(NEW YORK) -- While the Affordable Care Act ushered in huge improvements in access to health care for black and Hispanic adults in the United States, that progress appears to have stalled, according to new research.Between 2013 and 2016, the...

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(IDAHO FALLS, Idaho) -- Two Idaho teachers have come up with an eye-opening way to remind students to wash hands during flu season.Last month, Jaralee Metcalf, a behavior specialist at Discovery Elementary School in Idaho Falls, poste...

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(NEW YORK) -- It's been a persistent question on the campaign trail and during debates, whenever presidential hopefuls Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., tout their respective Medicare for all plans: How much is this goin...

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(NEW YORK) -- Roderick Sewell had almost reached mile 26 of the grueling Ironman triathlon in Kona, Hawaii, when he felt himself starting to slow down. That was until he heard the cheering from the crowd growing -- and when he realized that th...

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(NEW YORK) -- Suzanne Ryan weighed nearly 300 pounds when she decided to make a change. Ryan, a mom from the San Francisco area, started following the ketogenic diet, a diet focused on foods high in fat and low in carbohydrates.Five y...

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(BOSTON) -- A former executive of Insys Therapeutics was sentenced Monday to nearly three years in prison as part of the first federal case meant to hold an opioids manufacturer criminally accountable for the ongoing epidemic in the country....

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(NEW YORK) -- A case of the mysterious new coronavirus strain was identified in Thailand, health officials said Monday, marking the first such known infection outside of China.The patient, a tourist from Wuhan, China, was hospitalized in Thai...

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(NEW YORK) -- The mother of a 4-year-old girl is urging parents to get their children vaccinated after her daughter lost her vision and nearly died after getting sick with the flu last month.Amanda Phillips, a mother of two from Iowa, said he...

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(LOS ANGELES) -- Sleep has a public relations problem in the U.S. "We really view it as a luxury; we view people who like to sleep or get a lot of sleep as lazy, and that’s just not true," said ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. J...

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(NEW YORK) -- With interest in wellness surging, ear seeding is the latest trend popping up all over social media. The practice, which has been around for years, is seeing a resurgence now in the era of Instagram. It is a form of auriculother...

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(NEW YORK) -- Only 6 years old, John Oliver Zippay has endured a battery of medical procedures that would test even the most stoic adult.John, nicknamed, "JO," was diagnosed with leukemia at just 3 years old. After his final chemotherapy trea...

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(NEW YORK) -- Alcohol-related deaths in the United States have doubled among people at least 16 years old since 1999, according to a new study.Published recently in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research by researchers from...

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(ATLANTA) -- Fewer and fewer women in the United States are giving birth, a rate that threatens future generations, new data suggests.The total fertility rate in the U.S. -- the number of births that a woman is expected to have over her lifet...

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(BOSTON) -- A college student in Boston has been diagnosed with measles, health officials said Friday.The student, who attends Northeastern University and lives in Boston, was diagnosed on Jan. 8.During the period that the student was...

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