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Danielle and Tyler Dick never thought that a small brush with skin cancer would change their lives forever. In 2012, doctors found a cancerous mole on Danielle’s back, but told the woman there was likely nothing to worry about. They quickly removed the growth, and Tyler and Danielle went on their way. “We were thinking,…

A 12-year-old Utah boy is dead after he played the “choking game” with his friends. Tua Muai, a sixth grader, died on Friday after he and his friends thought it would be fun to cut off the oxygen to their brain to get a feeling of euphoria. “I spent Mother’s Day planning my son’s funeral, writing…

A 50-year-old grandmother has died two months after a vacation to Florida — but her family claims her life could have been saved if the deadly infection she likely picked up during the trip had been caught earlier. When Carol Martin — from Indianapolis, Indiana — returned from her trip to Clearwater in February, she told…

The Kelley family is excited for an “extra special” Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday, with their 6-month-old daughter Bryce thriving after undergoing a unique form of open-heart surgery. As a newborn, doctors discovered that Bryce had a heart murmur, and would likely need surgery. “It was scary,” her father, Mike, tells PEOPLE. “I think any…

  Aimee Haller Follis hardly knew anything about toxic shock syndrome before she nearly lost her life because of it. Besides reading the standard warning that comes on every box of tampons, Follis, 37, told PEOPLE she hadn’t really heard anything about TSS since grade school, and assumed it was “kind of an old wives’…

  Various strange, and sometimes dangerous, trends have come and gone in school playgrounds and on social media over the years. There was the mannequin challenge. Then it was the backpack challenge. Then the infamous Tide-pod challenge. But the “deodorant challenge” is the latest to worry parents, as kids who take part are seriously injuring…

Paige Ferguson, 26, and her fiancé, 31-year-old Blake Linton, were hanging out with friends in their Trumann, Arkansas, hometown on March 17 when they heard a loud thud. Moments earlier, Ferguson had laid her infant son, Colton, down on a queen-sized bed just two feet off of the floor in a nearby bedroom. The new mom…

If you've heard of the country band Lady Antebellum, chances are you know Hillary Scott. In honor of Herbal Essence's new campaign, "Pregnant Women Can"—which is working to combat some of the stigmas associated with moms-to-be and the things that they're often told that they "can't" do—we had the chance to catch up with the group's lead to…

The four children who barely survived a car crash on April 7 that killed their parents and 2-month-old sister are beginning to heal as they gain strength from each other in the hospital, says their great aunt, Teresa Burrell. Jim, 31, and Karisa Clemens, 29 — and 2-month-old sister Juliana Clemens were killed on April…

A typical Target shopping trip ended with one mom in tears—for the best possible reason. That's what mother of three Jamie Sumner wrote in an essay on Wednesday for the website Her View From Home. In her post, Sumner said she was browsing the aisles with her six-year-old son Charlie, who has cerebral palsy. The mother-son duo…

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