10:38 PM EDT 08/28/2014
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.
Originally posted 08/28/2014 02:05PM
Jerry Jackson remembers the day his life – and vision – changed forever.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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