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Ebola Patients Released from Atlanta Hospital

UpdatePosted 08/21/2014 11:45AM

Ebola Patients Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol Released from Atlanta Hospital

Originally posted 08/21/2014 08:10AM

Two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital.

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Ebola Victim Nancy Writebol and Husband Have Emotional Reunion

Ebola Victim Nancy Writebol and Husband Reunite for First Time in Weeks

Originally posted 08/19/2014 05:55PM

Even with the glass between them, their reunion was an emotional one, said missionary David Writebol about seeing his wife, Nancy, for the first time in three weeks on Sunday.

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Robin Williams Was in the Early Stages of Parkinson's Disease

Robin Williams Was in Early Stages of Parkinson's Disease, Says Wife

Originally posted 08/14/2014 02:45PM

Before his death at age 63 on Monday, Robin Williams had been battling the early stages of Parkinson's disease, his wife has revealed in a new statement.

Although the actor had been candid about his battles with addiction and depression through the years, at the time of his suicide, "Robin's sobriety was intact," his widow, Susan Schneider, said. "He was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson's disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly."

Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually, often with a small tremor or general stiffness and slowing of movement. There is no cure for the disease but medication can help improve symptoms. Actor Michael J. Fox has famously fought the disease since 1991.

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Meet the Top Model Contestant with a Rare Skin Condition

America's Next Top Model Contestant Has Rare Skin Condition

Originally posted 08/08/2014 07:25AM

When Chantelle Brown-Young was 4 years old, a mysterious white patch appeared on her stomach. Diagnosed with the skin disorder vitiligo, Brown-Young watched as similar spots spread all over her body over the next few years, including on her hands, knees and face.

"The bullying started when I went to school," Brown-Young, 20, tells PEOPLE. "It was tough. I definitely had problems with self-esteem."

Although the cause of vitiligo is unknown, the disorder is believed to destroy cells that produce skin pigment, according to the National Institutes of Health. It causes white patches, which are more noticeable on naturally dark skin. In Brown-Young's case, these patches are nearly symmetrical.

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Inside USA Goalie Tim Howard's Academy for Teens with Tourette's

World Cup Star Tim Howard Helps Teens Who Have Tourette Syndrome – Just Like Him

Originally posted 08/06/2014 05:00PM

When soccer star Tim Howard agreed to partner with New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome six months ago, he didn't know that he would capture the attention of the nation with 16 saves at the World Cup, thrusting the disorder into the spotlight and inspiring his very own internet meme, #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave. But he couldn't be happier.

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Second American Ebola Victim Nancy Writebol Arrives in Atlanta

Second American Ebola Victim Nancy Writebol Arrives in Atlanta

Originally posted 08/05/2014 06:15PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Nancy Writebol, the second American stricken with the Ebola virus, has arrived at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment.

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PHOTO: See a Male Model Pose Shirtless with an Ileostomy Bag

Model Battling Chronic Bowel Disease Lands Shirtless Centerfold – with His Ileostomy Bag

Originally posted 08/05/2014 04:45PM

Blake Beckford's dreams of working in the fitness industry were crushed when he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2003, but now he is defying odds and coming out on top.

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How American Idol's Michael Johns Possibly Died from a Simple Injury

How American Idol's Michael Johns Possibly Died from a Simple Injury

Originally posted 08/04/2014 08:35AM

The shocking death of American Idol finalist Michael Johns left his family, friends and fans reeling – and left many wondering about what caused it.

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The Real Reason Why Dexter Roberts Had to Leave the American Idol Tour

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American Idol Alum Dexter Roberts Has Rocky Mountain Spotted Tick Fever

Originally posted 08/03/2014 07:30AM

Singer Dexter Roberts, who finished seventh place on last season's American Idol, abruptly left the show's live tour in July due to an unknown illness.

Now Roberts, 23, has shared via his Facebook page what was responsible for taking him down.

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U.S. Doctor with Ebola Being Treated in Atlanta

U.S. Doctor with Ebola Being Treated in Atlanta

Originally posted 08/03/2014 06:30AM

The first Ebola victim to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation's best hospitals, where doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won't escape.

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