Crippling Multiple Sclerosis Takes Filmmaker on 'Wild Ride' to Be Independent

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_5db1b80e46.jpgLarry Busacca/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Jason DaSilva was trapped in his apartment -- and in his own body -- when his wife Alison Cook was rushed to a New York City hospital in 2012 when her miscarriage bleeding would not stop. Unable to walk and confined to a wheelchair with multiple sclerosis, DaSilva couldn't get a taxi cab that was handicapped accessible. So he sat alone in his Brooklyn apartment, unable to support the woman he loved.

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Preliminary Study Finds Link Between Heart Surgery and Mental Decline

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_bcd1e9ad90.jpgImage Source/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Researchers may have linked a certain gene with increased risk for mental decline after heart surgery. Between 30 and 50 percent of heart surgery patients show a decrease in mental function after the surgery, HealthDay News says. It has not been previously determined whether deteriorating mental faculties were due to the surgery itself, anesthesia, or pre-existing neurological disease.

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Parents Find Time with Children More Rewarding than Work

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_26f64afbe5.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Kids can be exhausting but well worth it, especially when compared to work. That’s the main takeaway from a Pew Research Center analysis of parenting in the U.S. According to the poll, adults with children under age 18 in the home say 62 percent of their experiences raising kids are “very meaningful.” 

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NFL Star Fined After Wearing Cleats to Support Mental Illness Awareness

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_119dad909d.jpgDavid Banks/Getty Images (CHICAGO) -- Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall will pay a fine for violating the National Football League’s uniform policy after he wore bright green cleats during a game with the New York Giants, according to ESPN.com. Marshall wore the custom-made lime green cleats on Thursday to support Mental Illness Awareness Week.

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Family Urges Drug Companies to Give Father Access to Cancer Drug

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_f2c4c69af2.jpgCatherine Sunderland/ABC News (DENVER) -- Time is running out for a dying Denver father who is pleading with drug companies for access to a breakthrough cancer drug that could save him. Nick Auden's family started an online petition to get the cancer drug last month because within hours of qualifying for a clinical trial to get the drug, he suffered a medical complication that disqualified him.

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