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A signed note can get women into screenings better

Personal Connections Increase Breast Cancer Screening Rates

By EDGE | Sep 11
Recent news from the ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium shows that a signed letter from a physician can go a long way toward bringing in patients for regular breast cancer screenings.

Honorable Kathleen Sebelius

Former HHS Head Sebelius Accepts LGBT Medical Professionals Award

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 9
On Thursday, September 11, the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, 21st U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, will be honored with the GLMA Achievement Award during GLMA's 32nd Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD.

Carmen Cruz

CDC Health Study Shows Doctors Discriminate Against Gays

By EDGE | Sep 8
The latest National Health Interview Survey shows that healthcare providers are still discriminating against LGBTs.

A health worker, left, uses a thermometer on a man outside the Youyi government buildings.

Ebola is Surging in Places it Had Been Beaten Back

By Boubacar Diallo and Sarah DiLorenzo | Sep 8
Doctors Without Borders shuttered one of its Ebola treatment centers in Guinea in May. They thought the deadly virus was being contained there.

Ruth Ellis Center Holds "Voices" to Benefit LGBT Youth

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 5
On Sept. 12, Detroit's Ruth Ellis Center will raise funds to keep LGBT kids safe at their annual fundraising event "Voices."

From left, Dr. Mark Rupp, an infectious disease specialist; Dr. Phil Smith, medical director, and Dr. Angela Hewlett, associate medical director.

US Doctor Infected with Ebola Heading to Nebraska

By Margery A. Beck | Sep 5
A doctor who was infected with Ebola while working in Liberia is being flown to a Nebraska hospital for treatment, doctors there said Thursday.

Study: Hate Posts on Social Media Cause Real Harm

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 4
A new study indicates that minorities of all sorts -- including racial and sexual minorities -- suffer measurable harm when subjected to hate speech in social media.

How Will New Heart Drug Change Medical Treatment?

Sep 3
The new drug aimed at treating heart failure is being described as a game changer with the ability to save lives. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook explains how this drug could change medical treatment for years to come.

International Medical Manual Entering the Late 20th Century?

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 3
Break out your platform glitter shoes: The World Health Organization might just be preparing to party like it's 1973.

A Pueblo County Sheriff's deputy carries marijuana plants from a grow site on private property near the San Isabel National Forest above Rye, Colo., on Aug. 15, 2012

Will Traffic Deaths Rise As States Legalize Pot?

By Joan Lowy | Sep 1
As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.