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Five tips to prevent flu in your home as epidemic spreads

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the flu season worsens — Hawaii is now the only state not reporting widespread flu activity — people are looking within their homes to see what they can do to prevent the flu. Your home — a contained space where you spend much of your time — can be a surprising hotbed of germs. Making the …

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Rough play in rage rooms is the latest in stress therapy

ABC News(DULUTH, Minn.) — There’s a new kind of therapy cropping up around the country and it’s all the rage. For anyone feeling a bit stressed or like they have a case of the winter blues, now there’s a new way to vent frustration. Rage Rooms, which have been popular in Europe, have opened in several U.S. states, including Texas, …

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Meet Preston, the therapy dog comforting Larry Nassar’s victims

Courtesy Small Talk Childrens Assessment Center(LANSING, Mich.) — Outside the Michigan courtroom where all told 144 victim impact statements will be read by a victim or on a victim’s behalf when the sentencing for former Olympic gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar is complete, there sits a comforting face. Preston, a therapy dog, sits outside the Ingram County Circuit Court in …

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Mother with alopecia celebrates upcoming anniversary of her diagnosis

Wale Ariztos(LAUREL, Md.) — One mother celebrated the upcoming anniversary of being diagnosed with alopecia with a heartwarming photo shoot that has since gone viral. Courtni Guevara was diagnosed with the autoimmune skin disease on Feb. 8, 2017. The Laurel, Maryland, physician’s assistant told ABC News that when her sister was curling her hair, she noticed several bald patches that …

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After Gronkowski injury, here’s what you need to know about concussions

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski absorbed a crushing tackle in Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars -– a blow that led to him being immediately removed from the game and taken to the locker room for medical evaluation. The diagnosis: Concussion. Here are a few things you need to know about …

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Woman battling brain cancer gets puppy surprise

Front Street Animal Shelter – City of Sacramento/Storyful(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Courtney Gessford has been battling brain cancer for the last three years. For over a year, it was Gessford’s dream to be showered with puppies. So when the 28-year-old’s friends and family reached out to the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, California, the shelter was “thrilled” to make her …

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Seven things pediatricians want parents to know about the flu epidemic

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The deadly flu epidemic sweeping the nation has closed schools in states from Alabama to Texas and killed at least 30 children since its official start on Oct. 1, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Every state except Hawaii is now reporting widespread flu activity, the CDC said. The outbreak has left …

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Service dog over the moon after meeting Disney’s Pluto

Julian Gavino(ORLANDO, Fla) — Atlas, a service dog with a stuffed Pluto toy at home, experienced a little magic during one his weekly trips to Disney World. The golden retriever was visiting the amusement park with his owner Julian Gavino and met a giant-sized version of his favorite character at Magic Kingdom. Atlas likes nothing better than chomping on his …

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After heart transplant, mom hears late infant son’s heartbeat in another baby

ABCNews.com(TULSA, Okla.) — Four years after Nikita Nash was forced to part with her dying baby, she remarkably heard his heartbeat again in the body of another child. Nash lost her son Lucas in 2014 when he was only 6 months old. Incredibly, after the anguish and heartbreak, Nash flew to Tulsa, Oklahoma, and heard a sound she remembered: Lucas’s …

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Adolescence now lasts from age 10 to 24

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Adolescence now spans the ages of 10 to 24, scientists say. A new report suggests an earlier onset of puberty and better “understanding of continued growth” well into early adulthood should prompt scientists to up the age of adolescence from 19. Some of the factors in creating an expanded definition of adolescence include biological growth and the …

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