Medical Unit
Jun 24, 2014 4:22pm

More Kids Are Dying in Hot Cars, Group Says

More kids are dying after being left in hot cars, according to child safety group that argues car safety features may be to blame. The non-profit group kidsandcars.org says that 14 children have died from heat stroke this year after being left in cars. The… Read More »

By Jake Lefferman

Medical Unit
Jun 23, 2014 6:30pm

Big Tobacco’s Tricks Make Cigarettes More Harmful, Health Report Claims

Design changes by tobacco companies in recent decades have made cigarettes “more addictive, more attractive to kids and even more deadly,”according to a health report released today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The report concluded that cigarettes are more harmful today than in 1964 when… Read More »

Medical Unit
Jun 23, 2014 6:29pm

‘Real Money’ Tips on Fighting Sky-High Medical Bill

ABC News’ “Real Money” team helped the Haugs of San Antonio, Texas, put thousands of dollars back in their pockets. Check out the five tips below to help put money back in yours too! 1. Request an itemized bill from your hospital.  A recent study… Read More »

Medical Unit
Jun 23, 2014 12:04pm

Why Did U.S. Soccer Fans Grab Their Heads at the Tying Goal?

Thousands of United States soccer fans grabbed their heads in shock as Portuguese player Silvestre Varela headed the ball into the net in the final 30 seconds of play Sunday night, ending the World Cup match in a soul-crushing tie. The simultaneous head-grabbing in the… Read More »

Medical Unit
Jun 23, 2014 11:08am

NBA Prospect’s Career-Ending Diagnosis: What Is Marfan Syndrome?

College basketball star and NBA prospect Isaiah Austin sobbed Sunday after receiving a career-ending medical diagnosis: Marfan syndrome. The 7-foot, 1-inch center, 20, said he heard the news from his mom after undergoing genetic tests as part of a pre-NBA draft physical. “They said I wouldn’t… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Jun 21, 2014 10:40am

Mom Delivers Baby While Undergoing Open-Heart Surgery

Edita Tracey likes to describe her infant daughter as her miracle baby. The name seems appropriate due to the girl’s delivery — she was delivered in just 30 seconds while Tracey was being treated for a deadly cardiac condition. When Tracey was 36 weeks pregnant,… Read More »

Medical Unit
Jun 19, 2014 2:00pm

Michelle Obama Defends School Lunch Standards

Michelle Obama said she’ll fight to prevent Congress from rolling back changes to school lunch standards across the country, telling a small group of reporters that folding now is “unacceptable.” “Of course it’s hard. That we expected,” the first lady said of getting school cafeterias… Read More »

Medical Unit
Jun 18, 2014 3:54pm

Find Out What ‘Thinfluences’ Your Weight

People, places, and things. Those are the biggest influences on what you weigh, according to two Harvard health experts. In their new book Thinfluence, Dr. Malissa Wood and Dr. Walter Willet — along with Dan Childs, managing editor of ABC’s medical unit — claim that… Read More »

Medical Unit
Jun 18, 2014 12:58pm

Woman Captures Ministroke on Smartphone Camera

As Stacey Yepes gazed into her smartphone camera recently, the right side of her face began to droop. “It’s 6:42 and the sensation is happening again,” she said, slurring her words. She tried to smile and pucker her lips, but only the right side of… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Jun 16, 2014 8:29am

Dad Develops ‘Bionic Pancreas’ to Help Diabetic Son

By Kaidi Wang, MD David Damiano was only 11 months old when his mother, a pediatrician, diagnosed him with Type 1 diabetes. At the time, his father Ed Damiano recalls, treatment for the condition entailed constant measurement of blood sugar levels, mental calculation of the… Read More »