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Baby who weighed less than 1 pound at birth heads home after 150 days

(PHOENIX) -- Four-month-old Kallie Bender's life has been full of firsts.There was her first bottle. Her first bath in a "big girl" tub. The first time she could fit into newborn clothes.Those might seem like typical milestones for any newborn, but for this baby, born at just 25 weeks gestation…... Read More

27-year-old New York City mom dies after going into hospital to have cyst removed

(NEW YORK) -- A young New York City mother died at a local hospital after going in for what was meant to be a simple procedure, according to her family and their attorney.Rosemary Abreu, 27, went to Lincoln Hospital, in the Bronx, to have a cyst in her left thigh…... Read More

A healthy diet might help college-age adults manage depression

(NEW YORK) -- A new study has found that a 3-week dietary intervention, including cutting down on processed foods, could decrease symptoms of depression in younger adults.The research suggests that for younger adults – including busy college students – changes in diet can be helpful in managing depression during a…... Read More

On 1st National Period Day, youth group shines spotlight on 'tampon tax'

(NEW YORK) -- "Menstrual hygiene is a right, not a privilege."That's the message that youth activists hope to take nationwide for the first National Period Day, Oct. 19, as they campaign to end the tax on menstrual hygiene products.Rallies are taking place on Saturday across all 50 states, where women…... Read More

Boston hospital's mock safe-injection site: 'This is a medical procedure'

(BOSTON) -- Friday marked the final day of a mock safe-injection site in Boston designed to familiarize the public with what a potential facility might look like."We want to demystify safe-injection sites and give the public a sense that this is a medical procedure, like anything else," Dr. Mark Eisenberg,…... Read More

Congresswoman called 'period lady' wants all women to have access to period products

(NEW YORK) -- A New York congresswoman known as the "period lady” for her work on ending period poverty has proven critical in enacting changes so that girls in schools and women in prisons and homeless shelters can have free access to pads and tampons.Rep. Grace Meng is still fighting…... Read More

Teen girl with rare illness wears gastrostomy tube to compete in world cycling championships

(NEW YORK) -- Hannah Jordan is a cycling champion who will compete this weekend in the 2019 Hillclimb Worlds in California on a demanding course that rises more than 2,500 feet in elevation.But the 18-year-old will race the course with something no one else in the competition has: a gastrostomy…... Read More

Mom of 6 says ‘hardest thing’ about breast cancer diagnosis was telling kids: ‘I could see the fear in their eyes’

(NEW YORK) -- For Sarah Weimer, a 36-year-old mother who was diagnosed with breast cancer, the "hardest thing" wasn't the side effects of chemotherapy but telling her six children that "mommy has breast cancer," she told The View on Thursday.Weimer, who is from Idaho, was diagnosed with stage-three breast cancer…... Read More

Strokes are becoming more common in younger adults and PTSD may be a cause

(NEW YORK) -- By Dr. Saumya BhutaniThe incidence of stroke, a major cause of disability and death, is on the rise in young and middle-aged adults. A new study suggests that PTSD may be a contributing factor."There is now a large amount of evidence that stroke is on the rise…... Read More

My son died from positional asphyxia in a car seat. Here's what parents need to know.

(MANDAN, N.D.) -- It was a normal Thursday morning in January for new mom Rachel Jungling as she took her infant twins to day care.Both Rachel and her husband, Ryne Jungling, headed to work, and Rachel was on drop-off duty for Anders and Linnea, who were 11 months old at…... Read More

Doctor uses TikTok to warn kids about vaping -- and they're listening

(NEW YORK) -- When 29-year-old Dr. Rose Marie Leslie, a second-year family resident at the University of Minnesota Medical School, first found out about TikTok, she did what every other millennial did and downloaded the app to try it out. “I had seen other TikTok videos on other social media…... Read More