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FDA Halts Florida Blood Donations in Two Counties over Zika Concerns

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Blood donations have been halted in two Florida counties being investigated as the epicenter of a possible outbreak of locally transmitted Zika virus, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

At least four cases of Zika   ... Read More

How Health Experts Investigate Possible Zika Outbreaks

iStock/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- The Florida Health Department is now investigating four Zika infections that may have been transmitted locally.More than 1,300 people have been diagnosed with Zika in the U.S. and virtually all contracted the disease while traveling   ... Read More

Your Body: Flu Vaccines — Injection vs. Nasal Spray

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorGetting a flu vaccine for your child may be a little more painful this year.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention committee is recommending against any use of the   ... Read More

Former Tennis Pro Chris Evert Reveals How Menopause Impacted Her Life

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Tennis legend Chris Evert has opened up about how menopause impacted her marriage and influenced her divorce in 2006.

Earlier this week, Evert spoke on "The Forward Podcast with Lance Armstrong." The   ... Read More

Consumer Reports Highlights Dietary Supplement Dangers

Purestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A daily supplement or two has become routine for many Americans, but a report is highlighting how these substances can sometimes be harmful.

Consumer Reports outlines in a extensive report how producers of dietary supplements face   ... Read More

Family Hears Daughter’s Heart Beating Inside Another Teen

Courtesy Tina Turner(NEW YORK) -- Monday was bittersweet for two tearful families who met after a heart donation saved one teenager's life, after the other's was taken.Albert Jeffries IV (Alj), 14, of Burlington, North Carolina received a heart   ... Read More

ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Funding Leads to New Genetic Findings

iStock/Thinkstock(WORCESTER, Mass.) — The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which went viral in 2014 as a fundraiser for research, has resulted in far more than just funny YouTube videos of people dumping ice-cold water on themselves for a good cause.   ... Read More

Nordic Walking: The Next Step in Healthy Exercise

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Want to burn calories? Those Nordic walking machines apparently live up to the hype.

According to U.S. News & World Report, when done correctly, Nordic walking -- which mimics the motion of cross-country skiing --   ... Read More

Your Body: Misusing Opioid Medications

Ingram Publishing/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

Nearly 10 million Americans reported misusing opioid medications between 2012 and 2013. This is a class of drugs that includes oxycontin and vicodin, without a prescription or not as   ... Read More

Alzheimer’s May Affect More Men than Previously Thought, Researchers Say

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Doctors may be able to screen men for Alzheimer’s at even younger ages, according to a new study presented Tuesday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.A study from the Mayo Clinic showed that Alzheimer’s, a   ... Read More

First Man in US to Get Double Hand Transplant Highlights Risks of Experimental Surgery

iStock/Thinkstock(AUGUSTA, Ga.) -- The first American patient to undergo a double hand transplant is speaking out about his experience this week. Seven years after making headlines, Jeff Kepner, 64, is drawing attention to the risks of experimental surgery by   ... Read More

Boy, 6, With Cystic Fibrosis Lives Dream as Garbage Man for a Day

Make-A-Wish Foundation(RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.) -- A 6-year-old California boy with cystic fibrosis is seeing his wish to be a garbage man come true thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The special day for Ethan Dean, from Rancho Cordova, California, began   ... Read More

C-Sections, Induced Births Decline in US, Study Finds

liquidlibrary/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The rate of cesarean sections and induced births in the U.S. has declined, reversing a decades-long trend of increased rates of obstetric interventions, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical   ... Read More

Teen Performs CPR on Baseball Field to Save Unconscious Teammate

Tim Smith(FAIRFAX, Va.) — A Virginia baseball player was saved when his teammate administered CPR moments after he was struck in the chest by a baseball.

