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Doctor warns there could be 100,000 more American COVID-19 deaths by Labor Day, but models vary widely

By ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- Infectious disease experts from the Emory University School of Medicine are warning that given the current rate of deaths per day, it is possible the U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus could double by September as restrictions are lifted throughout the summer,…... Read More

Rapper G Herbo opens up about PTSD to address ‘mental illness war zone’ in Chicago

By DEENA ZARU, ABC News(CHICAGO) -- By the time he was in the sixth grade, G Herbo had already started losing friends to gun violence and according to the Chicago rapper, for communities that deal with the brunt of the violence, the city has become a “mental illness war zone.”The…... Read More

Coronavirus care in hospitals will be different come fall -- here's how

By DR. JAY BHATT, OLIVIA RUBIN, DR. MARK ABDELMALEK, MATTHEW MOSK and EDEN DAVID, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- If a second wave of the novel coronavirus emerges in the U.S. this fall, medical experts said patients arriving in American emergency rooms will likely have an entirely different experience than what…... Read More

How viral videos of killings of black men take a toll on black male mental health

By AVERI HARPER, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- For many black men, viral videos featuring the killings of other black men can weigh heavily. Watching the disturbing footage can impact the mental health of African American men, experts say.For civil rights advocate and Georgetown Law Center professor Preston Mitchem, the images…... Read More

13% of cancer patients who contract coronavirus likely to die, study suggests

(NEW YORK) -- BY: DR. ANGELA BALDWINAs doctors and scientists continue to learn more about the novel coronavirus, researchers are laboring to figure out exactly who is the most susceptible to the virus. One vulnerable group that has not yet been extensively researched is people with cancer -- but a…... Read More

Battling cancer and COVID-19: Patients, survivors worry about lost time

By DEVIN DWYER, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- For Meredith Minister, this was supposed to be a summer of living it up and dancing away fears of late-stage metastatic cancer."I am in a place with cancer where I am just trying to make decisions to live my life as long as…... Read More

Former TV anchor shares her recovery from massive stroke at 49

By GMA Team, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Vivian King was 49 years old when she suffered a massive stroke."I was in neurological ICU for 10 days and the hospital for a total of 32 days," King, a former TV news anchor in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, told Good Morning America. "That was…... Read More

Coronavirus vaccine update: Possible by the end of the year?

By SONY SALZMAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- With top White House officials indicating a coronavirus vaccine may be available by January 2021, scientists and vaccine experts outside the Trump administration are cautious but optimistic that a vaccine could be delivered on such an accelerated timeline.Experts interviewed by ABC warned that…... Read More

This 27-year-old lost 120 pounds in 1 year by making small life changes

By ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- All her life, 27-year-old Kiah Twisselman believed she just had "bad genetics," which prevented her from losing weight. But two years ago, she proved that theory wrong and went from 285 to 163 pounds by eating healthy and exercising."I just started showing…... Read More

Mom loses son to accidental overdose during COVID-19: Here's what you should know

By NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A mother who lost her only child to an accidental drug overdose is speaking out in hopes of saving lives as overdose deaths raise national concerns during the novel coronavirus pandemic.Chandler Cook was clean for over a year before his sudden death…... Read More

Kim Kardashian West's trainer shares five moves to mix up your workouts

By HALEY YAMADA, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- SKIMS aren’t the only thing Kim Kardashian West relies on to look fantastic in every outfit. She also puts in work with celebrity trainer Melissa Alcantara.Alcantara just published her first book, Fit Gurl: The Total-Body Turnaround and shared five moves with ABC…... Read More

Who is spreading COVID-19 misinformation and why

(WASHINGTON) -- BY: BENJAMIN BELL and FERGAL GALLAGHERThe crippling spread of COVID-19 across the globe has progressed in parallel with a flood of information online relating to the pandemic. The World Health Organization branded that spread as an "infodemic" earlier this year.The "infodemic" has highlighted the importance of readers identifying…... Read More

Sailor Brinkley-Cook opens up about her struggles with body dysmorphia and eating disorders

By MEGAN STONE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Sailor Brinkley-Cook, who recently competed in last season's Dancing with the Stars, opened up about her relationship with her body image in an Instagram post.The 21-year-old, who is the daughter of model Christie Brinkley, revealed that she suffers from body dysmorphia.Along with a…... Read More

What is R0 for the COVID-19 virus and why it's a key metric for re-opening plans

By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- If you've been reading coronavirus news coverage, you've likely stumbled across a reference to a term called "R0." It's been on the tips of world leaders' tongues in recent months, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel's, whose R0 explanation garnered nine million views on…... Read More