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HHS disputes report it ‘banned words’ at CDC

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Trump administration officials in the Department of Health and Human Services said a report that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading U.S. public health agency, is being barred from using certain words, including "diversity,"   ... Read More

1-year-old toddler successfully hits the slopes on a snowboard

@NickRowley(BOISE, Idaho) -- One snowboard-loving family was determined to get their daughter up on the slopes by her 1st birthday.

Nick and Whitney Rowley pulled it off, having their daughter, Cash, successfully snowboard on a bunny slope at Bogus   ... Read More

More than 200 passengers aboard Royal Caribbean ship stricken with stomach virus

Photodisc/Thinkstock(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- About 220 passengers aboard a five-night Caribbean cruise, slated to return to Ft. Lauderdale Saturday morning, suffered from a gastrointestinal illness over the past week, Royal Caribbean announced.

"Independence of the Seas is currently on   ... Read More

Santa delivers Christmas magic to babies in the NICU with special visit

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(FLINT, Mich.) -- More than 20 preemies in the NICU at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, got a magical visit from Santa ahead of the holidays.

“It’s really special because you can’t take your little guys or girls   ... Read More

Two swimmers in San Francisco bit by sea lions 24 hours apart

KGO-TV(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Two swimmers were bit by sea lions in San Francisco Bay this week, prompting officials to close a popular water park on Friday.

The sea lion attacks occurred less than 24 hours apart near Aquatic Park   ... Read More

‘Life or death’ insurance program for kids could lose funding in matter of months

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Comedian Jimmy Kimmel brought his 7-month-old son on stage for his monologue Monday night to draw attention to the de-funding of a "life or death" program that helps America's sick kids.

Kimmel first spoke about   ... Read More

Sweet dad shaves his head so daughter diagnosed with alopecia feels loved

Chelsea Sylvaria(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) -- After a Rhode Island dad heard that his 6-year-old daughter, who has alopecia, said she didn't love herself because she didn't have hair, he decided to show her how unimportant hair really is.

Dave Sylvaria's   ... Read More

Hospitals offer ‘gentle’ C-sections with options like aromatherapy and a see-through drape

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When Tara Martinez gave birth to her second child, she was able to watch the birth and have immediate skin-to-skin contact with her son, even though she had a cesarean section.

“You're carrying this baby for   ... Read More

Fast food employee comes to the rescue of diabetic woman at drive-thru window

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(AMARILLO, Texas) -- Texas resident Rebecca Boening was driving on Dec. 8 when she felt her blood sugar level dropping.

Boening, who is diabetic, began "sweating and shaking," she told ABC News.
 
"My heart was racing,   ... Read More

Chicago Boy, 4, sharing gift of books with others after reading 100 in a day

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- A 4-year-old Chicago boy is inspiring others to share the gift of reading after thousands watched him read 100 books in one day on Facebook Live.

Caleb Green committed himself to reading 100 different books last Saturday,   ... Read More

France to ban mobile phones in primary, middle schools starting next fall

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- Banning cellphones in French schools was one of the promises made by Emmanuel Macron during his campaign to become president of France last spring. Six months after he won the election, the French president and his government   ... Read More

FDA warns not to consume the raw dough in your Christmas cookies

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new warning against consuming raw cookie dough as Christmas cookie season gets underway.

While the potential risks of consuming raw eggs have are widely known, the FDA's   ... Read More

10-year-old double amputee who lost everything in California wildfires gets snowboard lessons from US Paralympian

iStock/Thinkstock(BRECKENRIDGE, Co.) -- A 10-year-old double amputee who lost everything in the California wildfires learned how to snowboard from a Paralympic medalist who is also an amputee.

Lilly Biagini, of Santa Rosa, California, spent last week hitting the slopes   ... Read More

Family fights to find a cure after 2 children are diagnosed with fatal genetic disease

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A couple from New York are pleading for the public's help to raise awareness and funds in order to find a cure after two of their children were diagnosed with a rare and fatal genetic   ... Read More

Sixth-graders create video to help classmate reach $1M goal for medical research

iStock/Thinkstock(IPSWICH, Mass.) -- From selling shoelaces to lemonade stands and bake sales, the community of Ipswich, Massachusetts, has been rallying hard to raise $1 million by the end of 2017 for sixth-grader Talia Duff.

