Miriam Carey: Capitol Chaos Puts Postpartum Psychosis in Spotlight

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_3e7bf743a6.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (STAMFORD, Conn.) -- Miriam Carey, the woman who was shot dead by police after a high-speed chase that ended with the shutdown of the U.S. Capitol Thursday, likely had a related pre-existing condition that led to postpartum psychosis, according to one psychiatric expert. Dr. Igor Galynker, director of the Family Center for Bipolar Disorder at Beth Israel Medical Center of the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City, said that going by news reports, Carey "most likely" had underlying biopolar disorder or schizophrenia, or a condition that is "halfway in between" -- schizoaffective disorder.

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Indiana Toddler Gets Unlikely Heart Transplant

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_56f0401740.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (INDIANAPOLIS) -- Waitresses were always quick to look at 2-year-old Caleb Kinnaird's blue lips and ask if he'd just had a blue Popsicle. "We didn't always have the heart to tell people he's dying and in heart failure," Caleb's father, Daniel Kinnaird, told ABC News. But last week, when Kinnaird walked into Caleb's hospital room for the first time after his heart transplant on Sept. 25, Caleb was sitting up in bed and his cheeks and lips were a "rosy pink."

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Cheerleader With Down Syndrome Rejoins Squad After Safety Debate

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_b6869d4cb0.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (DEER PARK, Texas) -- A Texas cheerleader with Down syndrome has rejoined her squad after being sidelined for what her school initially claimed were safety reasons. Brittany Davila, 16, is an honorary member of the Deer Park High School cheerleading squad, which means she doesn’t go to competitions or participate in stunts. But in late September, she was told she had to cheer from the stands rather than on the field or court during games.

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Arkansas Leads Way on Alternate Route for Medicaid Expansion

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_06ca580720.jpgHemera/Thinkstock (LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- With only a few months to go until the Affordable Care Act is fully up and running, many states remain on the fence about expanding Medicaid, the U.S. health program that provides medical coverage to low-income individuals and families. But the state of Arkansas has provided an alternative means of expanding the program.

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Phantom Phone Vibrations a Common Occurrence

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_6a31db763a.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Are you susceptible to hypovibochondria? That's the technical name for phantom vibration syndrome, or rather, when you think your cellphone is vibrating when it really isn’t. Researcher Larry Rosen says it’s a relatively new phenomenon, spawned by the need to keep a mobile device on your person at all times.

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