Smoke from Rim Fire Prompts Valley Air District to Issue Health Caution

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_1cca916915.jpgJustin Sullivan/Getty Images (TUOLUMNE COUNTY, Calif.) -- The smoke from the Tuolumne County Rim Fire is now becoming a health concern for the Valley area. Local air officials issued a health caution for six Valley air basin counties: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, and Tulare. The caution is in place through Labor Day Weekend, ABC30 in Freso reports.

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Lives Intertwined: Conjoined Twins Explained

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_34d836add4.jpgALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/GettyImages(DALLAS) -- A pair of conjoined twins, Owen and Emmett Ezell, were successfully separated after a nine-hour surgery at the Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas hospital last Saturday. The complicated procedure overseen by multiple doctors and surgeons was impressive both because it was successful and because the twins were male infants.

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Parents Relieved After Twins' Separation Surgery

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_2f1835a11b.jpgMedical City Children's Hospital(DALLAS) -- When Dave and Jenni Ezell first found out their twin sons were conjoined, they considered terminating the pregnancy. The couple was initially told even if the pregnancy was brought to full term, the infants would likely not survive for long after birth and would be subject to multiple painful medical procedures.

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Moms Take Break for Stress Relief, Career Focus

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_dd92c81a2e.jpgGoodshoot/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- That women are under stress and pressure isn’t a surprise, but what some women are doing about it may be: They’re deciding to spend some time apart from their families during the summer to focus on their careers and their peace of mind. So after eight to 10 hours at work, instead of coming home to cook dinner, do laundry and drive children to various activities, these women are hitting the gym, going out with friends and focusing on themselves.

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Transplant Victim Says Hospital 'Wasted' Brother's Trashed Kidney

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_8b14bb0ffd.jpgChristopher Furlong/Getty Images(TOLEDO, Ohio) -- An Ohio teen, who had his kidney surgically removed to save his sister's life only to see it accidentally thrown out by a nurse, said he laid "in a lot of pain" unable to help. His sister Sarah Fudacz thought she was being given the gift of life as hospital staff wheeled her into surgery last August at the University of Toledo Medical Center, she told Good Morning America Friday.

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