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Fighting the battle against HIV/AIDSupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 07:03:00

Dr. Valerie Delpech of the UK Health Protection Agency discusses the challenges of tackling HIV/AIDS.

Pieces of Crystal: Homeless and HIV-positive in Atlantaupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 07:03:00

Her blue-green eyes are as clear as her name would suggest, but her wants and needs are muddy as she walks with aching joints on the streets of Atlanta, trying to resist the urge to get high.

Sleep deprivation spurs hungerupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 11:43:00

Sleep deprivation can leave you feeling drowsy and slow-witted, but that's not all: New research suggests it may also rev up your appetite.

Who controls the thermostat in your home?updated: Wed Mar 02 2011 08:12:00

Maybe you're the one whose feet can't touch the floor without thick socks. Or you're the one who starts to sweat when your partner cranks up the heat.

The truth about coldsupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 09:27:00

This may rock your winter world: You can't get a cold just from cold weather.

How to save a friend from the brinkupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 08:16:00

For five days, Alexis Moore carefully planned how she would take her own life. She's not a violent person, so she knew handguns were out. She settled on vodka instead, to be followed by a bottle of Xanax.

Colds and flu? Not you!updated: Wed Nov 03 2010 07:04:00

It's that time again: Everywhere you go, people are sniffling, sneezing, and coughing. Think you're next to get sick? Not necessarily.

New Alzheimer's diagnosis guidelines?updated: Tue Jul 20 2010 12:13:00

There could be major changes to the way Alzheimer's is diagnosed.

Children of Alzheimer's sufferers want to know their riskupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 12:13:00

Greg Kalkwarf was a teenager when his grandfather told him and his brother, with increasing anger and frustration, "Dean, get out there and milk the cows!"

How much water do you need?updated: Tue Jun 22 2010 08:23:00

Summer temperatures are soaring, and that scratchy dryness in your throat makes you crave a glass of water.

Why people swear by the neti potupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 12:28:00

"Saline irrigation" may not sound sexy, but Kelly Nance says she's hooked.

do not pubupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 12:27:00

"Saline irrigation" may not sound sexy, but Kelly Nance says she's hooked.

Keeping the flu awayupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 09:55:00

We offer tips on how to keep from contracting or spreading the flu when you travel this holiday season.

Hand sanitizer: How it protects youupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 09:55:00

It's everywhere you look -- in schools, in shopping malls, in day care centers, in offices.

Enke death: What are the roots of depression?updated: Fri Nov 13 2009 14:31:00

Robert Enke, the goalkeeper for the German national football team who killed himself on Tuesday, was suffering from depression, his widow has revealed.

Does your doctor judge you based on your color?updated: Sun Jul 26 2009 07:23:00

John Reid, a retired businessman, came home from a Caribbean cruise a few years ago with an infected toe as a souvenir. As a diabetic, he knew it was serious, so he went to the emergency room near his home in New York City. There, he says, the first doctor he saw ordered an immediate amputation, scheduling him for surgery right then and there.

Why so many minds think alikeupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 12:15:00

You're in a room with 10 other people who seem to agree on something, but you hold the opposite view. Do you say something? Or do you just go along with the others?

Social conformityupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 12:15:00

CNN.com's Elizabeth Landau explains new research indicating that group opinion actually shifts perception in the brain.

Meet the boy believed to be 'patient zero'updated: Fri May 01 2009 11:14:00

Tucked away in this small mountain village in Mexico, off a dusty road flanked by pig farms, is where the earliest case of swine flu -- a virus spreading globally -- was confirmed.

Hunting for the secrets of a happy marriageupdated: Wed Apr 29 2009 15:32:00

No one can truly know what goes on inside a marriage except the two people involved, but researchers are getting increasingly good glimpses at what makes couples tick, how relationships are stressed and what factors can keep the spark alive.

Matchmaking in tough timesupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 12:24:00

Ann Robbins, a certified professional matchmaker and relationship coach, discusses finding love in today's economy.

Meet the conditions expert doctorupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 10:14:00

My name is Otis W. Brawley, M.D. I am an oncologist or cancer doctor.

How to be a heavenly houseguest -- and keep your sanityupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 13:18:00

Shuffling through airport security in your socks or sitting in traffic may seem like a breeze compared with the stresses of settling in under the same roof with family.

Stay wise about weight as you ageupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 14:27:00

As we age we grow, not only in wisdom, (one hopes) but also in size (one hopes not!).

Wise weightupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 14:27:00

The passage of time doesn't mean your weight has to advance too. CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

How to talk to your doctor about chronic painupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 18:44:00

Good chronic pain treatment can be hard to find. A chronic pain patient has every right to believe that his or her doctor will listen sympathetically and prescribe the appropriate treatment, but that is not always the reality.

How to slash your heart disease risk by 83 percentupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 16:50:00

Your genes don't ordain heart disease. Researchers are learning more about the lifestyle factors that predict heart health, and these are in your hands.

Healing handsupdated: Fri May 30 2008 10:45:00

Massage therapy has many physical health benefits, as CNN's Judy Fortin explains.

When to skip that massageupdated: Fri May 30 2008 10:45:00

Massage, that art of laying on hands, has been around for a while and has seen some changes through the years.

Class trains doctors for the toughest conversationupdated: Mon Apr 23 2007 10:00:00

It's been more than a decade since her 13-year-old daughter, Maria-Victoria, died in a car accident, but Lynda Boucugnani will never forget the doctor who delivered the news. "I remember he sat down, but his first words were, 'Your daughter is deceased.' That just struck me as so cold, so cold," says Boucugnani. The experience was horrendous, she says. "I expected a little bit more compassion ... there was no, 'I'm sorry,' no touching my hand. These things would have meant the whole world to me."

The anatomy of "Grady's Anatomy"updated: Thu Mar 22 2007 21:08:00

It's 4 a.m. at one of the busiest Level 1 trauma centers in the country and our cameras are following surgical intern Nii-Daako Darko as he looks for a place to grab a nap.

Stress-relieving tips for divorced familiesupdated: Fri Dec 15 2006 19:20:00

Family gatherings around the holidays can be stressful. Experts say that's especially true for step families.

FDA OKs first cervical cancer vaccineupdated: Thu Jun 08 2006 13:23:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first vaccine for cervical cancer -- Gardasil, manufactured by Merck and Co.

Travel insurance helps cover all the basesupdated: Fri Sep 23 2005 12:16:00

You've researched, reserved and deposited. Losing it all to an unforeseen event or illness would be disappointing -- not to mention expensive.

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