Boston hospital's mock safe-injection site: 'This is a medical procedure'

Massachusetts General Hospital(BOSTON) -- Friday marked the final day of a mock safe-injection site in Boston designed to familiarize the public with what a potential facility might look like. "We want to demystify...

Teen girl with rare illness wears gastrostomy tube to compete in world cycling championships

Alicia Jordan(NEW YORK) -- Hannah Jordan is a cycling champion who will compete this weekend in the 2019 Hillclimb Worlds in California on a demanding course that rises more than 2,500 feet in elevation. But the...

Congresswoman called 'period lady' wants all women to have access to period products

Office of Congresswoman Grace Meng(NEW YORK) -- A New York congresswoman known as the "period lady” for her work on ending period poverty has proven critical in enacting changes so that girls in schools and women in...

Mom of 6 says ‘hardest thing’ about breast cancer diagnosis was telling kids: ‘I could see the fear in their eyes’

(ABC/Nicolette Cain) Breast cancer patient Sarah Weimer opens up about her breast cancer journey on "The View" on Oct. 17, 2019, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.(NEW YORK) -- For Sarah Weimer, a 36-year-old mother who...

Strokes are becoming more common in younger adults and PTSD may be a cause

utah778/iStock(NEW YORK) -- By Dr. Saumya Bhutani The incidence of stroke, a major cause of disability and death, is on the rise in young and middle-aged adults. A new study suggests that PTSD may be a contributing factor....

My son died from positional asphyxia in a car seat. Here's what parents need to know.

Ryne Jungling(MANDAN, N.D.) -- It was a normal Thursday morning in January for new mom Rachel Jungling as she took her infant twins to day care. Both Rachel and her husband, Ryne Jungling, headed to work, and Rachel was...

Doctor uses TikTok to warn kids about vaping -- and they're listening

Paolo_Toffanin/iStock(NEW YORK) -- When 29-year-old Dr. Rose Marie Leslie, a second-year family resident at the University of Minnesota Medical School, first found out about TikTok, she did what every other millennial did...

Woman wins lawsuit after being fired while struggling with postpartum depression

Courtesy Maria Alves(NEW YORK) -- Maria Alves thought the crippling anxiety and worry she said she felt after the birth of her son three years ago were simply “baby blues” that would go away. When the feelings...

University of New Mexico handing out coasters that test for date rape drugs

(Courtesy University of New Mexico) The University of New Mexico is handing out coasters that will test for drugs.(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- Students at the University of New Mexico can now pick up coasters that will alert...

Rage yoga trend turns tranquil practice on its head

RyanJLane/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A new yoga craze is all the rage and a bit of an oxymoron. Rage yoga has started to stretch across the U.S. where more new instructors are adopting the practice that includes alcohol,...

How a blue Halloween bucket can help kids with autism go trick-or-treating

Savany/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Halloween is around the corner and parents have a sweet way to make trick-or-treating more inclusive and fun for everyone, especially children with autism. The tradition at the end of the month...

Town goes all-out on early holiday decorations for girl battling brain cancer

Jody Davidson(ULSTER, Pa.) -- In a typical year, Ariah Cook's grandparents are the first house in Ulster, Pa., to put up holiday decorations. But this hasn't been a typical year. Ariah, 6, is battling stage 3...

'A whole new world of freedom': Sailors with disabilities compete at an elite level

technotr/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Pauline Dowell may never be able to drive a car, but she can sail a boat around the world. Dowell is legally blind and is one of many athletes with disabilities who competes in the C. Thomas...

'Why are we dismissed?': Women open up about being sent home from hospitals in labor

Mikumi/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Quayla Harris knew exactly how she wanted the delivery of her third child to go: a natural birth in the hospital with her husband by her side. Only one of those things happened. Harris'...

Local businesses work together to combat Ohio's growing opioid crisis

Janet Weinstein/ABC News(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Treatment facilities and employers are working to tackle the opioid epidemic in central Ohio, which has been particularly hard hit by the growing national crisis. House of Hope...

New study shows student athletes more likely to get concussions during games than practices

rmcguirk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- High school athletes are more likely to have concussions during games than in practice, according to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics. In the new study, 20 high school sports,...

Is your positivity toxic? How being positive may be harmful when helping others

Licensed psychotherapist Whitney Hawkins Goodman. (ABC News)(NEW YORK) -- We've all heard of the power of positive thinking. We're told to be positive. Think positively. So when someone we love is feeling down or facing a...

Miscarriage and stillbirth: Woman details her heartbreaking experiences

Courtesy Kendal Taylor(NEW YORK) -- Miscarriage is a heartbreaking reality for many women in this country, with at least 10 to 20% of pregnancies ending in loss, according to the Mayo Clinic. However, that number is likely...

Mom competes in 140-mile race with daughter who’s unable to walk

Beth James(NEW YORK) -- An Ironman triathlon is considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world. It’s about a 17-hour competition where athletes have to complete a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile...

There's a national shortage of Braille teachers and the situation is dire

Braille Institute(NEW YORK) -- "When my son was born, he was the first blind person I’d ever met," Emily Coleman told ABC News' Good Morning America. Coleman, 40, now works as a superintendent for the Texas School...

Former Grand Island Northwest music teacher may get probation in embezzlement case

Former Grand Island Northwest music teacher may get probation in embezzlement case

Woman Found in Burning Car

Woman Found in Burning Car

Nebraska warrant issued for semi driver in fatal crash

Nebraska warrant issued for semi driver in fatal crash

Kerrey Trusts Biden But Ukraine a 'Significant Distraction'

Kerrey Trusts Biden But Ukraine a 'Significant Distraction'

Authorities ID man killed in Buffalo County crash

Authorities ID man killed in Buffalo County crash

No. 2 Wahoo, No. 6 Syracuse to meet for Capitol Conference Championship

No. 2 Wahoo, No. 6 Syracuse to meet for Capitol Conference Championship

Friday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 18

Friday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 18

Plattsmouth runs away with district title

Plattsmouth runs away with district title

Auburn wins three games in one day to stay alive at state softball

Auburn wins three games in one day to stay alive at state softball

Jeffs use 12 hits, solid defense to beat Guardian Angels, reach state softball final

Jeffs use 12 hits, solid defense to beat Guardian Angels, reach state softball final