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CDC working to keep yellow fever vaccine supply from running out

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A year after the Zika outbreak hit the U.S., health officials are now concerned about preparing to fight another mosquito-borne illness: yellow fever. On Friday, officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that they are taking urgent measures to keep the nation’s supply of yellow fever vaccine from being depleted within a …

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‘Superman’ visits tiny cancer patient at hospital window

Courtesy Abby Breyfogle (ROCHESTER, Minn.) — A toddler battling cancer confined to her hospital room received a special visit to her window on Thursday. Kendal Breyfogle was greeted by a window washer dressed as Superman at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as part of the hospital’s “Superhero Day” that took place on April 27. Kendal’s mom, Abby Breyfogle, snapped …

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Former President George HW Bush released from hospital after treatment for pneumonia

Twitter/@GeorgeHWBush(HOUSTON) — Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Texas hospital after receiving treatment for pneumonia. Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital earlier this month after a persistent cough led to a pneumonia diagnosis, according to his staff. This is his third hospitalization just this year. In January, the former president was hospitalized for 12 days …

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No Zika detected in Florida mosquitoes so far this year, officials say

iStock/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — With summer approaching, Florida health officials are taking steps to prevent another outbreak of the Zika virus. State and local officials have been monitoring for the virus in both humans, who could pick up the virus abroad, and in mosquitoes, which could transmit the illness to humans. Officials from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services …

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Your Body: The pros and cons of coconut water

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor Coconut water has been consumed by folks in tropical climates for centuries, and today, many people drink it for its taste and claimed benefits. Often referred to as “Nature’s Sports Drink,” coconut water is packed with electrolytes and is good for hydration. And while it’s a good substitute for sugary drinks, …

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Mom and six sons cut their hair, donate it to kids in need

Phoebe Kannisto(CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.) — One family in Cheektowaga, New York donated more than 17 feet of hair to an organization that helps kids in need. Phoebe Kannisto along with her six sons — 10-year-old Andre, 8-year-old twins Silas and Emerson, and her 5-year-old triplets Herbie, Reed and Dexter — ventured to a local hair salon, Hizair Hair Salon, to do …

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Bride gets kidney transplant days before wedding: ‘It saved my life’

HYWARDS/iStock/Thinkstock(HEARTLAND, Tex.) — A Texas bride received a life-saving kidney transplant just one week before walking down the aisle. Anu Philip of Heartland, Texas, underwent surgery on March 19 and was married on March 25. The 28-year-old had been discharged from the hospital 24 hours before, she said. “Everything was planned and we did not expect a kidney at all,” …

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Exercise can help offset effects of ‘fat gene,’ study finds

LuckyBusiness/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Doctors have long known that genetics can predispose some people to gain weight despite a healthy lifestyle while others seemingly never gain an ounce no matter how much they eat. A new study sheds light on how people can counteract their genetic makeup, even if it’s in their DNA to put on more weight than others. Researchers …

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Program helping US areas of need get foreign doctors up for renewal this week

Monkey Business Images Ltd/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Amid a brewing debate on the future of America’s health care, a little known program sustaining a pipeline of doctors to underserved communities is set to expire on April 28th. The program, known as the Conrad 30 Waiver Program, offers individual states the opportunity to exempt up to 30 foreign doctors per year from their …

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