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11-Year-Old Boy Becomes One of the Youngest to Get Artificial Heart

WLS(CHICAGO) — An Illinois boy has become one of the youngest people to receive an artificial heart after recently getting the life-saving device implanted at age 11, doctors said. Jaheim Whigham is the youngest person to be given a new kind of artificial heart originally designed for women, according to the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, …

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Study: Nearly 1 in 5 Trauma Patients in Chicago Area Are Treated in Ill-Equipped Hospitals

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — With dramatic increases in shootings and homicides in Chicago in recent years, more and more patients are being taken to hospitals with traumatic injuries. However, a new study finds that many patients with traumatic injuries are being taken to hospitals not designated to handle these type of wounds. Nearly one in five patients who should be taken to …

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Tom Price’s Last Known Plan to Replace Obamacare

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — With President-elect Donald Trump pledging to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many have been looking for signs of what a replacement plan might look like. One clue may be a plan proposed in 2015 by Trump’s pick for Secretary of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price, R-Georgia, who faces his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday. …

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Beer Yoga Is Now a Thing

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A growing number of people are putting the “AH” in “namaste,” thanks to a new workout: Beer Yoga. Apparently having got its start at Burning Man in the States, Mashable reports the idea quickly spread back to the spiritual birthplace of beer, Germany, where hipsters in Berlin quickly began organizing classes. From there, it spread to Australia. …

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Your Body: MRIs During Pregnancy May Help Spot Brain Defects

Ingram Publishing/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor It’s common for mothers to undergo ultrasounds during pregnancy. They’re used to look inside the uterus and check development of the baby. But a new study out of the U.K. shows that complementing those ultrasounds with an MRI is even more effective at spotting abnormalities in the baby’s brain. The …

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“GMA” Workout Wednesday: Celebrity Trainer Harley Pasternak Leads ‘Legsanity’ Routine

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak is bringing his exclusive “Legsanity” workout to a special GMA live stream. “This workout is all about toning, tightening, sculpting an incredible lower body,” he told GMA. “The lower body is the foundation of the whole body. Without strong legs, there is no strong body.” Pasternak, a best-selling author and Fitbit Ambassador, is …

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Illinois Brothers Welcome First-Born Children on Same Day

iStock/Thinkstock(AURORA, Ill.) — Illinois brothers Jose and Ivan Favela are used to sharing the spotlight: They announced their engagements on the same day, they married their wives, side by side, in a joint wedding ceremony, and on Sunday, they both welcomed their first-born children, ABC-owned station WLS reported. “He said, ‘You’re going to be an uncle.’ I was telling him, …

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Mom’s Plea for Acceptance for Son with Autism

Nicole Duggan(DUBLIN) — One mom’s New Year’s resolution has been far more successful than she planned. “I never expected it to get around Ireland, let alone get to America,” Nicole Duggan told ABC News. The Cork, Ireland, mom’s Facebook post is being shared around the world. Her son, Riley, is 3 years old and has autism. “I have wanted to …

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Asthma Diagnosis Later Reversed in About 1 in 3 Adults, Study Finds

moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Although asthma is considered a chronic disease, doctors have been puzzled by its often changing nature that can makes prescribing medicine, or stopping them, tricky. A study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that about one-third of adults tested for the study, who had been diagnosed with asthma in the previous …

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