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1-year-old's birthday photo shoot reaches out to family of his heart donor

(NEW YORK) -- Titus Sickles was close to dying before a heart transplant saved his life when he was just 3 months old.When Titus turned one in January, his parents marked the milestone the way a lot of parents do, with a photo shoot.Titus’ photographs, though, had a bigger purpose:…... Read More

ABC's Ginger Zee shares what happened after a month of strength training

(NEW YORK) -- At the start of 2019, ABC News' Good Morning America meteorologist Ginger Zee, a mother of two and an avid exerciser, set a new wellness goal: to be able to do eight pull-ups and 30 push-ups in great form by the end of January.Zee used trainer Alexia…... Read More

On Valentine's Day, why dark chocolate is better for your health

BY: DR. THERESA SCOTT(NEW YORK) -- Valentine’s Day may be about romance, but there’s little Americans love more than chocolate. People in the United States consume 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate each year — over 11 pounds per person — but not all chocolate is created equally.The typical candy bars…... Read More

Sam Smith on learning to love his body and the dangerous lengths he's gone to for photo shoots

(LONDON) --  Sam Smith recently opened up about his own body image insecurities and how he's learned to love himself.The Grammy-award winning singer shared a shirtless photograph of himself on the beach on Tuesday and wrote in the caption about his struggles to accept his body size, and addressed what…... Read More

How one man is trying to help fellow black men 'heal' through yoga

(NEW YORK) -- Yoga instructor Changa Bell is on a mission to create a safe space for black men in his community to open up, breathe and "heal" together through yoga. Bell said he was hoping to create a place where black men in his community could feel welcome practicing…... Read More

How the bacteria in your gut affect your mind and body

(NEW YORK) -- Have you ever felt “butterflies in your stomach,” or made a “gut decision”? That might have been your “second brain” -- otherwise known as your gut -- talking. Our guts are composed of over 100 trillion bacteria and about 100 million nerve cells line the entire gastrointestinal…... Read More

Breast cancer survivor shares cautionary tale of relying solely on thermography

(NEW YORK) -- When Morganne Delain discovered a lump in her breast in 2011, her first thoughts were fear. She was nervous about undergoing tests and treatments, and afraid of what a cancer diagnosis would mean. In those dark moments, she was in denial and hoped to solve the problem…... Read More

After defying anti-vaxx mom, Ohio teen explains why he got vaccinated

(NEW YORK) -- For Ethan Lindenberger, turning 18 was a celebration of freedom, but the emancipation he sought mostly was about his newfound right to get vaccinated.The Ohio teenager said he never received vaccines for diseases like hepatitis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella or chickenpox, but he's planning to change that…... Read More

Health officials fighting the worst ever ebola outbreak: everything you need to know

(NEW YORK) -- The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the second largest in history and the worst the country has ever seen.At least 811 people have reported symptoms of hemorrhagic fever in the Central African nation's eastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, which…... Read More

CDC study shows rise in teen tobacco use

(ATLANTA) -- Youth tobacco use has risen dramatically in the last year, according to a new study released by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Nearly 5 million middle and high school students reported use of some type of tobacco product in 2018 -- up from 3.6 million in 2017,…... Read More

Contaminated water still plagues lakeside community in Michigan

(OSCADA, Mich.) -- On a December morning two years ago, Anthony Spaniola's wife looked out the window of their lakefront cabin in the northern Michigan town of Oscada and told him it had snowed.But the foam whipping around his property in the wind wasn't snow.Spaniola would later learn it was…... Read More

Engaged trainers share their Valentine's Day couples workout

(NEW YORK) -- The couple that works out together, stays together. Just ask Bree Branker and CJ Koegel, two fitness trainers and models whose love stays strong through the tough workouts they put in together.Branker and Koegel met while rock climbing at an event for Wilhemina fitness models. The pair…... Read More

Insulin pill might one day make treating diabetes a little less painful

BY: DR. ERICA ORSINI (BOSTON) -- Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a way for diabetics to administer insulin orally, potentially doing away with the need for painful daily needle pokes in the near future. The new delivery method comes in the form of a blueberry-sized pill.…... Read More

IVF coverage by employers on the rise? How to know what your company offers

(NEW YORK) -- Infertility coverage is the in-demand benefit of the moment for women and more companies are stepping up to offer to help pay for treatments like in-vitro fertilization (IVF).Over 400 U.S. companies offer benefits for fertility treatments, according to data collected by Fertility IQ, a fertility information website.Starbucks…... Read More