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Patient launches support group from dormupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 09:30:00

Roxanne Black used her lupus diagnosis to launch a national support network. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta has her story.

Olympian battles Crohn's diseaseupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 11:58:00

U.S. Olympic sprint kayaker Carrie Johnson shows CNN's Rob Marciano just how difficult her sport really is.

New treatments offer hope for Crohn's patientsupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 11:58:00

We read with great interest Debbi Wynn's description of her life with Crohn's disease and commend her for sharing her personal story so that others can learn about this difficult disease.

Crohn's disease means lifelong battleupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 07:23:00

Carrie Johnson is representing the United States at the 2012 Olympics in pursuit of the gold medal in women's kayaking.

Vegan, gluten-free? Tips for safe and tasty tripsupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 08:32:00

Hilary Davidson was diagnosed with celiac disease eight years ago and worried at first that she couldn't maintain a gluten-free diet on the road. But the idea of staying in one place didn't suit her -- or her work as a novelist and travel writer -- so she started calling restaurants and turning to the Internet to figure out what she could eat abroad.

Health Coach: Dr. Oz's vegan diet tipsupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 08:32:00

Dr. Oz tells vegans how to get proteins and vitamins they may miss.

No increased infection risk seen with psoriasis, RA drugs updated: Mon Nov 07 2011 16:22:00

A class of injectable drugs used to treat autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis doesn't raise the risk of serious infection when compared with more conventional treatments, according to a new analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Is there a cure for multiple sclerosis?updated: Wed Oct 26 2011 12:30:00

Hi, I got multiple sclerosis about a year ago, and I'm very young. I was curious if there has been any further information about a possible cure or not. I know that people have been searching for a cure, but I'm curious as to how close they really are.

What's the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?updated: Mon Oct 03 2011 11:17:00

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Sjogren's syndrome knocks Williams out of U.S. Openupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 13:22:00

After playing just one match, Venus Williams announced Wednesday that she is withdrawing from the U.S. Open. Richard Deitsch: Venus' future in question after withdrawing from U.S. Openupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 01:22:00

NEW YORK -- Her ranking now sits in the triple digits, floating in the low 100s alongside not-so-households name such as Misaki Doi, Edina Gallovits-Hall and Varvara Lepchenko. This is the area code where Venus Williams now lives after a bittersweet day in her remarkable tennis career.

Could I have inflammatory bowel disease?updated: Wed Aug 31 2011 11:16:00

I am a 30-year-old male. I am having episodes of abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. The doctor says she suspects ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease and wants to do a colonoscopy. What are these diseases? What else could this be and is it appropriate to do a colonoscopy?

New treatments for psoriasisupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 07:03:00

John Lisk reports on new treatments for the skin condition known as psoriasis.

No heart risk seen with psoriasis drugupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 07:03:00

For people with severe cases of psoriasis, the injectable drugs known as biologics can provide much-needed relief from the itchy, flaky skin lesions caused by the disorder. Kim Kardashian Tries Psoriasis Remediesupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 22:31:00

The reality star and bride-to-be Tweets about her battle with the skin condition

Are there degrees of gluten sensitivity?updated: Fri Jul 15 2011 23:20:00

I know that I'm sensitive to carbs but I wanted to know how sensitive I was to gluten. I had a test taken by a nutritionist, and it came out positive. So I wanted to get tested by an official M.D., which I did. He tested me for celiac disease, even though I told him I didn't have it. He didn't understand when I told him that gluten sensitivity has different degrees of impact. Was I misinformed? I always thought it was a spectrum.

How do I lose weight on a gluten-free diet?updated: Fri Jun 24 2011 07:15:00

I have celiac disease (gluten intolerance), and I am wondering how to lose weight given my restrictions in my diet.

Drugs for psoriasis, arthritis may lower diabetes riskupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 17:42:00

Drugs that treat psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, by suppressing the immune system may also reduce the risk of developing diabetes, at least in people who already have one of these conditions, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

How can we treat my boyfriend's unusual balding?updated: Tue May 24 2011 07:13:00

Hi. My boyfriend is 27 years old. Over the past two or three months, he has had an odd pattern of baldness. It started as a very small area (pencil eraser size) above his left ear, but it quickly spread upward as well as to the front and back. Right now, there is a very big (2-3 inches across) bald area on the left side of his ear. I heard that the usual, normal balding pattern is on the forehead, but haven't heard this type of balding. I was wondering what could have caused this and how can we treat it (if it can be treated). Thanks!

