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Paleo-friendly baby food line debuts: Is it healthy?

ABC News (NEW YORK) — A Texas couple who claim their health was improved by following the paleo diet — eating the same foods as our ancestors — have created a line of paleo-inspired baby foods. Joe Carr, 36, and Serenity Heegel, 40, started their company, Serenity Kids, last year after they talked about having a child themselves and saw …

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Woman thwarts attempted mugging by 'faking a medical problem': Police

ABC News(SAN FRANCISCO) — A California woman responded to an attempted mugging on a train by “faking a medical problem to attract attention from her fellow riders,” according to the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department. Julie Dragland told local ABC News affiliate KGO-TV of the San Francisco Bay Area that someone dropped a note in her lap while she …

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What to know about at-home fertility tests

ABC News(NEW YORK) — While some women credit using at-home fertility testing kits with helping them start their families, one expert says the popular kits should not be viewed as replacements for seeing a doctor when struggling to conceive. “I was 23 when I started to try having a baby,” Melissa Holmes, 30, a blogger and stay-at-home mom from Utah …

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Neighbors plant 101 red heart balloons in yard of woman with breast cancer

ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) — Laura Stegenga arrived at her Minneapolis home last week after undergoing a chemotherapy treatment to a sight she described as “glorious.” Stegenga, a 47-year-old mother of two who was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in July, saw 101 red heart balloons planted in her front yard. The balloons were placed there by Stegenga’s neighbors in a …

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Woman paralyzed from waist down hikes the Pacific Crest Trail

ABC News(ANZA, Calif.) –Stacey Kozel recently hiked the Pacific Crest trail. It’s an amazing feat for Kozel, who has lupus, and is paralyzed from the waist down, Though she walks with the help of braces, she completed the entire trail alone. From March to September, Kozel, 41, of Medina, Ohio, traveled 2,650 miles from the Mexican border to the Canadian …

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Paralyzed dad 'thrilled' to dance with daughter on wedding day

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When one New York bride became engaged, she immediately thought how she’d “figure out” how to make sure her father, who’s been paralyzed for 10 years, was included. Chavuanne Cousins’ father, Dorian Wills, became paralyzed after a ski accident in 2007. The father of four daughters loved skiing, often hitting the slopes twice a week during the …

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Woman documents in vitro fertilization journey

iStock/Thinkstock(HERNDON, VA) — A Virginia woman documented her in vitro fertilization journey on social media in a painfully — literally — honest way. From the needles to the shots and the bruises, Tiffany Rex of Herndon, Virginia, shared it all. “We had been very open about our fertility struggles throughout the two-year process,” Rex told ABC News. “It was never …

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Three expert tips for stress-free back-to-school mornings

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mothers and fathers know that the morning rush of getting their kids off to school can be one of the most stressful parts of the day. Genevieve Shaw Brown, ABC News Travel & Lifestyle Editor and author of The Happiest Mommy You Know: Why Putting Your Kids First is the Last Thing You Should Do, shared with …

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New safety standard required for infant bouncer seats

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Infant bouncer seats will now have hazard warnings placed on the front of the bouncer seat near the baby’s head and shoulders. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved the new mandatory standard to “prevent deaths and injuries” to infants using the bouncer seats. These products are intended for infants up to 6 months old who have …

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What parents should know about sleep apnea in children

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Medical experts are warning parents that if you hear your young son or daughter snoring, it could potentially be a sign that the child is suffering from sleep apnea. “It should raise a flag,” Dr. Sydney Butts, an ear, nose and throat doctor in New York City told ABC News. “You should think about watching some other …

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