Artist's dolls give women with skin-pigment loss 'confidence' and 'a voice'

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Crystal Kaye's work designing dolls to represent women with skin-pigment loss is drawing grateful responses from women across the country who are thrilled to have a doll that loo... Read More

California declares state of emergency over hepatitis A outbreak

(LOS ANGELES) -- California has declared a state of emergency over a hepatitis A outbreak that health officials say is the largest person-to-person outbreak in the U.S. since a vaccine became available over 20 years ago.

At least 18 people hav... Read More

Obesity among children, teenagers growing across the globe

(NEW YORK) -- Obesity among children and teenagers has risen ten-fold across the world in the past four decades, according to a new study in The Lancet.

This means more than 120 million youngsters are not at a healthy weight. The study, wh... Read More

Quadruplets pursue medical careers to honor late mom

(CAMDEN, N.J.) -- Toni Murphy was just 36 when she died in 2001, leaving behind five children, including 2-year-old quadruplet daughters.

Now, Toni Murphy’s quadruplet daughters, Erin, Kelly, Rachel and Casey Murphy, are 18-year-old ... Read More

Mother who was jailed for refusing to vaccinate son: I would 'do it all over again'

(DETROIT) -- The Michigan mother who was sentenced to jail last week for refusing a court order to vaccinate her son -- and who has since lost primary custody of her son -- said she would "do it all over again."

"I was trying to protect my... Read More

Single case of locally transmitted Zika virus confirmed by Florida health department

(TAMPA, Fla.) -- A single case of locally transmitted Zika virus has been confirmed on Florida's west coast, according to the state's health department.

The isolated case occurred in Manatee County, south of Tampa and St. Petersburg, afte... Read More

Women vets pose for pin-up calendar to raise money for fellow vets' health care

(CLAREMONT, Calif.) -- Nearly two dozen female veterans traded in their uniforms for sky-high heels in an effort to cheer up their fellow veterans -- and more importantly, raise money to provide financial assistance for veterans' health care needs. <... Read More

What life is like now for formerly conjoined twin sisters after separation surgery

(NEW YORK) -- Like many toddlers, Eva and Erika Sandoval spent their third birthday party playing with friends and family, laughing and eating cake -- a Princess Sofia cake from the Disney TV series, “Sophia the First,” for Eva and a Wood... Read More

Fla. doctor apologizes after video shows him yelling, cursing at patient

(GAINESVILLE, Fla.) -- A Florida doctor, who was seen yelling and cursing at a patient in a now-viral video, said he did so because the woman was "abusive to the office staff," according to a statement he released on Wednesday.

Peter Gallo... Read More

Community pulls together to help make an ill boy's wish of becoming a ninja come true

(NEW YORK) -- The community of Sacramento, California, pulled together to help a boy with a congenital heart condition fulfill his dream of becoming a real-life ninja.

Bryant Mordinoia, 5, was diagnosed with his condition the day he was bo... Read More

Boy with terminal cancer wishes for Halloween cards from around the world

(BIDDEFORD, Maine) -- The family of a terminally ill boy is asking strangers to lift his spirits by sending him greeting cards for his favorite holiday of Halloween.

Now, Brock Chadwick has received nearly 1,000 cards from places as far away a... Read More