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Defiant Valerie Harper Gives Update on Health: 'I Am Not, Nor Have I Been, in a Coma'

Defiant Valerie Harper Gives Update on Health: 'I Am Not, Nor Have I Been, in a Coma'

Originally posted 08/01/2015 01:00AM

Valerie Harper has denied reports that she fell into a coma after being hospitalized on Wednesday.

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Amber Marchese's Blog: Breaking Down My Crazy Day with My Doctors

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Amber Marchese's Blog: Breaking Down My Crazy Day with My Doctors

Originally posted 07/31/2015 05:15PM

Amber Marchese, star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey , is blogging about her second battle with cancer for PEOPLE. After surviving breast cancer in 2009, she discovered a lump, which turned out to be cancerous, in her right breast in April. Marchese will share updates on her treatment and how she is coping with this second round of the deadly disease with prayer, a positive outlook and the help of her family.

Hello beautiful friends and family!! As I reread my blog last week I realized I have a little confession to make. Not one week from writing in my blog about "not extracting true happiness from material belongings," I turn to Jim and said, "I'm done with this home, I want a bigger home and on the water!" Yup, blurted right out how "this is not my dream home" in front of several good friends over dinner. I had another relapse, but this one had nothing too due with my health, thank God. I immediately realized what a brat I sounded like when I saw the appalled look on my friends' faces. We all started to crack up, and heads were shaking that that came out of my mouth. After all, I was picked for Real Housewives of New Jersey for a reason.

My friend says that there are "like 30 different Ambers inside my head." He jokes around, saying, "Amber number 12 has come out to play today or is this number 8?" I have to agree with him. My father was the same way. There is: cowgirl Amber, farmer Amber, surfer Amber, metropolitan Amber, mommy mode Amber, party mode Amber, 80's rock-star Amber, classical jazz Amber, hip/hop and R&B Amber, RHONJ Amber, Devout Christian Amber, Amber the good wife, Amber the bad wife, and the list goes on. I call it a passion for life and a drive to try out all flavors of life. Honestly, there is not much about life I do not like. I welcome all walks of life, all cultures, and all various types of people.

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Sally Struthers Says Valerie Harper 'Is Feeling Better' After Hospitalization

Sally Struthers Says Valerie Harper 'Is Feeling Better' After Hospitalization

Originally posted 07/31/2015 03:45PM

Valerie Harper's longtime friend and costar Sally Struthers says the actress is on the mend.

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Valerie Harper, 75, Rushed to Hospital Before Theater Performance: Reports

Valerie Harper Rushed to Hospital Before Theater Performance: Reports

Originally posted 07/30/2015 01:15PM

TV icon Valerie Harper was reportedly rushed to the hospital after collapsing backstage before a theater performance.

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14-Year-Old Illinois Girl to Swim Across Lake Michigan for Cancer Research: 'I Want to Help Find a Cure'

14-Year-Old Illinois Girl to Swim Across Lake Michigan for Cancer Research: 'I Want to Help Find a Cure'

Originally posted 07/30/2015 11:10AM

After losing several family members to cancer, 14-year-old Jillian Bacon knew she had to find a way to end the disease that has taken so much from her.

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FROM SI: Devon Still Shares That His Daughter Leah's Cancer Is Still in Remission

FROM SI: Devon Still Shares That His Daughter Leah's Cancer Is Still in Remission

Originally posted 07/29/2015 12:10AM

"Just the email I needed heading into camp..the tests from today came back negative #LeahStrong," Still wrote in an Instagram post on Tuesday

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Christina Applegate Feels 'Super Grateful' to Be Cancer-Free for 7 Years

Christina Applegate Feels 'Super Grateful' to Be Cancer-Free for 7 Years

Originally posted 07/28/2015 02:10PM

Seven years after undergoing a double mastectomy after she was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer, Christina Applegate says she doesn't take life for granted.

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It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Superhero Window Washers Who Surprise Children in the Hospital

Superhero Window Washers Surprise Sick Children at Hospital

Originally posted 07/27/2015 04:40PM

For a little while on Friday, dozens of sick children forgot they were in the hospital.

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Wisconsin Mom with Terminal Cancer Writes Cards for 4-Year-Old Daughter to Open Throughout Her Life

Wisconsin Mom with Terminal Cancer Writes Cards for 4-Year-Old Daughter to Open Throughout Her Life

Originally posted 07/23/2015 02:00PM

Heather McManamy knows she won't live long enough to help her young daughter navigate life's biggest challenges – so she's writing a series of cards for the 4-year-old to read during significant moments in the years to come.

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Shahs of Sunset's Jessica Parido Shares Her Inspiring Battle with Leukemia

Shahs of Sunset's Jessica Parido Shares Her Inspiring Battle with Leukemia

Originally posted 07/22/2015 12:50PM

Jessica Parido had everything going for her.

As a 14-year-old high school freshman, the future Shahs of Sunset star had booked the lead role in the school play and was ready for her chance to shine.

But Parido would never make it onto that stage.

After weeks of feeling "weak and tired," Parido says she was pulled out of class by her father, who gave her some shocking news: She had been diagnosed with leukemia.

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