September 2, 2015
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Getty Images(PERSON COUNTY, N.C.) -- Dozens of students at a North Carolina school were sent home after they exhibited possible signs of a virus, according to the local school superintendent.At least 84 students at the Person High School in Person County
Getty Images(PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan.) -- Seven years after finding a lump in his chest, Bret Miller was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer at age 24.Multiple doctors had brushed off his concerns through the years, telling him it was likely a calcium depos
Charlotte "Charlie" Godish, 5, donated stem cells to her twin brother Bradley. (Jennifer Godish)(ELGIN, Ill.) — A 5-year-old girl became a hero to her family after she helped her twin brother fight his aggressive form of leukemia by selflessly donat
Larry Marano/Getty Images For SOBEWFF(NEW YORK) — Paula Deen may have dropped some serious weight in the past, but the Dancing With the Stars contestant said she "never" gave up butter.When asked by Good Morning America what she would do to sweeten
iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorYou know those skinny jeans in the back of your closet from your slimmer days? Are you still hoping and even struggling to fit into them? If so, let them go.Research shows that ho
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s the post-break-up phenomenon taking social by storm.Divorcees are now ditching their marriage and instead saying ‘I do’ to “divorce selfies.” The new trend is finding the silver lining
Jodi Jacobson/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Knee replacements are on the rise, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics says, and the people undergoing the surgery are getting younger.According to data r
Raphael Gaillarde/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO, Cali.) -- Researchers believe they have found the cause of a mysterious and fatal brain disease that leaves patients with symptom's similar to Parkinson's disease, including rigid muscles, tremors and low bloo
iStock/Thinkstock(EL DORADO, Calif.) — A high school football player in California is hospitalized in critical condition, one of two teammates who suffered brain injuries during a Friday game.Authorities say they are investigating whether drug use a
iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Putting a new spin on looking “good for your age,” researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have figured out a way to determine if your cardiovascular system is actually aging faster
iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorTalking to kids about their weight is no easy task and you don’t want to hurt their feelings. But it’s such an important conversation to have in order to help your chi
Courtesy of Kim and Fred Spratt(NEW YORK) — A New Jersey couple is stranded in Portugal after giving birth to their first child, caught between medical regulations, insurance costs and visa stipulations.Doctors cleared Kim and Fred Spratt to travel
Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Cigarette smoking among Americans has hit a historic low, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.Through the first th
iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorAre you still having nightmares? For about 10 percent of adults, they are a serious problem.Studies in the field of sleep medicine have shown that having negative attitudes toward
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Some patients relying on commercially available laboratory testing may be getting false indications that they may have contracted Lyme disease.Lyme disease, a bacterial infection transmitted by tick bites in the northeastern
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Catch some winks, or catch a cold.New research published in the journal SLEEP suggests that a good night’s sleep, while not likely the cure for the common cold, might just help you avoid one. Researchers studied at a g
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Don't pay any attention to the label.The Federal Drug Administration said this week they issued "warning letters" to three tobacco manufacturers including ITG Brands LLC, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc., and Sherman&
ABC News(PHOENIX) -- It was a sight to see in Arizona road as a stream of big trucks took part in a funeral procession to pay tribute to a 3-year-old boy who recently died.ABC News station KNXV-TV in Phoenix reports that more than 100 trucks, including fi
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