The JW Marriott Chicago hotel said Friday it has removed its lobby fountain and closed parts of its luxury spa after health authorities determined them to be the likely source of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that has now killed three people.
Blood tests, throat cultures, EKGs, ultrasounds... A doctor's visit these days can be filled with medical tests.
A Chicago hotel has closed and drained its pool, hot tub and fountain in response to the deaths of two people who contracted the flu-like Legionnaires' disease, authorities said Monday.
If you're wondering why experts still can't agree on prostate-cancer screening, you're not alone.
Raising awareness about prostate cancer is the goal of some men with mustaches. Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Why do some people find it impossible to get rid of old newspapers and junk mail, and end up hoarding them instead?
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains new research about the brains of extreme hoarders.
Chef Charles Mattocks stops by to talk with Suzanne Malveaux about the diabetes crisis in India.
Being overweight or obese is a risk factor for developing Type 2 diabetes, but it turns out that these heavier patients may have an advantage: people who are overweight when they are diagnosed with diabetes live longer than their thinner peers.
Cuba's government declared Tuesday that health workers had eradicated a cholera outbreak that infected 417 people and killed three, according to a statement from the country's Health Ministry.
CNN's Randi Kaye introduces us to 7 year old Kaylee West . She suffers from an autism-related eating disorder.
Revising its policy on circumcision for the first time in 13 years, the American Academy of Pediatrics now says that the preventative health benefits of infant circumcision clearly outweigh the risks.
Will sponsors still show interest in Lance Armstrong after the USADA strips him of his titles for alleged doping?
Lance Armstrong may be associated with cycling and doping allegations, but for many, his greatest strides have been against cancer.
Jonny Imerman started a nonprofit that matches young cancer patients with cancer survivors for one-on-one support.
Just two weeks after his wedding, Christophe Quancard was diagnosed with glioblastoma, one of the deadliest types of brain tumors.
More than 1 million people in the United States will have a heart attack this year. Most will occur in people with no symptoms.
The recent West Nile virus outbreak is the largest ever seen in the United States, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has an update on the West Nile virus outbreak.
A woman's chances of becoming pregnant are the same after rape as they are after consensual sex, according to medical experts and published studies.
CNN's Anderson Cooper investigates and debunks the medical research Todd Akin used in his "legitimate rape" remarks.
The Ebola virus has killed 10 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
At least ninie people have died in an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
An Illinois man died from West Nile complications over the weekend as the United States battles its biggest spike in the virus since 2004.
West Nile Virus causes a third death in North Texas
Patrick Kennedy talks to CNN's Ashleigh Banfield about Jesse Jackson Jr.'s treatment for bipolar depression.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is suffering from "serious depression -- deep, deep depression," his longtime friend and former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy told CNN Friday, a day after meeting with Jackson at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
When Julie Kedzie's bulimia was at its worst, her ritual was to walk to the grocery store after work, load up on junk food 'til her fingers hurt carrying the bags home, eat it all in one sitting, force herself to vomit it up, then go back to the store to buy more.
Australia's high court upholds a plan requiring cigarettes be sold in plain packaging, bearing graphic health warnings.
President Barack Obama wrapped up a three-day bus tour of Iowa on Wednesday by accusing Mitt Romney of dishonest attacks on his record, while the certain Republican nominee continued to call Obama's re-election effort a hateful divide-and-conquer strategy.
U.S. Olympic sprint kayaker Carrie Johnson shows CNN's Rob Marciano just how difficult her sport really is.
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.
The fight to define Paul Ryan is getting more heated by the day. But days after defending against an offensive against his running mate, Mitt Romney's campaign appears to be mounting a counteroffensive.
CNN's Brian Todd looks at the attacks on Paul Ryan's Medicare proposals and whether they hold up.
John Avlon gets to the bottom of the budget plans of presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney battled over Medicare and energy policy Tuesday as the November election campaign reached out to battleground states crucial to both sides' chances for victory.
Pres. Obama Campaign Senior Advisor David Axelrod discusses his thoughts on Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan's plans for Medicare
Burch Farms has recalled all cantaloupes and honeydew melons it grew this year because of possible listeria contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.
Carrie Johnson is representing the United States at the 2012 Olympics in pursuit of the gold medal in women's kayaking.
