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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »