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ABC News(ATLANTA) — A Georgia doctor, whose medical license was suspended after she was accused by patients of recording music videos during surgeries without their consent, says she was “safe” and the patients in her videos had agreed to participate. “The videos were pre-consented, staged, and done at a safe interval,” Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte told […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Another disease to blame on mosquitos, in addition to Zika, dengue, chikungunya? The list of viruses infecting humans through pesky mosquito bites continues to increase: Keystone virus has joined the ranks. What is Keystone virus? It’s from a family of viruses known as the Bunyaviridae group. These viruses have been associated with […]

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A Chicago resident has been confirmed as the first person in Illinois this year to have contracted mosquito-borne West Nile virus, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. The woman, who is in her 60s, contracted the virus and become sick in mid-May, IDPH reported Wednesday. The agency is urging residents to […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A government study found that chemicals found in drinking water around the country could pose risks to human health at lower levels than the government currently recognizes, potentially opening the door for more states to begin cleaning up or regulating the chemical. The report released Wednesday by a branch of Health and […]

TongRo Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Whether you’re laid-back or energetic, there’s a workout fit for your personality. “No matter your personality type, there is a workout for you, so no excuses,” Dr. Tania Elliott, a New York-based allergist and preventive health expert at EHE, told Good Morning America. “There are various things you can do […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the school year winds down, opioid prevention in schools are trending up. One in 7 high school students in America reported they’d misused prescription opioids, like hydrocodone, in the past year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Ashland, Kentucky a community of just over 21,000 people along […]

WLS-TV(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Fire Department is investigating why paramedics mistakenly thought a teenager who was shot in the head was dead and left his body lying in the street covered in a sheet until bystanders saw his arms and legs twitching. Paramedics left Erin Carey, 17, unattended next to a gutter as they treated […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Summer is upon us, which means it’s time to hit your local farmers market for the freshest seasonal ingredients. seasonal food not only tastes amazing, but it helps build a sustainable food system, supports local farmers and enhances recipes because you’re using layers of flavors have been picked at their peak. Summer […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stress may not just affect the mind, but may actually affect the physical immune system, a new study found. Everyone will experience a significant life stressor at some point in their lives, such as loss of a loved one, or exposure to violence. While most people exposed to hardships gradually recover, a […]

Nichole Brooks(DALLAS) — A mom who made the decision to shave her toddler’s head as he undergoes chemotherapy for cancer treatment shared her powerful photos to Facebook. And though it was a difficult process, Nichole Brooks took great comfort in what happened when her 2.5-year-old son Wyatt looked in the mirror and saw himself hairless […]

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