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Watch: New York Measles Case Could Have Exposed Thousands of Travelers

ABC News' Ron Claiborne reports the morning's top stories.

Everything You Want to Know About the Measles

Measles was eliminated by vaccines years ago but is making a comeback.

Flu Hospitalizations of Elderly Hit Record High, CDC Says

Elderly flu patients hit hardest in 9 years.

Watch: Measles Outbreak has Spread to 14 States, 84 Cases this Month

Arizona health officials??? concerned virus could spread during Super Bowl.

Father of Psych Ward Stabbing Victim Says Mental Patients Treated Like 'Prisoners'

Dean Camacho was found stabbed to death by his psych ward roommate.

Watch: All Your Measles Questions Answered

ABC News' Dr. Richard Besser dispels the myths and gives the facts about the resurging measles virus.

Could Measles Outbreak Hit the Super Bowl?

At least 84 people have been infected with the measles in the current outbreak.

Why Pratt and Evans' Super Bowl Bet Means So Much

Meet the children at Seattle Children's Hospital and Christopher's Haven.

Mayor Lowers Death Toll in Mexico Children's Hospital Blast

Mexico City mayor now says two people dead.

Man Runs 8 Miles in Shape of 'Hire Me' to Get Job

Job seeker David Miller took "going the extra mile" quite literally.

Bullied Girl May Face Permanent Blindness, Parents Say

The ball thrown in his daughter's face was no accident, her father said.

Oh, Baby! Welcome to the Mother of All Sports Controversies

Richard Sherman is the latest dealing with being a soon-to-be dad.

How Tom Brady's Cold Could Affect the Super Bowl

Will the Patriots quarterback be over his cold in time for the big game?

Over-the-Counter Medicines Linked to Dementia

Ingredient in common over-the-counter medications such as Benadryl linked to dementia, study shows.

California Declares Electronic Cigarettes a Health Threat

California health officer urges tobacco-like regulation.

Twin Dilemma: Father Can Only Donate to One Child, Seeks Donor

Twins both need liver transplants.

Girl Dies After Catching the Flu, Even After Getting Vaccine

Kiera Driscoll got a flu shot but caught the virus anyway.

How Doctors and Parents May Be Contributing to the Rise of Measles

With at least 64 confirmed cases of measles this month, the disease seems on pace to have its worst year in nearly two decades.

Radiologist Finds SpongeBob SquarePants in Child's X-Ray

A doctor in Saudi Arabia was astounded to find cartoon icon "SpongeBob SquarePants" in a child's x-ray.

Watch: 5-Year-Old Girl Dies After Catching the Flu

Kiera Driscoll of Nevada died three days after developing the flu, despite getting a flu shot.

Amazing Stories From Moms Who Delivered Blizzard Babies

These New England babies just couldn't wait for the snow plows.

Watch: News Anchor Announces ALS Diagnosis on TV

Larry Stogner, an anchor on ABC's North Carolina station WTVD, addressed viewers about his diagnosis.

Super Bowl Parties Hike Calorie Counts

The average American eats 2400 calories at a game day party.

Reasons You Should Eat More Beans

How beans are good for your health.

Surprising Health Benefits of Being a Woman

Members of the so-called weaker sex, listen up.

Ways to Fight a Sugar Binge

How to counteract the effects of eating all the cookies.

People Who Might Be Making You Fat

Food frenemies are everywhere.

Things You Should Know About The Bulletproof Diet

What's up with the latest buzzworthy diet.

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.