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Understanding flesh-eating bacteriaupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 10:52:00

Brooke Baldwin and Elizabeth Cohen talk to a victim of flesh-eating bacteria.

Feeding tube diet stirs controversyupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 11:31:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on controversy surrounding a diet fad involving a feeding tube.

Embryonic stem cell breakthroughupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 22:21:00

Elizabeth Cohen reports on a milestone in embryonic stem cell research.

Study: Most teens aren't sextingupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 13:04:00

A new study says sexting may be less common among adolescents than previously thought. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Son: Joe Paterno has lung cancerupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 17:31:00

Joe Paterno, the Penn State football coach who lost his job amid allegations of child sex abuse against his former defensive coordinator, has a treatable form of lung cancer, his son said Friday.

Cutting obesity surgery to save moneyupdated: Mon Nov 14 2011 10:10:00

State cuts weight loss surgery insurance coverage to save cash. Elizabeth Cohen reports.

South Pole engineer stranded after stroke focuses on restoring full visionupdated: Sat Oct 29 2011 08:20:00

An American engineer who was stranded in the South Pole for weeks after suffering a stroke will be discharged from a Maryland hospital Saturday, the woman told reporters.

Cause of listeria in cantaloupe discoveredupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 08:24:00

The cause of the deadly listeria cantaloupe outbreak has been announced. Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Researcher stranded for weeks is back in the U.S. for treatmentupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 06:29:00

The American researcher, who was stranded in the South Pole for weeks after suffering a stroke, is finally back on American soil.

Antarctic Stroke Victim Waits to get to hospitalupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 06:29:00

Women at South Pole continues to wait for plane ride to hospital to get treatment for stroke.

Stranded American researcher evacuated from South Pole updated: Mon Oct 17 2011 12:29:00

After weeks of waiting, an American researcher who suffered a suspected stroke while working at the South Pole has arrived in New Zealand for evaluation and treatment, a National Science Foundation official confirmed Monday.

Stranded American researcher rescued from South Pole updated: Mon Oct 17 2011 04:42:00

After weeks of waiting, an American researcher who suffered a suspected stroke while working in the South Pole flew out Monday.

Hospital evacuations in New Yorkupdated: Sun Aug 28 2011 16:48:00

New York City hospitals in high risk flood areas evacuate patients in preparation for Irene. Elizabeth Cohen reports.

How to live to 104updated: Fri Aug 05 2011 16:14:00

Elizabeth Cohen reports on a new study that says genes may be the only secret to a really long life.

Can fatty foods make you happy?updated: Wed Jul 27 2011 13:56:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen breaks down new research claiming our biological makeup explains why we love fatty foods.

USDA to replace food pyramid with plate icon, source saysupdated: Mon May 30 2011 09:58:00

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is planning to swap in a plate icon for the food pyramid this week, an individual familiar with the new guidelines told CNN Saturday.

Giffords recovering from skull surgeryupdated: Wed May 18 2011 20:50:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is "recovering well" after skull surgery Wednesday, officials at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston said.

2010: Brain aneurysm symptomsupdated: Fri May 06 2011 10:19:00

Knowing the signs of a brain aneurysm rupture could save your life. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Why not to be a 'good patient'updated: Thu May 05 2011 07:37:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains how speaking up can save your life.

Peanut allergy 'patch'?updated: Thu Apr 21 2011 05:48:00

A new treatment aims to desensitize patients to peanut allergies. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

2010: City bans fast food toysupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 10:42:00

San Francisco opts to ban toys in fast food meals that are above 600 calories. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Too old for a car seat?updated: Mon Mar 21 2011 09:56:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains why some lawmakers want to keep kids in car seats longer.

Bullet survivor means hope for Giffordsupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 22:50:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen speaks to a policeman who survived a bullet to the brain.

Study: Many defibrillators not neededupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 10:28:00

A new study suggests thousands of Americans received defibrillators and other devices that were not needed. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

2009: E. coli in beef, cookie doughupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 05:30:00

In June 2009, CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reported on E. coli contamination in beef and cookie dough.

