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Your Body: 'Banana Peel Challenge' May Lead to Serious Injuries

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorA new social media trend that resembles something out of a cartoon could potentially cause people to sustain real injuries.The “Banana Peel Challenge” has kids walking on banan…

 

 

VA Secretary Robert McDonald 'Deeply Regrets' Wait Time Remarks

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says he “deeply regrets” comparing wait times at VA hospitals and facilities to lines at Disney parks.“At VA we take our mission of caring for those who ‘sha…

 

 

Teen with Down Syndrome Surprised with College Acceptance Letter

Courtesy Jenny Deputy (FRANKLIN, Ind.) — One Indiana teen’s overwhelmingly joyful reaction while reading her college acceptance letter has gone viral, after her mother captured the moment on video.Mickey Deputy, 19, who has Down syndrome, was surround…

 

CDC Official Says 'Thousands' May Have Arrived in US with Zika

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Federal health officials on Tuesday said they believe “thousands” of people may have contracted the Zika virus before returning to the U.S. as they remain concerned that the virus might start to have ongoing transmissio…

 

Is Smoking in the US Becoming a Thing of the Past?

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — More Americans seem to be kicking the habit.A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the rate of Americans smoking has dropped to 15 percent, falling two percentage points from 2014 in a…