Will a gluten-free diet improve your health?updated: Tue Apr 12 2011 08:20:00

Sarah Cooper was a new mom in her mid-20s, busily juggling her family and a career as an electrical engineer, when everything came to a halt.

What can I do about my celiac disease?updated: Fri Jan 28 2011 08:30:00

How long does it take to feel the benefits of a gluten-free diet once diagnosed with celiac disease? I have been living gluten/casein free for over five years now and have yet to see much improvement.

Does eating gluten cause eczema?updated: Wed Sep 08 2010 13:28:00

I have suffered from eczema for many years. I changed doctors last year and she thinks that my skin condition may be a result of being allergic to gluten. Bernie Mac's Widow Sues Doctor for Wrongful Deathupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 21:48:00

Rhonda McCullough is asking for $50,000 in damages in the suit which claims Dr. Rene M. Earles was negligent

Study: Alcohol may fight rheumatoid arthritisupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 19:30:00

Moderate drinking has been linked to a variety of health benefits, including a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. According to a new study, drinking alcohol may also ease the pain of -- and lower the risk of developing -- rheumatoid arthritis, a potentially crippling autoimmune disorder.

Lady Gaga's 'borderline positive' comment sheds light on lupusupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 16:11:00

Addressing rumors that have circulated about her health, Lady Gaga told CNN's Larry King this week that she doesn't have lupus, but has tested "borderline positive" for the condition.

Lady Gaga: 'I do not have lupus'updated: Thu Jun 03 2010 16:11:00

Lady Gaga dispels rumors about her health and discusses her fascination with death.

Is Sjogren's sydrome becoming more common?updated: Wed May 12 2010 07:58:00

Can you explain a little about Sjogren's (SHOW-grins) syndrome? I have it at 53. My sister died two years ago at 53; her heart and lungs were involved. Our aunt had the same autoimmune disease and passed away many years ago. Is this becoming more common? What kind of hope to we have? Is science working on a cure?

Blood test may predict rheumatoid arthritisupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 14:38:00

A simple blood test may allow doctors to identify a debilitating form of arthritis years before any symptoms appear, which may help to stop the disease in its tracks, new research suggests.

FDA approves drug for multiple sclerosisupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 20:03:00

The second-to-last time EJ Levy was at Disney World, she used a scooter to navigate the enormous park. Her legs were weak and she suffered from foot drop caused by multiple sclerosis. That was 4½ years ago. On her most recent trip, a few months ago, Levy walked the entire time, thanks in part to a drug approved by the FDA on Friday.

What really killed Jane Austen?updated: Wed Dec 02 2009 17:37:00

It is a truth universally acknowledged -- or nearly so -- that Jane Austen, the author of "Pride and Prejudice," died of a rare illness called Addison's disease, which robs the body of the ability to make critical hormones.

Biking 150 miles for a cause -- in a dress and heelsupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 10:43:00

Amidst the sea of jerseys and bike shorts at New Jersey's City to Shore -- a 150-mile bike ride to benefit multiple sclerosis research -- one unlikely rider stands out.

Is multiple sclerosis hereditary?updated: Wed Sep 30 2009 16:00:00

Is multiple sclerosis genetic or hereditary? If so, what are the statistics (for example 1 in 1,000)?

Study: Better diabetes control pays off over decadesupdated: Mon Jul 27 2009 17:05:00

Regina Regazzi, a 38-year-old New Yorker, is one of the lucky ones. Found to have type 1 diabetes as a child, she has remained relatively free of complications and continues to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. In fact, this executive recruiter has even run several marathons. Deepak Chopra: Michael Jackson Had Lupusupdated: Sun Jun 28 2009 14:47:00

The spiritual teacher and doctor says it may have been caused by childhood trauma Elisabeth Hasselbeck Dismisses Plagiarism Claimupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 17:29:00

The View co-host calls the accusation against her book "without merit"

Teen diagnoses her own disease in science classupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 09:26:00

For eight years, Jessica Terry suffered from stomach pain so horrible, it brought her to her knees. The pain, along with diarrhea, vomiting and fever, made her so sick, she lost weight and often had to miss school.

Teen diagnoses selfupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 09:26:00

KOMO brings us the story of a teen who was able to diagnose herself, after doctors were not.

