Rescued shrimp boat captain returns to dry land after near-death brush with Irma

(TARPON SPRINGS, Fla.) -- Edward Potter, shaken to the core after his harrowing hourslong experience on a lifeboat during Hurricane Irma, returned to dry land and to the embrace of his loved ones Wednesday, but still mourning the loss of his first ma... Read More

What parents should know about sleep apnea in children

(NEW YORK) -- Medical experts are warning parents that if you hear your young son or daughter snoring, it could potentially be a sign that the child is suffering from sleep apnea.

"It should raise a flag," Dr. Sydney Butts, an ear, nose... Read More

San Diego steps up containment battle as Hepatitis A outbreak kills 16

(SAN DIEGO) -- Private cleaning crews and public health workers are mobilized on the streets of San Diego, working to stop a Hepatitis A outbreak that has claimed at least 16 lives so far.

San Diego city and county officials said they are ... Read More

Seven-year-old with 3-D printed hand to throw first pitch at Game 4 of World Series

(NEW YORK) -- A girl with a 3-D printed prosthetic hand, whose dream of throwing the first pitch at every major league ballpark has been widely shared, is now scheduled to throw the first pitch at Game 4 of the World Series, the MLB confirmed to ABC ... Read More

Why hurricane preparation, recovery is especially difficult for many senior citizens

(NEW YORK) -- Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have shown the tremendous risks to the health and livelihoods of millions at the hands of dangerous storms. For the elderly who live in hurricane zones, severe storms pose even more of a threat since many have... Read More

Yolanda Hadid says 'invisible' struggle with Lyme disease led her to contemplate suicide

(LOS ANGELES) -- Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid opened up about her battle with Lyme disease -- which she called an "invisible disability" -- revealing how, at one point, the pain it caused was so severe that she contemp... Read More

Tips for moms who struggle with back-to-school sadness

(NEW YORK) -- The last group of children head back to school this week and judging from the celebratory posts and memes on social media, it may seem like every mother is overjoyed to be free of her children for a few hours each day.

But no... Read More

Does your dog sleeping in the bedroom hurt the quality of your sleep?

(NEW YORK) -- Millions of Americans have dogs and these beloved pets are often considered families’ four-legged fur babies. But researchers at the Mayo Clinic are now investigating whether dogs should be sleeping in the bedroom with their owner... Read More

Mom donates more than 1,000 ounces of breast milk to babies affected by hurricanes

(NEW YORK) -- A mom who wanted to help storm victims did so in a very personal way: by sending babies her breast milk after Hurricane Harvey.

Danielle Palmer of Owensville, Missouri, had an excess because of her son’s medical conditi... Read More

Man incorrectly interprets sign language during Manatee County evacuation briefing

(BRADENTON, Fla.) -- Video of a man incorrectly interpreting a message from Florida evacuation officials in sign language has prompted harsh criticism from the deaf community.

Officials for the Manatee County Emergency Operations Center de... Read More

How to help those impacted by Hurricane Irma

(MIAMI) -- Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida on Sunday, days after the powerful storm's winds and rain devastated many islands in the Caribbean.

Many humanitarian organizations are still reeling from the massive devastation left in t... Read More

First responders rescue mother, four-month-old baby from Irma-flooded Miami home

(MIAMI) -- A mother and her 4-month-old baby were rescued Sunday as floodwaters from Hurricane Irma filled their North Miami Beach, Florida, home.

A man called 911 around 4:30 p.m. to report he was concerned about his neighbor and her chil... Read More

Florida couple braves Hurricane Irma to care for dolphins: 'I wasn't going to leave them'

(NEW YORK) -- Even as Hurricane Irma was barreling toward the Florida Keys, one couple decided they wouldn't leave without their dolphins.

Phillip Admire, director of zoology at Island Dolphin Care, and his wife Michelle Crosetto, a veteri... Read More

Two manatees rescued after Irma drains Florida bay

(SARASOTA, Fla.) -- Florida rescue workers and a group of residents helped save two manatees who were left stranded on Sunday after Hurricane Irma caused water to drain from the Sarasota Bay.

Michael Sechler, who shared images of the beach... Read More