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Parkinson's disease: What you need to know in wake of Jesse Jackson's diagnosis

Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Iconic American civil rights activist, politician and minister Jesse Jackson announced Friday that his doctors have diagnosed him with Parkinson’s disease – a diagnosis ...

ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas on being inspired by a boy with Treacher Collins and the book 'Wonder': Reporter's Notebook

ABC News (RENO, Nev.) -- One of my favorite things to do with my children is to read to them.A few years ago, the bedtime book was "Wonder," and ...

Man's best friend: Owning a dog linked to lower risk of death, study says

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Owning a dog is associated with a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death, according to a comprehensive new study published by a team ...

Kids' simple Christmas wishes will break your heart

(Things of My Very Own) Things of My Very Own, an organization in Schenectady, N.Y. that helps kids in crisis, shared the Christmas wishes of some of the children they ...

Seven Hawaii hospital workers on leave without pay after psychiatric patient escapes

sudok1/iStock/Thinkstock (HONOLULU) -- Seven hospital workers in Hawaii have been relieved of their duties without pay after an "extremely dangerous" psychiatric patient escaped from there and boarded a flight ...

One family's hardships, triumphs with son who has rare craniofacial disorder

The Newman Family (NEW YORK) -- It was a frigid February night in New York City when Magda Newman was in labor with her first child. With her husband, ...

Mom's raw photo of her stretch marks resonates with many

Hayley Garnett (NEW YORK) -- Many women hide the scars of pregnancy, but one mom put hers on display in a very public way instead.Hayley Garnett recently gave birth ...

Digital pill that 'talks' to your smartphone approved for first time

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- In a groundbreaking decision on Monday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a drug with a “digital ingestion tracking system,” which senses when a ...

Senate Republicans want to include individual mandate repeal in tax plan

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Senate Republicans expect to include a repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate, which requires people to purchase health insurance or face penalties, in their tax plan, ...

At snack business, young people with autism find work and skills for the future

ABC News (LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y.) -- Sam Antar was all smiles when he was offered a full-time, paid position as a "granologist" at Luv Michael, a healthy snack ...

Scientists testing sweat analysis for cellphone authentication

Carlo de Jesus (NEW YORK) -- Imagine unlocking your cellphone with a drop of sweat?Dr. Jan Halámek, a biochemist and assistant professor at the University of Albany, and his ...

Identical twins try out 2 trendy diets for 30 days

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A pair of identical twins with the joint goal of losing weight tried out two different trendy diets for one month, and revealed their individual ...

Supreme Court will hear challenge to California pregnancy center law

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court on Monday said it will consider whether a California requirement for pregnancy centers in that state to provide information about publicly funded abortion ...

With end to cancer treatment in sight, man celebrates with marching band

Keira Miller (NORCROSS, Ga.) -- In lieu of the traditional ringing of the bell, Josh Libman recently celebrated the upcoming end of his cancer treatment with tubas, drums, flutes, ...

How to lower your blood pressure without medication

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The new recommendations on blood pressure from the American Heart Association (AHA) will significantly increase the number of Americans diagnosed with hypertension, particularly in younger ...

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