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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 ...

Thanksgiving tradition of gratitude is good for your health, research says

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Gathering around the table to give thanks this Thanksgiving is something that can add years to your life, research shows.“The grateful mind reaps massive advantages ...

Only 10% of Americans get enough fruits and vegetables, report finds

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Before chowing down on Thanksgiving, you might want to save some room for extra veggies on your plate. A new report from the Centers for Disease ...

Jesse Jackson reveals Parkinson's disease diagnosis

Mark Wilson/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson revealed on Friday his battle with Parkinson's disease. In a letter to supporters, Jackson, 76, said he found it "increasingly ...

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 ...

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