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‘Healthy Living for Summer’: Travel tips for eating smart and staying active

Image Source White/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It can be easy to overindulge while traveling, but that may lead to feelings of regret once the vacation is over. How can we travel in a way where we maintain our balance and health. In the eighth episode of ABC News’ “Healthy Living for Summer” series, we spoke with Julieanna Hever, a plant-based dietitian. …

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Cholera in Yemen: What you need to know

gelmold/iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Cholera has infected half a million people in the Middle Eastern nation of Yemen so far this year, according to a statement released this week by the World Health Organization — and an estimated 2,000 of those people have already died from it. Health officials say 5,000 people in this country continue to become infected each day. Below …

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Study finds those who are ‘fat but fit’ still have increased risk of heart disease

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study published in the European Heart Journal Monday finds that being overweight increases your risk of coronary heart disease, even if you are otherwise considered healthy, destabilizing the common conception that someone can be “fat but fit.” “Our findings suggest that if a patient is overweight or obese, all efforts should be made to help …

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How animal behavior may change when the total solar eclipse darkens skies

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Animals across the country may react strangely on Monday as the first total solar eclipse to traverse the sky above the continental United States in decades takes place, experts say. “In total solar eclipses, there are observations of animals going to sleep,” Rick Schwartz, an animal behavior expert with the San Diego Zoo, told ABC News. “The …

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Mom refuses brain tumor trial to save unborn baby

Sonya Deklyen Nelson(WYOMING, Mich.) — Carrie Deklyen is currently 21 weeks pregnant and on a ventilator and feeding tube. Her family says she chose to delay her own treatments for a life-threatening tumor to save her unborn baby. Now, they wait. Deklyen, 37, started having headaches in April. After the Wyoming, Michigan, mom woke up vomiting one morning and made …

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Man drives himself to hospital after nail pierces his heart

Goodshot/Thinkstock(PESHTIGO, Wisc.) — A Wisconsin man is lucky to be alive after a nail pierced his heart during a construction accident. While building a frame for a fireplace seven weeks ago, Doug Bergeson was holding a nail gun and accidentally fired a three-and-a-half inch nail into his chest. “It didn’t really hurt. It just felt like it kind of stung …

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Study links a lack of sleep in children with increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Children who sleep on average one hour less at night have higher risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published Tuesday by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Researchers observed self-reported sleep times, then took body measurements and blood samples in over 4,500 children aged 9 through 10 in Britain. Children who slept …

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Teacher inspires student after her unexpected pregnancy

ABC News(HARLINGEN, Texas) — After Yvette Luna discovered she was pregnant in high school, she transferred to Keys Academy in Harlingen, Texas, where her parents hoped the small student-teacher ratio would help Luna stay on track to graduate. Years later, she thanked her math teacher, Juan Antonio Fraga, 66, for giving her “the skills that I needed to be successful.” …

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