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Avril Lavigne and Lyme Disease: Your Questions Answered

Singer Avril Lavigne revealed in the latest issue of People Magazine that she has been diagnosed with Lyme disease.

Teen Heart Transplant Recipient Dies in Fatal Police Car Chase

Anthony Stokes, 17 was initially denied a heart transplant over "noncompliance."

Why Your Brain Will Trick You This April Fool's Day

Turns out your brain is predisposed to believe silly April Fool's Day pranks.

Recovering Joni Mitchell and Her Mysterious Skin Condition

Mitchell has said that she has Morgellons disease, a controversial diagnosis in which patients feel an unexplained crawling sensation on the skin.

Tenth-Century Eye Salve May Kill Modern Super Bugs

Could a tenth century eye salve be the secret to fighting modern super bugs?

5-Year-Old Shooting Victim Feted at Pirate-Themed Party

Donovan Lyles Jr. was struck by a stray bullet from a random shooting. He lost his eye but not his spirit.

None of the Enterovirus Patients With Paralysis Has Fully Recovered

Children with paralysis might have been having a strange immune response.

Inside Parents' Struggle to Choose Risky Prenatal Surgery

While this little girl's life is just getting started, it has already been a long journey for her parents.

10 Years After Schiavo's Death, 'End of Life' Debate Rages

Ten years after the death of Terri Schiavo, the debate over when to end the life of someone catastrophically ill rages on.

Eating Disorder Awareness Group Endorses Aerie Underwear

Underwear line gets high praise for using unretouched model photos.

Why You Should Care About GNC's New Supplement Guidelines

GNC responds to investigation revealing mislabeling of ginseng, echinacea and others.

An Apple a Day May Not Keep the Doctor Away After All

An apple a day may not keep the doctor away but it couldn't hurt.

Ways to Deal With Painful Sex

When you've always enjoyed sex and suddenly it hurts, it can be upsetting.

Ways Exercise Makes You Look and Feel Younger

The powers of a steady fitness routine are impressive.

Life Events That Can Lead to Divorce

Most couples face plenty of stressors and life changes, both big and small.

How Often Pilots Commit 'Aircraft-Assisted Suicide'

Researchers examined 20 years of plane crash data to delve into pilot suicides.

Watch: Indiana Couple Expecting 'One in a Million' Triplets

Matt and Ashley Alexander are expecting identical triplet girls who were conceived naturally.

Couple Welcomes 'One in a Million' Set of Triplets

A naturally conceived set of triplets can be as rare as "one in a million."

Watch: Michigan Man Calls 911 After Mistakenly Eating Pot Brownies

The 58-year-old thought he was having a deadly stroke, but he was actually having a reaction to marijuana-laced brownies his daughter had baked, police said.

Man Mistakenly Eats Pot Brownie and Reports He's Having a Stroke

Needs standards.

School Tells 'Tiny' Girl Her Body Mass Index is Too High

Mom says her 7-year-old asked her if she was fat after seeing the BMI note from school.

Watch: School Tells 'Tiny' Girl Her Body Mass Index Is Too High

Amanda Moss was shocked by the note given to her 54-pound daughter who stands 3 feet 10 inches tall.

Watch: Dallas Woman Arrested for Allegedly Giving Illegal Butt Injections

Denise Rochelle Ross, known as ???Wee Wee,??? allegedly performed butt enhancement injections without a medical license.

Watch: Hawaii Woman Receives Bionic Eye Implant

The 72-year-old patient lost her eyesight two years ago due to a hereditary disease.

Watch: Indiana's HIV Outbreak Prompts Declaration of Public Health Emergency

Governor Mike Pence outlines programs to address the rise in cases of the virus in Scott County.

The 4 Most Confusing Things About Sugar

What's the deal with sugar? No doubt, sugar is the diet villain du jour.

Dr. Besser's Look at Life Inside the Hot Zone

Dr. Richard Besser reports on the growing outbreak from Monrovia, Liberia.

Meet the Window Washers That Transform Into Superheroes for Sick Kids

Pediatric patients delighted to meet rappelling superheroes at Mayo Clinic.

8 Surprising Effects of Obesity

Obesity ups the risk of common cancers, a new study found.

Twinless Twins Grieve Together

People whose twin has died have found one another on Facebook.

Cancer Lessons I Learned From a Fictional Teenage Boy

That love scene from "The Fault in Our Stars" is so intense.

How Scientists and Doctors Use Baby-Friendly Tricks to Study Infants

For all the impressive advancements in medical technology, researchers and scientists still face a daunting challenge when they study the habits of the adorable but uncommunicative subjects called human infants.