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ABC News
February 01, 2018 - 9:13 am
(NEW YORK) -- With allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct dominating the news, a common question continues to come up among many parents: What do we tell our girls? How do we raise smart, strong and empowered women? "Good Morning America" sat down with three groups of girls and their...
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January 31, 2018 - 6:18 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The director of the Centers for Disease Control has resigned, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, in the wake of her "financial interests" coming under scrutiny. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald had invested in stock at tobacco companies only a month after assuming her...
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January 30, 2018 - 10:39 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States, resulting in more than 2.5 million emergency department visits and hospitalizations in 2013 alone. For children, emergency department visits for TBI from sports and recreation-related...
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WLS-TV
January 30, 2018 - 7:23 pm
(CHICAGO) -- The halls of an all-boys Catholic high school in Chicago were barren on Monday. That's because administrators at Saint Patrick High School counted almost 100 absences; many coming down with a case of the flu. "We had 87 students absent yesterday," Saint Patrick High School spokeswoman...
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January 29, 2018 - 7:22 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump’s order declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency in October was set to expire last Tuesday — its 90-day mandate must be renewed upon expiration — leading to a lack of clarity in the commitment of the administration's response. In a statement...
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January 28, 2018 - 6:49 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A flu outbreak sweeping the country is causing people and institutions to take precautions against its spread, including a Catholic diocese in New York state that has issued healthy guidelines for its churches and schools. In hopes of stopping the bug from spreading, the Diocese of...
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January 28, 2018 - 12:23 pm
(NORTH PRINCE GEORGE, Va.) -- Every night before she goes to sleep, Deborah Crowder prays that her two daughters are still alive when she wakes up in the morning. There have been many mornings when she wasn't sure, she said. Maybe a john decided to kill them. Or maybe they froze to death while they...
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Medical City Dallas
January 26, 2018 - 4:18 pm
(DALLAS) -- One elderly woman celebrated her upcoming milestone birthday at the same hospital where she received a life-saving treatment. Dorothy Lowman, who will turn 99 on Saturday, was treated to a surprise birthday party last Thursday thanks to the nurses and doctors at Medical City Dallas in...
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January 26, 2018 - 2:22 pm
(NEW YORK) -- School closings in Florida and Oklahoma and the deaths of a 12-year-old Florida boy and 37-year-old Indiana woman, both reportedly from influenza, are the latest signs of a growing epidemic across the United States, experts say. Karlie Illg Slaven, a mother of two, died Jan. 22, three...
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