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David Cassidy is battling dementia

Bobby Bank/WireImage via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former Partridge Family star, David Cassidy, said he will stop touring as a musician so that he can focus on his health as he battles dementia.

"I want to focus on what   ... Read More

Former neurosurgeon sentenced to life in prison for botched surgery

WFAA-TV(DALLAS) -- A former Dallas neurosurgeon has been sentenced to life in prison after he maimed an elderly woman during surgery in 2012.Mary Efurd testified against Dr. Christopher Duntsch, claiming his surgery was supposed to treat her chronic   ... Read More

Study: Majority of parents with children at home don’t lock up prescribed opioids

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Despite a rise in opioid dependency in the U.S., a majority of parents who have prescription opioids at home do not report storing them safely, according to a new study published Monday in the journal   ... Read More

Your Body: Over-diagnosis in breast cancer patients

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

A new study out of Denmark is sparking more debate as to whether mammography can lead to unnecessary treatments in some women.

Researchers found that one in three breast tumors discovered   ... Read More

Famine declared in South Sudan

iStock/Thinkstock(UNITY STATE, South Sudan) — Parts of South Sudan are experiencing a famine as the United Nations says some 100,000 people are facing starvation, according to a BBC News report. The famine affects part of Unity State in the   ... Read More

64-year old gives birth to twins

iStock(BURGOS, Spain) -- A 64-year old woman in northern Spain has given birth to healthy fraternal twins.The mother had undergone fertility treatments in the United States. Both babies are in good health. The boy and girl weigh 5.3   ... Read More

Grandma on bed rest delights social media with her stunning paintings

Courtesy of Jill Sobocinski(NEW YORK) -- This grandma is delighting the internet with her stunning, colorful paintings.

Joan Holland, 83, has been on bed rest in her assisted living facility in Cranford, New Jersey, for one year, and admitted   ... Read More

Woman suffering diabetic shock airlifted by Coast Guard from Royal Caribbean cruise ship

USCG(NEW YORK) --  A 75-year-old woman experiencing diabetic shock was airlifted by the U.S. Coast Guard Saturday morning from a cruise ship located approximately 100 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

The Coast Guard said its 5th District   ... Read More

Couple reveals pregnancy by pretending to take photos of family to capture ‘authentic reaction’

Barry Page(ATLANTA) -- One Atlanta couple had a novel way to reveal that they were expecting their first child.

Erika and Kareem Hall pretended to take photographs of their family, and instead of yelling, "Cheese!" they yelled, "New baby   ... Read More

China battling bird flu surge

Image Source/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- China is experiencing a surge in H7N9 "bird flu" infections.According to the New York Times, on Friday, officials have confirmed eight deaths and 77 new diagnoses in February.  

Authorities have closed live poultry   ... Read More

Hundreds of DC Zika virus tests to be re-examined after ‘technical issues’

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Officials at a Washington D.C. public health lab confirmed to ABC News that they are retesting hundreds of samples from people in the area for Zika virus over concerns about the accuracy of the original test results.   ... Read More

Grieving mom meets little girl whose beating heart came from her daughter

Amber Travaglio | Ashlyn Richardson(CLEVELAND) -- A grieving mother has met the child whose life was saved thanks to the donation of her little girl's heart.

Mothers Amber Travaglio and Ashlyn Richardson embraced in a tearful first meeting Feb.   ... Read More

Animal-loving friends come together to save sick cat

Leave No Paws Behind(NEW YORK) -- What would have been a routine visit to her local animal shelter turned into an emotional experience for Elaine Seamans.

A stray cat that had recently been brought to the shelter stopped Seamans   ... Read More

Woman attempts to conquer her lifelong fear of heights live on “GMA”

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A woman who suffered from severe acrophobia conquered her fear of heights by facing her anxieties head-on as part of a new Good Morning America campaign that launched Friday called "Face Your Fears."

Jane Fisher,   ... Read More

Teen’s rescue highlights dangers of riding snowmobiles on ice

iStock/Thinkstock(WATERBORO, Maine) — Three good Samaritans rescued a teenage girl after she was thrown off a snowmobile into a frozen lake in Waterboro, Maine.

