There's no "right time" for a cancer diagnosis. But when a local woman got that devastating news at the age of 25, she felt particularly alone. Even her doctor told her it wasn't clear if her treatment protocol should be more like a child's or an adult's.
One local woman, Bridgette Hempstead, sings her heart out to make sure other women don't suffer through the isolation and troubles she did when she was diagnosed. She's a a 19-year breast cancer survivor and facilitator with a new study.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.
Comparisons between the two deadly diseases surfaced in the last few months as the Ebola outbreak escalated. Both emerged from Africa and erupted into an international health crisis. And both have been a shocking reminder that mankind's battle against infectious diseases can take a sudden, terrible turn for the worse.
The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.