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Family says 12-year-old girl died after being misdiagnosed with the flu

Keila Lino Alcaraz(VISALIA, Calif.) — A seemingly vibrant 12-year-old California girl, who loved to sing and make her family laugh, suddenly died after her mother said doctors misdiagnosed an infection that kills more than 250,000 Americans annually as the flu. Alyssa Alcaraz died on Dec. 17 at Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia, California, just days after her family was …

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Birth mom shares emotional video she made for son before his adoption

(Photo Courtesy: Hannah Mongie) Hannah Mongie holds her son, Tagg, alongside Tagg’s adoptive parents, Brad and Emily Marsh, and brother, Carter Marsh.(PROVO, Utah) — A Utah woman who recorded a tearful video with her son just hours before his adoption was made official hopes the now-viral video shines a light on adoption. Hannah Mongie of Provo was 18 years old …

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CDC official on why the flu is near-epidemic, peaking early this year

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — A dangerous flu has been spreading rapidly across the U.S., escalating flu season earlier than usual, and to near-epidemic levels, according to the CDC. Wednesday, Dr. Daniel B. Jerigan from the CDC, joined “GMA” to address the concerns and misconceptions about this year’s flu cycle. Here are three things to know:1. The dramatic spike in flu …

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Teacher who had heart attack inspires 1,300 colleagues to try 10-day plant-based diet

ABCNews.com(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — More than 1,000 teachers and school administrators in New York state are taking a 10-day challenge to eat a plant-based diet, inspired by a colleague who transformed himself after a heart attack. Doug Schmidt, a Rochester elementary school teacher, suffered a near fatal “widow maker” heart attack at age 49. “I weighed 225 pounds and thought I …

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Baltimore tops “Top 50 Bed Bug Cities” list again

iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) — The city of Baltimore has once again come in first place — on a list no place would want to be a part of: the top 50 most bed bug-infested cities. Atlanta-based pest control company Orkin has released its annual list of the cities most plagued by the seed-sized bloodsuckers, and Charm City came out on top again. …

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What to know about prostate cancer after Mitt Romney’s announcement

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As Mitt Romney is said to be considering a run for the Senate, many people are asking how his newly announced battle with prostate cancer could affect his health. “Mitt Romney was treated over the summer for prostate cancer,” an aide for Romney said in a statement obtained by ABC News. “He was treated surgically by Dr. …

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‘Interpening’: Interpreting terpenes to know how cannabis will make you feel

ABC News(DENVER) — On a warm winter day in Denver, Max Montrose, the 29-year-old president of the Trichome Institute, is “on a weed hunting mission.” Montrose’s quest involves locating proper samples of cannabis to teach the students in his class how to detect specific characteristics of the cannabis flower. He’s been providing cannabis education classes in Colorado for more than …

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Why this year’s flu is worse and how to help prevent the spread

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The flu has ramped up early this year and is rapidly spreading across the country, with widespread flu activity in 46 states, according to the latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. “This is a feature of this year’s flu — not only did it start early, but it seemed to occur all over the …

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Injured skier finds new calling in foundation that helps athletes like him

Courtesy Roy Tuscany(RENO, Nev.) — When Roy Tuscany visits spinal-cord injury patients and others who’ve suffered life-altering injuries, he shares with them his perspective on life that has helped propel him through his own dark days. “It’ll never be the same but it’s going to be awesome,” he tells them. “You’re going to find the positive out of this negative.” …

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