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Santa delivers Christmas magic to babies in the NICU with special visit

Stockbyte/Thinkstock (FLINT, Mich.) -- More than 20 preemies in the NICU at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, got a magical visit from Santa ahead of the holidays.“It’s really ...

Two swimmers in San Francisco bit by sea lions 24 hours apart

KGO-TV (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Two swimmers were bit by sea lions in San Francisco Bay this week, prompting officials to close a popular water park on Friday.The sea lion ...

'Life or death' insurance program for kids could lose funding in matter of months

ABC/Randy Holmes (NEW YORK) -- Comedian Jimmy Kimmel brought his 7-month-old son on stage for his monologue Monday night to draw attention to the de-funding of a "life or ...

Sweet dad shaves his head so daughter diagnosed with alopecia feels loved

Chelsea Sylvaria (PROVIDENCE, R.I.) -- After a Rhode Island dad heard that his 6-year-old daughter, who has alopecia, said she didn't love herself because she didn't have hair, he ...

Hospitals offer 'gentle' C-sections with options like aromatherapy and a see-through drape

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- When Tara Martinez gave birth to her second child, she was able to watch the birth and have immediate skin-to-skin contact with her son, even ...

Fast food employee comes to the rescue of diabetic woman at drive-thru window

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images (AMARILLO, Texas) -- Texas resident Rebecca Boening was driving on Dec. 8 when she felt her blood sugar level dropping. Boening, who is diabetic, began "sweating ...

Chicago Boy, 4, sharing gift of books with others after reading 100 in a day

iStock/Thinkstock (CHICAGO) -- A 4-year-old Chicago boy is inspiring others to share the gift of reading after thousands watched him read 100 books in one day on Facebook Live. ...

France to ban mobile phones in primary, middle schools starting next fall

iStock/Thinkstock (PARIS) -- Banning cellphones in French schools was one of the promises made by Emmanuel Macron during his campaign to become president of France last spring. Six months ...

FDA warns not to consume the raw dough in your Christmas cookies

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new warning against consuming raw cookie dough as Christmas cookie season gets underway.While the potential risks ...

10-year-old double amputee who lost everything in California wildfires gets snowboard lessons from US Paralympian

iStock/Thinkstock (BRECKENRIDGE, Co.) -- A 10-year-old double amputee who lost everything in the California wildfires learned how to snowboard from a Paralympic medalist who is also an amputee.Lilly Biagini, ...

Family fights to find a cure after 2 children are diagnosed with fatal genetic disease

ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A couple from New York are pleading for the public's help to raise awareness and funds in order to find a cure after two ...

Sixth-graders create video to help classmate reach $1M goal for medical research

iStock/Thinkstock (IPSWICH, Mass.) -- From selling shoelaces to lemonade stands and bake sales, the community of Ipswich, Massachusetts, has been rallying hard to raise $1 million by the end ...

Virginia warning families the state's CHIP program may 'shut down'

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) --  Virginia is now the latest state to start informing families enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that their coverage will be terminated unless ...

How to sneak greens into your children's favorite foods

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Can't find a way to get your children to eat their greens?Dawn Russell, the creator of the 8Greens, a tablet supplement packed with eight powerful ...

Acclaimed NY surgeon found dead in Park Avenue apartment in suspected suicide

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- An acclaimed trauma surgeon was found dead with a knife in his torso Sunday in his Park Avenue apartment, New York City police said. Dr. ...

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