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Chicago hotel shuts fountain, spa after fatal Legionnaires' outbreakupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 22:27:00

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.

What tests you really need (and when)updated: Wed Aug 29 2012 07:27:00

Blood tests, throat cultures, EKGs, ultrasounds... A doctor's visit these days can be filled with medical tests.

Legionnaires' disease outbreak kills 2 at Chicago hotelupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 16:10:00

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.

Prostate cancer screening: Why can't doctors agree?updated: Tue Aug 28 2012 15:51:00

If you're wondering why experts still can't agree on prostate-cancer screening, you're not alone.

Worldwide symbol for men's healthupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 15:51:00

Raising awareness about prostate cancer is the goal of some men with mustaches. Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Inside the hoarder's brain: A unique problem with decision-makingupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 15:50:00

Why do some people find it impossible to get rid of old newspapers and junk mail, and end up hoarding them instead?

Inside the mind of an extreme hoarderupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 15:50:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains new research about the brains of extreme hoarders.

Diabetes explosion in Indiaupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 15:48:00

Chef Charles Mattocks stops by to talk with Suzanne Malveaux about the diabetes crisis in India.

Obesity paradox: Why being thin with diabetes is dangerousupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 15:48:00

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.

Cholera outbreak over, Cuban government saysupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 12:51:00

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.

Autism and eating disordersupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 07:07:00

CNN's Randi Kaye introduces us to 7 year old Kaylee West . She suffers from an autism-related eating disorder.

AAP: Health benefits of circumcision outweigh the risksupdated: Mon Aug 27 2012 10:03:00

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.

A snapshot of Lance Armstrong's futureupdated: Sat Aug 25 2012 10:35:00

Will sponsors still show interest in Lance Armstrong after the USADA strips him of his titles for alleged doping?

Armstrong's cancer foundation still strongupdated: Sat Aug 25 2012 10:35:00

Lance Armstrong may be associated with cycling and doping allegations, but for many, his greatest strides have been against cancer.

CNN Hero: Jonny Imermanupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 07:35:00

Jonny Imerman started a nonprofit that matches young cancer patients with cancer survivors for one-on-one support.

Pairing 'angels' with cancer patientsupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 07:35:00

Just two weeks after his wedding, Christophe Quancard was diagnosed with glioblastoma, one of the deadliest types of brain tumors.

Doctors edge closer to identifying heart risksupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 17:31:00

More than 1 million people in the United States will have a heart attack this year. Most will occur in people with no symptoms.

West Nile outbreak largest ever in U.S. updated: Wed Aug 22 2012 15:47:00

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.

West Nile outbreak largest ever in U.S.updated: Wed Aug 22 2012 15:47:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has an update on the West Nile virus outbreak.

Experts: Rape does not lower odds of pregnancyupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 07:39:00

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.

The science behind Akin's rape commentsupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 07:39:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper investigates and debunks the medical research Todd Akin used in his "legitimate rape" remarks.

Ebola outbreak kills 10 in Congoupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 11:53:00

The Ebola virus has killed 10 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Deadly Ebola virus strikes Congoupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 11:53:00

At least ninie people have died in an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

West Nile blamed in death of Illinois man as U.S. battles virus updated: Sun Aug 19 2012 18:16:00

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 fatalities increaseupdated: Sun Aug 19 2012 18:16:00

West Nile Virus causes a third death in North Texas

Kennedy: Jackson Jr. suffers depressionupdated: Sat Aug 18 2012 10:50:00

Patrick Kennedy talks to CNN's Ashleigh Banfield about Jesse Jackson Jr.'s treatment for bipolar depression.

Jesse Jackson Jr. suffering from 'deep, deep depression'updated: Sat Aug 18 2012 10:50:00

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. Loretta Hunt: Kedzie overcame eating disorder to become contenderupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 17:35:00

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.

Big tobacco loses packing fightupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 14:29:00

Australia's high court upholds a plan requiring cigarettes be sold in plain packaging, bearing graphic health warnings.

