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Zika Virus Outbreak: Florida Expands State of Emergency

iStock/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — New cases of peo­ple diag­nosed with the Zika virus in Florida has prompted gov­ern­ment offi­cials to expand a state of emer­gency to two addi­tional coun­ties, for a total of seven counties.The Florida Sur­geon General …

 

Make-A-Wish Gives Kidney Transplant Survivor a Renovated Truck

iStock/Thinkstock(GREENWICH, Conn.) — Strangers from around the coun­try came together to make over a pickup truck for an 18-year-old kid­ney trans­plant sur­vivor. Nick Cesarini, of Green­wich, Con­necti­cut, was sur­prised with the truck Sat­ur­day in a revea…

 

Numbers of People Without Health Insurance in the US on the Decline

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Things are appar­ently look­ing up in the effort to pro­vide health insur­ance cov­er­age to more Americans.The National Health Inter­view Sur­vey, which stud­ies civil­ian pop­u­la­tions across the U.S., pub­lished its esti­mates for t…

 

Your Body: Menopause and Depression

Wave­break Media/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Med­ical Con­trib­u­torDe­pres­sion can come in many shapes and sizes, and it does tend to affect women more than men. But now, new research shows that there may be a link between the age when…

 

 

“Girls” Star Lena Dunham Taking Time Off for 'Chronic' Illness

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The acclaimed HBO show Girls is back for a new sea­son this month, but its biggest star will not being mak­ing press appear­ances due to a “chronic condition.“Lena Dun­ham took to Insta­gram Mon­day to write, “I ju…

 

Zika Virus Outbreak Prompts CDC to Activate Highest Emergency Ops Level

Mario Tama/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Prevention’s Emer­gency Oper­a­tions Cen­ter has been moved to Level 1, the agency’s high­est level, due to the risk of Zika virus trans­mis­sion in the U.S., offi­cials said Monda…