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1-year-old’s birthday photo shoot reaches out to family of his heart donor

Rena and Andy Sickles(NEW YORK) — Titus Sickles was close to dying before a heart transplant saved his life when he was just 3 months old. When Titus turned one in January, his parents marked the milestone the way a lot of parents do, with a photo shoot. Titus’ photographs, though, had a bigger purpose: trying to find the family …

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ABC’s Ginger Zee shares what happened after a month of strength training

ABC News(NEW YORK) — At the start of 2019, ABC News’ Good Morning America meteorologist Ginger Zee, a mother of two and an avid exerciser, set a new wellness goal: to be able to do eight pull-ups and 30 push-ups in great form by the end of January. Zee used trainer Alexia Clark’s online program for strength and turned to …

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On Valentine’s Day, why dark chocolate is better for your health

JulyProkopiv/iStockBY: DR. THERESA SCOTT (NEW YORK) — Valentine’s Day may be about romance, but there’s little Americans love more than chocolate. People in the United States consume 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate each year — over 11 pounds per person — but not all chocolate is created equally. The typical candy bars and boxed chocolates that you might be giving …

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Sam Smith on learning to love his body and the dangerous lengths he’s gone to for photo shoots

VCG/VCG via Getty Images(LONDON) —  Sam Smith recently opened up about his own body image insecurities and how he’s learned to love himself. The Grammy-award winning singer shared a shirtless photograph of himself on the beach on Tuesday and wrote in the caption about his struggles to accept his body size, and addressed what he wrote were the dangerous lengths …

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How one man is trying to help fellow black men ‘heal’ through yoga

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Yoga instructor Changa Bell is on a mission to create a safe space for black men in his community to open up, breathe and “heal” together through yoga. Bell said he was hoping to create a place where black men in his community could feel welcome practicing yoga. “Ultimately, that led to me founding the Black …

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How the bacteria in your gut affect your mind and body

image_jungle/iStock(NEW YORK) — Have you ever felt “butterflies in your stomach,” or made a “gut decision”? That might have been your “second brain” — otherwise known as your gut — talking. Our guts are composed of over 100 trillion bacteria and about 100 million nerve cells line the entire gastrointestinal tract. The gut and brain are often communicating with each …

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Breast cancer survivor shares cautionary tale of relying solely on thermography

Morganne Delain(NEW YORK) — When Morganne Delain discovered a lump in her breast in 2011, her first thoughts were fear. She was nervous about undergoing tests and treatments, and afraid of what a cancer diagnosis would mean. In those dark moments, she was in denial and hoped to solve the problem without traditional cancer screening such as mammography. Instead, she …

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After defying anti-vaxx mom, Ohio teen explains why he got vaccinated

ABC News(NEW YORK) — For Ethan Lindenberger, turning 18 was a celebration of freedom, but the emancipation he sought mostly was about his newfound right to get vaccinated. The Ohio teenager said he never received vaccines for diseases like hepatitis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella or chickenpox, but he’s planning to change that now that he’s an adult. “I had grown …

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Health officials fighting the worst ever ebola outbreak: everything you need to know

Motortion/iStock(NEW YORK) — The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the second largest in history and the worst the country has ever seen. At least 811 people have reported symptoms of hemorrhagic fever in the Central African nation’s eastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, which share borders with South Sudan, Uganda and Rwanda. Among …

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CDC study shows rise in teen tobacco use

sestovic/iStock(ATLANTA) — Youth tobacco use has risen dramatically in the last year, according to a new study released by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 5 million middle and high school students reported use of some type of tobacco product in 2018 — up from 3.6 million in 2017, according to the CDC study released Monday. With e-cigarettes …

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