01:58 PM EDT 10/25/2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally posted 10/15/2014 03:30PM
Apple and Facebook will now offer elective egg freezing as part of their employees' benefits package.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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