Health

Photo shoots capture experiences of families of terminally ill children

ABC News(RICHMOND, Va.) — For parents of terminally ill children, professional photographs aren’t typically at the top of the priority list. But the Tiny Sparrow Foundation, an organization that matches professional photographers with these families free of charge, says the parents they serve are often “incredibly appreciative and grateful for the memories.” ABC News traveled to Richmond, Virginia, to document …

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Gov. Chris Christie to work with Jared Kushner to combat opioid epidemic

ABC News(Chris Christie denies rift with Jared Kushner, says pair ‘get along just great’ (WASHINGTON) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie denied there was tension between him and Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, as the two prepare to team up in a new White House initiative to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic, saying on Good Morning …

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Chris Christie joining Trump effort to combat opioids

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to play a role in a new White House effort to tackle the nation’s opioid epidemic, a White House official confirms to ABC News. Christie was a central figure in President Trump’s campaign and was the first to lead his transition team, but he was replaced with Vice President …

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How President Trump's 'Energy Independence' executive order will impact the Clean Power Plan

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump signed on Tuesday the “Energy Independence” executive order, requiring the review of a regulation unpopular in coal country states where he was wildly popular on election day. The order also unravels former President Barack Obama’s goal of tackling climate change. “Today I’m taking bold action on that promise,” Trump said at the signing of the …

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Brain implants helps paralyzed man drink coffee on his own for 1st time in years

Case Western Reserve University(CLEVELAND) — After years of paralysis, a man was able to pick up a cup of coffee and take a sip, thanks to experimental technology that allowed brain signals to control his arm with the help of a computer. The researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center documented their work in a …

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Teen brings little girl's mermaid dream to life

Keegan Carnahan/Twitter: @selftltledtyler(TAMPA, Fla.) — One little girl’s magical mermaid dreams of being “Under the Sea” came true during bath time last week. Keegan Carnahan, a teen from Tampa, Florida, was helping give her nanny’s daughter a bath while the nanny, Jenna Haslam, was busy making dinner. Haslam’s daughter, 3-year-old Alidy Clark, thought Carnahan looked like a real-life mermaid because …

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The workout secrets of a trucker fitness guru

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A former Olympic hopeful-turned-truck driver has released a book on how to stay fit and lose weight even if you have a largely sedentary lifestyle. Siphiwe Baleka is attempting to revolutionize the trucking industry, which has often been called one of the country’s unhealthiest industries. The fitness guru and long-haul trucker shared tips from his new book, …

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Reporter's notebook: What I learned about my body after being in a metabolic chamber

ABC News/Mara SchiavocampoBy MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO ABC News’ Mara Schiavocampo shared her experiences after spending a day inside a metabolic chamber at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City. Schiavocampo’s journey, which aired on “Good Morning America,” was the first time that TV cameras were allowed to peek into a metabolic chamber, which is used to monitor your total …

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Kid suffers third-degree burns after DIY slime project

iStock/Thinkstock(SOUTH WEYMOUTH, Mass.) — A Massachusetts mother said her fifth-grader suffered severe burns after playing with homemade slime, a project she said she’s done with her daughter many times before without incident. Siobhan Quinn said her 11-year-old daughter, Kathleen, endured second and third-degree burns on her hands after playing with the homemade slime, a “do it yourself” trend that surged …

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Free baby boxes welcomed in fight against sleep-related deaths

The Baby Box Company(NEW YORK) — Alabama will give families of all newborns in the state free baby boxes in which to slumber if they take a quiz on sleep safety. The initiative, to start Wednesday, follows New Jersey and Ohio’s campaigns for infant sleep safety with the Baby Box Co. For Alabama, however, the goal is for the state …

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