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  • In communities of color, one organization is helping to fill the COVID-19 testing gap
    Dr. Jacqueline Delmont is the chief medical officer of SOMOS, which has expanded from New York City to other cities affected by the coronavirus to provide testing. - (ABC News) By KRISTOFER RIOS, CLAIRE PEDERSEN, DEBORAH KIM and ANTHONY RIVAS, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- One doctor in Miami started her ... read more
    HealthAugust 05, 2020
  • 20-year-old med student hopes his book helps doctors identify conditions on dark skin
    Courtesy Malone MukwendeBy LARA PRILUCK, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Upon arriving at medical school at St. George's, University of London, 20-year-old Malone Mukwende was often taught to look for symptoms that only pertain to white skin.For instance, Kawasaki disease, which is inflammation of the body's arteries and is mostly found ... read more
    HealthAugust 05, 2020
  • This father of 3 lost 45 pounds through the keto diet during quarantine
    Rawf8/iStockBy NICOLE CURTIS and ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News(PITTSBURGH) -- With the coronavirus pandemic keeping Americans at home, many have learned how easy it is to develop unhealthy habits like over-snacking or not exercising.But Joe Mull, a 43-year-old father of three from Pittsburgh, has used his time during quarantine to ... read more
    HealthAugust 05, 2020
  • CDC expects 2020 outbreak of life-threatening AFM in children
    CDCBy DR. MOLLY STOUT, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a call to action to warn of a potential outbreak between the end of this summer and winter of a rare, but potentially lethal disease that affects young children, where seeking medical attention right ... read more
    HealthAugust 05, 2020
  • From magical wands to transparent partitions: Kids cheat less with invisible barriers
    PeopleImages/iStockBy DR. SABINA BERA and DR. ALEXIS E. CARRINGTON, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A new study has found that parents can nudge their children to be honest and truthful by using invisible cues.The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that young children cheated less in ... read more
    HealthAugust 05, 2020
  • Grandparent caregivers face more challenges
    monkeybusinessimages/iStockBy DR. SABINA BERA, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Paula Christodoulides, who is raising her 8-year-old and 10-year-old grandchildren, said being a parent for the second time around hasn't always been easy, but she's determined to do the best she can for them."I felt it is a decision I have ... read more
    HealthAugust 05, 2020
  • Single mom sheds 55 pounds during quarantine — and she’s not quitting now
    ABC NewsBy NICOLE CURTIS and ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News(CINCINNATI) -- Single mom Jackie Wilson chose intermittent fasting as her method to lose weight, motivating herself by buying the next size down on her favorite jeans.While the coronavirus pandemic has put a pause on life for many, one woman has ... read more
    HealthAugust 04, 2020
  • Childhood vaccinations beginning to rebound, but still below normal levels as school resumes
    MarianVejcik/iStockBy OLIVIA RUBIN, LAURA ROMERO, KATHERINE FAULDERS and DR. JAY BHATT(NEW YORK) -- Childhood vaccination rates are still down in at least 20 states, public health officials in those areas told ABC News, a worrying trend that has continued in the days and weeks before children are set to head ... read more
    HealthAugust 04, 2020
  • Masks for 7 hours a day? How we can start prepping kids now
    fstop123/iStockBy GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- With so much about school reopenings around the nation still unknown, one thing seems certain: If schools do reopen for in-person learning, many of those same schools will require children to wear masks.Even if your child has become accustomed to wearing ... read more
    HealthAugust 04, 2020
  • ‘Lazy keto’ diet: Five things to know about the trendy low carb diet
    ThitareeSarmkasat/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The ketogenic, or keto, diet is one of the well-known diets out there, but a simplified version of the high fat, low carbohydrate diet is gaining in popularity too.With "lazy keto", the name of the simplified version, people just count their carbohydrates, and ... read more
    HealthAugust 04, 2020