Genetic Screening News
With 'Ellie Challenge,' family hopes to bring attention to daughter's rare disease
One Virginia family hopes to bring attention to a rare disease that may cause paralysis or even death for their 9-year-old daughter. Ellie McGinn suffers from a rare genetic disorder that affects both her brain and spinal cord. Her mother, Beth McGinn, of Arlington, Virginia, realized something was
Joggers in bras, panties, briefs raise money for sick kids
About 1,000 Philadelphia joggers have gone quite literally for a brief run _ a three-quarter-mile sprint in their briefs, boxers, bras and bloomers as part of a Valentine's Day-related charity event benefiting sick children
Couple who lost newborn sends heartbeat bears to expecting parents facing devastating diagnosis
A Missouri couple is healing parents from heartbreak while honoring their own newborn who they lost more than two years ago. Wayne and Lauren Turley of St. Louis, Missouri, launched "Catherine Cares" after their daughter Catherine died one hour after birth. Now, they're sending heartbeat bears to
Nonverbal Boy Shares Unbreakable Bond With Deaf Dog
A 6-year-old boy who communicates through sign language has found a new best friend in a deaf foster dog. Connor Guillet met Ellie the boxer in December and the two have been inseparable ever since. "It was immediate the way she reacted to my son," mom Brandi Guillet of Cocoa, Florida, told ABC
Toddler Steals Hearts With Epic Reaction to Nailing Bottle Flip
One 2-year-old's joyful reaction to her successful bottle flip is taking the internet by storm. Samantha Rogers, daughter of Matt Rogers, host of “Home and Family” on Hallmark Channel, was filmed by her dad on Dec. 23 nailing her little party trick. "As a dad, it’s super exciting," Rogers, 38, told
Does Salt Room Therapy Work?
ABC News' Kayna Whitworth explores salt rooms, where small particles of salt in the air, it's believed, can address a variety of ailments.
Isaiah Austin, diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, says he can return
Isaiah Austin, the former Baylor basketball star who was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome during his 2014 NBA draft combine workout, has been cleared by doctors to return to playing basketball, he said. "Ever since the draft, I've been getting checked by my doctor, and through those checkups, we've
Nurses and Kid Patients' Halloween Costumes Bring Fun to Medicine
Patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta teamed up with their favorite staffers for extra-special Halloween costumes. "Mekhi Elizondo is an 11-year-old-boy from Poulan, Georgia. He was diagnosed with Joubert syndrome; a rare genetic disorder that affects brain development, at Children’s when he
Can This Startup Stop the Biological Clock?
Prelude Fertility's ambitious plan aims to change how women approach having a family and career.
Disability Rights Activist Darius Weems Loses Battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Darius Weems, the inspiring rapper and dynamic disability rights advocate who suffered from Duchene muscular dystrophy , died Sunday afternoon of DMD-related complications, according to a statement put out by his organization. He was 27. Weems is credited with raising awareness of DMD, a rare