Study: Most kids' meals unhealthyupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 19:45:00

A new study is revealing just how unhealthy most kids' meals are. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

'Blackout in a can'?updated: Wed Oct 27 2010 16:44:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen talks about the concerns over the malt liquor drink, Four Loko.

Elizabeth Cohen talks about new bookupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 17:36:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen talks about her new book "Empowered Patient."

Study: Girls becoming women soonerupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 05:50:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on a study that shows girls are starting puberty earlier in life.

Calcium pills linked to heart riskupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 09:45:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on a study suggesting calcium supplements can increase heart attack risks.

The human toll of the oil spillupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 15:37:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at the rise in mental health related problems among people in Gulf communities.

$1,000 toothbrush?updated: Wed Mar 03 2010 20:54:00

A medical billing advocate shows CNN's Elizabeth Cohen some of the wasteful charges she's seen in bills.

Navy reviewing Murtha caseupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 21:19:00

Former Rep. John Murtha died after gall bladder surgery, and CNN's Elizabeth Cohen says the Navy is reviewing his case.

Navy opens review of care Murtha received in surgeryupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 21:19:00

The National Naval Medical Center has opened a review of the surgical care provided to the late Congressman John Murtha after the Pennsylvania Democrat died following surgery, a senior U.S. military official told CNN Wednesday.

SIDS linked to brain chemicalupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 17:32:00

A new study finds babies who die of sudden infant death syndrome have low serotonin levels. Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Medical facilities scarceupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 16:41:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains how the lack of surgical facilies in Haiti is leaving the seriously injured suffering.

A mother's futile effort to keep daughter aliveupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 18:35:00

On Wednesday, Dr. Toni Eyssallenne was walking the aisle of a small makeshift hospital in Haiti run by the University of Miami when a patient beckoned to her. "I assumed she was in pain, so I walked over and asked her what was wrong," Eyssallenne told me. "But she said she wasn't in pain. She said she just wanted to tell me what happened to her. For the next thirty minutes, I listened to her story."

How to keep resolutionsupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 14:26:00

How do you keep those New Year's resolutions? Elizabeth Cohen has some tips.

Top medical news of '09updated: Thu Dec 31 2009 11:26:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks H1N1, health care reform and other health headlines that dominated in 2009.

Study: Military kids anxiousupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 10:37:00

A study shows long deployments create anxiety for many kids with parents in the military. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Cancer rates down in U.S.updated: Tue Dec 08 2009 10:12:00

An NIH report shows screening and early detection have a big pay-off in the fight against cancer. Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Saving your child from H1N1updated: Fri Dec 04 2009 01:36:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has signs your child is dangerously ill from H1N1.

Staying safe from hidden germsupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 14:46:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen shows us places where germs could be lurking that people often overlook.

Obesity linked to cancerupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 17:58:00

We know that obesity causes heart problems but it also is linked to higher cancer rates. Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Breast cancer care optionsupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 14:14:00

After a breast cancer diagnosis, some rush to treatment. But as Elizabeth Cohen reports, experts say know your options.

How to avoid hospital mistakesupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 13:58:00

Nurses offer tips on how to keep yourself or a family member safe during a stay at a hospital. Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Secrets of middle-age athletesupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 12:32:00

Aging athletes stay competitive despite losing some of their vigor. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

How to get insurance when sickupdated: Thu May 14 2009 13:11:00

How do you get health insurance if you have a pre-existing condition? It's tough. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Answering your flu questionsupdated: Mon May 04 2009 11:38:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen answers some of the many questions she's hearing about swine flu.

'Happiness bug'updated: Thu Apr 02 2009 15:50:00

Happiness is infectious, but don't drop your unhappy friends just yet. Elizabeth Cohen explains.

What's the best diet?updated: Tue Mar 31 2009 16:06:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at a new study comparing popular diets.

Red meat and lifespanupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 10:58:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains why your favorite steak could be the death of you.

Empowered Patientupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 10:54:00

CNN medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen offers some advice on how to choose the right vitamins.

