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Type 1 Diabetes: The daily struggles of dealing with the invisible, incurable disease
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- November is National Diabetes Month, but for the more than a million children and adults in the U.S. living with Type 1 diabetes, every day and night is a constant reminder of a physically and emotionally tedious disorder that requires constant monitoring."I wear an insulin pump, a continuous glucose monitor, do several finger-sticks a day, count carbohydrates," said Bridget Kelly, a mother of two who was diagnosed in her 20s and is now in her 40s. "Type 1 diabetes is like a second job that you can’t quit."People with Type 1 diabetes must work to keep...
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Florida sues CVS, Walgreens over sale of opioids: 'Thousands of Floridians have suffered'
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- The state of Florida has sued the two largest pharmacy chains in the country over the sale of opioids -- an epidemic that has killed thousands in the state in just the past few years. Attorney General Pam Bondi announced the state had amended an original lawsuit, filed in May, to include both CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens. Insys Therapeutics, the specialty pharmaceutical company that produces Subsys, the brand name for a type of fentanyl, was also added to the complaint. CVS and Walgreens are the two largest pharmacy chains in the country, according to...
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Suicide rates highest among American men in construction, women in creative fields
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- With suicide rates rising across the country, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that certain occupations are associated with a higher risk of suicide. Suicide rates were highest among men who worked in construction or extraction (oil rigging, mining) jobs and women who worked in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media, the report found. Following construction and extraction jobs, the jobs with the highest risk of suicide for men were those in the arts, design, entertainment, sports and media, as well as installation, maintenance and repair. For women, arts,...
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The emotional moment when a face transplant recipient thanks his donor's mother
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Since receiving his face transplant 10 months ago, Cameron Underwood has slowly but surely gotten comfortable being out and about in public.But he was riddled with anxiety before a certain meeting that the now-26-year-old and his mother went to recently.Waiting for them on a Manhattan apartment patio was Sally Fisher, the mother of Underwood’s donor.Fisher would once again be looking into the face of her late son, Will Fisher, but that face now belonged to someone else."I know how my heart feels…I’m scared because it brings back the loss of my son," she told ABC...
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Momtroversy: Should kids call adults by their first names?
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Once kids reach a certain age, they're expected to address adults as something other than "so-and-so's mommy" and "so-and-so's daddy."In school, the rules are clear. The teacher indicates on day one what the students should call him or her -- and that's that.But outside of school, when addressing their friends' parents and their parents' friends, the rules for what children should call adults are totally unclear.Good Morning America posed the question of whether or not kids should call adults by their first names in a 30,000 member Facebook group for moms. The responses were varied, but...
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Why the link between veterans, mass shootings is more complicated than you think
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The murder of 12 people at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, earlier this month is the latest example of a veteran perpetrating a mass shooting, adding another complicated addition to a growing list of incidents of gun violence in the U.S. Some see the discussion of veteran-involved shootings as promulgating of an inaccurate narrative that service members are prone to violence when they come home from war.This is particularly sensitive after recent comments from President Trump that drew a connection between veterans, mental health issues, and violence.“He was a war veteran. He was a Marine....
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Study says women find bearded men more attractive
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Hey, guys: If you want to look more attractive to women, ditch the razor. A survey of more than 8,500 women shows that clean-shaven men don't cut it, and men sporting 10 days of beard growth are the most attractive.The results of the study, which were published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, show that men with that much growth were the most desirable, followed by men with full beards, men sporting stubble, and in last place, men who had no facial hair. It seems that it all comes down to hard-wired evolution. "Beards may be...
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Pancreatic cancer, a silent killer?
iStock/Thinkstock By Dr. Sumir Shah(NEW YORK) -- Seven years ago, Matt Wilson went to the emergency room. He had stomach pain, which he assumed was a kidney stone. It was not. His CT scan showed an abnormal spot, later diagnosed as early pancreatic cancer. That chance discovery may have saved his life. Pancreatic cancer usually grows silently, without symptoms, and successful treatment is rare.Thursday was World Pancreatic Cancer Day, in the hope that awareness about the disease can help save lives.What is Pancreatic Cancer?The pancreas, an organ in the abdomen, is responsible for the secretion of digestive enzymes and hormones...
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Thanksgiving turkey: 5 food safety tips to remember before you start cooking
iStock/Thinkstock BY: DR. JOHANNA KREAFLE(NEW YORK) -- Thanksgiving is only a week away, and with more than 46 million turkeys landing on 46 million dining room tables, there’s a lot of room for food preparation mistakes. If you have questions about preparing turkey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has put together some handy tips for preventing your celebration from becoming a food poisoning disaster. Here they are.How far in advance can I buy a turkey?You can buy a frozen turkey anytime, even a year in advance. A turkey will keep its top quality for a full year in the freezer.But...
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26-year-old man shares incredible face transplant journey that gave him a second chance at life: 'I see me'
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Cameron Underwood was 24 years old when the course of his life changed forever, resulting in his undergoing a state-of-the-art face transplant procedure. Through this extensive surgery, Underwood's face is now connected to the face of another young adult who was able to give him a second chance at life.Underwood, the son of a California pastor, told ABC News’ Amy Robach in an interview for "20/20" that he still has the face he was born with from the cheekbones up, but almost everything below that belongs to the donor -- a 23-year-old aspiring New York...
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Diabetes Awareness Month: The past, present and future of diabetes treatment
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common, chronic conditions in the U.S. -- the seventh leading cause of death and the top leading cause of kidney failure, lower limb amputation and adult-onset blindness.Almost 30.3 million Americans suffer from diabetes and of those, 1.25 million have type 1 diabetes (T1DM).The Egyptians discovered symptoms of diabetes in 1552 and life-saving insulin has been around in syringe form since 1949.Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition, where the pancreas is destroyed and can’t make any insulin to help process sugar and carbohydrates. In type 2 diabetes (T2DM),...
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FDA moves to restrict sales of flavored e-cigarettes
iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it will pursue a ban on menthol cigarettes and take new steps to keep youth from using flavored e-cigarette devices.FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has publically highlighted what he described as an “epidemic” of addiction.“The actions #FDA announced today are a response to our deep concern over the epidemic growth in kids use of e-cigarettes,” Gottlieb said in a tweet. THREAD: The actions #FDA announced today are a response to our deep concern over the epidemic growth in kids use of e-cigarettes. The data released by the #CDC shows a trend...
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