Health

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August 07, 2020 - 6:04 am
By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- What are schools going to look like when they reopen this year? It's a complicated question with few answers at this point: for some, there might be plastic guards on desks, hand sanitizer stations in every classroom, masks on students and staff and...
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August 07, 2020 - 5:33 am
By IVAN PEREIRA, JANET WEINSTEIN and JP KEENAN (NEW YORK) -- July turned out to be another deadly month for the U.S. as hundreds of thousands of people contracted the novel coronavirus. There were 1,882,692 new cases diagnosed throughout the month and 25,259 new COVID-19 deaths, according to data...
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August 07, 2020 - 5:31 am
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Rachel Scott's son Braden was 5 years old when he was diagnosed in 2016 with acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, a rare, rapid-onset neurological disease affecting the spinal cord leading to paralysis. Josh and Gretchen Trimble's youngest daughter, Opal, was...
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August 06, 2020 - 3:02 pm
BY: DR. ALEXIS E. CARRINGTON, EDEN DAVID, and SONY SALZMAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors are concerned that the prolonged shutdowns and stay-at-home orders critical in combating the novel coronavirus may have had dire consequences on early cancer diagnosis and...
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August 06, 2020 - 2:45 pm
BY: NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News (LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas) -- A doctor who delivered a baby girl 25 years ago has now delivered her newborn son. Dr. Bryan Cox of Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, delivered Lauren Cortez on March 23, 1995. Cortez's mom, Isabel Luna, has been his patient for...
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August 06, 2020 - 10:54 am
By the GMA TEAM, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- One expert says the risk of spread on school busies is low if the right precautions are taken, and that ventilation is key. School is back in session in some parts of the country, raising major questions about how to transport kids safely to class amid the...
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Sam Masterson
August 06, 2020 - 9:09 am
Lake of the Ozarks mayor defends viral videos of huge crowds… He says his town has had 9.1 million – which is more than the previous two years combined.
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August 06, 2020 - 6:06 am
By GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- With all the uncertainty surrounding going back to school, shopping for supplies seems like a quaint idea from another time. But school, in one form or another, will resume in the coming weeks, and supplies, whether for remote learning or in-person,...
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August 06, 2020 - 5:20 am
By ELLA TORRES, ABC News (WAKE FOREST, N.C.) -- Fourth graders at a school in North Carolina have been asked to quarantine for 14 days after a student there tested positive for COVID-19. The school, a Thales Academy in Wake Forest, said it was notified on Monday that the student became infected...
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Tarrah Gibbons
August 05, 2020 - 3:17 pm
In a recent survey, people shared that their skin is healthier during the coronavirus pandemic. While people continue to stay home, people are focusing more on their skincare.
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