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Injuries owing to encounters with law enforcement hold steady at about 51,000 a year, study finds

(NEW YORK) -- In recent years, much attention has been paid to how police interact with suspects and the public, especially when that interaction ends in violence recorded on video and shared online. ... Read More

'Superman' visits tiny cancer patient at hospital window

(ROCHESTER, Minn.) -- A toddler battling cancer confined to her hospital room received a special visit to her window on Thursday.

Kendal Breyfogle was greeted by a window washer dressed as Superman at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesot... Read More

Illinois dad walks again just months after car crash left him paralyzed

(ROCHELLE, Ill.) -- Illinois dad Cole Thomas walked out of rehab seven months after a car crash left him paralyzed.

"On my way to work with a fully loaded work truck, I had a deer run out in front of me and I swerved into the ditch. And once I... Read More

No Zika detected in Florida mosquitoes so far this year, officials say

(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- With summer approaching, Florida health officials are taking steps to prevent another outbreak of the Zika virus. State and local officials have been monitoring for the virus in both humans, who could pick up the virus abroad, ... Read More

Your Body: The pros and cons of coconut water

By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

Coconut water has been consumed by folks in tropical climates for centuries, and today, many people drink it for its taste and claimed benefits.

Often ... Read More

Mom and six sons cut their hair, donate it to kids in need

(CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.) -- One family in Cheektowaga, New York donated more than 17 feet of hair to an organization that helps kids in need.

Phoebe Kannisto along with her six sons -- 10-year-old Andre, 8-year-old twins Silas and Emerson, and ... Read More

Bride gets kidney transplant days before wedding: 'It saved my life'

(HEARTLAND, Tex.) -- A Texas bride received a life-saving kidney transplant just one week before walking down the aisle.

Anu Philip of Heartland, Texas, underwent surgery on March 19 and was married on March 25. The 28-year-old had been di... Read More

Exercise can help offset effects of 'fat gene,' study finds

(NEW YORK) -- Doctors have long known that genetics can predispose some people to gain weight despite a healthy lifestyle while others seemingly never gain an ounce no matter how much they eat. A new study sheds light on how people can counteract the... Read More

Program helping US areas of need get foreign doctors up for renewal this week

(WASHINGTON) -- Amid a brewing debate on the future of America’s health care, a little known program sustaining a pipeline of doctors to underserved communities is set to expire on April 28th.

The program, known as the Conrad 30 Waiv... Read More

Your Body: Nuts and your health

By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

The nut business is booming. No doubt you’ve seen those commercials for pistachios, for example. And these bite-sized snacks can pack a powerful nutritional pun... Read More

One woman's story of 'exercise addiction' highlights the consequences

(NEW YORK) -- Since she was in elementary school, Katherine Schreiber, 28, remembers struggling with body issues. Sometimes these feelings were so severe she felt she was "too ugly" to go to class.

Schreiber told ABC News she felt "so self... Read More