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‘She doesn’t recognize me’: Tony Hawk talks about his mom’s Alzheimer’s

Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Tony Hawk is a pioneer and legend in the world of skateboarding, but he’s also a son and a human being. Hawk, 50, opened up on Thursday about his mother Nancy, who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. The disease, which slowly and irreversibly destroys memory and thinking skills, doesn’t just affect the person diagnosed with …

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Pretty Big Movement inspires plus-size dancers to slay the dance floor

Briana Stewart/ABC(NEW YORK) — In the world of dance, the bodies that usually take center stage are often the slimmer, long-limbed, hourglass figures. However, Pretty Big Movement, a full-figured dance company based in New York City, is here to prove you don’t need to be a size 2 to be a mesmerizing performer. The international dance company has already shaken …

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There’s really not much proof probiotics work: Study

Florian Gaertner / Contributor / Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Over the past decade, probiotic dietary supplements have turned into a multi-million dollar industry, taken by almost 4 million adults and prescribed by up to 60 percent of health care providers. Yet the scientific community has known little about whether or not they actually work. But this is likely to change, …

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3 out of 4 college students say they’re stressed, many report suicidal thoughts: Study

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. ITALO BROWN (NEW YORK) — Sending a child off to college is an immense accomplishment for parents, who can finally breathe a sigh of relief. But teens on campus find a vastly different view of what a college environment is like, including its demands and challenges. A new study supports this, finding that students are much more stressed …

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Expert panel recommends against routine blood screening for prostate cancer: Report

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. JONATHAN STEINMAN (NEW YORK) — An expert panel has recommended against routine blood screening for prostate cancer, in a report published Wednesday in The BMJ. The panel, composed of general practitioners, urologists, methodologists and patients, cited five clinical trials which evaluated the use of a blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in screening for prostate cancer. Using this …

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More illnesses from Salmonella linked to recalled Honey Smacks cereal: CDC

@CDCgov/Twitter(ATLANTA) — Another 30 people have been reported sick from Salmonella infections linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal, bringing the total to 130 cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Both the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are reminding people not to purchase or consume the cereal that has been recalled since June. “Retailers should …

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New guidelines released to navigate concussions in children

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. ITALO M. BROWN (NEW YORK) — It’s a common fear for parents whose children may get hurt while playing sports. What should they do when their child takes a hit to the head, on the field or even on the playground? Luckily, there are new guidelines by a workgroup from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) …

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Nurse discovers 28-year-old colleague was premature baby she cared for

Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital Stanford(STANFORD, Calif.) — A California nurse just discovered that she’d actually met a new coworker before — 28 years ago. Vilma Wong, who’d been working at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford for more than 32 years, met Brandon Seminatore, 28, in August. Seminatore, a second-year pediatric resident completing a child neurology residency at Stanford University, had …

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ADHD rates in kids has increased over the past 20 years

By Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez Elena Peremet/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has become more common in children over the past twenty years, according to a new study. The prevalence of ADHD in U.S. children and adolescents has increased from 6.1 percent in 1997 to 10.2 percent in 2016, the study published Friday in the Journal …

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Kids should stay in rear-facing car seats as long as possible, new guidelines say

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Children should stay in rear-facing car seats as long as possible to protect their developing heads, necks and spines in the event of a crash, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Parents are now advised to keep their children’s car seats in the rear-facing position for as long as possible, or at …

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