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Horse Tattooed to Prevent Cancerous Eye Ulcers

HEALTH | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
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.

Understanding Social Anxiety

HEALTH | 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

HEALTH | 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

HEALTH | 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'

HEALTH | 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."