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The parents of a teen who died in 2005 learn the medical examiner kept their son's brain. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

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Parents shocked to learn examiner kept son's brainupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 19:52:00

Andre and Korisha Shipley were still mourning the death of their 17-year-old son, Jesse, when two months after his funeral, they received shocking news from students of the same Staten Island, New York, high school Jesse had attended. Members of a forensic science club on a field trip to the morgue couldn't believe what they noticed on a cabinet in the medical examiner's lab.

Government has your baby's DNAupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 14:27:00

Newborns in the U.S. are routinely screened for disease, and their DNA is stored indefinitely, and often without consent.

'Coma' patient communicatesupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 15:28:00

Misdiagnosed as being in a coma, a Belgian man is now communicating after 23 years. ITN's Robert Moore reports.

'Vegetative state' man responds to questionsupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 15:28:00

A man presumed to have been in a vegetative state for five years has communicated with the outside world for the first time since suffering severe head injuries in a car crash, researchers said Thursday.

Empowered Patient lessonsupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 14:35:00

The top lessons learned from Empowered Patients in 2009 will help you become one in 2010.

Is boutique medicine worth the price?updated: Fri Sep 19 2008 11:15:00

Two friends of mine recently received the same letter in the mail from their internists: Fork over $1,500 or you're out of my practice.

Boutique medicineupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 11:15:00

More and more doctors are converting their practices to concierge medicine. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Do you want to be a guinea pig?updated: Thu Jun 26 2008 13:16:00

They want to pay me for the use of my body. No, I'm not vain, nor is anyone trying to push me into prostitution. They want me (and you) to be subjects in medical studies.

Picking the right hospital can save your lifeupdated: Mon Nov 12 2007 15:13:00

Chuck Toeniskoetter says he's alive today because of a nurse and a paramedic who came to his aid when he collapsed one snowy day high atop a mountain.

Would you give your kidney to a stranger?updated: Thu Jun 01 2006 16:52:00

Barry Mendez gave one of his kidneys to a stranger -- a good-natured act that has stirred concern among medical ethicists.

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