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Thanksgiving tradition of gratitude is good for your health, research says

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Gathering around the table to give thanks this Thanksgiving is something that can add years to your life, research shows. “The grateful mind reaps massive advantages in life,” Dr. Robert Emmons, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis and the founder a research lab that studies the effects of grateful living. “Health and wholeness, …

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Only 10% of Americans get enough fruits and vegetables, report finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Before chowing down on Thanksgiving, you might want to save some room for extra veggies on your plate. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds only one in 10 adults get enough fruits or vegetables. Federal guidelines recommend at least one and a half cups of fruit per day, and two to …

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Jesse Jackson reveals Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson revealed on Friday his battle with Parkinson’s disease. In a letter to supporters, Jackson, 76, said he found it “increasingly difficult to perform routine tasks,” a change the civil rights activist said he and his family began to notice about three years ago. “Recognition of the effects of this disease on …

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Parkinson’s disease: What you need to know in wake of Jesse Jackson’s diagnosis

Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Iconic American civil rights activist, politician and minister Jesse Jackson announced Friday that his doctors have diagnosed him with Parkinson’s disease – a diagnosis that he says comes after several years of symptoms. Below are answers to some of the more common questions about this disease. What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease is the second most …

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Man’s best friend: Owning a dog linked to lower risk of death, study says

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Owning a dog is associated with a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death, according to a comprehensive new study published by a team of Swedish researchers on Friday in the journal Scientific Reports. The scientists followed 3.4 million people over the course of 12 years and found that adults who live alone and owned a …

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Kids’ simple Christmas wishes will break your heart

(Things of My Very Own) Things of My Very Own, an organization in Schenectady, N.Y. that helps kids in crisis, shared the Christmas wishes of some of the children they work with.(NEW YORK) — There’s nothing like a little perspective to make a person realize how lucky they are. While many are clamoring for the iPhone X this holiday season, …

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Seven Hawaii hospital workers on leave without pay after psychiatric patient escapes

sudok1/iStock/Thinkstock(HONOLULU) — Seven hospital workers in Hawaii have been relieved of their duties without pay after an “extremely dangerous” psychiatric patient escaped from there and boarded a flight to California, officials said. The Hawaii State Hospital employees were placed on off-duty status without pay while officials investigate how the patient, Randall Saito, managed to break free from the mental health …

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One family’s hardships, triumphs with son who has rare craniofacial disorder

The Newman Family(NEW YORK) — It was a frigid February night in New York City when Magda Newman was in labor with her first child. With her husband, Russel Newman, by her side, she labored for nearly 17 hours before giving birth to their son. But when she finally delivered, the couple’s moment of expected happiness quickly turned to anguish. …

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Mom’s raw photo of her stretch marks resonates with many

Hayley Garnett(NEW YORK) — Many women hide the scars of pregnancy, but one mom put hers on display in a very public way instead. Hayley Garnett recently gave birth to twin girls Ruby and Ramona. She also has a son, Archer. Among the beautiful pictures of her children on her Instagram is a photo that stands out. In it, she …

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