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Meghan Glynn

Meghan Glynn is a web producer for with a bachelors degree in journalism from LIU Post. Meghan volunteers as an EMT and is excited by all things pertaining to health and sciences.

Toddler takes first steps with prosthetics

Kayden Kinckle takes his first steps with the

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Talk about adorable.

In a video recently posted to YouTube, 2-year-old Kayden Kinckle stays positive, exclaiming "I got it!" as he takes his first steps with the help of prosthetics and a walker.

According to the the toddler's mother, Nikki, who posted the video, Kayden was born with omphalocele -- a condition where a baby's internal organs stick out of their belly button, only being...

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Hangover cure as simple as a fried breakfast, researcher says

Researcher Richard Stephens says a fried breakfast may

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Opinions on how to best cure a hangover range anywhere from some "hair of the dog" to coffee to Advil and water.

But what if the best thing to get you feeling better after a few too many is just a good old-fashioned greasy breakfast?

In a recent article published by The Atlantic, researcher Richard Stephens, a member of the Alcohol Hangover Research Group and psychology professor at...

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Year of awareness: Technology levels the field for deaf-blind awareness week

Helen Keller blind-deaf awareness week brings to light

Burgon Jensen, originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, is a 22-year old who has been staying on Long Island since February.

But when she returns to her home state next month, where she’ll be attending college in the fall, Jensen will be taking a lot more with her than just memories of New York life. As a person who is deaf-blind, she’ll also carry with her invaluable skills and technologies...

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Vitamin World to open new flagship store at Roosevelt Field

The new flagship location of Vitamin World at

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Long Island-based Vitamin World has re-imagined its brand and is launching a new flagship store at the Roosevelt Field mall.

The new location, which Vitamin World president Jack Krause says is 50 percent larger than its average store, will serve as the launching point for the company's rebranding and will be opening on June 21.

With 53 stores in the tri-state area and 10 stores on Long...

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Virginia newlyweds ask for blood instead of gifts

Virginia newlyweds Monica and Barry Gamble asked their

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A couple's wedding registry is a time-honored tradition that usually presents their guests with a list of appliances and household tchotchkes with which to say, "Congratulations."

And while we've heard of newlyweds requesting donations to their favorite charities instead, one Virginia couple put a whole new spin on the tradition.

Monica and Barry Gamble asked their guests to give a donation...

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President Obama Poland workout video leaks

A video leaked this week of President Obama

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While it's not technically a #MotivationMonday, when isn't a bit of inspiration a good thing?

If you haven't already seen, a video leaked this week of President Obama getting his workout on in a hotel gym in Warsaw, Poland. That's right, even the president of the United States manages to find time to work up a bit of a sweat.

In the video, which is just a bit over a minute long, the...

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Internal bras? Yup, that's a thing

Exactly as it sounds, the "internal bra" procedure

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Exactly as it sounds, the "internal bra" procedure supports a woman's breasts from inside the body.

The "internal bra" surgery, recently featured in an Elle magazine article, is currently only being performed in England.

And while the thought of never wearing a bra again might get many women excited, Dr. Matthew Schulman, a New York City-based board-certified plastic surgeon, expressed...

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Seasonal allergy treatments Grastek, Ragwitek approved by FDA

The FDA-approved oral medications Grastek, left, and Ragwitek

As allergy season rages on, two new oral allergy medications were approved this April by the FDA. Grastek and Ragwitek, much like Oralair, offer allergy patients a new alternative to the traditional allergy shot treatments.

Less invasive than injections beneath the skin, these medications (taken under the tongue) are a new leg of what’s called “immunotherapy,” which works by building up an...

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