He added that if 20 million to 30 million hens are infected, consumers could start seeing prices rise.

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