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CDC Warns All Men with Possible Zika Exposure to Wait 6 Months Before Attempting to Procreate

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you and your partner are thinking about getting pregnant, there's a new warning to keep in mind as the Zika virus continues to spread.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its   ... Read More

Trump Ad Featuring Ivanka Focuses on Childcare for Working Families

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- With 39 days left until voters head to the polls, Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka, is now headlining a television ad on behalf of her father’s campaign. According to the campaign, the ad will   ... Read More

Deli Menu Perfectly Sums Up Pain of Parents Dining with Kids

iStock/Thinkstock(ALTOONA, Pa.) -- It's the Deli at Mansion Park's first stab at a kids' menu, and they nailed it.

The Altoona, Pennsylvania, establishment has already seen an uptick in business, manager Brian Stroh told ABC News.

"As a single   ... Read More

Dog Born Without Paws Gets Second Chance Thanks to Wheelchair

Kitiya Boonyung/@Maya_Siberian/Instagram(NEW YORK) -- Maya, a 3-year-old Siberian husky, was born without paws on all four legs due to a congenital disorder.

"She was born from inbreeding...by [the] owner of bad farm," owner Kitiya Boonyung told ABC News.

When   ... Read More

Your Body: Sugar Consumption in Kids

iStock/ThinkstockDR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

The American Heart Association says there’s been a lack of clarity in how much added sugar is recommended for kids. Now the organization has come out with its first recommendations and   ... Read More

Memphis Health Officials Investigating Legionnaires’ Outbreak

solarseven/iStock/Thinkstock(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- Health officials in Tennessee are attempting to reach out to six thousand people who may have been exposed to Legionnaires’ disease at a Memphis hotel.

There are six confirmed cases of the disease linked to the   ... Read More

Fight Back This Fall Against Ragweed Allergies

fotomem/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Colder temperatures and shorter daylight hours signal both the arrival of fall and ragweed allergy season, which means itchy eyes and runny noses for millions.

Allergies can be a year-round nuisance, but in the fall it's   ... Read More

Dengue Fever Infection Reported in Miami Area

iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- Health officials announced on Wednesday that they have detected a case of locally acquired dengue fever in Miami-Dade county, according to the Florida Health Department.

Dengue fever is a viral disease that is mainly spread by the   ... Read More

Dozens Injured in NJ Train Crash Treated at Area Hospitals

KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images(HOBOKEN, N.J.) -- At least 51 people are receiving treatment at Jersey City Medical Center after a New Jersey Transit commuter train crashed into Hoboken Terminal Thursday morning, according to hospital officials.

One person has died and   ... Read More

Your Body: Can Eating Healthy Be Bad for Your Health

iStock/ThinkstockDR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

Does trying to eat healthy encourage kids and teenagers to develop eating disorders? New research says that could be the case.

A recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics focuses   ... Read More

Drug Overdose Deaths Drive Increase in Number of Organ Donations: One Family’s Story of Hope from Despair

Courtesy Laurie Clemens(RICHMOND, Va.) — Laurie Clemens described her son, Brandon Morris, as an outgoing, all-American boy who loved to play football and go fishing.

"He was always there for me," Clemens said, "a typical mama’s boy."

On a   ... Read More

FDA Approves of First-of-Its-Kind Insulin Device That Gives Hope for ‘Artificial Pancreas’

KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a first-of-its-kind insulin device today designed to automatically deliver insulin for type 1 diabetics. The device has many in the diabetic and health care community hoping it could lead to   ... Read More

Baby Born From ‘Three Parents’ Brings Hope to Those With Mitochondrial Disease

Wavebreakmedia Ltd/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An infant born thanks to a breakthrough procedure that used genetic material from three people could give hope to thousands in the U.S. struggling with mitochondrial disease.

The baby boy was born without a mutation   ... Read More

Alan Cumming on How Meditation, Kindness Has Helped Him Find Happiness

ABC News(NEW YORK) --  Alan Cumming wears many hats. He’s is an award-winning Broadway actor, best known for his role in "Cabaret," and became an on-screen name in TV’s "The Good Wife" and as Nightcrawler in “X-Men 2." On   ... Read More

Your Body: Finding the Right Type of Cancer Screening for Your Breast Density

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorContinued controversy over breast cancer screening frequency in women over 50.

