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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) -- Authorities in western Minnesota are investigating the apparently accidental shooting of a 3-year-old girl by a 5-year-old boy.According to Lieutenant Keith Van Dyke of the Otter ...

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 ...

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 ...

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