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Mom's candid post about 'painful' postpartum is as real as it gets

(NEW YORK) -- Those first few photos after the birth of a child are usually beautiful: Mom and baby's first meeting, a shot with dad and baby's siblings.But the story behind the smiling photos is sometimes not so picture perfect. One mom's Instagram post about the pain she experienced postpartum…... Read More

Scientists step closer to cure for common cold: What you need to know

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Scientists in California believe they may be on the brink of a medical breakthrough for the common cold. What did they find?Research teams at Stanford University and the University of California-San Francisco found that temporarily disabling a single, noncritical protein in cells may halt the replication of…... Read More

1-year-old meets doctor who might be the only one able to cure his rare disease

(NEW YORK) -- When Jason and Tara Borofka took their 1-year-old named J.T. in for a checkup when he was 2 months old, the pediatrician said he looked a little pale. The doctor ran a blood test and it showed J.T. had lower levels of iron and hemoglobin -- a…... Read More

No new measles cases suggests that spread of the disease is slowing

(ATLANTA) -- The fight against the record-breaking number of measles cases in the U.S. appears to have had a small victory.There were no new cases of measles reported from Sept. 6 to 12 in the U.s., the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported Monday, which appears to signal that the…... Read More

Texas girl dies after contracting brain-eating amoeba while swimming

(FORT WORTH, Texas) -- A 10-year-old girl died in a Texas hospital early Monday morning, about a week after she had contracted a rare brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a river.Lily Mae Avant is now "in the arms of Jesus," her aunt, Loni Yadon, told ABC News in a statement."We…... Read More

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month: How to check for the increasingly occurring disease

(NEW YORK) -- September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Like many other types of cancer, if caught early, thyroid cancer can be treated.Although routine screenings for thyroid cancer aren't common, there are ways for patients to self-check their thyroid. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the…... Read More

'Superhero' 4-year-old donating bone marrow to save her infant brother

(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- Khloe Land, of Coos Bay, Oregon, has been nicknamed "the superhero" by her family -- and for good reason.The 4-year-old is scheduled to donate bone marrow Monday to her younger brother, Colton, who was born without an immune system. Khloe's bone marrow was a "perfect match" for…... Read More

Why there's an uptick in vaping-related lung illnesses

BY: DR. LAUREN KELLY (NEW YORK) --  The news about vaping is reaching a fever pitch. On Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would ban flavored e-cigarettes, following Michigan's lead. Last week police in Wisconsin announced arrests in connection with a drug operation that was filling 3,000 to…... Read More

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issues emergency executive order to ban flavored e-cigarettes

(NEW YORK) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued an emergency executive order to ban the sales of flavored e-cigarettes in an effort to crack down on sales to minors. The order is Cuomo's next move on vaping after he announced his plan on Monday to ban flavored e-cigarettes…... Read More

FDA weighs risks of potential peanut allergy pill breakthrough

(NEW YORK) -- "Having a peanut allergy is a big deal for a little kid," said Giuliana Ortega, a 4-year-old girl with a wavering voice and a peanut allergy, as her mom held her up to the microphone.Giuliana talked about sitting at a separate lunch table in the school cafeteria…... Read More

Cameron Mathison posts hospital photo, shares 'optimistic' post surgery update

(NEW YORK) -- After revealing this week that a tumor had been growing in his kidney for more than a decade, actor and host Cameron Mathison is optimistic that he'll beat the odds.On GMA earlier this week, the former contributor said that doctors found a 4.2 centimeter mass on his…... Read More