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Joan Rivers Is 'Resting Comfortably' at Hospital with Family, Daughter Melissa Says

UpdatePosted 08/28/2014 09:10PM

Joan Rivers Is 'Resting Comfortably' at Hospital with Family, Daughter Melissa Says

Originally posted 08/28/2014 06:50PM

As Joan Rivers continues to fight for her life in a New York hospital, her daughter, Melissa, provided an update on her mother's condition late Thursday.

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Meet the Family that Has 7 Generations of Blindness

Seven Generations of Iowa Family Have Suffered from Genetic Eye Disorder That Causes Blindness

Originally posted 08/28/2014 02:05PM

Jerry Jackson remembers the day his life – and vision – changed forever.

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Paralyzed Olympian Amy Van Dyken Walking with Use of Special Equipment

Amy Van Dyken Walking with Use of Special Equipment

Originally posted 08/22/2014 03:30PM

Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, who severed her spine in a June 6 all-terrain vehicle crash, is walking again, thanks to some special equipment.

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Recovering Ebola Patient Nancy Writebol Considering Return to Africa

Recovering Ebola Patient Nancy Writebol Considering Return to Africa

Originally posted 08/22/2014 02:05PM

Recovering U.S. Ebola patient Nancy Writebol is thinking of others who are suffering as she heals – and she's pondering a return to Africa, her sons told Matt Lauer Friday on Today.

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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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