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Boy whose condition keeps him inside for recess patrols with school officer instead
October 3, 2018

Bay Minette Elementary School(BAY MINETTE, Ala.) — A boy whose rare condition keeps him from playing outside for long periods of…

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Fewer young people are dying in the US, but some minorities are harder hit
October 3, 2018

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. AMISHA AHUJA (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. has long lagged behind other developed countries when it comes to one important…

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In Kavanaugh case, link between alcohol and sexual violence takes center stage
October 2, 2018

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The allegations roiling Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination have shined a light on the association between sexual assault and…

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The US is about to break its own record for kids who've died in hot cars within a year: National Safety Council
October 2, 2018

Nashville Police Dept.(NEW YORK) — The United States is on the verge of breaking its record for the number of children…

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Georgia high school football player dies after being hit during game
October 1, 2018

ABC News(ATLANTA) — The stadium in an Atlanta suburb was packed with about 2,200 spectators on Friday night when Pike County…

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The new flu vaccine recommendations as flu season approaches
October 1, 2018

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. AMISHA AHUJA (NEW YORK) — When rapper Drake canceled his Miami concerts recently because he was suffering from a…

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Flu season is here
September 30, 2018

iStock/ThinkstockBy  Dr. Jonathan Steinman (NEW YORK) —  It’s the start of fall, which means flu season is here. Last year, flu…

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Pregnant women should get the flu vaccine, but only half actually do: CDC
September 27, 2018

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. AMISHA AHUJA (NEW YORK) — Pregnant women are more susceptible to life-threatening complications if they get the flu, a…

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Too much screen time, too little sleep and exercise linked to worse cognitive development in children: Study
September 27, 2018

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. NICKY MEHTANI (NEW YORK) — The average American child spends 3.6 hours staring at a computer, television, tablet, or…

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Youngest US face transplant recipient shares story of suicide survival and hope: 'Life is an amazing gift'
September 27, 2018

ABC News(CLEVELAND) — As a star student and a promising athlete at her Mississippi high school, with college ambitions, it seemed…

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