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Dozens of people hospitalized during 2017 Sunset Music Festival

iStock/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Dozens were hospitalized amid blazing temperatures during an electronic dance music festival in Florida, despite efforts by organizers to keep people cool and hydrated.

Tampa Fire Rescue Department Public Information Officer Jason Penny told ABC News   ... Read More

Big jump in tick population could spell trouble this summer

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Scientists are issuing a new warning about ticks, saying this year could mark a big jump in their population.

In fact, it could be one of the worst years yet. The news comes as we approach   ... Read More

How gene testing can prevent breast cancer at the earliest stages

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Could a vaccine prevent breast cancer?

HeritX, a global research organization focused solely on preventing inherited cancers, says about 10 to 20 percent of cancer patients have inherited cancer and its using the BRCA gene as   ... Read More

Your Body: Are dairy-free diets a good way to go?

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

It seems more young adults are dialing back on dairy -- and that may not be a good thing.

The National Osteoporosis Society recently looked at nearly 300 patients under   ... Read More

Alabama quadruplets graduate high school together

WBMA(NEW YORK) -- A set of quadruplets graduated high school in Alabama, making their mother's dream for them come true.

Taylor, Tanner, Anniston and Thompson Payne -- known locally as the "Payne Quads" -- are actually the second set   ... Read More

Grandmother celebrated in photo shoot after battling cancer

Ashley Larson(NICEVILLE, Florida) -- Ashley Larson was having such a hard time coping with her mother's cancer diagnosis that she stopped doing one of the things she loves most: photography.

"I've been shooting since I was a kid," Larson,   ... Read More

Video: Kayaker attacked by great white shark

iStock/Thinkstock(MONTEREY, Calif.) -- A great white shark attacked a scuba diver's kayak 100 yards off the coast of Monterey, California, and lived to tell the tale.The shark is seen on video in March, chomping on the boat and   ... Read More

Virginia high school features student’s service dog in yearbook for a touching reason

AJ Schalk(NEW YORK) -- One school made sure that a student's furry friend was remembered in the yearbook.

Andrew "AJ" Schalk, 16, a junior at Stafford High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia, goes to school every day with his service   ... Read More

The GOP’s proposed Medicaid cuts could leave millions of women uninsured

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Republican health care bill currently making its way through Congress could have a major impact on how many people have access to health services through Medicaid --changes that would fall disproportionately on women.

Today, more than   ... Read More

Summer health hazards to watch out for during Memorial Day

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With Memorial Day signaling the unofficial kick-off to summer, everyone may be ready to enjoy some fun. But the season can also mean increased risk for a few health hazards like sunburns, spoiled foods and insect   ... Read More

Dad posts empowering selfies with son who was born with heart defect to raise awareness

Robert Selby(FALLOT, Va.) -- One Virginia dad has a touching tradition with his son, who was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect.

When Robert Selby became a first-time dad in October 2013 he told ABC News he wasn't prepared   ... Read More

Tennessee woman battling rare cancer marries high school sweetheart

iStock/Thinkstock(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) — Two high school sweethearts finally got their chance to say “I do,” but their wedding didn’t happen the way they expected.

Ronda Mager was diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, one year ago.   ... Read More

Sextuplets born in Virginia after parents’ 17-year infertility struggle

iStock/Thinkstock(RICHMOND, Va.) — A couple who tried nearly two decades to conceive has welcomed a set of sextuplets in Richmond, Virginia.

Adeboye and Ajibola Taiwo tried for 17 years to have children. In January, they learned they were expecting   ... Read More

Your Body: When to cut the umbilical cord

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

The umbilical cord is the physical link between a mother and her child. It allows oxygen-rich blood and nutrients to flow between the fetus and placenta. But is there a   ... Read More

South Carolina couple to carry baby with fatal condition to term

Brandi Rogers(NEW YORK) -- A couple carrying their terminally ill child to term is hoping to donate her organs and help keep other parents from facing the same fate.

