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Everything You Need to Know About the Athletes Skipping the Rio Olympics – and How Participants Are Addressing Zika Fears

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Everything You Need to Know About the Athletes Skipping the Rio Olympics – and How Participants Are Addressing Zika Fears

Originally posted 07/01/2016 11:50AM

As Rio de Janeiro remains in the midst of a Zika virus outbreak, many athletes have been left to decide whether having a chance for Olympic glory is worth risking a little-understood virus that has swept parts of the globe.

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5-Year-Old Who Underwent Life-Saving Surgery Couldn't Make it to His Pre-K Graduation – So the School Brought the Ceremony to Him!

Massachusetts 5-Year-Old Who Underwent Life-Saving Surgery Couldn't Make it to His Pre-K Graduation – So the School Brought the Ceremony to Him!

Originally posted 06/30/2016 12:45PM

Lucas St. Onge was in the hospital recuperating from a life-saving organ transplant surgery and couldn't make it to his preschool graduation, an event he and his classmates had "practiced for weeks."

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Michael Jordan, Charlotte Hornets Step Up to Donate $10,000 Needed to Fund U.S. Paralympic Trials

Michael Jordan, Charlotte Hornets Step Up to Donate $10,000 Needed to Fund U.S. Paralympic Trials

Originally posted 06/29/2016 05:10PM

Decades after leading the U.S. Men's basketball team to Olympic gold – twice – Michael Jordan continues to make Olympic dreams come true.

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11-Year-Old Boy Attacked by Shark in North Carolina While Surfing, Two Weeks After Teen Bitten in Same Location

11-Year-Old Boy Attacked by Shark in North Carolina While Surfing, Two Weeks After Teen Bitten in Same Location

Originally posted 06/26/2016 12:00PM

An 11-year-old boy was attacked by a shark in North Carolina Saturday afternoon.

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North Carolina Center Where Teen Allegedly Contracted Brain-Eating Amoeba Shuts Down Whitewater Activities

Originally posted 06/25/2016 10:50AM

The U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, has stopped all whitewater activities after an Ohio teen died after allegedly contracted a brain-eating amoeba during a visit to the park.

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New York Woman Diagnosed with Zika Virus Says Illness Is 'Very Frightening'

New York Woman Diagnosed with Zika Virus Says Illness Is 'Very Frightening'

Originally posted 06/24/2016 05:35PM

When Chrissy Rutherford of New York City began having "weird muscle pain" in her legs after a Caribbean vacation, her mind didn't immediately go to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

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Brain-Eating Amoeba: What You Need to Know This Summer

Originally posted 06/23/2016 06:15PM

An Ohio teen's recent death from a brain-eating amoeba she contracted at an American water park has caused nation-wide panic about the deadly organism that can be found lurking in warm waters across the country.

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Parents Who Refused to Abort Baby with Brain Outside Skull Open up About Son's Transformative Surgery: 'You Can Feel His Will to Live'

Parents Who Refused to Abort Baby with Brain Outside Skull Open up About Son's Transformative Surgery: 'You Can Feel His Will to Live'

Originally posted 06/23/2016 12:30PM

It's been a month since 7-month-old Bentley Yoder underwent surgery to place his brain back into his cranium – and the strong baby who is currently in recovery has a future that is "as bright as his eyes," according to his parents, Sierra and Dustin Yoder.

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6 Cases of Birth Defects Caused by Zika Reported in the U.S. as Number of Pregnant Women with Virus Continues to Rise

6 Cases of Birth Defects Caused by Zika Reported in the U.S. as Number of Pregnant Women with Virus Continues to Rise

Originally posted 06/17/2016 11:25AM

Three babies have been born with Zika virus-linked birth defects in the United States and three more died before birth because of the defects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced.

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler Opens Up About the Scary MS Treatments She's Endured over the Years: 'You Name It, I've Tried It'

Originally posted 06/14/2016 04:30PM

Jamie-Lynn Sigler has been battling multiple sclerosis for 15 years, and the memories of all the treatments she's tried are still as sharp as ever in her brain.

"I have tried – from what I know – every alternative treatment," the actress recently told WebMD for their June issue, just months after revealing her MS diagnosis to PEOPLE in January.

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