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Brittany Maynard: New Face of Right-to-Die

HEALTH | By Sharon Cohen | Friday Oct 31, 2014
Saturday was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard killed herself. She still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to live, at least for a while.

Judge Rejects Ebola Quarantine for Nurse

HEALTH | By Robert F. Bukaty | Oct 31
Kaci Hickox can travel unrestricted after a Maine judge rejected the state's bid to limit her movements as a medical worker who has treated Ebola patients

A Guide To Starting Your Family Via Surrogate

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 31
Gay male couples who want to have a biological child of their own must often engage in a long and expensive process involving a gestational surrogate. EDGE can help make it easier!

Google Working on Pill that Searches for Illnesses

HEALTH | By Brandon Bailey | Oct 29
Google is working on a cancer-detecting pill in its latest effort to push the boundaries of technology.

High HIV, Imprisonment Among Transwomen

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 29
In recent years, there has been a growing body of evidence that transgender women have disproportionately high rates of HIV infection and substance use, as well as unemployment, poverty, violence, victimization and discrimination.

Health Overhaul's Subsidies at Supreme Court

HEALTH | By Mark Sherman | Oct 29
Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law.

Ebola Nurse Who was Quarantined Now in Maine

HEALTH | By Robert F. Bukaty | Oct 28
A nurse who was confined against her will at a hospital in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is in Maine, where state officials said she's agreed to be quarantined, officials said Tuesday.

After 1st Ebola Case in NYC, 3 Others Quarantined

HEALTH | By Jonathan Lemire and Colleen Long | Oct 24
A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel,

Poll: Many Doubt Hospitals can Handle Ebola

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard and Emily Swanson | Oct 23
Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

In-Depth: The Crystal Meth Epidemic Makes Comeback in Gay Community

HEALTH | By Jason Parsley | Oct 21
Over the past few years, there has been a resurgence of methamphetamine use in the gay community; some have even called it an epidemic.

Ebola: Providing Time to Fight the Virus

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 21
Why do some people escape Ebola, and not others?