Saving money on medsupdated: Thu Mar 19 2009 14:14:00

The cost of prescription medication is breaking many budgets. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has 10 tips to cut costs.

What to tell your doctorupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 21:03:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen discusses a list of things patients keep from their doctors, but shouldn't.

Which is the chattier sex? Men or women?updated: Mon Dec 22 2008 13:05:00

Conventional wisdom says women talk a lot more than men. But a study from the University of Arizona finds when it comes to how many words are uttered during waking hours, women and men are actually pretty close in the number of words they say. The study was published in the July 6, 2007, issue of the journal Science.

Does lip gloss increase the risk of skin cancer?updated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:54:00

Go out in the hot sun, take a magnifying glass and focus concentrated sunbeams on your lips. That's what some dermatologists claim you're doing when you apply shiny lip gloss and go into the sun. The consequence may be an increased risk of skin cancer on your lips. Skin cancer of the lips accounts for 10 percent of all skin cancer cases, and 3,500 new cases of skin cancer of the lips are diagnosed each year.

Gene therapy aids vision for 3 with rare blindnessupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:53:00

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania announced in April 2008 the use of an innovative gene therapy treatment to safely restore vision in three adults with a rare form of congenital blindness. The technique involves an injection that delivers DNA to the nucleus of a cell so it can begin making the protein that the blind patients don't have. Although the patients have not achieved normal eyesight, the results set the stage for possible treatment of other retinal diseases.

Sugar substitutes may make weight loss tougherupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:52:00

A February 2008 laboratory study from the American Psychological Association says the widespread use of no-calorie sweeteners may actually make it harder for people to control their intake and body weight. Here are tips on the healthiest ways to get that sugar fix without packing on the pounds.

Can eating a big breakfast help you lose weight?updated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:26:00

Research suggests that having a big breakfast with carbohydrates and lean protein, and even a piece of chocolate, will help keep your appetite in check all day and help you lose weight.

HPV vaccine 101updated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:25:00

Genital human papillomavirus, or HPV, which infects the skin and mucous membranes, is the most common sexually transmitted disease. About 20 million Americans have the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HPV is the major cause of cervical cancer, which kills about 250,000 women worldwide each year. In the United States, cervical cancer will be diagnosed in about 12,000 women this year, and 4,000 will die, the CDC says. Women get Pap smears to detect cervical cancer and now have the option of preventing it with a vaccine. Gardasil, developed by Merck, works to protect against four strains of HPV, including two connected to 70 percent of cervical cancers.

Empowered Patientupdated: Thu Dec 04 2008 17:12:00

Elizabeth Cohen offers tips on how to get in to see your doctor when you really want to.

Developing allergies at workupdated: Wed Dec 03 2008 10:34:00

We've all thought we were allergic to work in the figurative sense right? But it's actually possible to be physically allergic to work. The condition is called "occupational asthma" and about one in seven people suffers from it, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Some of the symptoms are the same as "typical asthma," such as quick, short sips of breath, wheezing, and tightness in the chest. Other symptoms include coughing, sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose. Since the condition is so similar to typical asthma, it becomes very difficult to diagnose.

Too much tube time for kids can lead to behavior problemsupdated: Tue Dec 02 2008 17:16:00

Daily television viewing for two or more hours during early childhood can lead to behavioral problems and poor social skills. The study, which is published in the October 2007 issue of Pediatrics, was conducted by Johns Hopkins researchers on children aged 2 to 5.

My job's giving me a heart attack!updated: Thu Nov 20 2008 11:13:00

When Helen Smith had a heart attack at age 37, she was in shock. She was young, healthy and in tip-top shape. There'd been no warning signs. She had no family history of heart disease.

Do migraines with auras increase the risk of stroke?updated: Wed Nov 19 2008 14:06:00

A 2007 study indicates that women who have migraines with auras are at increased risk for stroke. The study, led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, looked at 1,000 African-American and white women from ages 15 to 49 and was published in the journal Stroke in August 2007.

Empowered Patientupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 12:20:00

Elizabeth Cohen looks at a study that found doctors often prescribe a placebo instead of medication.

