facebook-logo twitter-logo

Menu
  • Parent Category: ROOT

Health News

Denied because they're deaf: Why one school continues unofficial cadet program
Janet Weinstein/ABC News (FREDERICK, Md.) -- From afar, the formation of students in military uniforms saluting their captain looks like any other cadet program around the country. But there’s one giveaway that this program is unique: the commands coming from the captain are in American Sign Language.People who are deaf cannot join the U.S. military. But that’s not stopping teachers at the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick, Maryland, from leading some of their pupils through the rigors of military life through an unofficial cadet corps demonstration program.Teacher Keith Nolan started the unofficial cadet corps demonstration program to teach...
Read more...
Toddler with cerebral palsy takes first steps after multiple brain surgeries
Shidlovski/iStock (HOLIDAY, Fla.) -- Since 17-month-old Lennyn Lyons was first diagnosed with cerebral palsy six months ago, she’s undergone four brain surgeries. Her mother, Brianna, was unsure she would ever be able to walk. On Friday, Lennyn took her first steps at her family’s home in Holiday, Florida.Her ecstatic mom cheered on her little one as she filmed the joyous moment.Even through Lennyn stumbled and fell in the short video, she picked herself up and continued on.Lennyn was all smiles after her first steps. 4 brain surg’s later, we have a walking toddler who was diagnosed with #cerebralpalsy 6 mths...
Read more...
Sisters due weeks apart give birth on the same day at the same hospital
Community Hospital East (INDIANAPOLIS) -- Charell Anthony and Cierra Anthony, sisters who both live in Indianapolis, plan to raise their newborn babies as "cousin twins." The sisters gave birth to their healthy newborns on the same day, Feb. 12, at the same hospital, Community Hospital East in Indianapolis. "They’re going to be really close," Charell Anthony told ABC News' Good Morning America of her son, Terry Valentino, and her sister's daughter, Dream Monique. "Being born on the same day, that’s going to be really special for them."Charell Anthony, 26, gave birth to her son Terry at 12:40 a.m. on Feb....
Read more...
What to know about Gen Alpha, the generation born 2010 to today
Rawpixel/iStock (NEW YORK) -- If you have a child born 2010 or later, you're parenting a Generation Alpha.The jobs they'll have some day? Many don't currently exist. They will have more formal education than any generation before them.The majority of their parents? Millennials.The term "Generation Alpha" was coined by Mark McCrindle, a social researcher in Australia. While the traits and habits of Gen A are of great interest to advertisers, there's much about the latest generation their parents need to know."Generation Alpha began being born in 2010, the year the iPad was launched, Instagram was created and 'app' was the...
Read more...
Amy Schumer reveals IVF results, thanks fans: 'We feel lucky we got 1!'
Steven Ferdman/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- It was a memorable Valentine’s Day this year for Amy Schumer, who revealed the successful results of her first egg retrieval Friday in an Instagram post.The 38-year-old actress and comedian shared a photo of herself smiling and wrote, “They retrieved 35 eggs from me. Not bad for the old gal right? Then 26 fertilized! Whoa right? For all those we got 1 normal embryo from that and 2 low level mosaic (mosaic means there are some abnormal cells but can still lead to a healthy baby) So we feel lucky we got 1!”Schumer first...
Read more...
Coronavirus death reported in Taiwan, US cruise passengers released from quarantine
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Another coronavirus-related death was reported outside of China this weekend.An unidentified man in his 60s was first admitted to a hospital on Feb. 3 after he developed a cough a week earlier, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare said in a statement. He died from the virus on Saturday, and his remains will be reserved for further medical testing, according to the statement.This death is the fifth reported coronavirus fatality to take place outside mainland China. France reported a coronavirus fatality Sunday and the World Health Organization (WHO) said Japan, Hong Kong and the Philippines both...
Read more...
New migraine medication given the green light
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Migraines are the second leading cause of disability worldwide, with more than 30 million adults affected. They can be painful, incapacitating and can last up to 72 hours without medication and often require some trial and error before finding the best treatment to control the pain.That’s why doctors and patients are excited when a new anti-migraine option is available. In this case, it's medicine called Reyvow.Reyvow is a new prescription medication that was recently approved by the Drug Enforcement Administration and is now available at pharmacies. It’s believed to act both centrally and peripherally, (which means...
Read more...
Parents of college student who died after taking fentanyl want to shed light on 'ugly subject'
iStock (STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Alden Globe said it felt like a drive-by shooting.He didn't know much about fentanyl, about overdoses linked to the synthetic opiate. He'd never needed to."Why would I learn about this?" he said, thinking back. "It's never going to be something that we would be involved in."Then a $5 pill laced with the opiate killed his 21-year-old daughter, Madeline. She thought she was buying a Xanax.Now Globe and his wife, Susan, of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, are working on getting others to understand how dangerous fentanyl can be."A $5 pill ended her life in a couple hours....
Read more...
Texas father hears dead son's heartbeat in organ recipient's chest
Courtesy Summer Mossbarger (DALLAS) -- A Texas father had another chance to hear his son’s heartbeat -- nearly two years after he died.In a touching video, Jordan Spahn listens via a stethoscope to Kristi Richard Russ’ chest. Russ was a recipient of Spahn’s late son’s heart."So strong, so strong," Spahn says in the video."That it is," Russ tells him. "When it’s quiet at night we can hear it without the stethoscope."Matthew Spahn, Jordan’s son, was 21 years old when he was struck by a vehicle walking home and later died in October 2018, Summer Mossbarger, Jordan Spahn’s fiancee told ABC...
Read more...
Melania Trump lends a hand to ill children, helping to craft special valentines
Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks (BETHESDA, Md.) -- It's Valentines Day, and first lady Melania Trump spent her morning with a group of ill children at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md.The Children’s Inn is a non-profit that creates a free "home away from home" for children with critical health conditions.Several of the children have rare genetic diseases including sickle cell anemia, giant axonal neuropathy and various other immunodeficiency diseases, according to the hospital spokeswoman.Families stay at the NIH inn to participate in clinical research -- diving into the behavior and nature of living systems --...
Read more...
Jane Fonda tackles ageism and swears off plastic surgery
Eric McCandless via Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Grace and Frankie star Jane Fonda says she will no longer put herself under the knife.Speaking to Elle Canda, the 82-year-old actress said, "I can’t pretend that I’m not vain, but there isn’t going to be any more plastic surgery — I’m not going to cut myself up anymore."Actresses have long been pressured to appear younger than they actually are, which inspired Fonda to become "relatable" about self love because "if I really told the truth, it would be universal."She explained there are five universal struggles all women face: "I’m not good...
Read more...
K2 veterans demand investigation into deadly exposure
franckreporter/iStock (WASHINGTON) -- Former Senior Airman Kelly Earehart used to joke with his friends about what they were being exposed to while deployed in Uzbekistan."Watch out for that puddle -- it could be chemical weapons," he remembers saying.The reality now is less light-hearted."Two of my good friends are dead," he told ABC News. "And I believe it has something to do with K2."Kim Brooks, of Norwood, Massachusetts, had a similar suspicion following the death of her husband, former Lt. Col. Timothy Brooks, who also served at Karshi-Khanabad, commonly referred to as K2. Because of its convenient location a few hundred...
Read more...