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Jan DeMoure, right, looks at a checklist while shopping on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Food Equality Initiative with the assistance of food bank manager, Karen Miller, at the New Haven Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Overland Park, Kansas. The food pantry serves families, like Demoure,  coping with the high costs of food safe for children with food allergies or Celiac disease. (Allison Long/The Kansas City Star via AP/File) MANDATORY CREDIT

Food allergies: Gone today, here tomorrow

From sneezing, a dry cough, nausea, digestive problems to trouble swallowing, turning blue, a drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness and more, food allergies can range greatly from mild to severe and be a potentially life-threatening medical condition.

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Irais "Julie" Vazquez, 17 and her bandmates at Passaic High School practice on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. The marching band is consistently one of the best bands in New Jersey. (Michael Karas/The Record via AP)

High School marching band becomes one of the best in US

- Associated Press

The fire started in the kitchen at 7 a.m. on Aug. 13. It burned up nearly everything - the sofa, all of Julie Vazquez's clothes, even the fancy case that held her flute. After the fire, Vazquez's parents returned to the apartment and retrieved the flute, undamaged and shiny.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, center, leaves a meeting with Senate Republicans Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Sen. Collins likely against GOP health bill in latest blow

- Associated Press

Sen. Susan Collins on Sunday all but closed the door to supporting last-ditch Republican health care bill, leaving her party's drive to uproot President Barack Obama's health care law dangling by an increasingly slender thread.

FILE - In this March 27, 2008, file photo, an aerial view of the Pentagon. The Army is putting together a series of new mental health, counseling and career management programs to shape stronger, more ethical leaders. The move is an effort to grappling with an embarrassing rash of misconduct and behavior problems among senior officers. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Army looks for new ways to address misbehaving generals

- Associated Press

Struggling with an embarrassing series of misconduct and behavior problems among senior officers, the Army is putting together new mental health, counseling and career management programs to shape stronger, more ethical leaders.

Delegation again pushes for full-service veterans hospital

- Associated Press

When U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan read the recent announcement of a task force to improve veterans' health care in New Hampshire, one line stood out: "The task force will develop a future vision of what VA must do to best meet the needs of New Hampshire's Veterans."

In this Aug. 9, 2017 photo, Tina Hope is seen harvesting basket full of calendula flower tops  in Knoxville, Ill., that she will use in her herbal homemade products. After finishing a stay with the Peace Corp, overseas, she returned to graduate school and began research on medicinal herbs. Hope has learned to create things such as balms, salves, bug sprays and even different nutritional drinks and teas. At her house in Knoxville, Ill., she and her husband have converted four acres of herbs and weeds into a usable garden in which they harvest plants for everyday use. (Mitch Prentece/The Register-Mail, via AP)/

EXCHANGE: Woman creates balms, teas with plants from garden

- Associated Press

Tina Hope remembers traveling to the rural areas of Namibia, South Africa, with the Peace Corp, where the locals used herbal remedies for their medical needs. She was brought in by the women of the community who practiced healing and was able to be a part of this tradition. After finishing her stay with the Peace Corp, she returned to graduate school and began her research on medicinal herbs.

Cancer project offers inspiration for patients

- Associated Press

Every cancer journey has a story, but if the story is never shared, how can it be heard? How can others cry over the story? Or laugh? How can they relate to the story? How can they benefit from it?

Boil-water advisory lifted for Artesia water system, co-op

Associated Press

A boil-water advisory has been lifted and New Mexico environmental regulators say Artesia residents can again use water from the municipal water system and the Morningside Water Users Cooperative for drinking, bathing and cooking.

Demi Lovato to help war-scarred children in Iraq

- Associated Press

Demi Lovato was named a Global Citizen ambassador at the organization's annual music festival Saturday, championing the mental health of thousands of children displaced within Iraq and other vulnerable communities.

Health system says Iowa blocking it from new family program

Associated Press

One of Iowa's biggest health systems says the state is improperly barring all of its hospitals, clinics and health care providers from participating in a new family planning program because a few within the system perform abortions in some cases.

Analysis: Hutchinson embraces latest health law repeal push

- Associated Press

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is embracing the latest effort from fellow Republicans in Washington to repeal former President Barack Obama's health overhaul, saying it would give the state the flexibility he's long said he wants for Medicaid and other parts of the health care system. But, if it overcomes last-minute obstacles in the Senate, the plan could offer even more uncertainty for the thousands of people in the GOP state who have health coverage through the health overhaul.

EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won't say from where

- Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of "unidentified, potentially hazardous material" from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey.