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Miley Cyrus Released from Hospital

Miley Cyrus Released from Hospital

Originally posted 04/24/2014 03:45PM

Miley Cyrus is on the mend.

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Quack! Miley Cyrus Wears Duck-Face Oxygen Mask as Tour Is Postponed

Miley Cyrus Wears Duck-Face Oxygen Mask, Postpones U.S. Bangerz Tour

Originally posted 04/19/2014 12:10PM

Miley Cyrus is getting her ducks in a row after being hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.

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AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young Taking Break from Band Due to Illness

AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young Is Ill, Taking Break from Band

Originally posted 04/16/2014 03:15PM

AC/DC's Malcolm Young is ill and will take a break from performing, the band announced Wednesday.

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Princess Eugenie Recalls Childhood Scoliosis Operation While Visiting Hospital

Princess Eugenie Recalls Childhood Scoliosis Operation, Returns to Hospital That Treated Her

Originally posted 04/02/2014 06:30PM

When she was just 12 years old, Princess Eugenie received alarming news: that an operation was needed to correct a curvature in her spine.

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Avicii Hospitalized in Miami, Cancels Ultra Music Festival Show

Avicii Hospitalized with Blocked Gall Bladder, Cancels Ultra Music Festival Show

Originally posted 03/29/2014 12:20PM

Avicii has been hospitalized in Miami after suffering a blocked gall bladder, forcing him to cancel an appearance at the Ultra Music Festival on Saturday.

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Linda Ronstadt: Parkinson's Makes Me 'Feel Like a Big Demanding Baby'

Linda Ronstadt Says Parkinson's Makes Her 'Feel Like a Big Demanding Baby'

Originally posted 09/18/2013 03:00PM

Linda Ronstadt, the 11-time Grammy-winning recording artist who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's, says that her "painful" disease has not only forced her to stop singing but also now requires her to have assistance with daily activities.

"It is painful ... I can't sing at all," the singer, 67, admits tells Rachael Ray on her show airing Friday. "Things that require a lot of coordination with your hands, like brushing your teeth or washing your hair ... It's hard to ask other people to do things for me. I feel like a big demanding baby."

The silky smooth songstress, whose book Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir was released Sept. 17, tells Ray and co-host Regis Philbin that music is still a large part of her life and that there are a number of current artists she greatly admires.

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Linda Ronstadt 'Can't Sing a Note' Due to Parkinson's Disease

Linda Ronstadt Says She 'Can't Sing a Note' Due to Parkinson's Disease

Originally posted 08/24/2013 09:00AM

Linda Ronstadt, the smooth-voiced singer who racked up 11 Grammy awards during a decades-long career, just revealed she "can't sing a note" due to Parkinson's disease.

Ronstadt, 67, received the diagnosis eight months ago, but showed signs of the disease as long as eight years ago – although she initially dismissed them as related to a tick-borne illness and shoulder surgery, she tells aarp.org in a story to be published on their website next week.

"I couldn't sing," she says in the interview, "and I couldn't figure out why. I knew it was mechanical. I knew it had to do with the muscles, but I thought it might have also had something to do with the tick disease that I had. And it didn't occur to me to go to a neurologist. I think I've had it for seven or eight years already, because of the symptoms that I've had. Then I had a shoulder operation, so I thought that’s why my hands were trembling."

When she finally did see a neurologist, his diagnosis floored her.

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Jacqueline Laurita: My Son Has Autism | Jacqueline Laurita

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Jacqueline Laurita: My Son Has Autism

Originally posted 08/22/2012 09:15AM

Jacqueline Laurita had tried for years to have another baby, so when she finally welcomed son Nicholas three years ago, the proud mom celebrated his every achievement.

But then, at around 18 months old, Nicholas began regressing with his speech and motor skills, then refusing to answer to his name or notice people enter a room.

"We had no idea what was going on," the Real Housewives of New Jersey star, who hid her son's medical issues from the reality cameras as she continued taping season 4 last year, tells PEOPLE exclusively.

After an agonizing wait to see multiple doctors, the Lauritas got a diagnosis: Nicholas is autistic.

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Rosie O'Donnell's Fiancée Diagnosed with Rare Disease | Michelle Rounds, Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell's Fiancée Diagnosed with Rare Disease

Originally posted 08/03/2012 04:05PM

Rosie O'Donnell is known for cracking jokes, but the latest turn of events in her life is no laughing matter.

The funny lady, 50, announced on her blog Friday that her fiancée Michelle Rounds has been diagnosed with a rare disease.

"Again and again, her pain grew worse," O'Donnell writes. "It seemed impossible. No one knew what was wrong. Life changes in an instant."

The couple went through a "maze of medical mystery," according to the blog post, until Rounds was eventually diagnosed with desmoid tumors. O'Donnell calls it a "beyond rare" disease that isn't cancer but "acts cancerous" and only affects three out of every million people.

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