By Gillian Mohney

Medical Unit
Jun 5, 2014 12:56pm

Chobani Puts Lid on ‘Nature…Not Scientists’ Campaign

Chobani has pulled a slogan from some of its Greek yogurt lids that fueled a food fight on social media. The company’s “Simply 100″ yogurt, which contains 100 calories, had lids that read, “Nature got us to 100 calories, not scientists. #howmatters.” While the company… Read More »

Medical Unit
Jun 5, 2014 10:48am

Family Finds Teen’s Secret Message Days After Cancer Death

Days after 13-year-old Athena Orchard died from cancer, her family discovered a hidden message on the back of her mirror. “Happiness depends on ourselves,” she wrote. “Maybe it’s not about the happy ending. Maybe it’s about the story.” Athena was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form… Read More »

Medical Unit
Jun 4, 2014 12:13pm

Olympian Gabby Douglas Attempts Cartwheel Record

Gymnast Gabriel Douglas already has two Olympic gold medals under her belt. Now she’ll head to Pittsburgh on June 23 in hopes of adding to her impressive list of physical feats. She and hundreds of others will attempt to break the record for simultaneous cartwheels…. Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Jun 3, 2014 7:00am

5 Beach Body Fit Tips from ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ Host Chris Powell

Warm weather is here, and for many, that means thoughts of dropping a few pounds to be ready for the beach. Chris Powell, master fitness trainer and host of ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss,” appeared on “Good Morning America” today to share his five summer slim… Read More »

Medical Unit
Jun 2, 2014 3:38pm

Drunk Japanese Turned into Human Billboards

Someone has been turning apparently drunken Japanese people into human billboards, framing them where they lie and including the English-language hashtag #nomisugi – which means “too drunk” in Japanese - and a message in Japanese characters apparently inviting bystanders to photograph and tweet what they see…. Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Jun 2, 2014 12:28pm

E-Cigarette TV Ads Target Kids, Study Finds

By Hope T. Jackson, MD  Cigarette ads may have been banned from television since 1971, but that hasn’t stopped electronic cigarette makers from placing TV ads likely to be seen by children and young adults. Researchers at Research Triangle Institute International found that between 2011 and… Read More »

Medical Unit
Jun 2, 2014 11:34am

91-Year-Old Marathoner Smokes the Competition

Many nonagenarians are happy if they can still tie their shoes. Harriette Thompson not only laced hers up, she smoked the competition at the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon Sunday. The 91-year-old from Charlotte, N.C., finished the 26.2-mile course in a time of seven… Read More »

Medical Unit
Jun 2, 2014 7:53am

5 Surprising Ways Your Friends Are Influencing Your Weight

It’s no secret that your friends influence your taste in music and clothes, but a growing body of research suggests that their words and actions might hold sway over your weight as well. In our new book, “Thinfluence,” I and my co-authors, Dr. Walter Willett… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Jun 1, 2014 6:00am

The Raw Truth About Unpasteurized Milk

By Nipunie Rajapakse, MD, and Devika Dixit, MD Your local farmer’s market may be your first stop for farm-fresh summer fare, but certain foods can carry serious risks. Raw dairy products – those sold without having gone through a heating process called pasteurization – have… Read More »

By Gillian Mohney

Medical Unit
May 31, 2014 3:19pm

Kansas Cardiologist Saves Doctor Who Trained Him

A routine cardiac case earlier this month became personal for Dr. George Pierson, after the Kansas cardiologist realized his patient was his former mentor. Pierson, a cardiologist at Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas, told ABC News affiliate KMBC-TV in Kansas City,… Read More »