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Rate of Alzheimer's disease deaths jumped 54 pct. in 15 years, CDC finds

(NEW YORK) -- The rate of deaths related to Alzheimer's disease jumped by 54.5 percent over 15 years, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Preschool teacher to give kidney to student’s father: 'She's giving me a second chance at life'

(NEW YORK) -- An Iowa dad will undergo a life-saving transplant thanks to his son's teacher.

Darreld Petersen, 34, will receive a kidney from Nancy Bleuer, 54, who is donating her organ to him on June 1.

"It's just amazing," Pet... Read More

Girl pulled into harbor by sea lion treated for rare 'seal finger' disease

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — A girl who was pulled into a Canada harbor by a sea lion is receiving medical treatment over concerns her broken skin could have been infected by a dangerous bacteria from the animal's mouth, according to officia... Read More

Foster parent shortage dire as heroin overdoses rise

(WASHINGTON) — The opioid epidemic that has hit communities across the country with overdoses and crime is having another, less visible but significant impact: overloading the foster care system with children taken from the homes of suspected d... Read More

How to talk to kids about the Manchester terror attack

(MANCHESTER, England) -- Parents and children learning about the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, may find the violence especially troubling since the terror attack targeted a venue full of children and adolescents.
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High school student wins scholarship, gives it to cancer survivor

(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Texas high school student Chase Bradley wasn't just inspired to raise money for cancer research. He also donated his scholarship money to a fellow student who had recently overcome the disease.

Chase, 17, a junior at Hyd... Read More

Manchester attack victims include 8-year-old girl 'loved by everyone'

(MANCHESTER, England) -- The day after a devastating bombing in Manchester killed at least 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert, officials and parents alike are grappling with the news that many of the injured and killed were young adolescents or ch... Read More

Special ed teacher surprises her student with graduation cap and gown, tears ensue

(GRIFFIN, Ga.) -- It was an emotional moment when special education teacher Kimberly Wimbish surprised her student, Jamias Howard, 19, with his graduation cap and gown -- an accomplishment that certainly had its challenges along the way.

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Report: Just one alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk

(NEW YORK) -- Drinking as few as one alcoholic beverage a day can increase your breast cancer risk, according to a new report released Tuesday by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund.

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Graduating student inspired to become a nurse after open heart surgery 10 years ago

(BOWIE, Md.) -- One nursing student, who is set to graduate Tuesday, was inspired to choose the selfless profession after her open heart surgery 10 years ago.

That's when Linette Iloh met two nurses who had a profound impact on her life.Read More

Neighborhood holds Halloween party in May for boy with rare condition

(CASTAIC, Calif.) -- A California boy received an early birthday present on Sunday, when his neighborhood celebrated his favorite fall holiday five months early.

Carter Sarkar suffers from Sanfilippo syndrome, a rare metabolism disorder in... Read More