Dr. Olimpia De La Rosa sheds some light on the deadly Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 16 people in Uganda.
Susan Candiotti reports on the breast cancer charity's off-again, on-again relationship with Planned Parenthood.
A national breast cancer charity is being accused of using misleading statistics to convince women to have mammograms, according to a paper published Thursday in the British Medical Journal.
Confidentiality is paramount between a patient and a therapist, but it's not ironclad -- confession to a crime, or the possibility of a potential crime, is not supposed to remain a secret.
The hospital at the center of an Ebola outbreak in Uganda is now dealing with 30 suspected cases, including five from Kibaale prison, Dr. Dan Kyamanywa said Thursday.
CNN's David McKenzie reports on government efforts to stamp out an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda.
His name is Valor. He's half Labrador retriever, half Great Dane, and goes everywhere with Sgt. Charles Hernandez. But Valor is more than a pet -- Hernandez considers the dog a personal physician.
Teams in Uganda are trying to track down anyone who came into contact with patients infected with the Ebola virus, which has killed at least 14 people there this month, authorities said Monday.
International health experts are among those investigating an Ebola outbreak in Uganda.
Fourteen people have died so far from the Ebola outbreak that began earlier this month in Western Uganda. According to the World Health Organization, the first case is believed to be from the Nyanswiga village in Nyamarunda, a sub-county of the Kibaale district of Uganda.
Fourteen people have died from the Ebola outbreak in Western Uganda. David Mckenzie reports.
Some HIV-positive mothers sued Namibia for sterilizing them without informed consent. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.
A judge ruled Monday that three HIV-positive women in Namibia were sterilized without their informed consent, their lawyer said.
A new strain of avian flu that jumped from birds to mammals is responsible for the death of more than 160 seals off the New England coast last year, scientists announced Tuesday.
Research about the deadly bird flu virus was published in a scientific journal. Elizabeth Cohen explains.
The lethal Ebola virus has left at least 14 people dead in western Uganda this month, according to Health Ministry officials, after local reports of a "strange disease" swept through the region.
Pakistan's faltering fight to end a crippling disease is now hurt by the raid on the OBL compound. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
Two little girls in matching gingham jumpers -- Pam is crouching and pulling on her sister Patricia's leg brace -- appeared in a poster for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis in the early 1950s. They'd both recovered from polio.
A witness to the horrific shooting rampage in the Colorado movie theater called it "the longest minute" of his life. One can only imagine. But the second longest minute may be the waiting for someone -- the authorities, the pundits, the doctors -- to tell us "why" these killings happened. Police say James Holmes, a 24-year-old graduate student in a neurosciences program, called himself the Joker and rained merciless bullets on strangers watching a Batman movie. Why?
Gabriel Menchaca who worked with Holmes in 2008 at a summer camp says Holmes was shy and quiet but not strange.
Martha* had decided to undergo a breast augmentation. She researched doctors and found one she thought was well-qualified; ads in magazines touted him as board-certified and a top plastic surgeon in the area.
Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes' dazed demeanor during his first court appearance has given rise to a multitude of theories about his mental state, ranging from full-blown psychosis to little more than being "some freak," as one victim of the shooting rampage described him after the hearing.
This week, the world's largest gathering of AIDS doctors and experts is converging on Washington for the 19th International AIDS Conference. It marks the first time in 22 years that the biannual event will be held on U.S. soil, possible only because a 25-year-old travel ban preventing HIV-positive people from entering the country was lifted by President Barack Obama in 2009 and went into effect a year later.
It is by no accident that the AIDS Memorial Quilt -- which now measures more than 50 miles laid side by side and weighs 54 tons -- is gracing the National Mall in Washington this weekend as the global HIV and AIDS community gathers nearby for the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012).
As a gay black man who came of age just before the 1969 Stonewall riots, I've seen far too many examples of the inequalities that exist in America. But I'm also highly encouraged by recent developments: same-sex marriage support from President Barack Obama and the NAACP, and a wave of federal court rulings -- from the Defense of Marriage Act being deemed unconstitutional to the rejection of California's Proposition 8 -- that have opened a promising new chapter in the gay rights movement.
Janet Copeland and her husband, Richard, both say they agree almost all the time, with one exception: The Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's health care legislation.
