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Man paralyzed by rare condition stands for first time during proposal

(ORANGE PARK, Fla.) -- A man recovering from paralysis has stood up for the first time to propose marriage in a heartwarming moment that was captured on video.Jacob Newbern, 27, popped the question to Mary Batar on Monday at HCA Healthcare’s Orange Park Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Center in Florida…... Read More

'It changes everything': George H.W. Bush's legacy and one man's life with disabilities

(WASHINGTON) -- Almost 30 years ago, Paul Smith traveled to the nation’s capital to watch as the 41st President of the United States took the oath of office and his place in history. It was Jan. 20, 1989 — the day President George H.W. Bush was inaugurated. Already, Smith admired…... Read More

2-year-old needs rare blood type to save her life, now there's a worldwide search underway

(NEW YORK) -- The family of a 2-year-old girl battling an aggressive form of cancer is desperately searching for a rare blood type that will allow her to obtain the life-saving treatment she needs.Zainab Mughal was diagnosed with neuroblastoma two months ago. But her family believes the tumor in her…... Read More

FDA warns of dog foods recalled for too much Vitamin D

(NEW YORK) --  The Food and Drug Administration is warning pet owners that several brands of dry dog food contain too much vitamin D, which can be toxic in high amounts, increasing their risk of kidney failure.The FDA said that dog food sourced from a single manufacturer, but sold by…... Read More

ABC News' Ginger Zee taps sleep training expert to help son sleep through the night

(NEW YORK) -- ABC News' Good Morning America meteorologist Ginger Zee is the mother of two boys, Adrian, who will turn three later this month, and Miles, who was born in February.Like any parent, Zee is constantly in search of one thing: sleep.When she heard about a baby sleep training…... Read More

CDB is the latest wellness trend, but does it work?

(NEW YORK) -- It seems like everywhere you look, they’re selling CBD.The non-hallucinogenic marijuana plant extract is being added to everything from skin creams to dog treats with claims of miracle-like results. Some CBD products even claim it can stop anxiety and treat Parkinson’s disease and seizure disorders.But what is…... Read More

FDA recalls blood pressure medication

By. Sumir Shah, M.D. (NEW YORK) -- The Food and Drug Administration just announced a recall of Valsartan, a potentially life-saving blood pressure medication, after the discovery of a cancer-causing contaminant found in some batches. This is the third recall for this type of medication in 2018. Teva Pharmaceuticals has…... Read More

Mass shootings related to domestic violence often receive less attention, experts say

(NEW YORK) -- For many, the term "mass shooting" conjures up a random attack in which a lone gunman opens fire, often for unknown reasons. However, there have been just as many deadly mass shootings this year in which the shooter knew the victim, in many cases intimately, including instances…... Read More

'Friend after friend was dying': HIV survivors look back at past 30 years of AIDS in the US

(NEW YORK) --  Mark Milano was 25 years old when he was diagnosed with AIDS in 1982, and so little was known about the disease that his doctor called it “AID.” “I didn’t know what it was and he said, ‘Well it’s a life-threatening illness,’” Milano said of his interaction…... Read More

Despite major strides in treatment, HIV/AIDS still a concern for millions

BY DR. JOHANNA KREAFLE (NEW YORK) -- Since the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, more than 70 million people worldwide have been afflicted with HIV/AIDS and about 35 million people have died. During the early days, thousands of people had mere months to live after they were diagnosed.“With no effective…... Read More

2 high blood pressure medications added to recall of heart drug

(NEW YORK) --  A Food and Drug Administration recall of a heart medication due to a cancer-causing chemical now includes two blood pressure medications. Teva Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall of its amlodipine/valsartan combination tablets and amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets, both used to treat high blood pressure, according to the…... Read More

US couple vacationing in Mexico died of carbon monoxide poisoning: Officials

(NEW YORK) -- A U.S. couple who was vacationing in Mexico died from carbon monoxide poisoning, Mexican officials said. Ed Winders and his partner, Barbara Moller, were staying in an Airbnb in the San Miguel de Allende region. Police said the apartment's landlord discovered their bodies on Nov. 17 after…... Read More

Teen left in tears as her classmates reveal she's cancer-free

(NEW YORK) -- A girl recently received a huge surprise from her peers. They revealed to her that she had beat cancer.On Nov. 16, Emily Sadler, 15, a student at Raytown High School in Missouri, entered the hallway and was met with a roaring crowd of classmates and loved ones."I…... Read More

Obstructive sleep apnea linked to heart disease, especially in women

(NEW YORK) -- Snoring is something most of us have to deal with, whether it’s us or our significant other. But can this nuisance have an effect on our heart health? For women, the answer might be yes, according to a new study.Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a severe form…... Read More