St. Patrick's Day tales from the emergency room

(NEW YORK) — Every March, millions of Americans don green garb, eat green food and drink green beer, all to celebrate a heritage that may not be theirs.

On St. Patrick's Day, emergency room staffers prepare themselves for an uptick i... Read More

“Scandal” star Katie Lowes opens up about her personal battle with psoriasis

(LOS ANGELES) — Asking questions, being your own advocate and not becoming complacent are just a few things that actress Katie Lowes wants to instill in those suffering from psoriasis, or any other disease for that matter.

The Sc... Read More

CDC: Native Hawaiians and pacific islanders may be at increased risk of serious health issues

(NEW YORK) -- Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders may be at increased risk of a number of health hazards, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Nation... Read More

New study raises concerns of ibuprofen's apparent link to cardiac arrest

(NEW YORK) -- Ibuprofen is a common over-the-counter painkiller found in many of our medicine cabinets. But now, a new study is raising a big alarm about the drug.

Danish researchers are calling for restrictions on its sales after linking ... Read More

Is reversing diabetes possible?

(NEW YORK) -- Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes. But now, there might be some hope for them.

A new, small study found that a combination of medication, nutrition and intense exercise reversed the disease in some patients who... Read More

Selena Gomez speaks about mental health

(NEW YORK) -- Selena Gomez has found professional success as a musician and actress, but she's also outspoken about her struggles with mental health.

"Tours are a really lonely place for me," Gomez said in an interview with Vogue.... Read More

Five siblings hoping to be adopted together receive overwhelming response

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) --  Five siblings are up for adoption in Kansas, and they hope to find a home together. After the Kansas City Star first reported... Read More

Study: 'Low content' nutrition labels are misleading

(NEW YORK) -- Researchers say that claims on food labels such as "low-sugar" and "low-fat" may not be significant sources of meaning.

According to a st... Read More

Can children sleep through a smoke detector alarm?

(NEW YORK) -- While smoke detectors are credited with saving thousands of lives each year, some researchers suggest that you cannot always rely on their alarm sounds to wake up sleeping children during an emergency.

A small study conducted in ... Read More

How meditation helps Virginia military cadets be more effective warriors

(LEXINGTON, Va.) -- Deep in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, a prestigious military college in southern Virginia steeped in more than a century of tradition has embraced meditation courses as a way for cadets to become more mentally fit.

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Couple carrying terminally ill baby to term speaks out

(NEW YORK) -- One couple who made the selfless decision to carry their terminally ill baby to term so that her short life can be used to save dozens of others spoke out in an interview with ABC News' Good Morning America, saying that their d... Read More

How the GOP health care plan affects women

(WASHINGTON) -- Democrats argue the American Health Care Act, the new Republican health care legislation, will set back advancements made in women’s health care.

According to Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., the new bill “would take ... Read More

Flu season may have peaked, CDC Says

(ATLANTA) — We may have seen the worst of the current flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The numbers have been elevated for 12 straight weeks, but health officials are starting to notice a downturn.
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How to guard against snow dangers to your health and home

(NEW YORK) -- As much of the Northeast braces for a blizzard that could dump a foot of snow in some areas, authorities are warning to take precautions against potential snow related dangers -- from roof collapses to heart attacks.

Here are... Read More