Is That You Mom? 5 Brilliant Stories
Including some inspiring steps from a young survivor of the Kalamazoo shooting
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2016 3:33 AM CDT
Little Leo can see clearly now.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Here's a look at some of our favorite stories of the week:

  • Mom's Insight May Lead to Heart Disease Treatment: The unlikely use of a compound in powdered booze could ultimately help save millions of people from heart disease—and it was the mother of twin girls with a rare genetic disorder who first pitched the idea to scientists. Though she has no medical training, this mom is credited as a co-author of the potentially groundbreaking study.
  • Holocaust Survivor's MLB Dream to Come True: Hermina Hirsch has sung the national anthem at weekly meetings of Holocaust survivors for decades, but she always dreamed of having a larger audience. Now she'll get her chance—at her hometown Major League Baseball stadium.
  • Man's Fitbit Helps Doctors Save His Life: It happens every day—someone has a seizure, gets looked over by a doctor, and hopefully lives to tell about it. Only in the case of a 42-year-old man who went to the emergency room in New Jersey the data tracked on his Fitbit helped inform doctors of the appropriate course of action to take to save his life. It's a first.
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