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Couple to Celebrate 77th Wedding Anniversary, 100th Birthdays Together

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Randall Johnson(NEW YORK) — One Illinois couple has a major milestone to celebrate: 77 years of marriage. But that’s not all. In a few months Vera and John Peterson of Freeport, Illinois, will be blowing out birthday candles for John’s 100 birthday. “I met this tall, handsome guy and you know, it took a while,” Vera Peterson, 100, told ABC …

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Your Body: Finding the Right Type of Cancer Screening for Your Breast Density

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iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor Continued controversy over breast cancer screening frequency in women over 50. If you have dense breast it may be harder to identity possible presence of cancer. So those with dense breast, who are also at higher risk for breast cancer, should be screened yearly with mammography. The question of whether or …

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Two-Legged Piglet Named Miracle Walks on Front Legs

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Ari Smith(NEW YORK) — Three weeks ago, an adorable miniature pig named Miracle was born on a farm in Colorado. Miracle was born without his hind legs but the little piglet has proven to be a fighter. Ari Smith, a mini pig breeder and founder of Colorado Cutie Pigs, didn’t think that Miracle would survive without his back legs. But …

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Blood Clot Removal Could Help More Stroke Victims, Study Finds

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Hayden Bird/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The window for helping certain stroke patients with a potentially life-saving blood clot removal surgical treatment may be longer than previously thought, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Traditionally stroke is treated with medications that stabilize or diminish blood clots in the brain. In select patients surgical …

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More Americans Admit a Heavy Drinking Day in Past Year, CDC Says

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Johannes Simon/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In the first three months of 2016, slightly more U.S. adults say they had at least one “heavy drinking day” in the past year – 25.4 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Using a large national survey, CDC researchers found that the percentage of men who had at least one …

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This Mom Threw Out Her Kids’ Toys and Got Her Life Back

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Courtesy Allie Casazza(NEW YORK) — Allie Casazza was drowning — in toys. “I had this huge room in my house, dedicated to toys,” she told ABC News. “Bins overflowing with stuff. A $150 light-up unicorn no one played with. The playroom was the bane of my existence.” She describes a scene familiar to many moms. “I’d send the kids into …

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Elderly Couple Reunited After Forced to Live Apart for Months

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Courtesy Ashley Bartyik(NEW YORK) — An elderly Canadian couple has finally been reunited after being forced to live in separate nursing homes for more than eight months, according to their granddaughter. The reunion, which was filled with “tears of joy,” came after Wolfram Gottschalk, 83, and Anita Gottschalk, 81, were photographed crying in late August during a visitation a few …

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Your Body: How Sex Affects Wellness at an Older Age

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iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor You’ve probably already heard that having sex has health benefits. But there is currently little data looking specifically at how sex affects wellness in older people. Researchers have now found, however, that women who found sex with their partners to be extremely satisfying had a lower risk of high blood pressure …

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Why Super Potent Synthetic Opioids Are ‘Crazy Dangerous,’ DEA Says

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Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As the opioid epidemic has continued to grow in multiple parts of the country, extremely potent synthetic forms of the painkillers — especially fentanyl and carfentanil — have become more common among everyday users, according to U.S. authorities. Last week, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) issued a public warning to law enforcement about the safety risks …

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Why One Blogger Mom Says Parents Should Become More ‘Average’

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — One mom is advocating for a laid back approach to parenting, calling out “free-range” and “helicopter” parents and suggesting that moms and dads drop the labels and embrace being average. Blogger Ilana Wiles stopped by Good Morning America Tuesday to discuss her new book, The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting and shared her tips …

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