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Medical Unit
Nov 26, 2014 4:34pm

Twitter Chat Tips on the Benefits of Gratitude

By Dr. Chris Terndrup, ABC Medical Unit Yesterday, ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser took time to express gratitude in the form of a tweet chat. The chat covered what the science says about gratitude: It can improve everything from emotional… Read More »

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Medical Unit
Nov 25, 2014 8:04pm

‘It’s Magical’: Tot Hears After Getting Cochlear Implant

For the last six months, 2-year-old Asher Goldberg has been adjusting to sound, learning about his world, picking up words and even dancing to music. After he was born, his parents endured several months of testing before doctors confirmed that he was deaf. “It was… Read More »

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Medical Unit
Nov 19, 2014 3:25pm

Manning Up for Men’s Health Awareness

By Dr. Deena Adimoolam, ABC News Medical Unit Thanks to an increased risk of heart attacks, cancer and mental health problems, men live on average five years less than women. The Movember movement aims to help men get healthier by raising awareness for common ailments… Read More »

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A Day in the Life
Nov 7, 2014 4:00am

Why ALS Can’t Stop Me from Dancing

By Catherine G. Wolf I was at a blues concert in north of New York City when I started to feel sorry for myself. I have ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, so I was self-conscious of the thick drool dripping from my mouth,… Read More »

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Medical Unit
Oct 26, 2014 2:00pm

Chemical in Cocoa May Boost Brain Power

By Dr. Crystal Agi A chemical found in chocolate may improve brain function, according to a small new study released today by doctors at Columbia University. Their research was partially funded by candy-maker Mars, Inc., and additionally supported by grants from the National Institutes of… Read More »

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Medical Unit
Oct 22, 2014 3:57pm

Doctors Combat ‘Ebolaphobia’ With Facts as Antidote to Fear

By Dr. Crystal Agi, ABC News Medical Unit Since Ebola arrived on American soil, the public has been bombarded with a series of facts and fictions about the virus. As a result, people are on edge, not knowing what to believe. Many are worried. But… Read More »

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Medical Unit
Oct 13, 2014 5:03pm

Concierge Medicine: How At-Home Doctor Visits Yield Savings

It’s been a while since any member of the Basile family missed school or work for a visit to the doctor. “We had perfect attendance two years in a row,” said mother Meredith Basile. “No lates. No sick days.” Instead of waiting in a doctor’s… Read More »

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Medical Unit
Oct 13, 2014 3:00pm

Broccoli Sprout Extract May Help Curb Autism Symptoms

By Dr.Crystal Agi   A chemical derived from broccoli sprout could help treat symptoms of autism, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins and Harvard hospitals. The study authors say it is an “intriguing” first step that could lead to a better life for… Read More »

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Medical Unit
Oct 8, 2014 3:24pm

The Flu: What You Need to Know in 7 Tweets

By Anshu Abhat, ABC Medical Unit As flu season approaches, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects expect about 200,000 Americans to be hospitalized with complications related to the seasonal bug. Flu usually starts this month but really ramps up in late November and… Read More »

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Medical Unit
Oct 8, 2014 2:25pm

Chain Restaurants Drop Calories From (Some) Menu Items

By Dr. Meena Hasan  Chain restaurants haven’t pulled all their higher-calorie items from their menus, but their new, healthier dishes have an average of 60 fewer calories than their traditional offerings, according to a study published today. The new options could signal a change in… Read More »