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Top 3 Most Effective Bug Sprays to Protect Your Family from the Zika Virus

Top 3 Most Effective Bug Sprays to Protect Your Family from the Zika Virus

Originally posted 05/24/2016 05:05PM

With public health officials warning that mosquitos carrying the Zika virus could infect Americans as early as next month, preventing mosquito bites at home should be at the top of every summer to-do list.

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Two Scientists Vow to Find a Cure for Their Son's Rare and Fatal Disease: 'I'm Proud of the Work My Parents Are Doing,' Says Teen

Originally posted 05/24/2016 02:45PM

When Valerie Pappas Llauro's 5-year-old son Alexander was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy – a rare and fatal form of the genetic illness that primarily affects boys – doctors said her son's only treatment options were "steroids and hope."

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Oklahoma Student with Cerebral Palsy Walks for the First Time – to Receive His Diploma!

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Oklahoma Student with Cerebral Palsy Walks for the First Time – to Receive His Diploma!

Originally posted 05/23/2016 03:50PM

It's a walk Micah McDade will always remember.

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Mosquitos Expected to Begin Infecting Americans with Zika Virus in the 'Next Month or So,' Say Experts

Mosquitos Expected to Begin Infecting Americans with Zika Virus in the 'Next Month or So,' Say Experts

Originally posted 05/23/2016 02:00PM

Mosquitos carrying the Zika virus could infect Americans in the United States as soon as this summer, a public health official warns.

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Nonverbal Teen Writes Beautiful Letter Explaining His Autism: 'I Love Myself Just the Way I Am'

Nonverbal Teen Writes Beautiful Letter Explaining His Autism: 'I Love Myself Just the Way I Am'

Originally posted 05/21/2016 12:10AM

For 14 years, Gordy Baylinson didn't speak or show signs of emotion, so everyone around him – including his parents – believed he didn’t understand them.

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Pregnant Mom and Baby Die From Rare Syndrome – What You Need to Know About the Deadly Condition

Pregnant Mom and Baby Die From Rare Syndrome – What You Need to Know About the Deadly Condition

Originally posted 05/19/2016 08:30PM

An Australian father of three and his wife, pregnant with the couple's fourth child, were just days into their dream vacation in the U.S. when tragedy struck.

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Philadelphia Reporter and Father of Twins Mysteriously Loses Eyesight, Receives Surprising Diagnosis: 'I'm Lucky I'm Not Dead'

Originally posted 05/19/2016 11:00AM

On an average morning, Chris O'Connell always knew what to expect when he opened his eyes. Sun would be streaming through the windows of his Philadelphia home as his 6-year-old twin daughters, Eva and Sophia, raced around giggling while getting ready for kindergarten.

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Runner Reunited with Missing Prosthetic Legs – Just in Time for The Paralympics

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Runner Reunited with Missing Prosthetic Legs – Just in Time for The Paralympics

Originally posted 05/17/2016 05:30PM

Paralympic athlete Vanessa Low has been reunited with her running blades after appealing for their return on social media.

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California Woman with Down Syndrome Fulfills Dream of Becoming a Zumba Instructor: 'When She's with the Music, She's Got It,' Says Mom

Originally posted 05/16/2016 05:20PM

When Yulissa Arescurenaga took her first Zumba class in 2008, she dreamed of one day making it her life's work by becoming a certified instructor. The only problem was that there were no other instructors out there like Arescurenaga, who has Down syndrome.

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