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August 20, 2017 - 9:18 pm
(CAPE MAY, N.J.) -- Lifeguards and rescuers in Cape May, New Jersey, formed a human chain in the water to save a swimmer on Friday. Eyewitnesses said there were originally three victims, but all were able to make it to shore, according to the Cape May Fire Department, except for a fourth person,...
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Gisselle Orozco
August 20, 2017 - 9:57 am
(LONG BEACH, Calif.) -- An expecting pit bull in California had a beachside baby shower that would make any pregnant woman a bit envious. Jesus Suarez and his family threw his dog, Winter, a baby shower last Saturday at Rosie’s Dog Beach in Long Beach, California. "It was so last-minute, so maybe...
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August 19, 2017 - 4:52 pm
(SAN LUIS OBISPO, Caif) -- A California paramedic school graduate jumped in to help a choking man in a coffee shop where he was awaiting an interview for a nearby ambulance company. William Stewart was with three other former Sacramento State University paramedic students inside Coastal Peaks...
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August 18, 2017 - 7:51 pm
(NEW YORK) -- In the latest legal wrangling over the defamation suit Richard Simmons filed against National Enquirer, Radar Online and their parent company American Media, the alleged source behind the reports that Simmons was transitioning genders said in a signed declaration filed Thursday that...
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August 18, 2017 - 4:17 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Lauren Ashcraft is refusing to let online shamers get her down after she did a cheeseburger-themed photo shoot with her “adorably chunky” son, Liam. Liam was only 6 pounds, 6 ounces at birth, so she wanted to document “how healthy and perfect he was growing,” Ashcraft told ABC News in...
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August 18, 2017 - 12:11 pm
(NEW YORK) -- New research from a statewide survey in Arizona may hold true for the rest of the country. Parents seem to understand that football can cause serious concussions, which in turn could cause serious long-term neurological damage. But they are missing the memo when it comes to the risks...
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Dreamstime
August 18, 2017 - 9:55 am
OSAWATOMIE, Kan. (AP) — The head of the agency that oversees a troubled state mental hospital is making the case for a new facility. The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services announced in a news release Thursday that Secretary Tim Keck will make presentations in coming weeks in...
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August 17, 2017 - 6:08 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A new study may spell hope for millions who suffer from peanut allergies. Scientists in Australia are reporting successful preliminary trials for a pill filled with a mix of probiotics and tiny amounts of peanut to build tolerance to peanut allergies. Study author Dr. Mimi Tang told...
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August 17, 2017 - 7:34 am
(NEW YORK) -- Researchers may now be able to detect Lyme disease in its earliest stages and differentiate it from other tick-borne ailments with similar symptoms, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The new research is creating a buzz within...
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August 16, 2017 - 4:29 pm
(NEW YORK) -- It can be easy to overindulge while traveling, but that may lead to feelings of regret once the vacation is over. How can we travel in a way where we maintain our balance and health. In the eighth episode of ABC News' "Healthy Living for Summer" series, we spoke with Julieanna Hever,...
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