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Study: Men don't need prostate examsupdated: Fri Oct 07 2011 13:24:00

Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen looks at why a new study is telling men to avoid prostate exams.

Hospital care easier, faster with standing ordersupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 07:27:00

My patient one day, a spry 80-year-old, started to cough and feel short of breath during a blood transfusion: classic signs of a transfusion reaction. I stopped her IV, but she needed a steroid to bring her breathing back to normal.

Inside one boy's anorexia: 'How can I burn the most calories?'updated: Fri Dec 03 2010 09:06:00

In class, Eric Ostendorf fidgeted in his seat and constantly kicked his knees up for exercise. He'd ask to go to the restroom, where he would do 45 chin-ups using the bar between the stall walls.

Why I write 'Empowered Patient'updated: Sun Aug 15 2010 21:32:00

Four days after giving birth, amped up on a combination of hormones and anxiety, I gathered together what was left of my stomach muscles and wrenched myself out of bed. Throwing on a bathrobe, I dragged myself to the neonatal intensive care unit.

Supplement may be statin alternative for someupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 07:14:00

A statin can be a lifesaver if you're at risk of heart disease, but some people who take the cholesterol-lowering drugs -- up to 20 percent, by some estimates -- have to stop because of muscle pain, the most common side effect. (Nearly 30 million people filled a statin prescription in 2005, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Statins include popular drugs such as Crestor, Lipitor, and Zocor.)

CNNMoney: Uninsured Americans: 86.7 millionupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 13:44:00

One out of three Americans under 65 went without health insurance at some point during 2007 and 2008, according to a report released Wednesday.

Study: 86.7 million Americans uninsured over last two yearsupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 15:40:00

One out of three Americans under 65 were without health insurance at some point during 2007 and 2008, according to a report released Wednesday.

Time.com: Patients Give U.S. Hospitals So-So Marksupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 17:00:00

The first national patient-satisfaction survey suggest U.S. hospitals have a ways to go.

Advice for men: Don't wait to see a doctorupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 16:39:00

During the first seven years of their relationship, Judy Kelly doesn't remember her boyfriend, Bill Horrisberger, ever going to a doctor.

Pre-surgery questions could save you some painupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 12:28:00

Every year in the United States an estimated 15 million people have surgery and every one of them runs the risk of complications.

Surgery risksupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 12:28:00

Going under the knife is not risk-free, as CNN's Judy Fortin reports in this Health Minute.

Pre-surgery questions for your doctorupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 09:24:00

Take this list of questions with you when you go to your doctor or surgeon to discuss your surgery:

Cancer deadlier to uninsuredupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 11:01:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a new study that shows the uninsured are more likely to die of cancer within 5 years.

Heart disease often misdiagnosed in womenupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 12:48:00

When Jean Horgan complained of heart palpitations, her doctor told her it was just nerves.

CNNMoney: How to survive the ERupdated: Mon Nov 21 2005 15:36:00

Funny thing about emergencies: you don't see them coming.

Money Magazine: Back Out Of Whack When your back goes out, is a chiropractor's office the place to go for help?updated: Sat May 01 1999 00:01:00

Spring is here, and as a winter-weary nation resumes outdoor activities like golfing and gardening, a resounding cry can be heard throughout the land: Oh, my aching back!

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