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Ill woman's wish to visit beach granted by Australian ambulance crew

iStock/Thinkstock (HERVEY BAY, Australia) -- A seriously ill Australian woman's wish to see the ocean came true when the ambulance transporting her to the hospital took a detour to ...

Indiana deputy saves choking woman after pulling her over for speeding

iStock/Thinkstock (MICHIGAN CITY, Ind.) -- A routine traffic stop turned into the opportunity to save a life for an Indiana sheriff's deputy Tuesday morning.La Porte County Deputy Austin Wells ...

'Nap studio' offers weary Chicagoans a place to snooze

Peace Power Napping (CHICAGO) -- Chicagoans looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of the windy city now have an on-demand nap studio where they can go ...

Expert tips for navigating Thanksgiving dinner conversation

Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Perhaps the most daunting thing about Thanksgiving is not navigating the travel, the traffic or the mountains of food, but rather navigating the dinner ...

Toddler denied father's kidney has successful transplant surgery

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A Georgia toddler received a successful kidney transplant on Wednesday, about one month after a hospital postponed his original operation when his father -- a ...

Drinking three to four cups of coffee a day may have health benefits: study

Creatas/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Coffee may not only give you a morning boost -- it also may have significant health benefits.So says a review by British scientists of more ...

6-year-old boys who met during leukemia treatment get to be 'Pilots for a Day'

iStock/Thinkstock (JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md.) -- Aviation buffs Jack Kirkbride and Houston Pirrung, both six years old, recently went on a "mission" with the U.S. Air Force that they ...

4-year-old with inoperable brain tumor receives hundreds of books for 'Lena's Library'

Matt Tietjen (SEWELL, New Jersey) -- When a New Jersey family found out their 4-year-old daughter had brain cancer with months to live, they channeled her strength and found ...

Teen cancer survivor delivers art kits to young patients in the hospital

Larry French/Getty Images for The Jefferson Awards Foundation (INDIANAPOLIS) -- When Emma Stumpf was living with a brain tumor and couldn't find words to describe her experiences, art helped ...

Nearly half of all cancer deaths linked to preventable risk factors: study

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Cancer, to many of us, may seem scary, mysterious, or even inevitable. Now, a new study suggests that nearly half of the country’s cancers may ...

Quintuplets spread 'Quintmas' cheer with adorable Christmas photos

Briana Driskell (VERSAILLES, Ky.) -- Quintuplets in Kentucky will be celebrating their first “Quintmas” with a Christmas photo shoot that shows their remarkable recovery from a premature birth. Zoey Hart, ...

Running program empowers girls across the U.S. to lead the way

Girls on the Run (NEW YORK) -- On Saturday, nearly 20,000 girls laced up their sneakers and hit the road in races across the country, and for many, it ...

Formerly conjoined twins sent home 5 months after separation

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (PHILADELPHIA) -- A pair of formerly conjoined twins are being discharged from the hospital just in time for Thanksgiving after a successful surgery to separate ...

Bride surprises father fighting leukemia with wedding inside hospital

Ed Hueck Photography (SAN FRANCISCO) -- One bride moved her wedding up five months so her father, who's battling leukemia, could walk her down the aisle.Vieneese Stanton surprised her ...

Boy, 5, shoots 3-year-old girl in apparent accident

iStock/Thinkstock (MINNEAPOLIS) -- A little girl is in intensive care after being shot with a rifle by a 5-year-old boy in an apparent accident. The boy wounded the girl ...

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