By ABC News

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 »

By Gillian Mohney

Jun 13, 2014 3:10pm

Kansas City Twins Born 39 Days Apart

Days after Boston twins made headlines for having birthdays 24 days apart, a pair of Kansas City twins is trumping them with their 39-day spread. Elene Cowan delivered her first son, Carl, a mere 24 weeks into her pregnancy. But doctors used a special balloon… Read More »

By Gillian Mohney

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

By Gillian Mohney

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 »

By Gillian Mohney

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 »

By ABC News

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 »

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 »