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A doctor joined an app popular with teens to teach about the dangers of vaping
high-number/iStock (ROBBINSDALE, Minn.) -- One doctor has found a foothold with the trendy social media platform TikTok to try and appeal to teens in hopes of discouraging e-cigarette use. Dr. Rose Marie Leslie, a family medicine resident at the University of Minnesota North Memorial Hospital, has taken a new approach to the app popular among younger users for sharing short videos to make a difference in the wake of recent health warnings. "There were a lot of adolescents and young adults, millions really, making up the population on this social media platform, but relatively few medical professionals," Leslie told ABC...
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Major new beverage guidelines for kids 5 and under: What parents should know
SilviaJansen/iStock (NEW YORK) -- Give kids little to no juice and more water. That's the top line of what parents need to know about major new beverage guidelines for children from birth to age 5 issued by an unprecedented collaboration of major health organizations.The guidelines show that beverages "may have the same impact on our overall level of nutrition, wellness and disease as food," according to ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton, who was not involved in their creation.They are the first "comprehensive recommendations" for beverage consumption for kids from birth to age 5, according to Healthy Eating...
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Brother surprises sister, his bone marrow donor, with the honeymoon of her dreams
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Jack Santos was just like any other 18-year-old kid who had the whole world ahead of him. He loved sports and spending time with his family, and he was planning for college. Things came to a halt last year when he went in for a yearly checkup and his bloodwork revealed he had aplastic anemia, a rare, life-threatening blood disease that leaves those who have it feeling fatigued with uncontrollable bleeding.Santos said, “I was getting a lot of nosebleeds but I didn’t really think I felt anything wrong.”In order to survive, he would need a...
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