Stem cell transplant 'very encouraging' for type 1 diabetesupdated: Thu May 07 2009 15:12:00

A handful of people with type 1 diabetes have been able to survive without insulin shots for more than two-and-a-half years, on average, after having their own blood stem cells removed and reimplanted through intravenous injection, U.S. and Brazilian researchers reported Tuesday. Elisabeth Hasselbeck Makes Grandma's Gluten-Free Recipesupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 14:07:00

The View co-host talks about raising a family while living with celiac disease

What do you know about new MS treatment?updated: Wed Feb 25 2009 09:55:00

I am an MS [multiple sclerosis] patient and I have just about had it with my Rebif injections. I've heard about a new leukemia drug used to treat the beginning stages of MS. I think it's called Campath 1H. Are there any other medications you would recommend for early stage MS? Thank you.

FDA: Psoriasis drug could cause deadly brain infectionupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 12:39:00

The government is warning that taking the psoriasis drug Raptiva could result in serious brain infection and even death. LeAnn Rimes Recalls 'Scaly Girl' Kid Tauntsupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:52:00

Others "didn't want to hang out with me or touch me," the singer says of her psoriasis

Dana Delany's heroupdated: Thu Nov 20 2008 06:19:00

Dana Delany and her hero, Luke Evnin, want to raise awareness of scleroderma, a disease that affects 300,000 people.

Dana Delany joins the fight against hard skin illnessupdated: Thu Nov 20 2008 06:19:00

Hollywood glitz may pay Dana Delany's bills, but her "most life-affirming role" was a lot less glamorous.

New MS treatmentupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 09:41:00

Researchers say a drug offers hope for better treatment for MS patients. ITN's Lawrence McGinty reports.

Leukemia drug gives hopes to MS sufferersupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 09:41:00

Researchers in Britain say they have found that a drug used to treat leukemia can halt and even reverse the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Teri Garr: Post-aneurysm, comedy keeps her goingupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 18:09:00

Actress-comedian Teri Garr may be best known for her roles in iconic 1980s films "Mr. Mom" and "Tootsie," but in the past few years, she's probably done as many interviews focusing on her health as on her acting career.

Teri Garr's decades of hidingupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 18:09:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to actress Teri Garr about how health problems impacted her career.

Learning to live with lupusupdated: Mon Aug 04 2008 08:29:00

Before Amy Harned goes outside to work in her garden, she coats her face and neck with sunscreen, then puts on a hat, jacket and work gloves.

Understanding lupusupdated: Mon Aug 04 2008 08:29:00

More women are affected by lupus than men as CNN's Judy Fortin reports in this Health Minute.

CNNMoney: Schering stock jumps on earnings winupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 12:00:00

Schering-Plough may have lost billions of dollars in the fourth quarter from an acquisition, but its stock jumped Tuesday as the drugmaker's earnings without charges beat expectations.

CNNMoney: Amgen earnings, sales beat forecastupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 18:05:00

Biotech Amgen on Thursday reported an increase in earnings and a decrease in sales for the fourth quarter, beating Wall Street's forecast.

CNNMoney: FDA approves Abbott drug for psoriasisupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 17:00:00

The FDA approved Abbott's blockbuster drug Humira for yet another indication, psoriasis, the drugmaker said Friday.

CNN Heroes: Battling MS with Kevin Baconupdated: Mon Nov 26 2007 15:51:00

When Robin Maxwell started feeling numbness and tingling in her legs in the fall of 2006, she wasn't overly concerned.

Fortune: Carl Icahn raises the stakes for Big Pharmaupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 10:48:00

Buying a biotech company is like shopping for a coveted gem in an eBay auction. Nobody should expect a bargain.

No single remedy fixes psoriasisupdated: Sun Aug 12 2007 22:10:00

Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition that affects up to 5 million Americans. CNN learned more about psoriasis from Dr. Mathew Avram, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Dermatology Laser and Cosmetics Center.

Health Minute: Psoriasisupdated: Sun Aug 12 2007 22:10:00

Health Minute: Psoriasis

CNNMoney: Amgen earnings meet forecastsupdated: Mon Apr 23 2007 16:11:00

The biotech Amgen reported first-quarter earnings Monday that matched expectations, though its revenue fell just short of forecasts.

CNNMoney: Abbott pitches Humira for psoriasisupdated: Mon Apr 02 2007 08:36:00

Abbott Laboratories is trying to get its top-selling blockbuster drug approved for yet another use, which could lead to further sales.