Being a 'bad' patientupdated: Thu Oct 02 2008 16:38:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen talks with "Sex and the City" actor Evan Handler about his battle with cancer.

'Sex' actor: Being a bad patient can save your lifeupdated: Thu Oct 02 2008 16:38:00

You probably know Evan Handler as Harry Goldenblatt, Charlotte York's husband on HBO's "Sex and the City," or as Charlie Runkle, the agent for David Duchovny's character on "Californication." What you probably don't know is that he's a passionate patient advocate, based on his experience being treated for leukemia in the mid- and late-1980s.

Flu seasonupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 14:45:00

Elizabeth Cohen reports on the new recommendation that people 5 to 18 to get vaccinated.

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.

Medical marketingupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 13:50:00

Is your doctor influenced by a pharmaceutical company? CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Hospital death ratesupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 19:51:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at new government data on hospital mortality rates.

Stay healthy on vacationupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 10:29:00

Going on an end-of-summer trip? Don't leave home without hearing this advice from CNN's Elizabeth Cohen.

Low fat vs. low carbupdated: Thu Jul 31 2008 16:24:00

A new study tries to put an end to the diet wars. CNN's medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen has the results.

Surgical errorsupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 14:29:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explores how to avoid surgical mishaps.

Protect your child from painupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 17:44:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on how to keep your child out of pain at the hospital or doctor's office.

HPV shot blamed for illnessesupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 16:10:00

Two girls claim that the HPV vaccine caused them to become seriously ill. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Contaminated meat recalledupdated: Mon May 05 2008 12:14:00

A company is recalling nearly 300,000 pounds of meat because of contamination fears. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Prostate cancer choicesupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 11:01:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at prostate cancer treatment options and problems.

Growth hormone benefits limitedupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 11:33:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at a new study that suggests performance-enhancing drugs have limited benefits.

When to question a doctorupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 10:58:00

There are times when it's reasonable to disagree with a pediatrician's advice. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Hepatitis scareupdated: Fri Feb 29 2008 13:31:00

Sloppy practices at a health clinic may have put thousands at risk for hepatitis and HIV. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Genes and your voteupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 14:21:00

Do genes play a role in how we vote? CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Cold meds send kids to ERsupdated: Wed Jan 30 2008 17:06:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on new study about children and possible overmedication.

Lead and memory lossupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 10:35:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on a new study that suggests that lead exposure can cause memory loss in older people.

Help! I'm not feeling betterupdated: Thu Dec 06 2007 10:16:00

When teacher Karen Myhre fell to the floor after taking attendance one morning, her third-graders knew exactly what to do: Ring the bell to alert the school office, and run to get the school nurse.

Cheney's heart troublesupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 11:52:00

Vice President Cheney's heart received an electric shock to correct an irregular beat. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Masking the smoke problemupdated: Sat Oct 27 2007 13:04:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on whether masks really help clean the air Southern Californians are breathing.

Cancer death rates decreasingupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 13:48:00

Progress against colorectal cancer has helped lower cancer death rates in Americans. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Staying healthy when it's hotupdated: Thu Aug 09 2007 22:51:00

Staying healthy when it's hot

Botulism-linked plant closesupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 04:46:00

Botulism-linked plant closes

Most prescribed drugupdated: Mon Jul 09 2007 03:42:00

Most prescribed drug

Fortune: What's that spell? TEAMWORK!updated: Thu Jun 08 2006 08:46:00

In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These four men promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the Los Angeles underground....

Fortune: How to build a great teamupdated: Wed May 31 2006 12:11:00

In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These four men promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune.

Cohen: Mental states are clearly definedupdated: Wed Mar 23 2005 18:23:00

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals twice denied requests Wednesday from the parents of Terri Schiavo, who are seeking to have the severely brain-damaged woman's feeding tube reinserted.

Cohen: Heart bypass surgery commonupdated: Fri Sep 03 2004 12:59:00

Former President Clinton will undergo heart bypass surgery as early as Saturday, sources said. Clinton, 58, was undergoing tests for chest discomfort Friday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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