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Niki Quasney, left, talks about her ongoing battle with ovarian cancer as her partner, Amy Sandler.

Health-Care Fears Loom Large in Gay Marriage Cases

HEALTH | By Rick Callahan | Monday Aug 25, 2014
Dozens of same-sex couples are challenging Indiana's and Wisconsin's gay marriage bans in a case being heard Tuesday in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Looming large in the case is the issue of medical emergencies they face.

DTK provides contraception to 22 countries

DKT Provides Contraception to Women in Tanzania and Myanmar

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 25
In an effort to provide contraceptives to those who need it, DKT International announces the opening of offices in Iran, Tanzania and Myanmar to offer family planning, reproductive health products and services and HIV/AIDS prevention.

A Closer Look at Discrimination Within Assisted Living Facilities

HEALTH | By Christiana Lilly | Aug 24
Because LGBT seniors are more likely to be single, and without someone to care for them in old age, more are looking to find an assisted living facility to live in. However, many such facilities are not welcoming.

What It Means to be Asexual

HEALTH | By Nicole Wiesenthal | Aug 24
People who identify as asexual can be romantically attracted to a spectrum of people, just like sexual people.

Workout :: "I Walk"

HEALTH | By Blake Beckcom | Aug 24
As a form of exercise, walking is absolutely better than doing nothing. The key is pace.

The State of Transgender Healthcare

HEALTH | By Pat Magee, MSW | Aug 23
I've yet to meet a gay or lesbian person who needed to be treated medically for their sexual orientation. But many, if not most, transgender people require medical treatment to find some sense of relief and comfort with their bodies.

Ebola victim Dr. Kent Brantly, left, embraces Dr. Bruce Ribner, medical director of Emory's Infectious Disease Unit.

American Ebola Doc Urges Help Fighting Outbreak

HEALTH | By Kathleen Foody | Aug 22
As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in.

How to Stay Grounded in the Information Age

HEALTH | Aug 22
Best-selling author Daniel Levitin has a new book which details how to take charge of your brain amid a multitude of distractions. Levitin joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to talk about multi-tasking, memory and more.

Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife, Amber.

Aid Group: US Doctor Who Had Ebola Has Recovered

HEALTH | By Jeff Martin | Aug 21
At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.

Horse Tattooed to Prevent Cancerous Eye Ulcers

HEALTH | Aug 20
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.