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American Idol Alum Scott MacIntyre: I Won't Let Kidney Failure Slow Me Down

Scott MacIntyre: I Won't Let Kidney Failure Slow Me Down

Originally posted 10/20/2014 03:45PM

Though doctors have given him just six months until his kidneys fail, American Idol's Scott MacIntyre refuses to let his illness slow him down.

"There is a lot of uncertainty about the immediate future, as you can imagine," MacIntyre tells PEOPLE of being diagnosed with kidney failure. "But for now, I'm still very mobile and I'm going to continue to perform and speak as long as I have the strength to do so."

This is not the first time MacIntyre has faced a health crisis. The season 8 Idol contestant, 29 – who was born blind – had to undergo a kidney transplant at the age of 22 after he was diagnosed with kidney failure in his late teens.

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Disney Star Benjamin King Opens Up About Living with Crohn's Disease

Liv and Maddie's Benjamin King on Living with Crohn's Disease: 'It's Such a Personal Battle'

Originally posted 10/16/2014 03:50PM

Five years after being diagnosed with Crohn's disease, Liv and Maddie actor Benjamin King is determined to help others by going public with his health struggle.

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Inside Amanda Bynes's Life in Treatment: What's Next? | Amanda Bynes

Inside Amanda Bynes's Life in Treatment: What's Next?

Originally posted 10/16/2014 12:05PM

Amanda Bynes is finally in treatment – to the relief of her family, who hatched a plan last week to have her driven to a medical facility when she thought she was going to a lawyer's office.

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Second Dallas Nurse Tests Positive for Ebola

UpdatePosted 10/15/2014 04:00PM

Dallas Nurse Amber Joy Vinson Diagnosed with Ebola

Originally posted 10/15/2014 10:35AM

The Ebola crisis in the U.S. took another alarming turn Wednesday with word that a second Dallas nurse caught the disease from a patient and flew across the Midwest aboard an airliner the day before she fell ill. President Barack Obama canceled a campaign trip to address the outbreak.

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Filed Under: Ebola, Health, Dallas
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Should Employers Pay for Women to Freeze Their Eggs?

Apple and Facebook Will Pay for Employees to Freeze Their Eggs

Originally posted 10/15/2014 03:30PM

Apple and Facebook will now offer elective egg freezing as part of their employees' benefits package.

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Terminally Ill Brittany Maynard: Why I'm Ending My Life in Less Than Three Weeks

Terminally Ill Brittany Maynard: Why I'm Ending My Life in Less Than Three Weeks

Originally posted 10/15/2014 08:00AM

Born with the soul of an adventurer and the heart of a warrior, Brittany Maynard has been ice climbing in Ecuador and kayaking in Patagonia and has cared for orphans in Nepal.

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NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman Apologizes for Violating Voluntary Ebola Quarantine

Dr. Nancy Snyderman Apologizes for Violating Voluntary Ebola Quarantine

Originally posted 10/14/2014 06:45AM

Dr. Nancy Snyderman of NBC has apologized for breaching voluntary quarantine after being exposed to the Ebola virus in Liberia.

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Filed Under: NBC, Ebola, Health
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Texas Health Care Worker with Ebola Identified

Texas Health Care Worker with Ebola Identified as Nina Pham

Originally posted 10/13/2014 05:15PM

Media reports and a church rector have identified the second Ebola patient in Texas as a 26-year-old nurse infected while caring for a man from Liberia.

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Diem Brown Hospitalized with 'Unending' Pain, Vows: 'I'm Fighting'

Diem Brown Hospitalized with 'Unending' Pain, Vows: 'I'm Fighting'

Originally posted 10/13/2014 12:00PM

Diem Brown has a simple message for those who would count her out during her third and most brutal battle yet in her decade-long war with cancer.

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Filed Under: Cancer, Health, Diem Brown
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Texas Health Care Worker Contracts Ebola Due to Breach in Safety Protocol

UpdatePosted 10/12/2014 01:15PM

Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola: Officials

Originally posted 10/12/2014 08:00AM

UPDATE: Top federal health officials said Sunday that the Ebola diagnosis in a health care worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Texas hospital – identified as a female nurse, an official told CNN – clearly indicates a breach in safety protocol.

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