Jesse Jackson reveals Parkinson’s disease diagnosis
Nov18

Jesse Jackson reveals Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson revealed on Friday his battle with Parkinson’s disease.
In a letter to supporters, Jackson, 76, said he found it “increasingly difficult to perform routine tasks,” a change the civil rights a…

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Parkinson’s disease: What you need to know in wake of Jesse Jackson’s diagnosis
Nov17

Parkinson’s disease: What you need to know in wake of Jesse Jackson’s diagnosis

Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Iconic American civil rights activist, politician and minister Jesse Jackson announced Friday that his doctors have diagnosed him with Parkinson’s disease – a diagnosis that he says comes after several years of sym…

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ABC News’ Elizabeth Vargas on being inspired by a boy with Treacher Collins and the book ‘Wonder’: Reporter’s Notebook
Nov17

ABC News’ Elizabeth Vargas on being inspired by a boy with Treacher Collins and the book ‘Wonder’: Reporter’s Notebook

ABC News(RENO, Nev.) — One of my favorite things to do with my children is to read to them.A few years ago, the bedtime book was “Wonder,” and it was hands-down one of the best books we read together. So, a few years later when my mother forwarded me …

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Man’s best friend: Owning a dog linked to lower risk of death, study says
Nov17

Man’s best friend: Owning a dog linked to lower risk of death, study says

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Owning a dog is associated with a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death, according to a comprehensive new study published by a team of Swedish researchers on Friday in the journal Scientific Reports…

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Kids’ simple Christmas wishes will break your heart
Nov16

Kids’ simple Christmas wishes will break your heart

(Things of My Very Own) Things of My Very Own, an organization in Schenectady, N.Y. that helps kids in crisis, shared the Christmas wishes of some of the children they work with.(NEW YORK) — There’s nothing like a little perspective to make a person r…

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Seven Hawaii hospital workers on leave without pay after psychiatric patient escapes
Nov16

Seven Hawaii hospital workers on leave without pay after psychiatric patient escapes

sudok1/iStock/Thinkstock(HONOLULU) — Seven hospital workers in Hawaii have been relieved of their duties without pay after an “extremely dangerous” psychiatric patient escaped from there and boarded a flight to California, officials said.The Hawaii St…

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