Blood testing leads to better celiac diagnosisupdated: Mon Mar 05 2007 09:48:00

An estimated 3 million Americans have celiac disease, but most don't even know it. CNN medical correspondent Judy Fortin learned more about the ailment from Dr. Cynthia Rudert, gastroenterologist and medical adviser for the Celiac Foundation, a national awareness organization.

CNNMoney: Gluten-free knocks low-carb fad off the shelfupdated: Fri Feb 02 2007 10:42:00

"Gluten-free" has officially kicked low-carb to the curb.

Vitamin D may lower MS riskupdated: Tue Dec 19 2006 16:55:00

The "sunshine vitamin" may do more than promote healthy bones; it may ward off multiple sclerosis, one of the most common neurological diseases affecting young adults.

Fortune: One man's crusade for a cureupdated: Thu Sep 21 2006 16:51:00

What happens when a former CEO with multiple sclerosis applies his smarts to treating the disease? The answer, thanks to Scott Johnson, is a lifesaving shakeup in the world of medical research. Joh...

CNNMoney: Abbott's Humira: More uses, more moneyupdated: Thu Aug 31 2006 13:26:00

Abbott Labs' fast-growing flagship drug Humira is grabbing market share and making money ... and now the company is trying to win the blessings of the FDA to make more.

CNNMoney: Eli Lilly hit with $65M damagesupdated: Fri May 05 2006 08:16:00

A federal jury ruled that Eli Lilly & Co. infringed the patent of Ariad Pharmaceuticals with its drugs Evista and Xigris, and ordered the drugmaker to pay the Massachusetts biotech firm $65.2 million, the companies said.

Business 2.0: Raising the Profile of Medical Researchupdated: Mon May 01 2006 00:01:00

What happens when a former CEO with multiple sclerosis applies his smarts to treating the disease? The answer, thanks to Scott Johnson, is a lifesaving shake-up in the world of medical research. Jo...

CNNMoney: FDA takes a closer look at withdrawn MS drugupdated: Thu Feb 23 2006 13:08:00

The FDA's balancing act between safety and speed is taking center stage with the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri.

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Fri Oct 21 2005 10:23:00

Drug safety made headlines in the major medical journals this week when noted Cleveland Clinic cardiologists came up with a disturbing analysis about a new diabetes drug that is just a hair away from approval by the Food and Drug Administration.

CNNMoney: Bristol facing two key FDA panel votesupdated: Tue Aug 23 2005 13:36:00

Bristol-Myers Squibb faces votes by FDA advisory panels on two key drugs in its pipeline, decisions that could affect the company's financial future for years to come.

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Jun 30 2005 15:08:00

Spectacular birth

CNNMoney: Troubled biotech clears FDA hurdleupdated: Tue May 31 2005 09:18:00

The Food and Drug Administration has given "fast track" designation for a potential treatment for lupus that is currently in late-stage testing, said drugmaker La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company on Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Could Celebrex survive a black box?updated: Tue May 03 2005 10:48:00

The black box label is the most potent warning in the Food and Drug Administration's arsenal, but it is not necessarily a death knell for drug sales, analysts say.

CNNMoney: Canada OKs cannabis oral sprayupdated: Fri Apr 29 2005 12:41:00

A cannabis-based painkiller for sufferers of multiple sclerosis is expected to be in Canadian pharmacies this summer, but whether it appears on U.S. pharmacy shelves is a key question.

CNNMoney: Rheumatoid arthritis drugs get tractionupdated: Wed Apr 06 2005 09:11:00

Two drug candidates that would reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis have passed testing, announced drug manufacturers Human Genome Sciences, Roche, Genentech and Biogen Idec on Wednesday, offering hope where arthritis treatments have raised health concerns.

Firm warns doctors of arthritis drug riskupdated: Fri Oct 08 2004 10:53:00

Johnson & Johnson says its rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade may put patients at higher risk for lymphoma, and the company is sending out warning letters to physicians.

Fortune: Elite Factoriesupdated: Mon Sep 06 2004 00:01:00

A common thread connects this year's standouts: They all responded to crisis by radically changing the way they make things. Autoliv reprocessed its factory to fend off stiff competition in airbags...

