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By Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press

Who’s too old for major medical treatment? Jimmy Carter shows 90-plus isn’t always a barrier

CHICAGO Irwin Weiner felt so good after heart surgery a few weeks before turning 90 that he stopped for a pastrami sandwich on the way home from the hospital. Dorothy Lipkin danced after getting a new hip at age 91. And at 94, William Gandin drives himself to the hospital for cancer treatments.

Babies’ whooping cough source likely siblings; vaccinating moms while pregnant can help

CHICAGO Infants are more likely to catch whooping cough from their siblings than their moms, says a study with implications for how to protect them.

Previously, moms were considered the more common source of infection. The change is probably due in part to an increased frequency of whooping cough among school-aged children, the study of government data suggests.