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A South Carolina mom is livid after a nurse implied that her nine-month-old son is a "loser" because the baby hadn't received any vaccinations.

Katie Smart claims she received an offensive note referring to the sick child as such after taking the boy to the hospital for twisting his ankle.

He also had a fever, so to be safe, she wanted the little boy checked out.

That visit came with a message, Smart says, that she didn't deserve.

"I did feel judged," said Smart of the note, which called out the fact that he hadn't received vaccinations and concluded with the word "loser" and a sad face.

"For her to say that, she doesn't know why I choose not to vac," said Smart.

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Jose Serrano, 10, of Juarez, Mexico, is seeking an unusual course of treatment for the giant neck tumor that his inhibiting his health and life: Viagra.

Yes, the pill responsible for reinvigorating the sex lives of countless men could also help give a young, tumor-stricken boy a chance at a normal life.

Viagra is most commonly prescribed to treat impotence, but it has also been shown to reduce the size of tumors in children, which is the goal here.

According to the TLC UK show "Body Bizarre," the medication can shrink it down to a certain size, the tumor can be safely operated on and removed.

Time is of the essence for Jose because the as the tumor expands, the growth forms cysts, some of which are on his lungs and near his windpipe.

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At some point we'll stop freaking out about boobs, right? Please say yes.

Bobbi Bockoras, a breastfeeding mother in Alleghany, PA, is filing a suit against her employer Saint Gobain Verallia, a glass-bottling factory, alleging repeated discrimination and harassment because she needs time during the day to be able to express breastmilk for her infant daughter.

The claims against her employer are so appalling her legal team has taken up Bockoras' case pro-bono.

Provisions of the Affordable Care Act in effect since March of 2010 state that employers must provide nursing mothers with private, non-bathroom locations in which to pump. Saint Gobain Verallia first directed Bockoras to pump in the bathroom.

Then directed her to their First Aid room where she was heckled by male coworkers.

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Brooke Mueller, the mother of Charlie Sheen‘s troubled twin sons Bob and Max, has agreed to have the boys tested for fetal alcohol and drug syndrome.

This action was agreed upon during the contentious meeting with the Department of Children and Family Services and Denise Richards last week.

Brooke Mueller, 36, went to rehab twice while pregnant with Bob and Max, 4, because of her addiction to the highly addictive stimulant crystal meth.

Mueller has also battled addiction to crack, according to reports (and videos).

Multiple sources confirm that “Brooke did indeed also drink large amounts of alcohol while pregnant. This was on top of the drug use which included meth.”

In a shocking turn of events, DCFS awarded temporary guardianship to her brother Scott, who will live with Brooke, effectively giving her full custody.

Charlie Sheen, whose other ex-wife Denise had been caring for the boys for six months due to Mueller's recurring drug woes, is livid with the ruling.

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Amy Robach agreed to a mammogram screening last month as part of a viewer awareness segment on Good Morning America.

And she's fortunate she did:

In an interview with Robin Roberts today, the reporter opened up about being diagnosed with breast cancer during the exam.

"It's still hard for me to say the words out loud. I have breast cancer," Robach told her colleague, adding that her family has no history of the disease.

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It's officially cold/flu season, and if you're feeling a bit under the weather like this kid's teacher, prepare to be enlightened by the get well note he authored.

In addition to being a nice gesture, wishing his instructor a speedy recovery, the note offers some simple, yet profound advice to cute what ails you:

Drop trou.

Kid Writes Get Well Note

Surely the source of her illness, whatever it may be, can be cured by the scientific fact that pooping makes you feel better. It's just common knowledge.

Nothing a little bowel movement can't fix, right? In case that wasn't specific enough, though, he went into great detail, sharing his wisdom with gusto!

Hey, it works every morning. Not even kidding. There's even a helpful infographic in case the words alone don't get this all-important message across.

If the teacher doesn't have this framed and displayed in the elementary school bathroom as inspiration to all students who pass through those doors?

This isn't a planet we want to be living on.

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Gretchen Holt-Witt of Califon, N.J., was relieved when son Liam's neuroblastoma, a form of nerve cancer, was in remission after treatment in 2007.

"We were so grateful his cancer was gone, we felt it was important to give back," says Holt-Witt, who held a bake sale for pediatric cancer research.

But a few dozen wouldn't do. They opted for 8,000 dozen.

  • Cookie Book
  • Cookie Sale

"We wanted to push our boundaries the way Liam's had been," says Holt-Witt, who along with her family and 250 friends, baked 96,000 cookies.

They raised $400,000 as a result.

Holt-Witt founded the non-profit organization Cookies For Kids' Cancer. People all around the country hold bake sales in the name of the organization.

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Pope Francis' compassionate nature was poignantly captured in an instantly iconic image of him tenderly comforting a sick man by kissing him on the head.

At the end of his General Audience in Vatican City on Wednesday, when 50,000 attendees gathered with him, someone snapped the picture of the pontiff:

Pope Embraces Disfigured Man

Francis embraced the man afflicted with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes pain and the formation of thousands of tumors on the body.

In the photo, the unnamed man buries his head in Francis' robes as the Pope puts his hand on his head, an image that went viral almost immediately.

Francis then leaned in to kiss the ailing man.

"True charity requires courage," the Pope Tweeted in September. "Let us over come the fear of getting our hands dirty so as to help those in need."

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Deborah Cohan should serve as an inspiration to us all.

The mother of two underwent a double mastectomy Tuesday at San Francisco's Mt. Zion Hospital and didn't merely put on a brave face... she put on her dancing shoes!

Yes, Cohan and her medical team spent six minutes moving and shaking to Beyonce's "Get Me Bodied (Extended Remix)" prior to the procedure, an event she teased on her Caring Bridge blog before going under the knife.

"I will be dancing in my little hospital gown and bouffant cap in the Mt. Zion operating room with the surgical and anesthesia teams," Cohan wrote, explaining further:

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For Halloween, Matt Lauer dressed as Pamela Anderson.

This morning, conversely, The Today Show host went from pretending to be a woman to extolling the virtues of something very important for men: Regular prostate exams.

In order to raise awareness of prostate cancer and how simple it can be to check for, Lauer and Al Roker actually underwent a digital test on air.

No, the very personal aspects of this examination were not filmed. But a physician was featured speaking to the reporters after each went behind a closed door for his quick test and important information was passed along. Watch now:

As entertaining as it is when Roker films a selfie at a Drake concert, this segment was especially helpful and, hopefully, educational to many.

Well done, Today.

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