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Video: Kayaker attacked by great white shark

iStock/Thinkstock (MONTEREY, Calif.) -- A great white shark attacked a scuba diver's kayak 100 yards off the coast of Monterey, California, and lived to tell the tale. The shark is ...

Virginia high school features student's service dog in yearbook for a touching reason

AJ Schalk (NEW YORK) -- One school made sure that a student's furry friend was remembered in the yearbook.Andrew "AJ" Schalk, 16, a junior at Stafford High School in ...

The GOP's proposed Medicaid cuts could leave millions of women uninsured

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The Republican health care bill currently making its way through Congress could have a major impact on how many people have access to health services through ...

Summer health hazards to watch out for during Memorial Day

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- With Memorial Day signaling the unofficial kick-off to summer, everyone may be ready to enjoy some fun. But the season can also mean increased risk ...

Dad posts empowering selfies with son who was born with heart defect to raise awareness

Robert Selby (FALLOT, Va.) -- One Virginia dad has a touching tradition with his son, who was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect.When Robert Selby became a first-time dad ...

Tennessee woman battling rare cancer marries high school sweetheart

iStock/Thinkstock (KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) — Two high school sweethearts finally got their chance to say “I do,” but their wedding didn’t happen the way they expected.Ronda Mager was diagnosed with ...

Sextuplets born in Virginia after parents' 17-year infertility struggle

iStock/Thinkstock (RICHMOND, Va.) — A couple who tried nearly two decades to conceive has welcomed a set of sextuplets in Richmond, Virginia.Adeboye and Ajibola Taiwo tried for 17 years ...

Your Body: When to cut the umbilical cord

iStock/Thinkstock By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorThe umbilical cord is the physical link between a mother and her child. It allows oxygen-rich blood and nutrients to ...

South Carolina couple to carry baby with fatal condition to term

Brandi Rogers (NEW YORK) -- A couple carrying their terminally ill child to term is hoping to donate her organs and help keep other parents from facing the same ...

Congressional report shows how premiums could change under 'Trumpcare'

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The anticipated report from the Congressional Budget Office has shed new light on how the Republicans' American Health Care Act could affect premiums for many in ...

Senate laying groundwork for own health care replacement bill

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Senate Republicans left their last lunch meeting before a weeklong recess optimistic that they can at least start working on their own version of a health ...

Rate of Alzheimer's disease deaths jumped 54 pct. in 15 years, CDC finds

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The rate of deaths related to Alzheimer's disease jumped by 54.5 percent over 15 years, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for ...

8 moms, all 8 months pregnant after Hurricane Matthew, celebrate their storm 'miracles'

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- These eight moms are all celebrating their little “miracles” that came out of destruction.They each got pregnant around the time of Hurricane Matthew, which hit ...

Hate Mondays? Blame your sleep Sunday night

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — Sunday night is the worst night of the week for sleeping, according to a recent survey of nearly 4,280 Americas published by the app Calm.com. ...

Poor sleep is linked to higher death risk in those with heart issues

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Diseases of the blood vessels supplying the heart and brain tissues are leading causes of death among Americans.And while researchers have known that things like ...

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