Family Celebrates 7-Year-Old's Sickle Cell Cure Thanks to Sister's Life-Saving Gift
One 7-year-old who suffered his whole life from sickle cell disease now has a second chance thanks to his older sister's selfless donation. "They are super close," mom Tanya James of Conyers, Georgia, told ABC News. "I don't think Kyle understood the magnitude of what she was doing. One day, he had
Hurricane Matthew Health Risks Can Last Long After Storm Passes
As Hurricane Matthew continues to churn just off the coast of Florida, nearly all hospitals throughout the state remain open and ready to help those injured or sick during the storm, according to authorities. While injuries such as lacerations, blunt-force trauma and concussions might be expected
Blood Clot Removal Could Help More Stroke Victims, Study Finds
The window for helping certain stroke patients with a potentially life-saving blood clot removal surgical treatment may be longer than previously thought, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Traditionally stroke is treated with medications that
Teen Gets Heart Transplant Day After Spending Prom at Hospital
A Seattle teen says she feels "awake" again after getting a heart transplant the day after celebrating prom in the hospital. The surgery was eight years in the making since Isabella Anderson was told at age 10 that she would likely need a heart transplant to stay alive. Diagnosed as a child with
The Early Signs of Stroke You Need to Know—Even If You’re Young
In a very sad and shocking turn of events, social media star and model Katie May died last week after suffering a stroke . The New York Daily News reported that May, 34, had “tweaked her neck” when she fell during a photo shoot in late January, and that she had tweeted that she had “pinched a
10 Habits That Make You Miserable Every Winter
Let's face it: Unless you're a ski bum, winter's frigid temps and shorter days can really bring on the blues. "The cold and gray present significant challenges to all of us," says Carol Ewing Garber, PhD, an exercise physiologist and professor of movement sciences at Columbia University in New York
Researchers Say Lower Blood Pressure Could Reduce Heart Disease
17 million people could reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and even death by following these new guidelines.
Top Nine Revelations in Diana Nyad's New Book 'Find a Way'
Sharks, jellyfish, storms and 110.86 miles of open water couldn't stop Diana Nyad from making history. The superstar swimmer, then 64, conquered the route from Cuba to Key West on her fifth attempt, becoming the first to do so without a shark cage. Nyad opens up about her historical 2013 feat and
Billie Jean King Talks US Open, Serena Williams
The tennis legend shares her thoughts on the tournament and Serena Williams' attempt to win a Grand Slam.
Serena struggles with nerves, just like everyone else
NEW YORK -- Sam Stosur was "nervous as anything" sitting outside the women's dressing room before the 2010 French Open finals when her coached spotted Rafael Nadal walking by and jokingly asked, "Rafa, do you have any tips for nerves?" Nadal, who had already won four French titles and the next day