Health

Dr. Marc Boom, president and CEO of Houston Methodist in Houston, talks about the surge in novel coronvirus hospitalizations that occurred in Texas on ABC's "Good Morning America," June 24, 2020. - (ABC News)
June 24, 2020 - 12:26 pm
By IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (HOUSTON) -- The head of one of Houston's largest hospitals told Good Morning America that the rise of coronavirus cases in the city and state is due to people taking the outbreak lightly and urged people to take precautions. Dr. Marc Boom, the CEO of Houston Methodist,...
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June 24, 2020 - 10:04 am
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- When Terri Herrington's husband Bryan died 16 years ago in a workplace accident at the age of 35, five of his organs -- his heart, lungs, kidney, pancreas and liver -- helped to save the lives of four people. One of those people, Jeffrey Granger, received...
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June 24, 2020 - 9:46 am
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Parents in states where day care centers have been allowed to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic face a new dilemma of whether to send their child back to day care or find a way to keep them at home. "My emotional brain is telling me, 'Well, geez, we need...
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June 24, 2020 - 8:10 am
By EDEN DAVID and DR. ALEXIS E. CARRINGTON, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- There's yet another unfortunate outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic: More people with cancer are going undiagnosed and untreated. With health and government officials focused on COVID-19, and people afraid to go to doctor's offices and...
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June 24, 2020 - 8:08 am
By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Twenty-six states are reporting rising numbers of new coronavirus cases as the first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. rages on. Some states have seen increases in the last 14 days. Upticks in Arizona have health experts particularly worried. An ABC...
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June 24, 2020 - 7:48 am
By ELISSA NUNEZ, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As the world grapples with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a new study suggests that antibodies -- the proteins produced by the immune system that can grant protection against reinfection -- may fade in as little as two months after infection in certain people...
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June 24, 2020 - 6:06 am
By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES (NEW YORK) -- While it's true you should be wearing sunscreen all year long, now is the time to really make sure it's a staple within your routine. UV rays are stronger in the summer months according to the American Cancer Society, therefore it's best to have and...
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June 23, 2020 - 11:22 am
By GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- It's a common conundrum in the heat of summer: How do you protect your baby from harmful rays when the stroller top doesn't completely cover them? Some parents and caregivers will throw a thin blanket over top the stroller to shade the baby. But it...
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June 23, 2020 - 10:18 am
By GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Tara Ziegmont's kids were about 6 and 10 when she realized how time seemed to be quickly slipping away. "I've always worked from home, and I found that they did their thing and I did mine. We had a routine, but it felt separate," Ziegmont told Good...
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June 23, 2020 - 9:33 am
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Making plans for summer in the time of the coronavirus pandemic is a parenting dilemma. States, cities and towns are reopening as at least a dozen states have seen record highs of new COVID-19 cases. Some camps are closed, others are open. Some families are...
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