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WATCH:  Spike in cases of dangerous flu strain

WATCH: Spike in cases of dangerous flu strain

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton reports on the details of the strain and what you and your family can do to protect yourselves.
WATCH:  Everything you need to know about CBD

WATCH: Everything you need to know about CBD

The cannabis derivative is being touted as a medical marvel, but does it really live up to the hype? ABC News' Brad Mielke explores the topic.
Woman born with 1 arm does intense workouts that are pure inspiration

Woman born with 1 arm does intense workouts that are pure inspiration

Amanda Tighe, 33, started her own platform, AdaptDoRepeat, to inspire others.
WATCH:  Woman born with one arm does intense workouts that are pure inspiration

WATCH: Woman born with one arm does intense workouts that are pure inspiration

Amanda Tighe, 33, started her own platform, AdaptDoRepeat, to inspire others.
Medical corps in crosshairs of military bean counters

Medical corps in crosshairs of military bean counters

Details of the reductions have not yet been announced, but in 2017 Congress ordered mandated changes to make the military health system more efficient.
WATCH:  Spike in injuries for riders using popular sharable electric scooters

WATCH: Spike in injuries for riders using popular sharable electric scooters

Consumer Reports says that there were more than 1,500 electric scooter injuries in 2018.
WATCH:  Later start time for high school students

WATCH: Later start time for high school students

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended in 2014 that high school should begin no earlier than 8:30 am.
Whoopi Goldberg announces battle with pneumonia, sepsis: What you should know

Whoopi Goldberg announces battle with pneumonia, sepsis: What you should know

Whoopi Goldberg announced her battle with pneumonia and sepsis on Friday. Here's what that means.
Oklahoma judge denies delay requests in opioid lawsuit

Oklahoma judge denies delay requests in opioid lawsuit

An Oklahoma judge has denied a request by 13 pharmaceutical companies to delay the state's lawsuit accusing them of fraudulently marketing drugs that have fueled the opioid crisis
Ebola treatment center in Congo is attacked again; 1 dead

Ebola treatment center in Congo is attacked again; 1 dead

Ebola treatment center in Congo is attacked again; police officer killed, health workers hurt
The Latest: Unvaccinated Oregon boy had 'severe' tetanus

The Latest: Unvaccinated Oregon boy had 'severe' tetanus

An unvaccinated 6-year-old boy in Oregon was hospitalized for eight weeks and almost died of tetanus after getting cut while playing on a farm
FDA approves 1st immunotherapy drug to treat breast cancer

FDA approves 1st immunotherapy drug to treat breast cancer

FDA approves 1st immunotherapy drug for treating breast cancer
Arizona now oversees center where incapacitated woman raped

Arizona now oversees center where incapacitated woman raped

An embattled Phoenix long-term care facility where an incapacitated woman was raped and later gave birth is now under state supervision
The 'London Patient' goes into HIV remission: Here's what that means

The 'London Patient' goes into HIV remission: Here's what that means

The 'London Patient' saw his HIV go into remission after receiving a bone marrow transplant in which the blood had a mutation that did not allow HIV to multiply.
Feds probe alleged prison cellphone use by 'Pharma Bro'

Feds probe alleged prison cellphone use by 'Pharma Bro'

Federal authorities are investigating claims that Martin Shkreli has been running his pharmaceutical company from behind bars
Posts by Utah lawmaker in conversion therapy debate draw ire

Posts by Utah lawmaker in conversion therapy debate draw ire

Conservative Utah was getting closer to joining a nationwide effort to ban gay conversion therapy for minors, but it stalled after a Republican lawmaker made changes to the legislation
Flu may have peaked, but experts eye jump in nastier strain

Flu may have peaked, but experts eye jump in nastier strain

Flu may have peaked in U.S., but experts are eyeing a surge of cases from a nastier strain
Sanders' 'Medicare for All' expands long-term care benefits

Sanders' 'Medicare for All' expands long-term care benefits

Sanders and House allies expanding long-term care under 'Medicare-for-all' bills; no word on how they'll pay
CDC: Unvaccinated Oregon boy almost dies of tetanus

CDC: Unvaccinated Oregon boy almost dies of tetanus

An unvaccinated 6-year-old boy in Oregon was hospitalized for eight weeks and almost died of tetanus after getting cut while playing on a farm
Iowa court: Medicaid can cover sex reassignment surgery

Iowa court: Medicaid can cover sex reassignment surgery

The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's ruling that the state cannot deny two transgender women Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgery