By ABC News

A Day in the Life
Jun 13, 2014 12:05pm

Trauma Surgeon Uses War Zone Skills to Better Treat Patients at Home

By ELY BROWN and LAUREN EFFRON For trauma surgeon Dr. Peter Rhee, performing a couple of  hernia repairs only to turn around hours later and treat a patient’s life-threatening stab wounds is just another day in the office. And he has seen much worse. Rhee,… Read More »

Medical Unit
Jun 13, 2014 11:58am

Texas Boy Gives Tips to NFL Player Fighting Cancer

A pint-size fan of the Houston Texans has some tips for offensive tackle David Quessenberry, who announced this week that he’s battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Jake Daniel of Mont Belvieu, Texas, is just 7 years old, but he’s already been through treatment for the same cancer. When… Read More »

Medical Unit
Jun 12, 2014 2:33pm

Chikungunya Virus Sparks Warning in Tennessee

A mosquito-borne virus that’s spreading in the Caribbean may have landed in Tennessee, according to health officials. A group of Tennesseans that recently returned from the Caribbean is showing symptoms of the chikungunya virus, which include fever, joint and muscle pain, rash and joint swelling, according… Read More »

Medical Unit
Jun 11, 2014 12:20pm

What People Really Think of Gluten-Free Diets

If you’ve contemplated going on a gluten-free diet, you’re not alone. Last year, an estimated one in three American adults tried cutting down on the protein found in grains like wheat, barley and rye, according to a small, non-scientific survey by the consumer marketing research… Read More »

Medical Unit
Jun 9, 2014 12:15pm

World’s Oldest Man Was Younger Than 65 Women

Alexander Imich, a 111-year-old New Yorker, was the world’s oldest man when he died Sunday. But the late doctor was actually the world’s 66th oldest person. That’s right. There are 65 women older than Imich, according to the Gerontology Research Group, which keeps track of supercentenarians –… Read More »

Medical Unit
Jun 8, 2014 6:26pm

Teen Finishes 40-Mile Trek Carrying Brother for Cerebral Palsy Awareness

After walking 40 miles in the summer sun, Hunter and Braden Gandee completed their remarkable trek today to raise awareness about cerebral palsy. During the entire walk Hunter Gandee carried his little brother Braden, to give a face to the disease. Braden, 7, is unable… Read More »

Medical Unit
Jun 7, 2014 6:39pm

Follow a Michigan Teen as He Carries His Brother 40 Miles

A Michigan teen may earn the title of world’s best brother, as he embarked on a 40-mile journey today while carrying his younger brother to help raise awareness about cerebral palsy. Hunter Gandee, 14, trained for months to carry his younger brother Braden, 7, on… Read More »

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Medical Unit
Jun 7, 2014 6:00am

Texting Therapy Doubles Success in Quitting Smoking

By Kaidi Wang, MD Instead of reaching for that cigarette pack, smokers hoping to quit the habit may do well to reach for their cell phones. Smokers who used a popular texting program to help them stop smoking were more than twice as likely to… Read More »

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Jun 6, 2014 6:13pm

Family Wants Answers After Autistic Teen Drowns on School Trip

The family of an autistic California teen who drowned during a school trip says it wants to know why the teaching assistant assigned to watch over him at all times “wasn’t doing his job.” Erick Ortiz, 16, a sophomore at Garfield High School in Los… Read More »

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Jun 5, 2014 3:15pm

‘Wounded Warrior’ Poised to Make Motocross History on Prosthetics

Off road in the California desert, Jesse Williamson is getting ready for the Baja 500, a grueling 500-mile dirt bike race that takes place on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. But Williamson also faces an additional challenge. Related: Veteran goes for gold with sled hockey team… Read More »