If you have dense breast it may be harder to identity possible presence of cancer. So those with dense   ... Read More

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CDC Warns All Men with Possible Zika Exposure to Wait 6 Months Before Attempting to Procreate

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you and your partner are thinking about getting pregnant, there's a new warning to keep in mind as the Zika virus continues to spread.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its   ... Read More

Trump Ad Featuring Ivanka Focuses on Childcare for Working Families

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- With 39 days left until voters head to the polls, Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka, is now headlining a television ad on behalf of her father’s campaign. According to the campaign, the ad will   ... Read More

Deli Menu Perfectly Sums Up Pain of Parents Dining with Kids

iStock/Thinkstock(ALTOONA, Pa.) -- It's the Deli at Mansion Park's first stab at a kids' menu, and they nailed it.

The Altoona, Pennsylvania, establishment has already seen an uptick in business, manager Brian Stroh told ABC News.

"As a single   ... Read More

Dog Born Without Paws Gets Second Chance Thanks to Wheelchair

Kitiya Boonyung/@Maya_Siberian/Instagram(NEW YORK) -- Maya, a 3-year-old Siberian husky, was born without paws on all four legs due to a congenital disorder.

"She was born from inbreeding...by [the] owner of bad farm," owner Kitiya Boonyung told ABC News.

When   ... Read More

Your Body: Sugar Consumption in Kids

iStock/ThinkstockDR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

The American Heart Association says there’s been a lack of clarity in how much added sugar is recommended for kids. Now the organization has come out with its first recommendations and   ... Read More

Memphis Health Officials Investigating Legionnaires’ Outbreak

solarseven/iStock/Thinkstock(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- Health officials in Tennessee are attempting to reach out to six thousand people who may have been exposed to Legionnaires’ disease at a Memphis hotel.

There are six confirmed cases of the disease linked to the   ... Read More

Fight Back This Fall Against Ragweed Allergies

fotomem/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Colder temperatures and shorter daylight hours signal both the arrival of fall and ragweed allergy season, which means itchy eyes and runny noses for millions.

Allergies can be a year-round nuisance, but in the fall it's   ... Read More

Dengue Fever Infection Reported in Miami Area

iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- Health officials announced on Wednesday that they have detected a case of locally acquired dengue fever in Miami-Dade county, according to the Florida Health Department.

Dengue fever is a viral disease that is mainly spread by the   ... Read More

Dozens Injured in NJ Train Crash Treated at Area Hospitals

KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images(HOBOKEN, N.J.) -- At least 51 people are receiving treatment at Jersey City Medical Center after a New Jersey Transit commuter train crashed into Hoboken Terminal Thursday morning, according to hospital officials.

One person has died and   ... Read More

Your Body: Can Eating Healthy Be Bad for Your Health

iStock/ThinkstockDR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

Does trying to eat healthy encourage kids and teenagers to develop eating disorders? New research says that could be the case.

A recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics focuses   ... Read More

Drug Overdose Deaths Drive Increase in Number of Organ Donations: One Family’s Story of Hope from Despair

Courtesy Laurie Clemens(RICHMOND, Va.) — Laurie Clemens described her son, Brandon Morris, as an outgoing, all-American boy who loved to play football and go fishing.

"He was always there for me," Clemens said, "a typical mama’s boy."

On a   ... Read More

FDA Approves of First-of-Its-Kind Insulin Device That Gives Hope for ‘Artificial Pancreas’

KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a first-of-its-kind insulin device today designed to automatically deliver insulin for type 1 diabetics. The device has many in the diabetic and health care community hoping it could lead to   ... Read More

Baby Born From ‘Three Parents’ Brings Hope to Those With Mitochondrial Disease

Wavebreakmedia Ltd/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An infant born thanks to a breakthrough procedure that used genetic material from three people could give hope to thousands in the U.S. struggling with mitochondrial disease.

The baby boy was born without a mutation   ... Read More

Alan Cumming on How Meditation, Kindness Has Helped Him Find Happiness

ABC News(NEW YORK) --  Alan Cumming wears many hats. He’s is an award-winning Broadway actor, best known for his role in "Cabaret," and became an on-screen name in TV’s "The Good Wife" and as Nightcrawler in “X-Men 2." On   ... Read More

Your Body: Finding the Right Type of Cancer Screening for Your Breast Density

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorContinued controversy over breast cancer screening frequency in women over 50.

If you have dense breast it may be harder to identity possible presence of cancer. So those with dense   ... Read More

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