The three rescuers — Brandon Jackson, Bill Rodgers and Taylor Dion — were fishing and   ... Read More

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David Cassidy is battling dementia

Bobby Bank/WireImage via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former Partridge Family star, David Cassidy, said he will stop touring as a musician so that he can focus on his health as he battles dementia.

"I want to focus on what   ... Read More

Former neurosurgeon sentenced to life in prison for botched surgery

WFAA-TV(DALLAS) -- A former Dallas neurosurgeon has been sentenced to life in prison after he maimed an elderly woman during surgery in 2012.Mary Efurd testified against Dr. Christopher Duntsch, claiming his surgery was supposed to treat her chronic   ... Read More

Study: Majority of parents with children at home don’t lock up prescribed opioids

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Despite a rise in opioid dependency in the U.S., a majority of parents who have prescription opioids at home do not report storing them safely, according to a new study published Monday in the journal   ... Read More

Your Body: Over-diagnosis in breast cancer patients

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

A new study out of Denmark is sparking more debate as to whether mammography can lead to unnecessary treatments in some women.

Researchers found that one in three breast tumors discovered   ... Read More

Famine declared in South Sudan

iStock/Thinkstock(UNITY STATE, South Sudan) — Parts of South Sudan are experiencing a famine as the United Nations says some 100,000 people are facing starvation, according to a BBC News report. The famine affects part of Unity State in the   ... Read More

64-year old gives birth to twins

iStock(BURGOS, Spain) -- A 64-year old woman in northern Spain has given birth to healthy fraternal twins.The mother had undergone fertility treatments in the United States. Both babies are in good health. The boy and girl weigh 5.3   ... Read More

Grandma on bed rest delights social media with her stunning paintings

Courtesy of Jill Sobocinski(NEW YORK) -- This grandma is delighting the internet with her stunning, colorful paintings.

Joan Holland, 83, has been on bed rest in her assisted living facility in Cranford, New Jersey, for one year, and admitted   ... Read More

Woman suffering diabetic shock airlifted by Coast Guard from Royal Caribbean cruise ship

USCG(NEW YORK) --  A 75-year-old woman experiencing diabetic shock was airlifted by the U.S. Coast Guard Saturday morning from a cruise ship located approximately 100 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

The Coast Guard said its 5th District   ... Read More

Couple reveals pregnancy by pretending to take photos of family to capture ‘authentic reaction’

Barry Page(ATLANTA) -- One Atlanta couple had a novel way to reveal that they were expecting their first child.

Erika and Kareem Hall pretended to take photographs of their family, and instead of yelling, "Cheese!" they yelled, "New baby   ... Read More

China battling bird flu surge

Image Source/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- China is experiencing a surge in H7N9 "bird flu" infections.According to the New York Times, on Friday, officials have confirmed eight deaths and 77 new diagnoses in February.  

Authorities have closed live poultry   ... Read More

Hundreds of DC Zika virus tests to be re-examined after ‘technical issues’

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Officials at a Washington D.C. public health lab confirmed to ABC News that they are retesting hundreds of samples from people in the area for Zika virus over concerns about the accuracy of the original test results.   ... Read More

Grieving mom meets little girl whose beating heart came from her daughter

Amber Travaglio | Ashlyn Richardson(CLEVELAND) -- A grieving mother has met the child whose life was saved thanks to the donation of her little girl's heart.

Mothers Amber Travaglio and Ashlyn Richardson embraced in a tearful first meeting Feb.   ... Read More

Animal-loving friends come together to save sick cat

Leave No Paws Behind(NEW YORK) -- What would have been a routine visit to her local animal shelter turned into an emotional experience for Elaine Seamans.

A stray cat that had recently been brought to the shelter stopped Seamans   ... Read More

Woman attempts to conquer her lifelong fear of heights live on “GMA”

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A woman who suffered from severe acrophobia conquered her fear of heights by facing her anxieties head-on as part of a new Good Morning America campaign that launched Friday called "Face Your Fears."

Jane Fisher,   ... Read More

Teen’s rescue highlights dangers of riding snowmobiles on ice

iStock/Thinkstock(WATERBORO, Maine) — Three good Samaritans rescued a teenage girl after she was thrown off a snowmobile into a frozen lake in Waterboro, Maine.

The three rescuers — Brandon Jackson, Bill Rodgers and Taylor Dion — were fishing and   ... Read More

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