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Women vets pose for pin-up calendar to raise money for fellow vets’ health care

PIN-UPS FOR VETS(CLAREMONT, Calif.) — Nearly two dozen female veterans traded in their uniforms for sky-high heels in an effort to cheer up their fellow veterans — and more importantly, raise money to provide financial assistance for veterans’ health care needs. Twenty-one veterans, serving a total of 145 years in all branches of the military, posed for Pin-Up for Vets …

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Fla. doctor apologizes after video shows him yelling, cursing at patient

ABCNews.com(GAINESVILLE, Fla.) — A Florida doctor, who was seen yelling and cursing at a patient in a now-viral video, said he did so because the woman was “abusive to the office staff,” according to a statement he released on Wednesday. Peter Gallogly, a physician at the Gainesville After Hours Clinic in northern Florida, said the video was the last minute …

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Community pulls together to help make an ill boy’s wish of becoming a ninja come true

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The community of Sacramento, California, pulled together to help a boy with a congenital heart condition fulfill his dream of becoming a real-life ninja. Bryant Mordinoia, 5, was diagnosed with his condition the day he was born, his father Justin Mordinoia told ABC News today. When asked what he wished for by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern …

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Boy with terminal cancer wishes for Halloween cards from around the world

Britney Horton(BIDDEFORD, Maine) — The family of a terminally ill boy is asking strangers to lift his spirits by sending him greeting cards for his favorite holiday of Halloween. Now, Brock Chadwick has received nearly 1,000 cards from places as far away as Singapore. “It’s definitely very exciting and he’s happy,” mom Brittney Horton told ABC News. “You can tell …

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Puerto Ricans face growing threat from disease after Maria, experts fear

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN JUAN, P.R. ) — Three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the 3.4 million U.S. citizens living on the island are now facing a growing public health threat – disease brought about by the conditions after the storm ravaged the island. And experts fear that this situation could get worse before it gets better. The storm, which officials …

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Childhood and teenage obesity is on the rise worldwide

Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The number of obese children and teenagers worldwide is ten times higher than it was four decades ago, according to research from the World Health Organization and Imperial College London published in The Lancet. In addition, 213 million boys and girls were overweight but not obese last year according to the study, which looked at …

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What to eat, and what not to eat, for a good night’s sleep

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — How well you sleep can have a significant impact on your overall health, and not getting enough sleep has even been linked to overeating, according to ABC News’ senior medical contributor, Dr. Jennifer Ashton. Ashton appeared on Good Morning America to share why it is so important for adults to get seven to nine hours of sleep …

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Author John Green wrote new novel to share his personal struggle with OCD

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Best-selling author John Green said his new novel, Turtles All the Way Down, was a way for him to connect with children who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and an opportunity to share his personal struggle with the disease. “One of the reasons I wanted to write this book was because I did feel very …

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11-year-old’s touching reaction to adoption news captured on school’s camera

Jackie Alexander(SALT LAKE CITY) — A Utah school’s camera captured the emotional moment when an 11-year-old student learned that she was going to be adopted by her foster family. Tannah Butterfield leaped into the arms of her school’s office manager, Jackie Alexander, after hearing the news. “All that excitement, joy and happiness that you see in Tannah went right through …

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