Romney repeats his claim of hatred in Obama's campaign updated: Wed Aug 15 2012 16:53:00

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.

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.

Romney campaign tries to take Medicare away from Obamaupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 10:56:00

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.

Fact checking Ryan's Medicare planupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 10:56:00

CNN's Brian Todd looks at the attacks on Paul Ryan's Medicare proposals and whether they hold up.

Romney-Ryan vs. Obama Budget Plansupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:26:00

John Avlon gets to the bottom of the budget plans of presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

Obama, Romney spar over Medicare in battleground statesupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:26:00

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.

Axelrod: Ryan not a Medicare believerupdated: Tue Aug 14 2012 17:53:00

Pres. Obama Campaign Senior Advisor David Axelrod discusses his thoughts on Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan's plans for Medicare

N.C. farm recalls cantaloupes, melons amid listeria concernsupdated: Tue Aug 14 2012 17:29:00

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.

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.

Deadly Ebola virus spreads in Ugandaupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 06:13:00

Dr. Olimpia De La Rosa sheds some light on the deadly Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 16 people in Uganda.

Komen reverses courseupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 12:44:00

Susan Candiotti reports on the breast cancer charity's off-again, on-again relationship with Planned Parenthood.

Professors: Komen overstating benefits of mammogramsupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 12:44:00

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.

Therapists walk fine line in reporting violent plansupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 19:59:00

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.

Ebola outbreak suspected among Uganda prisonersupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 11:46:00

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.

Ugandan officials try to isolate Ebolaupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 11:46:00

CNN's David McKenzie reports on government efforts to stamp out an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda.

Dogs: A medicine for mental health problems? updated: Wed Aug 01 2012 16:56:00

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.

Ugandan officials, international experts tackle Ebola outbreak that's killed 14updated: Wed Aug 01 2012 08:14:00

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.

Deadly Ebola virus hits Ugandaupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 08:14:00

International health experts are among those investigating an Ebola outbreak in Uganda.

Could the Ebola outbreak spread to the US?updated: Tue Jul 31 2012 15:11:00

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.

Ebola outbreak in Western Ugandaupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 15:11:00

Fourteen people have died from the Ebola outbreak in Western Uganda. David Mckenzie reports.

Judge rules in favor of sterilized womenupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 12:18:00

Some HIV-positive mothers sued Namibia for sterilizing them without informed consent. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.

Namibian women were sterilized without consent, judge rulesupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 12:18:00

A judge ruled Monday that three HIV-positive women in Namibia were sterilized without their informed consent, their lawyer said.

Bird flu has jumped to baby seals, scientists discoverupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 11:57:00

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.

Bird flu research publishedupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 11:57:00

Research about the deadly bird flu virus was published in a scientific journal. Elizabeth Cohen explains.

Deadly Ebola virus kills 14 in Uganda updated: Sat Jul 28 2012 17:43:00

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.

Bin Laden raid hurts polio campaignupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 17:40:00

Pakistan's faltering fight to end a crippling disease is now hurt by the raid on the OBL compound. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Why polio hasn't gone away yetupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 17:40:00

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.

Looking into the minds of killersupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 09:53:00

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?

Suspect is a former camp counselorupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 09:53:00

Gabriel Menchaca who worked with Holmes in 2008 at a summer camp says Holmes was shy and quiet but not strange.

Plastic surgery: 'Wild West' of medicineupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 07:22:00

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.

Court appearance fuels theories about Colorado shooting suspectupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 14:08:00

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.

Talk of 'cure' at historic AIDS conferenceupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 10:59:00

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.

The AIDS Quilt, and hoping for 'The Last One'updated: Mon Jul 23 2012 08:52:00

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).

Save lives: End the HIV stigmaupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 11:20:00

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.

He can afford it, she can't: Couple's health care dilemmaupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 10:38:00

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.

Taliban's vaccine ban may affect 280,000 childrenupdated: Tue Jul 17 2012 05:13:00

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.

Fauci: New HIV drug 'important milestone'updated: Mon Jul 16 2012 21:19:00

CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to a doctor about Truvada, a new drug approved to prevent HIV infection.

