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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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Britney Horton
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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Jackie Alexander
October 10, 2017 - 7:20 pm
(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A Utah school's camera captured the emotional moment when an 11-year-old student learned that she was going to be adopted by her foster family. Tannah Butterfield leaped into the arms of her school's office manager, Jackie Alexander, after hearing the news. "All that excitement...
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CHP - Golden Gate Division
October 10, 2017 - 4:41 pm
(SANTA ANA, Calif.) -- Wildfires have swept through California, killing at least 15 people and injuring over 100. With thousands of acres burned and the fires still raging, here's how you can help those affected by the blazes. Facebook has created exclusive Crisis Response Centers for three of the...
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