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Nurse gets creative so boy won’t cry while getting shots

Remains/iStock/Thinkstock(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — A Florida grandmother is saying thank you in a big way to a nurse who used creativity and kindness to get her grandson to undergo three shots without crying. Tiffany Marshall posted a video on Facebook late last month of a nurse in St. Petersburg, Florida, helping her grandson, Dimitri. The video now has 20 million …

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Spiritual guru Deepak Chopra on new approach to politics: ‘We are dictating our insanity’

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Deepak Chopra’s name is synonymous with the holistic health approaches on which he has built his global wellness empire. But the author of several books, celebrity confidante and wildly successful leader of the West’s alternative medicine movement is now wading into politics, after witnessing what he views as a polarizing of America over the last year. …

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Pregnant women who take folic acid and multivitamins have babies with lower autism risk, study says

AndreyPopov/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you’re pregnant, a new study released Wednesday may give you one more reason to listen to your doctor if he or she prescribes a folic acid or multivitamin supplement. Researchers in Israel studied 45,300 children born between Jan. 1, 2003 and Dec. 31, 2007, also looking at survey data that indicated whether their mothers were prescribed …

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Multiple Tennessee school districts closed due to widespread flu

RyanKing999/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Widespread reports of the flu led three Tennessee school districts to remain closed for the rest of the week. School districts in Benton, Humphreys and Stewart counties were scheduled to reopen later this week, but school officials told ABC News they postponed the opening to help prevent the spread of the illness. Mark Florence, director of schools …

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Sixth-graders help classmate reach $1M goal for medical research

(ABC News) Sixth-graders at Ipswich Middle School in Massachusetts celebrate with classmate Talia Duff after learning they helped her foundation meets its goal of raising $1 million by the end of 2017. Sixth-graders at a Massachusetts middle school who created a video in December to help raise money for a classmate’s medical-research foundation got a belated holiday surprise today. “I’m …

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‘I think I am going into labor’: Bus driver pulls over to help pregnant woman

Chalabala/iStock/Thinkstock(MILWAUKEE) — A bus driver in Milwaukee pulled over to help a woman who appeared to be in labor on Christmas Eve. Tayetta Currin was driving her bus route in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, which borders Milwaukee, when she noticed a woman walking toward the street who looked like she needed help, the Milwaukee County Transit System told ABC News. Currin pulled …

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Woman pays for stranger’s birthday cake to honor her late daughter

(Courtesy Ashley Santi) McKenna Jodell died in 2008 at the age of nine months.(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) — When Kyle Jauregui and his family went to an Arizona grocery store to pick up a birthday cake for his younger sister, they learned the cake had already been paid for. “We were pretty shocked and really grateful,” Jauregui, 23, told ABC News. “When …

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Keto, Whole30 diets rank last on one best diets of 2018 list

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two of the most buzzed-about diets, the Keto diet and the Whole30 diet, have landed at the bottom of a new ranking of best diets for 2018. The Keto diet, which promotes a low-carbohydrate, high-fat regimen, tied for last on the Best Diet Overall list released today by U.S. News and World Report. “One of our experts …

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Dry January: What is it and how beneficial can giving up alcohol be?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you’re still feeling hungover from that New Year’s Eve Champagne or had one too many boozy eggnogs over the holidays, let this January be a fresh start. Dr. Jennifer Ashton, chief medical correspondent for ABC News, is going dry this January and encourages you to take the challenge with her: no alcohol for the month of …

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How to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning this winter

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A recent string of injuries and deaths across the country has brought attention to the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, especially during colder months. One incident of possible carbon monoxide poisoning in Ohio left two people dead last Friday, according to ABC’s Dayton, Ohio affiliate WKEF. High levels of carbon monoxide were detected in the home where …

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