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June 20, 2018 - 4:46 pm
(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...
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June 20, 2018 - 4:33 pm
(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...
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June 20, 2018 - 9:06 am
(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...
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June 19, 2018 - 1:49 pm
(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...
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Nichole Brooks
June 19, 2018 - 11:31 am
(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...
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June 19, 2018 - 10:05 am
(NEW YORK) -- If you need another reason to avoid parties, consider this finding from the U.K. show Food Unwrapped: you can get a nasty stomach bug, and even herpes, from party dip. While the scourge of double-dipping came to the fore thanks to that famous Seinfeld moment, scientists on Food...
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June 19, 2018 - 7:53 am
(NEW YORK) -- With the shocking deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain still fresh in our minds and dramatic new statistics showing suicides on the rise, we’re all grappling with how pervasive and devastating suicide is. Around 1.4 million in the United States alone are estimated to attempt...
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June 18, 2018 - 6:25 pm
(CLARKE COUNTY, VA.) -- Scientists and officials on the East Coast are working to locate invasive plants known as giant hogweed that can cause third-degree burns and even permanent blindness to those who come in contact, after Virginia residents reported discovering the noxious plants in their...
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June 18, 2018 - 5:56 pm
BY DR. KARINE TAWAGI, BY ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- "Call of Duty," "Grand Theft Auto" and "Fortnite" are just some of the super-popular video games that have captured the imaginations of gamers around the world. But health officials have become increasingly concerned about what all those hours lost in...
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June 18, 2018 - 9:43 am
(NEW YORK) -- Summer is all about backyard barbecues and that means lots of burgers and food on the grill. If you're trying to be healthier this summer, there are simple swaps to lighten up the go-to grilling dishes, says nutrition expert Brooke Alpert. Alpert, author of "The Diet Detox," shared a...
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