Health

Ashley Larson
May 28, 2017 - 1:09 pm
(NICEVILLE, Florida) -- Ashley Larson was having such a hard time coping with her mother's cancer diagnosis that she stopped doing one of the things she loves most: photography. "I've been shooting since I was a kid," Larson, 27, told ABC News. "But when my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, I...
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May 27, 2017 - 7:06 pm
(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 seen on video in March, chomping on the boat and circling kayaker Brian Correiar. Correiar used his GPS to call for help and began to...
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May 26, 2017 - 4:56 pm
(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 Medicaid --changes that would fall disproportionately on women. Today, more than 17 million women in the U.S. aged 18 to 64...
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May 26, 2017 - 4:11 pm
(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 for a few health hazards like sunburns, spoiled foods and insect bites. Here's a rundown of the top summer hazards and how to avoid them...
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May 26, 2017 - 11:05 am
(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 epithelioid sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, one year ago. Doctors recently told her she only had days to live. “I ask God...
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May 26, 2017 - 8:24 am
(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 to have children. In January, they learned they were expecting six. “I was excited,” said dad Adeboye Taiwo. “For the very first...
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May 26, 2017 - 7:08 am
By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor The umbilical cord is the physical link between a mother and her child. It allows oxygen-rich blood and nutrients to flow between the fetus and placenta. But is there a benefit to waiting a full minute after birth before making the cut?...
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Brandi Rogers
May 26, 2017 - 6:56 am
(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 fate. Brandi Rogers' unborn daughter, Emersyn, was diagnosed with anencephaly when Brandi was 20 weeks pregnant. Anencephaly is a birth defect where a...
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