06:23 PM EDT 12/09/2013
Originally posted 12/08/2013 10:15AM
Susan Boyle says she has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism – and feels relief at finally having the right label for her condition.
Boyle told the Observer newspaper that she saw a specialist a year ago, who told her she had Asperger's and an above-average IQ.
Boyle, 52, had learning difficulties as a child, which she was told were the result of brain damage from oxygen deprivation at birth. She struggled in school and was bullied by other children.
Originally posted 12/07/2013 12:35PM
After revealing to the world on Friday that she is fighting a rare cancer, Jen Arnold of TLC's The Little Couple has a strong supporter by her side who is ready to fight along with her: husband Bill Klein.
"Thanks to everyone for your continued support," Klein tweeted after the news of Arnold's diagnosis was made public. "We appreciate everyone's generous well wishes and prayers. We will fight and we will win."
Arnold, 39, a neonatologist at Texas Children's Hospital, and Klein, 38, an entrepreneur and owner of Rocky and Maggie's, a pet accessories store in Houston, recently became parents to two children with dwarfism: son Will, 3, and daughter Zoey, 2.
Originally posted 12/06/2013 11:45AM
Vowing to fight her rare form of cancer, Jen Arnold, star of TLC's The Little Couple, has decided to let cameras document her ordeal.
"TLC has chronicled Bill and Jen's lives since 2009 and at their request, we will be following them through this challenge," a TLC spokesperson tells PEOPLE. "Jen is a doctor and teacher and she saw this as an opportunity to educate and possibly help, through sharing her story."
Arnold, 39, is a neonatologist at Texas Children's Hospital where she serves as medical director of the Pediatric Simulation Center and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine.
She is "currently undergoing treatment, including surgery and chemotherapy," she told PEOPLE Thursday.
Originally posted 12/06/2013 08:00AM
Jen Arnold, star of the hit TLC series The Little Couple, is battling a rare form of cancer.
The Houston-based neonatologist, 39, and her husband Bill Klein, 38, are parents to son Will, 3, whom they adopted from China, and daughter Zoey, 2, whom they recently brought home from India.
But what should have been a time of joy and celebration for the reality stars has been bittersweet, as Arnold reveals in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE.
Originally posted 12/05/2013 06:00PM
Amanda Bynes is making strides back to normalcy, following more than four months of inpatient treatment.
The former Nickelodeon starlet, 27 – whose lawyer Tamar Arminak told PEOPLE on Wednesday she is "feeling better every day" – was spotted on Thursday, strolling through Thousand Oaks, Calif., alongside her parents Rick and Lynn Bynes with two family dogs in tow.
The recovering actress was casually clad, sporting skinny jeans, Vans high-tops, sunglasses, a baseball cap and a white sweatshirt that said "Gang$ta Love."
Originally posted 12/05/2013 12:05PM
Exactly three weeks after her double mastectomy, Amy Robach returned to Good Morning America on Thursday to give thanks and speak candidly about her cancer ordeal.
"I am feeling really good," the 40-year-old mother of two told GMA colleagues Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Josh Elliot. "Physically I feel remarkably well. Mentally, it's another challenge."
Robach's breast-cancer diagnosis came after she took an on-air mammogram for the show's October Pink Initiative. The discovery shocked the correspondent, who has no family history of breast cancer.
Originally posted 12/04/2013 11:45AM
They've conquered the music world, but Jay Z and Beyoncé are now embarking on a health-inspired challenge – going vegan for 22 days.
"On December 3, one day before my 44th birthday, I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!" the music mogul wrote on his Life + Times website. "This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a 'plant-based breakfast' every day. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought."
He cited the numerical serendipity of his eating quest and noted he was supported on his journey by a vegan pal, Marc Borges, founder of the 22 Days nutrition program, which touts "optimum wellness through conscious nutrition."
Originally posted 12/04/2013 10:20AM
Lindsey Vonn was cleared to get back on a World Cup course for downhill training, the latest step as she works to return from a right knee injury and get ready for the Sochi Olympics two months from now.
Now Vonn – and the rest of the skiing world – will wait to find out whether she'll actually be racing by the end of this week.
The four-time overall World Cup champion and reigning Olympic downhill gold medalist is expected to start in Wednesday's first official training session at Lake Louise, the U.S. Ski Team said Tuesday.
Originally posted 12/04/2013 08:00AM
It was, she says, "like a scene out of a movie."
Amy Robach recalls how her heart was pounding as a radiologist asked her if she was prepared to receive the results of a biopsy for breast cancer.
Alone at the time, the 40-year-old Good Morning America correspondent and mother of two young girls called her husband, actor Andrew Shue, who was away on business, and put him on speakerphone.
"Mr. Shue, are you driving?" the doctor asked.
Originally posted 11/28/2013 07:10AM
Valerie Harper was smiling and full of her trademark optimism when she returned to the ballroom the finale of Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday.
"It was great to be with [my dance partner] Tristan [McManus] again and all my buds, all these lovely friends I made," she told PEOPLE after the show.
The 74-year-old, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this year, has defied the dire predictions that she only had months to live, and says she's been feeling "pretty good" since leaving the show in October.
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