Opera Singer Overcomes Stroke that at First Left Him Speechless

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_8dc9ac9408.jpgABC News (NEW YORK) -- Two-year-old Gabriel's squeals filled the Metropolitan Opera lobby as he ran around its plush, red carpet beneath twinkling chandeliers. "There he is," said the boy's father, 42-year-old bass singer Eric Jordan, looking around at the source of the noise and smiling. Jordan's booming voice still holds traces of the stroke that rendered him speechless on the day Gabriel's cries kept him from dying in his sleep.

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How to Survive in Frigid Wilderness

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_878e329c3b.jpg (Julie Frazier) (NEW YORK) -- Two men, an Iditarod champion and an Alaska-born marathon runner, are out to prove they can survive days in the frozen Alaskan wilderness on pure wile. Dallas Seavey, a 26-year-old outdoorsman, and Eddie Ahyakak, a 36-year-old survival expert, took on this challenge with no cars, no food and no shelter. For transportation, they mushed dog sleds across the icy terrain.

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AskMD App Helps Manage Your Health History

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_dbf57fde01.jpgCourtesy Sharecare, Inc. (NEW YORK) -- AskMD, a free mobile app developed by Sharecare, is helping users keep track of and manage their health care, and identify what might be ailing them so they can make the most of their visits with a doctor. Designed for iOS 7, the app lets users enter their symptoms by tapping through a list of questions, and explore possible causes by matching the information they enter with Sharecare’s clinical knowledge management system.

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Elderly Man Paints Billboard to Save Wife's Life

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_afae6135cb.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (JEWELL, Kan.) -- When you’ve got bad kidneys, there’s no telling the heights you’ll go to to get a new one. After languishing on a transplant waiting list, a Salinas, Kan., couple decided to take matters into their own hands.  Sharon Nelson, 73, and her husband James, 70, rented a billboard on Interstate 70 to advertise Sharon’s plight.  Then they went out to the highway, where James climbed up the board to paint their message.

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Heartburn Medications Linked to Vitamin B12 Deficiency

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_af5ab1faa5.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Heartburn affects 60 million Americans, many of whom take medications such as Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium to ease the discomfort. Kaiser Permanente researchers say, however, that such acid-reflux medications may cause a deficiency of vitamin B12.

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