Health

Grandmother celebrated in photo shoot after battling cancer

Ashley Larson(NICEVILLE, Florida) — Ashley Larson was having such a hard time coping with her mother’s cancer diagnosis that she at first 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 was having a hard time …

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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 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 swim to shore. A family in …

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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 Medicaid –changes that would fall disproportionately on women. Today, more than 17 million women in the U.S. aged 18 to 64 have health insurance because of Medicaid, according to data from the …

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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 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. Sunburns One of the best parts of …

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Baltimore Pastor’s Non-Profit Helps Families With Mental Health After Violence

Andre Humphrey(BALTIMORE) — In 2014, 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott was sitting on her porch in Baltimore when a stray bullet struck and killed her while she was playing. As police and EMTs swirled around the grieving and traumatized family, another first responder was called in: Pastor Andre Humphrey. Humphrey has run the Baltimore Trauma Response Team (BTRT), a non-profit organization that …

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