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Wife of wounded veteran wrote book to explain amputations and injuries to children

Paul Morigi/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — “Someone told me daddy is gross. He isn’t gross. He is a hero,” said the oldest daughter of Michael Verardo, a wounded veteran who is missing a limb. Verardo lost his leg in 2010 serving as an infantryman in Afghanistan. Since then, he has undergone over 100 surgeries and years of physical and occupational therapy, …

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Even a mild head injury increases risk for Parkinson's disease, veterans study shows

ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) — A new study shows that even a mild head injury, commonly called a concussion, makes veterans more likely to get Parkinson’s disease later on in life. This is the same type of injury suffered by many Americans on the sports field or in a motor vehicle crash each year. A group of 165,000 veterans with a history …

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6-year-old boy grows out his hair for 2 years, donates 14 inches to kids in need

Jennifer Williams(RED OAK, Texas) — One selfless 6-year-old has cut his long hair for kids in need. Daniel Williams grew his hair out for two years so another child who’s experiencing hair loss due to cancer, alopecia and other disorders, can have a wig. Daniel and his family recently donated his hair to Wigs For Kids in Ohio, his mother …

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Pope Francis meets with father of terminally ill British baby denied further treatment

Christopher Furlong/Getty Images(LONDON) — The father of a terminally-ill British baby who has been denied further treatment had a private audience with Pope Francis on Tuesday, during which he asked for help to save the child. In a tweet by an Italian newspaper, Pope Francis is reported to have said in the meeting with Alfie Evans’ father, Tom Evans, that …

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Here's why you need to start asking your doctor to check your blood pressure twice

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Checking your blood pressure is a mainstay of every medical checkup. Now, there’s some new medical advice on this seemingly mundane part of a wellness visit to the doctor. So, what’s the new medical advice? Get your blood pressure checked twice, a new study advises. Patients who had their blood pressure (BP) checked a second time at …

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Opioid takedown in West Virginia and Michigan leads to dozens arrested

iStock/Thinkstock(HUNTINGTON, W.V.) — More than a dozen people, including two major distributors, were arrested in a major crackdown on the opioid drug trade Tuesday in West Virginia and Michigan involving hundreds of federal, state and local law enforcement officers, officials said. Officials targeted almost 100 people for arrest and said they believe that the takedown, dubbed Operation Saigon Sunset, will …

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What to know about diverticulitis, after Sen. John McCain's surgery

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — On Monday, the office of Senator John McCain released a statement saying he was admitted to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona and underwent surgery for diverticulitis. The condition is very common in the United States and has many variations and treatment options, depending on the individual situation. The statement from McCain’s medical team does …

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How to make celeb chef Marcus Samuelsson's spring chicken salad recipe

ABC(NEW YORK) — Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson shared an original, seasonal salad recipe on “Good Morning America” today. This recipe from the head chef of Red Rooster in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood features deliciously complex flavors, and makes for the perfect healthy springtime lunch or dinner. It’s also one of the dishes that will be served at the fourth …

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The downside of squeaky-clean skin: Why you’ve probably been washing your face wrong

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —Dr. Whitney Bowe, the author of “The Beauty of Dirty Skin,” shared with “Good Morning America” her top tips for clear skin from her new book. Here, the medical director of integrative dermatology, aesthetics and wellness at Advanced Dermatology, P.C., breaks down how you might be washing your skin wrong, and gives her expert recommendations for what you …

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