The Manassas baseball team was practicing for the Southeast Regional Tournament on July   ... Read More

Layla Luciano Leads Kickboxing, Strength Training Workout on “GMA”

Courtesy Layla Luciano(NEW YORK) -- Layla Luciano is a New York City-based fitness trainer known for her high-intensity and exhilarating workouts. Luciano uses her 20 years of martial arts training to design workouts that activate both slow-twitch and fast-twitch   ... Read More

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FDA Halts Florida Blood Donations in Two Counties over Zika Concerns

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Blood donations have been halted in two Florida counties being investigated as the epicenter of a possible outbreak of locally transmitted Zika virus, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

At least four cases of Zika   ... Read More

How Health Experts Investigate Possible Zika Outbreaks

iStock/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- The Florida Health Department is now investigating four Zika infections that may have been transmitted locally.More than 1,300 people have been diagnosed with Zika in the U.S. and virtually all contracted the disease while traveling   ... Read More

Your Body: Flu Vaccines — Injection vs. Nasal Spray

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorGetting a flu vaccine for your child may be a little more painful this year.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention committee is recommending against any use of the   ... Read More

Former Tennis Pro Chris Evert Reveals How Menopause Impacted Her Life

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Tennis legend Chris Evert has opened up about how menopause impacted her marriage and influenced her divorce in 2006.

Earlier this week, Evert spoke on "The Forward Podcast with Lance Armstrong." The   ... Read More

Consumer Reports Highlights Dietary Supplement Dangers

Purestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A daily supplement or two has become routine for many Americans, but a report is highlighting how these substances can sometimes be harmful.

Consumer Reports outlines in a extensive report how producers of dietary supplements face   ... Read More

Family Hears Daughter’s Heart Beating Inside Another Teen

Courtesy Tina Turner(NEW YORK) -- Monday was bittersweet for two tearful families who met after a heart donation saved one teenager's life, after the other's was taken.Albert Jeffries IV (Alj), 14, of Burlington, North Carolina received a heart   ... Read More

ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Funding Leads to New Genetic Findings

iStock/Thinkstock(WORCESTER, Mass.) — The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which went viral in 2014 as a fundraiser for research, has resulted in far more than just funny YouTube videos of people dumping ice-cold water on themselves for a good cause.   ... Read More

Nordic Walking: The Next Step in Healthy Exercise

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Want to burn calories? Those Nordic walking machines apparently live up to the hype.

According to U.S. News & World Report, when done correctly, Nordic walking -- which mimics the motion of cross-country skiing --   ... Read More

Your Body: Misusing Opioid Medications

Ingram Publishing/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

Nearly 10 million Americans reported misusing opioid medications between 2012 and 2013. This is a class of drugs that includes oxycontin and vicodin, without a prescription or not as   ... Read More

Alzheimer’s May Affect More Men than Previously Thought, Researchers Say

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Doctors may be able to screen men for Alzheimer’s at even younger ages, according to a new study presented Tuesday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.A study from the Mayo Clinic showed that Alzheimer’s, a   ... Read More

First Man in US to Get Double Hand Transplant Highlights Risks of Experimental Surgery

iStock/Thinkstock(AUGUSTA, Ga.) -- The first American patient to undergo a double hand transplant is speaking out about his experience this week. Seven years after making headlines, Jeff Kepner, 64, is drawing attention to the risks of experimental surgery by   ... Read More

Boy, 6, With Cystic Fibrosis Lives Dream as Garbage Man for a Day

Make-A-Wish Foundation(RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.) -- A 6-year-old California boy with cystic fibrosis is seeing his wish to be a garbage man come true thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The special day for Ethan Dean, from Rancho Cordova, California, began   ... Read More

C-Sections, Induced Births Decline in US, Study Finds

liquidlibrary/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The rate of cesarean sections and induced births in the U.S. has declined, reversing a decades-long trend of increased rates of obstetric interventions, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical   ... Read More

Teen Performs CPR on Baseball Field to Save Unconscious Teammate

Tim Smith(FAIRFAX, Va.) — A Virginia baseball player was saved when his teammate administered CPR moments after he was struck in the chest by a baseball.

The Manassas baseball team was practicing for the Southeast Regional Tournament on July   ... Read More

Layla Luciano Leads Kickboxing, Strength Training Workout on “GMA”

Courtesy Layla Luciano(NEW YORK) -- Layla Luciano is a New York City-based fitness trainer known for her high-intensity and exhilarating workouts. Luciano uses her 20 years of martial arts training to design workouts that activate both slow-twitch and fast-twitch   ... Read More

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