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Baby gets new heart just in time for her 1st birthday

(NEW YORK) -- A baby's first birthday feels like a momentous occasion for all parents.But when it's unclear if your baby will ever actually see that day, the milestone is more like a miracle.Christy Brown suspected something might be wrong with her then 4-month-old daughter, Rebecca, when she wasn't gaining…... Read More

Fermented skincare in the beauty aisle: Here's what to know

(NEW YORK) -- Fermented ingredients are moving beyond supermarket shelves and popping up all over beauty aisles.By definition, "Fermentation is the process in which a substance breaks down into a simpler substance. Microorganisms like yeast and bacteria usually play a role in the fermentation process, creating beer, wine, bread, kimchi,…... Read More

Owning a dog can help your heart, study finds

(NEW YORK) -- Every day, the dogs need a walk. Every day, they're helping their owners' hearts in more ways than one.According to a new study published by Mayo Clinic, people who own pets, but especially dogs, are more likely to have better heart health."It's nice to see that something…... Read More

Health risks from ingesting microplastics in drinking water 'low,' WHO researchers say

(NEW YORK) -- The risk of ingesting microplastics in drinking water is low, according to a new report from the World Health Organization.Microplastics, particles of plastic that have broken down to less than 5 millimeters in diameter, have been found in almost every source of water on the planet --…... Read More

Boy who can't be exposed to sun gets a custom tent to play in his yard

(GRISWOLD, Conn.) -- When Brody, a 4-year-old Connecticut boy, was asked what wish he wanted to come true, his only dream was that he could be able to play outside.Brody, of Griswold, Conn., was born premature at 27 weeks and faces medical conditions and medications that cause him to overheat…... Read More

This teen is living her best life after surviving a rare 18-hour transplant surgery

(PITTSBURGH) -- Jaycee Park, 16, used to struggle to do everyday things.Her gums would gush blood when she brushed her teeth. Her scalp would start bleeding when she showered. Eating, sleeping and drinking also presented daily challenges.Park was born with a condition called Megacystis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome, or MMIHS, which affects…... Read More

Experts offer new recommendations for screening more women for breast cancer

(NEW YORK) -- Annually, about 247,200 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. and nearly 42,000 people die each year from breast cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Besides certain types of skin cancer, more women are diagnosed with breast cancer than any other cancer…... Read More

Breastfeeding basics: All of your questions answered

(NEW YORK) -- Breastfeeding has proven health benefits for mom and baby.The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for about six months of life when possible. Breast milk is the perfect source of nutrition and contains mom-made infection-fighting agents that protect babies against infection. At six months, the AAP…... Read More

Women affected by hair loss turn to 'toppers' to find their confidence again

(NEW YORK) -- Cindy Dwyer, was diagnosed with stage three brain cancer in 2013, and underwent surgery, 35 days of radiation and a year of chemotherapy. After upending her life and battling her illness, Dwyer, now 57 years old, made a full recovery -- except for a patch on her…... Read More

How to find the right sports bra for your body

(NEW YORK) -- Melanie Yvette Martin is a 31-year-old blogger who works out out three times a week, doing everything from running to kickboxing, spin and dance classes.And three times a week, Martin, of Brooklyn, New York, encounters the same problem of having to wear an uncomfortable or unflattering sports…... Read More

Florida man arrested for having Trump-shaped ecstasy pills

(CLEARWATER, Fla.) -- A Florida man was arrested after he was caught with five ecstasy pills that were the color orange and in the shape of President Trump's face, police said.Brendan Dolan-King, 23, had the ecstasy pills hidden inside his air vent at his home in the city of Clearwater,…... Read More