Fortune: Growing Against The Grain Amgen CEO Kevin Sharer stands accused of remaking the world's biggest biotech company in the image of updated: Mon May 03 2004 00:01:00

The Empire State ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in midtown Manhattan typically serves as the setting for the kind of stuffy, state-of-a-business luncheons that are more snooze inducing than buzz...

showbuzzupdated: Fri Apr 30 2004 11:01:00

The blues are back at Chess Records Studio.

Cannabis MS drug 'available soon'updated: Wed Jan 21 2004 07:42:00

A cannabis-based medicine for multiple sclerosis sufferers could be available on prescription in Britain by the summer, according to its manufacturer.

Fortune: The Nonprofit Motive What happens when a focused, ambitious entrepreneur is diagnosed with a crippling disease? Art Mellor startupdated: Mon Oct 13 2003 00:01:00

Art Mellor drives a really nice Porsche, a metallic black Boxster S. It's a pretty car, a fast car. It rumbles when it idles, hums when it accelerates, a tangible reminder that in a former life Mel...

FSB: The Non-Profit Motive What happens when a focused, ambitious entrepreneur is diagnosed with a crippling updated: Wed Oct 01 2003 00:01:00

Art Mellor drives a really nice Porsche, a metallic black Boxster S. It's a pretty car, a fast car. It rumbles when it idles, hums when it accelerates, a tangible reminder that in a former life Mel...

Fortune: Germs Make The Man Your body is teeming with trillions of infectious microbes. That's a very good thing.updated: Mon Jan 20 2003 00:01:00

Germs. The word conjures up pure evil--killer microbes resistant to every available antibiotic, scratches that become grisly wounds when invaded by flesh-eating Streptococci, terrorists potentially...

Money Magazine: Blue Chip WINNERS & LOSERS Bigger may be better--the 50 largest stocks account for more than half of updated: Sat Jun 01 2002 00:01:00

The economy seems to be chugging back onto the right track, and Wall Street wisdom (no jokes, please) has stocks rising this year after two consecutive annual declines. But before you jump for joy,...

Fortune: Biotech's New Colossus Move over, Big Pharma. Amgen boasts better growth.updated: Mon Apr 15 2002 00:01:00

For years Amgen has seemed biotechnology's best answer to the likes of Merck--a sector leader with so much heft and momentum that you'd recommend its stock to your mom. But now making that analogy ...

Fortune: Finding The Bulls In Biotech The sector is blazing, the science ever more titillating. But with share prices up 214% in three yeupdated: Mon Feb 04 2002 00:01:00

On Dec. 17, Amgen, the flagship company of the biotechnology world, closed the biggest merger in the sector's history. It agreed to pay $16 billion to buy rival Immunex, primarily for the right to ...

Fortune: U.S. Faces Protein Deficiencyupdated: Mon May 28 2001 00:01:00

Patients who want the rheumatoid arthritis-fighting drug Enbrel have to show a special card to their pharmacist, who then verifies that the patient is enrolled in the Enbrel program before dispensi...

Fortune: Blessings From The Book of Life Decoding the human genome will yield a bounty of biotech miracles that will transform our lives updated: Mon Mar 06 2000 00:01:00

In 1998 biotechnology's jauntiest visionary, J. Craig Venter, stunned fellow scientists by declaring that a company he was forming would decode human DNA's sequence of chemical building blocks by t...

Fortune: CELL SUICIDE THE BIRTH OF A MEGA-MARKETupdated: Mon May 15 1995 00:01:00

For 11 lonely years cell biologist L. David Tomei toiled away in the Columbus labs of Ohio State University, exploring a process known as apoptosis--programmed cell death, in which the body divides...


In a dimly lit operating room at the Thompson Cancer Survival Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, a surgeon uses an endoscope to guide an optical fiber down the throat of a patient afflicted with cance...

Fortune: THE NEW ATTACK ON KILLER DISEASES There's fresh hope for ailments from cancer to Alzheimer's. Understanding the genetic and moleupdated: Mon Apr 22 1991 00:01:00

BUGS -- viruses and bacteria -- cause most minor diseases, and some of the major ones like AIDS. But many of the real killers and cripplers, including cancer, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, a...

Money Magazine: Living Closer to the Edgeupdated: Mon Jan 01 1990 00:01:00

At 34, life was finally coming together for Gayle Heazlett. She had brought a failing marriage to an amicable end; she was earning more than $38,000 a year in her job at Denver's Water Department; ...

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