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ABC News(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — A couple tied the knot this month at the Memphis hospital where they met as children undergoing cancer treatment. “It was a perfect moment where all of these things came together,” Lindsey Alsup told ABC Memphis affiliate WATN-TV. “We were able to see how life had led us down this path.” […]

Ivana Firestone(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 her hugs and […]

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — To humans, wasps are not as popular or as well-liked as bees, according to a new study from the University College London that was published in the Ecological Entomology. “Culturally, we are brought up to hate or fear wasps; this is likely to influence the likelihood of scientists choosing to study wasps, as […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released updated recommendations on Tuesday for how primary care doctors can help patients battle obesity. After reviewing recent studies on the topic, USPSTF concluded in a statement, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, that behavior-based weight loss interventions — techniques like goal-setting and […]

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago(CHICAGO) — The 11-year-old girl in desperate need of a new heart who was surprised by Drake last month in a heartwarming viral video spoke out after her successful heart transplant surgery, saying: “I felt more alive.” “It’s so much better than my other heart,” Sofia Sanchez, […]

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital (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 […]

iStock/Thinkstock(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 the category of “probiotic,” […]

iStock/Thinkstock(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 pregnant during the […]

iStock/Thinkstock 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 fracture, according to […]

WPVI-TV(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 still in one piece, […]


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