Abby Norman

Freelance writer and editor. I like science, Chopped, and ballroom dance. My dog's name is Whimsy.
Recent Articles

Jeffrey Lord Calls Trump The "MLK Of Healthcare"

In the midst of a time when it is not uncommon for politicians to either misinterpreting or reinterpreting history to the point of insult, often on national television, a political commentator on one ...
By Abby Norman

Has The US Declared War On Afghanistan?

The United States dropped a 22,000-pound bomb on an ISIS cave complex in Afghanistan on Thursday afternoon, ABC News reported. The bomb is the largest non-nuclear weapon that the U.S. military has, an...
By Abby Norman

What Is "Childhood Alzheimer’s"?

A toddler with a rare genetic disease doctors sometimes refer to as "Childhood Alzheimer's" has become the youngest person to receive an experimental treatment for the condition. While it hasn't been ...
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Connecticut Law Could Change Pregnant Women's Health

For those who have health insurance through the marketplace, the term "open enrollment period" might be a little anxiety-provoking. Getting signed up for health insurance before the deadline (usually ...
By Abby Norman

5 Organizations Helping Syrian Kids

The United States launched air strikes in Syria with the intention of attacking the regime of Bashar al-Assad last week after civilians — many of which were children — were victims of a chemical gas a...
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Too Many Domestic Disputes Involve Gun Violence

A little over a year since a terrorist attack in San Bernardino killed 14 people, a shooting at an elementary school has the southern California community in the headlines once again. While the traged...
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New Mexico Passes Law To Prevent Lunch Shaming

A senator in New Mexico proposed a first-of-its-kind legislation that would protect kids from "lunch shaming" practices in the state's schools. While the school lunch program is seen as an opt-in aspe...
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Childhood Cancer Genes Linked To Parents' Smoking

Researchers at the University of California San Fransisco are trying to better understand childhood cancers, particularly acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL. ALL is the most common childhood cancer,...
By Abby Norman

Jason Biggs' Quotes On Parenting Are So Funny

Actor and comedian Jason Biggs, best known for his roles in the American Pie movie franchise, added the role of Dad to his resume back in 2014. He and wife Jenny Mollen welcomed their first son, Sid, ...
By Abby Norman

Can A Doctor Refuse To Treat A Pregnant Woman?

When a person becomes a doctor they recite the Hippocratic Oath, in which they vow to treat the sick and the injured. The phrase "first, do no harm" is often attributed to the oath, but it doesn't act...
By Abby Norman