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Apple Watch told man, 46, he had an irregular heartbeat -- it was right

(RICHMOND, Va.) -- When Ed Dentel updated his Apple Watch on Thursday night, he didn't expect it to upend his weekend, much less change his life.The 46-year-old communications consultant from Richmond, Virginia, does taekwondo with his family three times a week, bikes and skis frequently, and had no history of…... Read More

'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland reveals serious health struggles, second kidney transplant

(NEW YORK) -- Modern Family star Sarah Hyland is going public with her serious health struggles.In an in-depth profile for Self magazine, Hyland, 28, reveals that she recently had a second kidney transplant after her first transplant was rejected. She also had surgery for endometriosis and a hernia. All together…... Read More

How DNA, genetic genealogy made 2018 the year to crack cold cases

(NEW YORK) -- Christine Franke was a 25-year-old college student when she was shot dead in her Orlando apartment on Oct. 21, 2001.Though DNA was left behind at the crime scene, years went by without an arrest.The killing and the wait for justice devastated her mother and relatives."It's a terrible…... Read More

Supreme Court deals blow to two states' attempts to cut Planned Parenthood funding

(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court Monday dealt a blow to two states' attempts to hamstring Planned Parenthood clinics by disqualifying them from public Medicaid funds.The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in two cases concerning moves by Kansas and Louisiana to terminate Planned Parenthood health centers from their state…... Read More

Son launches campaign to fulfill his dying father's wish of attending Super Bowl

(ATLANTA) -- One Georgia son is trying to fulfill his father's dying wish to go to the big game.Steven Skinner, a father of four children and husband to his wife of 32 years, is battling for his life after being diagnosed with glioblastoma, an incurable type of brain cancer.The 56-year…... Read More

After marijuana helps patriarch with Alzheimer's, his family pushes for more research

BY. DR. FORD VOX (BOSTON) -- A Massachusetts family’s experience giving marijuana edibles to their dying patriarch is set to kick off a desperately needed investigation into how cannabis might treat some of the more troubling symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, a condition that affects 5.7 million Americans.Alexander Spier spent three…... Read More

CDC warns against eating raw cookie dough

(NEW YORK) -- The holidays are upon us and for many that means family time in the kitchen preparing delicious baked goods and maybe even licking the spoon before the cookies go into the oven. So the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put out a warning this week…... Read More

Asian longhorned tick is a growing threat in the US, but it's not the main threat

(WASHINGTON) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is alerting the public about the Asian longhorned tick, a species of tick not normally found in the United States that is known for its ability to mass-reproduce. Since its discovery in 2017, it has been spotted in several states, according…... Read More

Second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history spreads to major city

(BUTEMBO, Democratic Republic of Congo) -- The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city.Butembo, a bustling city of almost a million people in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, is reporting an increasing number of cases of Ebola virus disease in the country's current epidemic. There…... Read More

Trump administration finalizes rollback of school lunch regulations

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration has finalized a rollback of school lunch regulations championed for years by former first lady Michelle Obama.Under the rules first announced last year, schools are now allowed to offer more flavored milk options, like chocolate. Additionally, the Obama-era efforts to limit sodium content in school…... Read More

Blood center: 'Tremendous response' for 2-year-old in need of rare blood type

(MIAMI) -- The organization leading the worldwide search to find units of a rare blood type for a 2-year-old desperately in need of life-saving cancer treatment has received a "tremendous response" to the family's public plea to locate donors, a representative told ABC News.OneBlood has received 12,000 emails alone since…... Read More

Secondhand smoke still a problem for Americans: CDC

BY: DR. SUMIR SHAH (NEW YORK) -- Fifty-eight million Americans are still exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a new report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.It’s a proven danger, and exposure rates have been plummeting over the years -- until now. In 1988, 87 percent of people…... Read More

Can a trip to the park save your life?

(NEW YORK) -- Considering a trip to the park this weekend? It could save your life. According to new research from the American Heart Association, people who spend time in neighborhoods with green space may have better blood vessel health and lower levels of biomarkers that indicate high stress and…... Read More

Baby ibuprofen recalled from Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar

(NEW YORK) -- A New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company issued a recall of its infants' liquid ibuprofen after discovering higher concentrations of the medication in some packages.Tris Pharma said it voluntarily recalled three lots of "Infants' Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID)" on Wednesday because it possibly contained higher amounts of…... Read More