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U.S.C. Moves to Fire Former Medical School Dean Over Drug Allegations

He added that the doctor was barred from the campus and any school-related events or activities. “We certainly understand that substance abuse is a tragic and devastating disease,” the statement said. “But we are also bound to our responsibilities as a university to take the necessary actions concerning Dr. Puliafito’s status.” Attempts to reach Dr. Puliafito on Saturday were unsuccessful. A phone number listed in public records with a Pasadena, Calif., residence was disconnected. A faculty page for him on the Keck School of Medicine website had been taken down….

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Parents arrested for giving newborn daughter meth, heroin, morphine, police say

SPANISH FORK, Utah — Police said a mother and father were arrested after they gave their newborn daughter drugs on the day she was born, CBS affiliate KUTV in Salt Lake City reports. Colby Glen Wilde, 29, and 26-year-old Lacey Dawn Christenson face drug distribution and child endangerment charges, authorities said. “They administered the drug hours after baby was born,” said Sgt. Spencer Cannon, a Utah County Sheriff’s spokesperson. Authorities said investigators learned Christenson had been taking heroin and prescription pain medication during pregnancy because her child was born addicted to…

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Son charged in death of father whose body was left on couch for weeks

Tyler Swantek faces charges in the death of his father, whose body was found on a couch. WYOU-TV FRACKVILLE, Pa. — A man has been charged with killing his father, who authorities say was shot to death and his body then left on a couch in his home for weeks.  Tyler Swantek, 24, faces charges in Schuylkill County including criminal homicide, first- and third-degree murder, aggravated assault and abuse of a corpse in the death of Todd Swantek, 49, whose body was found May 24 in the Frackville home the…

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John Heard, “Home Alone” actor, dies at 72

88 Photos John Heard at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Mark Davis / Getty Images Last Updated Jul 22, 2017 12:20 PM EDT John Heard, the actor best known for his roles in “Home Alone” and the 1992 boxing film “Gladiator,” has died, the Santa Clara Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed to CBS News. He was 72. Early reports from TMZ said Heard was found dead in his hotel room in Palo Alto, California. Earlier this week, representatives for Heard told TMZ the actor underwent…

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John Heard, “Gladiator” and “Home Alone” actor, dies at 72

88 Photos John Heard at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Mark Davis / Getty Images Last Updated Jul 22, 2017 12:07 PM EDT John Heard, the actor best known for his roles in “Home Alone” and the 1992 boxing film “Gladiator,” has died, the Santa Clara Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed to CBS News. He was 72. Early reports from TMZ said Heard was found dead in his hotel room in Palo Alto, California. Earlier this week, representatives for Heard told TMZ the actor underwent…

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Actor John Heard dead at 72

John Heard, the actor best known for his role as the dad in the original “Home Alone” movies, died on Friday, July 21. He was 72. According to TMZ, he was found in a hotel in Palo Alto, California by the maid service and was pronounced dead at the scene after police were called. BREAKING: John Heard, dad in “Home Alone” movies, has died at 72 https://t.co/i9097fXzcL pic.twitter.com/UZHs3aMxJt — Variety (@Variety) July 22, 2017 The Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office confirmed his death. ABBY LEE MILLER ADMITS SHE’S ‘PETRIFIED’…

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John Heard Dead at 72

John Heard ‘Home Alone’ Dad Dead at 72 EXCLUSIVE John Heard, the beloved star of several huge 80s and 90s movies, died Friday in Palo Alto, CA … TMZ has learned. Heard was found dead in a hotel by the maid service … according to family sources. Police were called to the hotel for a report of a medical emergency, but he was pronounced dead on the scene. The coroner is investigating, and cause of death is unclear at this time. We do know this … according to his rep,…

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Morning Rounds: Forecasting migraines, advance healthcare directives

July 22, 2017, 7:37 AM| CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News contributor Dr. Tara Narula join “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss a new model to forecast migraine attacks, how many Americans have advance directives regarding their medical care and a new way scientists are manufacturing a silk-like substance that may have applications in both medicine and food science. Source: CBS News – Health

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