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Mom asks thief to return 8-year-old’s wheelchair stolen from outside their home

WPVI-TV(PHILADELPHIA) — A mother is asking for her son’s wheelchair to be returned in one piece after she said it was stolen from outside her Philadelphia home last weekend. Ryan Lewis, 8, has cerebral palsy and depends on the customized electric wheelchair to get around, his mother said. “If Ryan’s chair still in one piece, I would like it to …

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Healthy, elderly adults should think twice before starting aspirin: Study

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. NICKY MEHTANI (NEW YORK) — A daily aspirin may have more risks than benefits if you’re over 70, according to a new study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. Yet aspirin, called a “wonder drug” against heart disease, is taken regularly by about 50 percent of adults nationwide. The clinical trial, called ASPREE — …

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‘Lawnmower’ parenting on the rise

GMA Photo Illustration/Getty(NEW YORK) — Helicopter parents may hover and tiger moms may roar, but make room for the lawnmower parent whose approach to child-rearing is generating buzz. In an essay recently published on the site Weareteachers.com, an anonymous educator calls the parenting style a “troubling trend.” “Lawnmower parents go to whatever lengths necessary to prevent their child from having …

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2-year-old boy with cancer gets early Christmas love from around the world

WCPO-TV(CINCINNATI) — After one family said their baby was sent home with two months to live, neighbors and friends around the world have banded together to create early Christmas for the boy. “We decided to make every day that he has left as amazing as it can be,” Brody’s sister McKenzie Allen, 21, told ABC News. “We try to think …

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How one health center uses music to help fight addiction

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Addiction has taken an immeasurable toll on millions of American families. Over the past several years, there has been a sharp increase in drug overdoses deaths in the midst of a growing opioid epidemic. Experts and public officials have tried to determine who is responsible and what can be done. The Trump administration declared the crisis a …

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Florida health center Recovery Unplugged uses music to help fight addiction

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Addiction has taken an immeasurable toll on millions of American families. Over the past several years, there has been a sharp increase in drug overdoses deaths in the midst of a growing opioid epidemic. Experts and public officials have tried to determine who is responsible and what can be done. The Trump administration declared the crisis a …

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How to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As Hurricane Florence pummels towards the Carolinas and neighboring states, many residents are bracing for what officials are calling “the storm of a lifetime,” and its anticipated catastrophic flooding, storm surge and damaging winds. The impending storm — which is expected to make landfall Friday morning — has prompted mass evacuations in coastal areas and is forecast …

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Relief fund set up by GlobalGiving for those affected by Hurricane Florence

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As Hurricane Florence pummels towards the Carolinas and neighboring states, many residents are bracing for what officials are calling “the storm of a lifetime,” and its anticipated catastrophic flooding, storm surge and damaging winds. The impending storm — which is expected to make landfall Friday morning — has prompted mass evacuations in coastal areas and is forecast …

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South Africa giraffe attack victims on the mend, family says

Courtesy Sam Williams(NEW YORK) — The father of an American woman who was attacked by a giraffe on a wildlife reserve in South Africa last week has told ABC News that both his daughter, Katy Williams, and her 3-year-old son, Finn, are recovering well. Jack Standish said he is relieved that Finn could be taken off a ventilator on Thursday, …

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Supermom stops running during a 106-mile race to breastfeed her son

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — A British runner is adding a level to what it means to be a supermom after she stopped during a 106-mile race to breastfeed her baby. Sophie Power of London recently ran the Ultra-Trail Mont Blanc event in the Alps between France, Italy and Switzerland. Sixteen hours in, the 36-year-old mom of two stopped to nurse her 3-month-old …

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