Brandi Rogers' unborn daughter, Emersyn, was diagnosed with anencephaly when   ... Read More

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Dozens of people hospitalized during 2017 Sunset Music Festival

iStock/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Dozens were hospitalized amid blazing temperatures during an electronic dance music festival in Florida, despite efforts by organizers to keep people cool and hydrated.

Tampa Fire Rescue Department Public Information Officer Jason Penny told ABC News   ... Read More

Big jump in tick population could spell trouble this summer

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Scientists are issuing a new warning about ticks, saying this year could mark a big jump in their population.

In fact, it could be one of the worst years yet. The news comes as we approach   ... Read More

How gene testing can prevent breast cancer at the earliest stages

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Could a vaccine prevent breast cancer?

HeritX, a global research organization focused solely on preventing inherited cancers, says about 10 to 20 percent of cancer patients have inherited cancer and its using the BRCA gene as   ... Read More

Your Body: Are dairy-free diets a good way to go?

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

It seems more young adults are dialing back on dairy -- and that may not be a good thing.

The National Osteoporosis Society recently looked at nearly 300 patients under   ... Read More

Alabama quadruplets graduate high school together

WBMA(NEW YORK) -- A set of quadruplets graduated high school in Alabama, making their mother's dream for them come true.

Taylor, Tanner, Anniston and Thompson Payne -- known locally as the "Payne Quads" -- are actually the second set   ... Read More

Grandmother celebrated in photo shoot after battling cancer

Ashley Larson(NICEVILLE, Florida) -- Ashley Larson was having such a hard time coping with her mother's cancer diagnosis that she stopped doing one of the things she loves most: photography.

"I've been shooting since I was a kid," Larson,   ... Read More

Video: Kayaker attacked by great white shark

iStock/Thinkstock(MONTEREY, Calif.) -- A great white shark attacked a scuba diver's kayak 100 yards off the coast of Monterey, California, and lived to tell the tale.The shark is seen on video in March, chomping on the boat and   ... Read More

Virginia high school features student’s service dog in yearbook for a touching reason

AJ Schalk(NEW YORK) -- One school made sure that a student's furry friend was remembered in the yearbook.

Andrew "AJ" Schalk, 16, a junior at Stafford High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia, goes to school every day with his service   ... Read More

The GOP’s proposed Medicaid cuts could leave millions of women uninsured

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Republican health care bill currently making its way through Congress could have a major impact on how many people have access to health services through Medicaid --changes that would fall disproportionately on women.

Today, more than   ... Read More

Summer health hazards to watch out for during Memorial Day

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With Memorial Day signaling the unofficial kick-off to summer, everyone may be ready to enjoy some fun. But the season can also mean increased risk for a few health hazards like sunburns, spoiled foods and insect   ... Read More

Dad posts empowering selfies with son who was born with heart defect to raise awareness

Robert Selby(FALLOT, Va.) -- One Virginia dad has a touching tradition with his son, who was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect.

When Robert Selby became a first-time dad in October 2013 he told ABC News he wasn't prepared   ... Read More

Tennessee woman battling rare cancer marries high school sweetheart

iStock/Thinkstock(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) — Two high school sweethearts finally got their chance to say “I do,” but their wedding didn’t happen the way they expected.

Ronda Mager was diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, one year ago.   ... Read More

Sextuplets born in Virginia after parents’ 17-year infertility struggle

iStock/Thinkstock(RICHMOND, Va.) — A couple who tried nearly two decades to conceive has welcomed a set of sextuplets in Richmond, Virginia.

Adeboye and Ajibola Taiwo tried for 17 years to have children. In January, they learned they were expecting   ... Read More

Your Body: When to cut the umbilical cord

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

The umbilical cord is the physical link between a mother and her child. It allows oxygen-rich blood and nutrients to flow between the fetus and placenta. But is there a   ... Read More

South Carolina couple to carry baby with fatal condition to term

Brandi Rogers(NEW YORK) -- A couple carrying their terminally ill child to term is hoping to donate her organs and help keep other parents from facing the same fate.

Brandi Rogers' unborn daughter, Emersyn, was diagnosed with anencephaly when   ... Read More

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