Kids at this hospital were terrified of the machines until they got a makeover.

Kids at this hospital were terrified of the machines  until they got a makeover.
When industrial designer Doug Dietz went to the hospital to see the inaugural scan of a brand-new MRI machine he designed, what should've been an exciting event quickly turned somber. The patient coming in for a scan was a young girl. And she was petrified. The huge, hulking machine had the girl in tears — and that was before the loud whirring noise started up (the average MRI machine is about as loud as a rock concert, and not nearly

Portraits of the New York terror attack victims

Portraits of the New York terror attack victims
(CNN)Eight people -- six foreign tourists and two Americans -- were killed Tuesday in the deadliest terror attack that New Yorkers have seen since 9/11. Here's what we know about those killed:Drake lived in New Milford, New Jersey, but worked in New York as a project manager for Moody's Analytics, an economics research firm.When his parents couldn't reach him hours after the attack, they drove to Bellevue Hospital in New York, where they were told he had died."At the

At least 26 people killed in shooting at Texas church

At least 26 people killed in shooting at Texas church
(CNN)At least 26 people were killed in Sunday's church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said at a press conference. Among the dead is the 14-year-old daughter of the First Baptist Church's pastor, Frank Pomeroy, according to his wife, Sherri Pomeroy, the girl's mother. The couple were traveling out of state when the shooting occurred.After a brief chase, law enforcement later found the suspect dead of a gunshot wound inside his vehicle. A law enforcement official briefed

‘I’m Going to Die’: Fear Grips Vegas Strip; Gunman Kills 59

‘I’m Going to Die’: Fear Grips Vegas Strip; Gunman Kills 59
Las Vegas (AP) -- The rapid-fire popping sounded like firecrackers at first, and many in the crowd of 22,000 country music fans didn't understand what was happening when the band stopped playing and singer Jason Aldean hustled off stage. "That's gunshots," a man could be heard saying emphatically on a cellphone video in the nearly half-minute of silence and confusion that followed. A woman pleaded with others: "Get down! Get down! Stay down!" Then the pop-pop-pop noise resumed. And

Portraits of the Las Vegas shooting victims

Portraits of the Las Vegas shooting victims
(CNN)One was a man who died shielding his wife from gunfire on their wedding anniversary. Another was a city of Las Vegas employee who died in his boyfriend's arms. And two others were a veteran corrections officer and his girlfriend who died on the trip they had planned for weeks. Here are the victims' stories:Denise Cohen of Carpinteria, California, was a property manager in Santa Barbara with two children. She attended the concert with her companion, Derrick "Bo" Taylor.The

This Is What Its Like When No One Understands Your Eating Disorder

This Is What Its Like When No One Understands Your Eating Disorder
Etienne Boulanger As a child, I had always been under my parents’ watchful eye and care. College was a different story. I quickly became a party girl, surrounded by bottles of flavored Smirnoff and shots of UV Blue. To this day, I can’t even look at a blue drink without gagging. I fell into a relationship, a bad one. He became unimpressed by my party girl ways, and swiftly broke it off. I was devastated. However, I chose to