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Salt :: Study Says, Maybe More Not Less

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?

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.

Understanding Social Anxiety

By Don Shewey | Aug 14
Fear is a normal emotional response to a clear and present danger. Anxiety, however, is the persistent experience of fear in the absence of threat. Anxiety can be socially and professionally crippling. Now what do you do about it?

Covenant House President Kevin Ryan with Broadway star Capathia Jenkins at last year's Sleep Out: Broadway Edition

Broadway Sleeps Under the Stars to Raise Funds for Covenant House

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 13
On Sunday, August 17, The Covenant House will hold the Second Annual Sleep Out: Broadway Edition, where Members of the Broadway community will sleep on the streets to raise much-needed funds for homeless youth.

Heal in Hawaii with Olivia Travel

Olivia Hosts Wellness Retreat in Hawaii

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 13
From August 30-September 5 Olivia Travel has scheduled its first-ever health and wellness program which will take place on the beautiful island of Hawaii at the five-star Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows.

Matthew Moore says gay is okay!

Man Sues Doctor For Calling 'Homosexual Behavior' a 'Chronic Problem'

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 13
A Los Angeles gay man is suing his doctor and a Southern California healthcare network for ignoring his earlier request to remove a notation on his medical records that describe "homosexual behavior" as a "chronic problem."

Lyon-Martin Health Services clinic director Elizabeth Sekera, left, joined Transgender Law Center program administrator Anand Kalra, and UCSF Center for Excellence for Transgender Health clinical lead Dr. Madeline Deutsch at a recent discussion at the Commonwealth Club on the Affordable Care Act.

ACA Access Issues Remain for LGBTs

By Heather Cassell | Aug 12
More than 30 million Americans have obtained access to health insurance since Affordable Care Act enrollment opened 10 months ago, yet access for LGBTs remains far from universal.

Bebashi invites you to a daylong Breast Fest

Philly's Bebashi Holds Annual "Breast Fest"

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 7
On August 13, Philadelphia's AIDS Service Organization Bebashi-Transition to Hope partners with Fox Chase Cancer Center to hold their Fifth Annual Breast Fest, a daylong event to promote breast health and overall wellness.

A man reads a local newspaper.

Nigeria: 1 New Ebola Death, 5 Cases Confirmed

By Bashir Adigun and Krista Larson | Aug 6
A Nigerian nurse who treated a man with Ebola is now dead and five others are now sick with one of the world's most virulent diseases after coming into contact with him, the country's health minister said Wednesday.

Ebola Patients Treated with Experimental Serum

Aug 6
The National Institutes of Health has revealed that two Americans infected with Ebola received an experimental serum, which previously had only been tested in monkeys. The serum contains antibodies that prevent the virus from entering cells in the body.