Panel recommends approving Truvada to prevent HIV infection updated: Mon Jul 16 2012 21:19:00

A drug already approved for treatment of AIDS might one day be approved for prevention of the deadly disease in individuals at high risk.

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has mood disorderupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 14:42:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains what a mood disorder is.

Six common sun myths, exposedupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 14:43:00

Myth #1: A suntan's fine, as long as you don't burn.

Ban on gay blood donors gets closer lookupdated: Sat Jul 07 2012 11:01:00

CNN's Randi Kaye talks to a bioethics expert and a congressman about the rules prohibiting gay men from donating blood.

As blood donations decline, U.S. ban on gay donors is examinedupdated: Sat Jul 07 2012 11:01:00

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.

How to choose a healthy breakfast cerealupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 17:21:00

Health experts offer tips for navigating the cereal aisle and finding the most nutritious -- and tastiest -- options among the fruity flakes and fiber twigs

Some states not changing course amid rising tide of health care reformupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 17:40:00

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.

Can congressional Republicans repeal Obamacare?updated: Tue Jul 03 2012 09:22:00

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.

GOP plans for 'after Obamacare'updated: Tue Jul 03 2012 09:22:00

The GOP is working to define what they would replace Obamacare with.

Why you really ought to take your older cat to the vetupdated: Fri Jun 29 2012 16:25:00

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.

Obamacare will help drive down health care costs updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 21:08:00

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.

How will the court's ruling affect you?updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 13:56:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how the Supreme Court's healthcare ruling will affect patients and doctors going forward.

For cancer patients, health act a lifelineupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 11:30:00

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.

Timeline of the health care lawupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 10:42:00

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:

Affordable Care Act: What's on the line?updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 10:42:00

The health care reform law is in jeopardy. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Will Cain and Christine Romans explain what's on the line.

Supreme Court nears health care rulingupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 16:56:00

As a Supreme Court ruling nears, CNN's Athena Jones looks at the stakes for those benefiting from the health care law.

All sides preparing for political fallout from health care decisionupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 16:56:00

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.

Eating disorders: Not just for the youngupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 06:21:00

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.

Health care reform: Issues roundup updated: Tue Jun 26 2012 11:15:00

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.

African-Americans less likely to receive kidney donation, study showsupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 07:17:00

Carmichael Griffin didn't think anything of it when his face began to swell. He assumed he had just gained a couple of pounds.

'Obamacare': The word that defined the health care debateupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 01:20:00

It's less of a tongue-twisting jumble than the phrase "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."

Seizures: When 'electrical brainstorm' hitsupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 11:24:00

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.

Kidney-donor deaths linked to surgical clips raise issues of alerts, warningsupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 09:28:00

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.

Kidney donor deaths tied to surgical clipupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 09:28:00

Could the FDA have done more to prevent the death of a healthy kidney donor? Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Ticks causing mysterious meat allergy updated: Wed Jun 20 2012 12:58:00

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.

PIP breast implant founder arrestedupdated: Mon Jun 18 2012 06:47:00

The founder of a French company that makes breast implants linked to a health scare is arrested. Jim Bittermann reports.

Timeline of the health care lawupdated: Sun Jun 17 2012 01:38:00

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:

Doctor: Why are we surprised that kids hurt themselves?updated: Fri Jun 15 2012 11:41:00

Q: I was shocked to read in the news that children as young as 7 are hurting themselves. Why would they do that?

U.S. govt. secretly spread STDsupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 11:20:00

A U.S. presidential commission uncovers details of human experiments by American researchers in Guatemala in the 1940s.

Guatemalans to file appeal over STD experimentsupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 11:20:00

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.

Does obesity affect school performance?updated: Thu Jun 14 2012 09:12:00

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.

Obesity in teens leads to heart diseaseupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 09:12:00

Pat St. Claire tells us that new studies find teens who are obese are already showing signs of heart problems.

CNNMoney: UnitedHealthcare to keep some health care mandatesupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 16:35:00

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.