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Boy, 11, Starts Foundation to Make Sick Kids Smile

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A child’s smile can light up any room, but it may be harder to find smil­ing young faces in a children’s hospital.Martand Bha­ga­vat­ula, 12, of Yorba Linda, Cal­i­for­nia, was deter­mined to do some­thing about that.&

 

Your Body: Are Contact Sports Safe for Young Girls?

Purestock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Med­ical Con­trib­u­tor­Does your teenage daugh­ter like to play rough? In the age of girl power, lots of our young ladies are buff­ing up to do the same things boys do, espe­cially in sports. But is …

 

Three Women Born at Same Hospital Return to Volunteer

peterspiro/iStock/ThinkStock(WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.) — Three young women are giv­ing back to their com­mu­nity.
Accord­ing to ABC News affil­i­ate WABC-TV, the women are vol­un­teers at White Plains Hos­pi­tal in Westch­estery County, where they pro­vide com­fort to w…

 

Drug Companies Sometimes Slow in Reporting Adverse Events to FDA

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When med­ica­tions work they alle­vi­ate pain, heal infec­tion, pre­vent dis­ease or even save lives. But every med­ica­tion comes with the risk of side effects — and, occa­sion­ally, those side effects are debil­i­tat­ing o…

 

See These Adoptive Parents Meet Their Newborn Daughter

Kris­ten Anne Photography(NEW YORK) — If you ask 100 dif­fer­ent par­ents about their jour­ney to par­ent­hood, there would be 100 dif­fer­ent sto­ries to share.In the case of the Olsons of Min­nesota, the jour­ney to becom­ing par­ents for the third time was …

 

Many New Moms Get 'Bad' Advice, Study Finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Women with new­borns get advice, of course, from their fam­i­lies, friends and neigh­bors. But a new study reveals that up to half of moth­ers don’t get any advice from their doc­tors on some impor­tant top­ics, includ­ing where a…

 

Your Body: Can Acupuncture Be Used for Stress Relief?

Purestock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Med­ical Con­trib­u­tor­Did you know that acupunc­ture may be able to help stress and anx­i­ety? Research shows that this go-to pain reliever may also be good for keep­ing you calm and can treat things…

 

Study: Young Cancer Patients Unaware of Impact on Fertility, Options

Ridofranz/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The over­whelm­ing major­ity of young can­cer patients are unaware of the affect that chemother­apy could have on their fer­til­ity, a new study finds.Researchers looked at nearly 500 patients from around the U.S. invo…