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Teacher says she's 'extremely grateful' after students surprise her on last day of chemo

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) --  A teacher battling breast cancer didn't know it, but she was in for a big surprise on the day she finished chemotherapy.When Katherine James of Santa Barbara, California, arrived home from her final treatment last week, she was met by a mob of kids who offered…... Read More

Dancers with disabilities slay in jaw-dropping video

(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) -- They call it "rehability": the intersection of rehabilitation and ability. We call it "slaying."No matter what you call it, prepared to get inspired by a video created by Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They paired former patients and campers with Mary Free…... Read More

Yogurt: A good source of vitamins, minerals…and sugar

(NEW YORK) -- New research published in the British Medical Journal today reminds us that it might be time to scrutinize our yogurt labels more closely.Yogurt is a good source of protein, calcium, and vitamins like B2 and B12. It also can contain live lactic-acid producing bacteria that falls under…... Read More

The LPGA is one of the only women's leagues to provide league-wide child care for its players

(NEW YORK) -- Like most expectant parents, Sydnee Michaels was overcome with emotions, questions and fears when she found out she was pregnant.But one thing she wasn't worried about? Having proper child care once she returned to work.The 30-year-old has been playing on the LPGA Tour since 2012 and became…... Read More

Infant walkers provide no benefit, cause much harm: Study

BY: DR. NICKY MEHTANI (NEW YORK) -- More than 230,000 children under 15 months of age were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments between 1990 and 2014 due to infant walker-related injuries, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.More than 6,500 of those were cases of skull…... Read More

Mom asks thief to return 8-year-old's wheelchair stolen from outside their home

(PHILADELPHIA) -- A mother is asking for her son's wheelchair to be returned in one piece after she said it was stolen from outside her Philadelphia home last weekend. Ryan Lewis, 8, has cerebral palsy and depends on the customized electric wheelchair to get around, his mother said."If Ryan’s chair…... Read More

Healthy, elderly adults should think twice before starting aspirin: Study

BY: DR. NICKY MEHTANI (NEW YORK) -- A daily aspirin may have more risks than benefits if you’re over 70, according to a new study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. Yet aspirin, called a “wonder drug” against heart disease, is taken regularly by about 50…... Read More

'Lawnmower' parenting on the rise

(NEW YORK) -- Helicopter parents may hover and tiger moms may roar, but make room for the lawnmower parent whose approach to child-rearing is generating buzz.In an essay recently published on the site Weareteachers.com, an anonymous educator calls the parenting style a "troubling trend.""Lawnmower parents go to whatever lengths necessary…... Read More

2-year-old boy with cancer gets early Christmas love from around the world

(CINCINNATI) -- After one family said their baby was sent home with two months to live, neighbors and friends around the world have banded together to create early Christmas for the boy."We decided to make every day that he has left as amazing as it can be," Brody’s sister McKenzie…... Read More

Florida health center Recovery Unplugged uses music to help fight addiction

(NEW YORK) -- Addiction has taken an immeasurable toll on millions of American families. Over the past several years, there has been a sharp increase in drug overdoses deaths in the midst of a growing opioid epidemic. Experts and public officials have tried to determine who is responsible and what…... Read More

Relief fund set up by GlobalGiving for those affected by Hurricane Florence

(NEW YORK) -- As Hurricane Florence pummels towards the Carolinas and neighboring states, many residents are bracing for what officials are calling "the storm of a lifetime," and its anticipated catastrophic flooding, storm surge and damaging winds.The impending storm -- which is expected to make landfall Friday morning -- has…... Read More