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Artist's dolls give women with skin-pigment loss 'confidence' and 'a voice'

Crystal Kaye (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Crystal Kaye's work designing dolls to represent women with skin-pigment loss is drawing grateful responses from women across the country who are thrilled ...

What to know about hepatitis A, as California outbreak triggers state of emergency

iStock/Thinkstock (SAN DIEGO) -- As California finds itself in the grips of the largest person-to-person hepatitis A outbreak in more than two decades, health officials are taking emergency measures ...

Woman gives birth aboard Navy's floating hospital in Puerto Rico

Purestock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The sound of two bells rang through the loud speakers of the U.S. Navy’s floating hospital on Saturday to celebrate the arrival of a newborn ...

Report: 26 million worldwide dying in pain without painkillers

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The U.S. may be suffering from an opioid epidemic, but worldwide nearly 26 million people are dying in pain because they can’t access affordable palliative ...

No criminal charges in Colorado cheerleading forced-splits videos

iStock/Thinkstock (DENVER) -- Shocking videos showing high school cheerleaders in Colorado being forced into splits sparked outrage this summer, and now officials say no criminal charges will be filed. The ...

California declares state of emergency over hepatitis A outbreak

iStock/Thinkstock (LOS ANGELES) -- California has declared a state of emergency over a hepatitis A outbreak that health officials say is the largest person-to-person outbreak in the U.S. since ...

Obesity among children, teenagers growing across the globe

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Obesity among children and teenagers has risen ten-fold across the world in the past four decades, according to a new study in The Lancet.This means ...

Quadruplets pursue medical careers to honor late mom

Kelly Murphy (CAMDEN, N.J.) -- Toni Murphy was just 36 when she died in 2001, leaving behind five children, including 2-year-old quadruplet daughters.Now, Toni Murphy’s quadruplet daughters, Erin, Kelly, ...

Mother who was jailed for refusing to vaccinate son: I would 'do it all over again'

ABC News (DETROIT) -- The Michigan mother who was sentenced to jail last week for refusing a court order to vaccinate her son -- and who has since lost ...

Single case of locally transmitted Zika virus confirmed by Florida health department

iStock/Thinkstock (TAMPA, Fla.) -- A single case of locally transmitted Zika virus has been confirmed on Florida's west coast, according to the state's health department. The isolated case occurred ...

Women vets pose for pin-up calendar to raise money for fellow vets' health care

PIN-UPS FOR VETS (CLAREMONT, Calif.) -- Nearly two dozen female veterans traded in their uniforms for sky-high heels in an effort to cheer up their fellow veterans -- and ...

What life is like now for formerly conjoined twin sisters after separation surgery

ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Like many toddlers, Eva and Erika Sandoval spent their third birthday party playing with friends and family, laughing and eating cake -- a Princess ...

Fla. doctor apologizes after video shows him yelling, cursing at patient

ABCNews.com (GAINESVILLE, Fla.) -- A Florida doctor, who was seen yelling and cursing at a patient in a now-viral video, said he did so because the woman was "abusive ...

Community pulls together to help make an ill boy's wish of becoming a ninja come true

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The community of Sacramento, California, pulled together to help a boy with a congenital heart condition fulfill his dream of becoming a real-life ninja.Bryant Mordinoia, ...

Boy with terminal cancer wishes for Halloween cards from around the world

Britney Horton (BIDDEFORD, Maine) -- The family of a terminally ill boy is asking strangers to lift his spirits by sending him greeting cards for his favorite holiday of ...

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