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800-Pound Man Says He's Determined to Slim Down, Live a Life

By Jennifer McDermott | Oct 13
A Rhode Island man who weighs nearly 800 pounds says he's determined to slim down and he dreams of becoming an actor one day.

Dissolving Stent for Heart Arteries Passes First Large Test

By Marilynn Marchione | Oct 13
A new type of heart stent that works like dissolving stitches, slowly going away after it has done its job, passed its first major test in a large study, doctors said Monday.

Vaccinations Available Against HPV, Cancer

By Chris Tittel | Oct 12
Vaccinating against HPV early in life can help prevent cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, anus, tongue, tonsils and throat later in life.

St. John's Addresses Needs of South LA Transgender Community

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 12
St. John's Well Child and Family Center observed the discrimination, degradation and cost of getting lifesaving treatment, and implemented the Transgender Health Program.

A Closer Look at Obamacare's Marketplace

By Sean McShee | Oct 11
People have reported confusion resulting from subsidy audits of the Marketplace (the administrative entity behind Recently, some clarification has emerged.

Gov't Health Insurance Website Getting Upgrades

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 10
Consumers shopping on the government's health insurance website should find it easier this year to get basic questions answered about their doctors, medications and costs, according to an internal government document.

Scientists Claim They Found 'Gay' Gene Changes to Predict Sexuality

Oct 9
Researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine of the University of California, Los Angeles, said they can determine someone's sexuality by looking at specific changes in genes.

Pop Star Selena Gomez has Gotten Chemotherapy to Treat Lupus

Oct 8
Selena Gomez has revealed that she's battling the debilitating immune system disorder lupus.

New Study: Gay, Bi Men at Greater Risk of Skin Cancer Due to Tanning Bed Usage

Oct 7
A new study suggests gay and bisexual men are up to six times more likely to get skin cancer than heterosexual men because of their increased use of tanning beds.

Express Scripts to Cover Pricey New Cholesterol Treatments

By Tom Murphy | Oct 7
The nation's biggest pharmacy benefits manager has decided to cover two new drugs that lower artery-clogging cholesterol but raise concern over prices that can top $14,000 a year.

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