Talia has Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy type   ... Read More

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HHS disputes report it ‘banned words’ at CDC

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Trump administration officials in the Department of Health and Human Services said a report that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading U.S. public health agency, is being barred from using certain words, including "diversity,"   ... Read More

1-year-old toddler successfully hits the slopes on a snowboard

@NickRowley(BOISE, Idaho) -- One snowboard-loving family was determined to get their daughter up on the slopes by her 1st birthday.

Nick and Whitney Rowley pulled it off, having their daughter, Cash, successfully snowboard on a bunny slope at Bogus   ... Read More

More than 200 passengers aboard Royal Caribbean ship stricken with stomach virus

Photodisc/Thinkstock(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- About 220 passengers aboard a five-night Caribbean cruise, slated to return to Ft. Lauderdale Saturday morning, suffered from a gastrointestinal illness over the past week, Royal Caribbean announced.

"Independence of the Seas is currently on   ... Read More

Santa delivers Christmas magic to babies in the NICU with special visit

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(FLINT, Mich.) -- More than 20 preemies in the NICU at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, got a magical visit from Santa ahead of the holidays.

“It’s really special because you can’t take your little guys or girls   ... Read More

Two swimmers in San Francisco bit by sea lions 24 hours apart

KGO-TV(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Two swimmers were bit by sea lions in San Francisco Bay this week, prompting officials to close a popular water park on Friday.

The sea lion attacks occurred less than 24 hours apart near Aquatic Park   ... Read More

‘Life or death’ insurance program for kids could lose funding in matter of months

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Comedian Jimmy Kimmel brought his 7-month-old son on stage for his monologue Monday night to draw attention to the de-funding of a "life or death" program that helps America's sick kids.

Kimmel first spoke about   ... Read More

Sweet dad shaves his head so daughter diagnosed with alopecia feels loved

Chelsea Sylvaria(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) -- After a Rhode Island dad heard that his 6-year-old daughter, who has alopecia, said she didn't love herself because she didn't have hair, he decided to show her how unimportant hair really is.

Dave Sylvaria's   ... Read More

Hospitals offer ‘gentle’ C-sections with options like aromatherapy and a see-through drape

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When Tara Martinez gave birth to her second child, she was able to watch the birth and have immediate skin-to-skin contact with her son, even though she had a cesarean section.

“You're carrying this baby for   ... Read More

Fast food employee comes to the rescue of diabetic woman at drive-thru window

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(AMARILLO, Texas) -- Texas resident Rebecca Boening was driving on Dec. 8 when she felt her blood sugar level dropping.

Boening, who is diabetic, began "sweating and shaking," she told ABC News.
 
"My heart was racing,   ... Read More

Chicago Boy, 4, sharing gift of books with others after reading 100 in a day

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- A 4-year-old Chicago boy is inspiring others to share the gift of reading after thousands watched him read 100 books in one day on Facebook Live.

Caleb Green committed himself to reading 100 different books last Saturday,   ... Read More

France to ban mobile phones in primary, middle schools starting next fall

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- Banning cellphones in French schools was one of the promises made by Emmanuel Macron during his campaign to become president of France last spring. Six months after he won the election, the French president and his government   ... Read More

FDA warns not to consume the raw dough in your Christmas cookies

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new warning against consuming raw cookie dough as Christmas cookie season gets underway.

While the potential risks of consuming raw eggs have are widely known, the FDA's   ... Read More

10-year-old double amputee who lost everything in California wildfires gets snowboard lessons from US Paralympian

iStock/Thinkstock(BRECKENRIDGE, Co.) -- A 10-year-old double amputee who lost everything in the California wildfires learned how to snowboard from a Paralympic medalist who is also an amputee.

Lilly Biagini, of Santa Rosa, California, spent last week hitting the slopes   ... Read More

Family fights to find a cure after 2 children are diagnosed with fatal genetic disease

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A couple from New York are pleading for the public's help to raise awareness and funds in order to find a cure after two of their children were diagnosed with a rare and fatal genetic   ... Read More

Sixth-graders create video to help classmate reach $1M goal for medical research

iStock/Thinkstock(IPSWICH, Mass.) -- From selling shoelaces to lemonade stands and bake sales, the community of Ipswich, Massachusetts, has been rallying hard to raise $1 million by the end of 2017 for sixth-grader Talia Duff.

Talia has Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy type   ... Read More

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