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Blind 8-Year-Old Girl Gives Classmates Braille Valentine’s Day Messages

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Family Handout(SEATTLE) — Amelia, a blind 8-year-old girl from Seattle, is flipping the script and empowering her fellow sighted classmates with braille Valentine’s Day messages this holiday. Using a Perkins Brailler, known also as “a braille typewriter,” Amelia wrote individualized compliments for each of her second-grade classmates, such as “I think you’re really smart” and “You’re an awesome artist,” according …

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High-Speed Images of Sneezes Help Explain the Spread of Germs

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In case you needed another reason to fear flu season, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) released new pictures showing the physics behind sneezing. Just a warning, there’s a lot of splatter. The researchers used high-speed cameras and examined 100 sneezes from three healthy subjects. Their goal was to photograph the split second when the sneeze …

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Girl Remains Partially Paralyzed After Enterovirus Infection

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iStock/Thinkstock(GARDENDALE, Ala.) — An Alabama woman said her daughter remains partially paralyzed 18 months after being infected with enterovirus D68. Kim Dillashaw said her daughter Kinley Galbreath, 7, can only move her right leg and her left hand months after coming down with the virus. “She was quadriplegic and on life support in 24 hours,” Dillashaw told ABC News. In …

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After Columbine: Experts Offer Tips for How to Talk to a Troubled Child

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iStock/Thinkstock(COLUMBINE, Colo.) — Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold, sat down with Diane Sawyer for her first television interview to talk about the son she remembers and how she missed warning signs that could have helped save him and other victims. In her book, A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy, out on Feb. 15, …

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Valentine’s Day Tales From the Emergency Room

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Unlike New Year’s Eve or the Fourth of July, Valentine’s Day is not known for being one of the most dangerous days of the year. Overdosing on chocolate, it turns out, is less likely to kill you than drunk driving or fireworks gone awry. But on any day when emotions are running high, emergency room doctors are …

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Two US Women Miscarry After Zika Infection, CDC Says

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two U.S. women suffered miscarriages after being infected with the Zika virus, according to officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The virus, which usually causes mild symptoms including fever, rash and fatigue, has already been associated with a rare birth defect in Brazil called microcephaly. The defect is characterized by an abnormally small …

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8-Year-Old Who Found True Love Dies of Cancer

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — David Spisak Jr., the 8-year-old with cancer who found the love of his life, has died. “There’s never been a morning with such sadness as today and no words will do it justice but I’ll try,” David’s mother Amber Spisak wrote on Facebook Thursday. “Our little man’s last moments were laying with his mommy and daddy in …

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Therapy Kangaroo Brings Hope at Utah Veterans Home

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Courtesy of Richard Woodruff(SALT LAKE CITY) — A therapy kangaroo is bringing hope to retired servicemen while hopping around a home for veterans in Salt Lake City. Charlie the kangaroo has been working at the William E. Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home since March 2015, Noralyn Kahn, an administrator at the home, told ABC News. “His job is just to …

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Barrier-Breaking Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Models Speak Out

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — The three models who are breaking barriers in this month’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue say they are doing so because brands are finally looking beyond the conventional size and age for models. Nicola Griffin is a 56-year-old mom who started modeling at the age of 53 after her children left home for school. Now, Griffin is …

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Your Body: Getting Your Infant Vaccinated

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iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor Within in the medical community there really is no debate about the benefits of childhood vaccines. But socially, the topic is a loaded one. So what should you do if you have questions about getting your baby vaccinated? Talk to your baby’s pediatrician. So much fear, myth and misconception continues to …

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