A ban on polio vaccinations imposed by the Taliban could affect about 280,000 children living in tribal areas of northwest Pakistan, according to estimates from the World Health Organization.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to a doctor about Truvada, a new drug approved to prevent HIV infection.
A drug already approved for treatment of AIDS might one day be approved for prevention of the deadly disease in individuals at high risk.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains what a mood disorder is.
Myth #1: A suntan's fine, as long as you don't burn.
CNN's Randi Kaye talks to a bioethics expert and a congressman about the rules prohibiting gay men from donating blood.
The American Red Cross says power outages created by recent storms in the East and Midwest cut blood donations, which were already low this summer. In June there was a nationwide shortfall, with donations down more than 10% across the country.
Health experts offer tips for navigating the cereal aisle and finding the most nutritious -- and tastiest -- options among the fruity flakes and fiber twigs
Repeal and replace -- or at least resist -- is the Republican mantra in the wake of last week's Supreme Court ruling upholding President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law.
While conservatives are still seething over last week's Supreme Court ruling saving President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, top Capitol Hill Republicans are gleefully using the decision to fire up their base with promises of a repeal in 2013.
The GOP is working to define what they would replace Obamacare with.
Indoor cats can reach the ripe old age of 20. With advanced years come health-related issues such as arthritis or diabetes. But a study by the American Pet Products Association notes that feline veterinary visits have declined in recent years.
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the individual mandate, it's time to focus on what has always been a key goal of health reform: Controlling health care costs.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how the Supreme Court's healthcare ruling will affect patients and doctors going forward.
Thursday is judgment day for the Affordable Care Act, with the U.S. Supreme Court expected to release its long awaited ruling on the constitutionality of the law. Whichever way the Court rules, the decision will be instantly framed in the political context. Its potential impact on the presidential race, on the upcoming Congressional elections and on the trajectory of the political parties will be the subject of endless analysis and debate.
The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the health care law that President Obama signed in March 2010. Here's a look at key moments in the law's history:
The health care reform law is in jeopardy. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Will Cain and Christine Romans explain what's on the line.
As a Supreme Court ruling nears, CNN's Athena Jones looks at the stakes for those benefiting from the health care law.
Karen Harned has been going to the Supreme Court every day it has met since June 11 so there would be no chance she would miss the health care law ruling.
Diane Butrym doesn't fit the stereotype of an eating disorder patient. She's a 51-year-old microbiologist and mother of two, not a troubled teen or 20-something, yet for the past decade she has struggled with bulimia.
While many changes to Americans' health care outlined in the the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act don't take effect until 2014, a Supreme Court ruling expected this month could stop those changes from coming at all.
Carmichael Griffin didn't think anything of it when his face began to swell. He assumed he had just gained a couple of pounds.
It's less of a tongue-twisting jumble than the phrase "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."
Nathan Jones was 18 when he had his first seizure. He lost consciousness, fell off his porch and woke up to hear a paramedic yelling at him to name the president of the United States.
When Manuel Reyna developed a deadly kidney disease, his sister, Florinda Gotcher, didn't hesitate to give him one of her kidneys. When she found out they were a match, she cried.
Could the FDA have done more to prevent the death of a healthy kidney donor? Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Helen Olive had her first allergy attack 11 years ago. She had gone to bed only to wake up hours later because her neck felt as if it were on fire.
The founder of a French company that makes breast implants linked to a health scare is arrested. Jim Bittermann reports.
The U.S. Supreme Court will rule this month on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act , the health-care reform law that President Obama had signed in March 2010. Here's a look at key moments in the law's history:
Q: I was shocked to read in the news that children as young as 7 are hurting themselves. Why would they do that?
A U.S. presidential commission uncovers details of human experiments by American researchers in Guatemala in the 1940s.
The victims and heirs of U.S. experiments involving sexually transmitted diseases and human subjects in Guatemala between 1946 and 1948 will appeal following the dismissal of their lawsuit against the U.S. government.
Obese children and teenagers face a slew of potential health problems as they get older, including an increased risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and certain cancers. As if that weren't enough, obesity may harm young people's long-term college and career prospects, too.
Pat St. Claire tells us that new studies find teens who are obese are already showing signs of heart problems.
The nation's largest health insurer promises to continue offering some key mandates of health care reform -- such as coverage of adult dependents up to age 26 -- regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on the health care law.