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April 28, 2017 - 4:24 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A year after the Zika outbreak hit the U.S., health officials are now concerned about preparing to fight another mosquito-borne illness: yellow fever. On Friday, officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that they are taking urgent measures to keep the...
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April 28, 2017 - 2:29 pm
(ROCHESTER, Minn.) -- A toddler battling cancer confined to her hospital room received a special visit to her window on Thursday. Kendal Breyfogle was greeted by a window washer dressed as Superman at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as part of the hospital's "Superhero Day" that took place...
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April 28, 2017 - 2:02 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Saturday, April 29, marks the semi-annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. From 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, local police officers, Sedgwick County sheriff's department deputies, and agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency will be available as citizens...
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Cole Thomas
April 28, 2017 - 12:48 pm
(ROCHELLE, Ill.) -- Illinois dad Cole Thomas walked out of rehab seven months after a car crash left him paralyzed. "On my way to work with a fully loaded work truck, I had a deer run out in front of me and I swerved into the ditch. And once I tried to get it back up on the road, I overcorrected...
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April 28, 2017 - 11:33 am
(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- With summer approaching, Florida health officials are taking steps to prevent another outbreak of the Zika virus. State and local officials have been monitoring for the virus in both humans, who could pick up the virus abroad, and in mosquitoes, which could transmit the...
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April 28, 2017 - 5:39 am
By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor Coconut water has been consumed by folks in tropical climates for centuries, and today, many people drink it for its taste and claimed benefits. Often referred to as "Nature’s Sports Drink," coconut water is packed with electrolytes and is...
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April 28, 2017 - 4:41 am
(CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.) -- One family in Cheektowaga, New York donated more than 17 feet of hair to an organization that helps kids in need. Phoebe Kannisto along with her six sons -- 10-year-old Andre, 8-year-old twins Silas and Emerson, and her 5-year-old triplets Herbie, Reed and Dexter -- ventured...
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April 27, 2017 - 6:52 pm
(HEARTLAND, Tex.) -- A Texas bride received a life-saving kidney transplant just one week before walking down the aisle. Anu Philip of Heartland, Texas, underwent surgery on March 19 and was married on March 25. The 28-year-old had been discharged from the hospital 24 hours before, she said. "...
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April 27, 2017 - 3:41 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Doctors have long known that genetics can predispose some people to gain weight despite a healthy lifestyle while others seemingly never gain an ounce no matter how much they eat. A new study sheds light on how people can counteract their genetic makeup, even if it's in their DNA to...
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