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The State of Transgender Healthcare

HEALTH | By Pat Magee, MSW | Saturday Aug 23, 2014
I've yet to meet a gay or lesbian person who needed to be treated medically for their sexual orientation. But many, if not most, transgender people require medical treatment to find some sense of relief and comfort with their bodies.

Ebola victim Dr. Kent Brantly, left, embraces Dr. Bruce Ribner, medical director of Emory's Infectious Disease Unit.

American Ebola Doc Urges Help Fighting Outbreak

HEALTH | By Kathleen Foody | Aug 22
As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in.

How to Stay Grounded in the Information Age

HEALTH | Aug 22
Best-selling author Daniel Levitin has a new book which details how to take charge of your brain amid a multitude of distractions. Levitin joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to talk about multi-tasking, memory and more.

Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife, Amber.

Aid Group: US Doctor Who Had Ebola Has Recovered

HEALTH | By Jeff Martin | Aug 21
At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.

Horse Tattooed to Prevent Cancerous Eye Ulcers

HEALTH | Aug 20
A Missouri foxtrotter horse suffers from pigmentation problem that causes his right eye to sunburn and form ulcers. Local tattoo artists inked black around the horses eye to absorb the damaging sunlight.

Heart Disease and Stroke on the Decline

HEALTH | Aug 20
New research shows that major strides are being made in the battle against heart disease and stroke. A recent study shows that patients are going to greater lengths to prevent the onset of these deadly health issues. CBS News' Teri Okita reports.

Florence Henderson helps Bay Area ASOs!

Florence Henderson Helps at NoCal's Largest AIDS Benefit

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 20
On August 24, Northern California will hold "Help Is On the Way 20," its largest annual star-studded AIDS benefit concert and gala, to benefit four Bay Area ASOs. And topping the list of celebrity performers is none other than Florence Henderson.

Dr. Caitlin Ryan will take home the Finnegan-McNally NALGAP Founder's Award

Dr. Caitlin Ryan Takes Home NALGAP's Founders Award

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 19
On August 24, The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies (NALGAP) will present the 2014 Finnegan-McNally NALGAP Founder's Award to Dr. Caitlin Ryan.

Local staff and healthcare workers for Doctors Without Borders, wear Ebola protection equipment in Liberia.

Ebola Health Workers Battle Death, Heat, Rumors

HEALTH | By Maria Cheng | Aug 18
Rumors are rife that Western aid workers are importing Ebola, stealing bodies or even deliberately infecting patients. Winning trust is made harder by a full suit of hood, goggles, mask and gown that hides their faces.

Salt :: Study Says, Maybe More Not Less

HEALTH | By Marilynn Marchione | Aug 15
A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health - and too little may be as bad as too much.

Triclosan, in Toothpaste and Soap, a Health Hazard?

HEALTH | Aug 14
New concerns are being raised about the health hazards of triclosan. CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" from Los Angeles to discuss the risks.