Mom: Hopeful signs seen in teen called brain dead

The mother of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery said she has seen changes in her daughter's condition that give her hope.…
In this Feb. 7, 2014 photo, a worker cultivates a special strain of medical marijuana known as Charlotte's Web inside a greenhouse, in a remote spot in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, Colo. Charlotte's Web is a proprietary strain of marijuana in which the psychoactive THC has largely been bred out, and the other cannabinoid compounds thought to be medically useful accentuated. Increasing evidence that the pot strain is helping some children with epilepsy has led more than 100 families to relocate to Colorado for treatment since last summer, when success stories about Charlotte's Web began circulating via social media. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Colo. pot aids kids with seizures, worries doctors

The doctors were out of ideas to help 5-year-old Charlotte Figi.. Suffering from a rare genetic disorder, she had as many as 300 grand mal seizures a week, used a wheelchair, went into repeated cardiac arrest and…
FILE - In this Tuesday Nov. 29, 2005 file photo, an expecting mother is examined by a midwife during a home visit in Free Union, Va. Women have a higher risk of blood clots that can cause strokes, heart attacks and other problems for 12 weeks after childbirth - twice as long as doctors have thought, new research finds. The study was published online in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at an American Heart Association stroke conference in San Diego on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)

Blood clot risk lasts for 12 weeks after pregnancy

Women have a higher risk of blood clots that can cause strokes, heart attacks and other problems for 12 weeks after childbirth — twice as long as doctors have thought, new research finds.…
FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2014 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius greets visitors after a news conference on enrollment in affordable health coverage in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

January insurance sign-ups meet monthly goal

While states are having varying success getting people to sign up, January marked the first time since new health insurance markets opened last fall that a national monthly enrollment target was met.…