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Three expert tips for stress-free back-to-school mornings

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mothers and fathers know that the morning rush of getting their kids off to school can be one of the most stressful parts of the day. Genevieve Shaw Brown, ABC News Travel & Lifestyle Editor and author of The Happiest Mommy You Know: Why Putting Your Kids First is the Last Thing You Should Do, shared with …

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New safety standard required for infant bouncer seats

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Infant bouncer seats will now have hazard warnings placed on the front of the bouncer seat near the baby’s head and shoulders. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved the new mandatory standard to “prevent deaths and injuries” to infants using the bouncer seats. These products are intended for infants up to 6 months old who have …

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94-year-old grandma surprised with hurricane supplies from police

Clearwater Police Department (CLEARWATER, Fla.) — A 94-year-old grandmother got a surprise visit from police before losing power from Hurricane Irma. Betty Helmuth of Clearwater, Florida, answered her door on Sept. 7 for Officer James Frederick and his colleagues who greeted her with supplies. The touching moment was captured on video by Clearwater Police and shared on the department’s Facebook …

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‘Growing Pains’ star Joanna Kerns reveals she underwent a double mastectomy

Tibrina Hobson/WireImage via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Actress Joanna Kerns recently revealed in an interview that she underwent a double mastectomy last December to reduce the recurrence of cancer. The “Growing Pains” star told People magazine she was recently “given an all clear — the best of the results I could have had.” ABC News reached out to a rep …

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Rescued shrimp boat captain returns to dry land after near-death brush with Irma

iStock/Thinkstock(TARPON SPRINGS, Fla.) — Edward Potter, shaken to the core after his harrowing hourslong experience on a lifeboat during Hurricane Irma, returned to dry land and to the embrace of his loved ones Wednesday, but still mourning the loss of his first mate. Potter is a third-generation shrimper, which his family credits for helping the Tarpon Springs, Florida, man survive …

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What parents should know about sleep apnea in children

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Medical experts are warning parents that if you hear your young son or daughter snoring, it could potentially be a sign that the child is suffering from sleep apnea. “It should raise a flag,” Dr. Sydney Butts, an ear, nose and throat doctor in New York City told ABC News. “You should think about watching some other …

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San Diego steps up containment battle as Hepatitis A outbreak kills 16

sudok1/iStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — Private cleaning crews and public health workers are mobilized on the streets of San Diego, working to stop a Hepatitis A outbreak that has claimed at least 16 lives so far. San Diego city and county officials said they are collaborating on solutions to the aggressive outbreak –- which has at least 421 known cases in San …

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Why hurricane preparation, recovery is especially difficult for many senior citizens

Trudy Lampson(NEW YORK) — Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have shown the tremendous risks to the health and livelihoods of millions at the hands of dangerous storms. For the elderly who live in hurricane zones, severe storms pose even more of a threat since many have disabilities and medical conditions for which they need special care. Because many seniors also have …

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