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October 12, 2017 - 3:40 pm
(TAMPA, Fla.) -- A single case of locally transmitted Zika virus has been confirmed on Florida's west coast, according to the state's health department. The isolated case occurred in Manatee County, south of Tampa and St. Petersburg, after a local couple traveled to Cuba, the Florida Department of...
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PIN-UPS FOR VETS
October 12, 2017 - 3:01 pm
(CLAREMONT, Calif.) -- Nearly two dozen female veterans traded in their uniforms for sky-high heels in an effort to cheer up their fellow veterans -- and more importantly, raise money to provide financial assistance for veterans' health care needs. Twenty-one veterans, serving a total of 145 years...
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October 12, 2017 - 10:40 am
(NEW YORK) -- Like many toddlers, Eva and Erika Sandoval spent their third birthday party playing with friends and family, laughing and eating cake -- a Princess Sofia cake from the Disney TV series, “Sophia the First,” for Eva and a Woody from “Toy Story” cake for Erika. The twin girls each had...
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October 12, 2017 - 5:24 am
(GAINESVILLE, Fla.) -- A Florida doctor, who was seen yelling and cursing at a patient in a now-viral video, said he did so because the woman was "abusive to the office staff," according to a statement he released on Wednesday. Peter Gallogly, a physician at the Gainesville After Hours Clinic in...
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October 12, 2017 - 3:57 am
(NEW YORK) -- The community of Sacramento, California, pulled together to help a boy with a congenital heart condition fulfill his dream of becoming a real-life ninja. Bryant Mordinoia, 5, was diagnosed with his condition the day he was born, his father Justin Mordinoia told ABC News today. When...
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October 11, 2017 - 6:04 pm
(BIDDEFORD, Maine) -- The family of a terminally ill boy is asking strangers to lift his spirits by sending him greeting cards for his favorite holiday of Halloween. Now, Brock Chadwick has received nearly 1,000 cards from places as far away as Singapore. "It's definitely very exciting and he's...
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October 11, 2017 - 4:17 pm
(SAN JUAN, P.R. ) -- Three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the 3.4 million U.S. citizens living on the island are now facing a growing public health threat – disease brought about by the conditions after the storm ravaged the island. And experts fear that this situation could...
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October 11, 2017 - 1:07 pm
(NEW YORK) -- The number of obese children and teenagers worldwide is ten times higher than it was four decades ago, according to research from the World Health Organization and Imperial College London published in The Lancet. In addition, 213 million boys and girls were overweight but not obese...
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October 11, 2017 - 10:36 am
(NEW YORK) -- How well you sleep can have a significant impact on your overall health, and not getting enough sleep has even been linked to overeating, according to ABC News' senior medical contributor, Dr. Jennifer Ashton. Ashton appeared on Good Morning America to share why it is so important for...
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October 11, 2017 - 10:24 am
(NEW YORK) -- Best-selling author John Green said his new novel, Turtles All the Way Down , was a way for him to connect with children who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and an opportunity to share his personal struggle with the disease. "One of the reasons I wanted to write this...
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