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What are the potential problems with ovarian cysts?updated: Tue Mar 06 2012 15:03:00

I was recently diagnosed with polyps on my ovaries. Is this a serious condition? What are the risks and how concerned should I be about potential problems?

Obese children outgrowing kids' clothing and furnitureupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 07:30:00

In middle school, Taylor LeBaron struggled to fit into his seat. The desks in class had a ceramic plate attached to the chair.

The 5 biggest hair mythsupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 07:45:00

Switching shampoos often? Shivering through a cold rinse? It's time to rethink your routines.

For older women, year following hip fracture can be especially deadly updated: Mon Sep 26 2011 16:33:00

Women age 65 and older who fracture a hip are much more likely to die from any cause during the following year than they would be if they had avoided injury, a new study suggests.

Diabetes doubles Alzheimer's riskupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 16:55:00

People with diabetes are at increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke at an early age, but that's not the only worry. Diabetes appears to dramatically increase a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia later in life, according to a new study conducted in Japan.

Could stopping the pill be causing my acne?updated: Mon Sep 12 2011 07:21:00

I'm 40 and stopped taking the pill a year ago, after using it for some 20 years. Since then I have developed persistent, painful, cystic acne. My periods have also become very irregular and heavy. Could these problems be linked to quitting the pill? Could I have thyroid or ovarian problems?

Antidepressant use in pregnancy may raise autism riskupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 09:22:00

Children whose mothers take Zoloft, Prozac, or similar antidepressants during pregnancy are twice as likely as other children to have a diagnosis of autism or a related disorder, according to a small new study, the first to examine the relationship between antidepressants and autism risk.

Post-baby weight gain raises diabetes risk in next pregnancyupdated: Tue May 24 2011 07:06:00

Women who gain weight after giving birth for the first time dramatically increase their risk of developing pregnancy-related diabetes during their second pregnancy, a new study suggests.

2009: Treating ear infectionsupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 10:04:00

Some doctors proceed with caution when treating ear infections. CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

What can cause bleeding during sex?updated: Mon Jul 05 2010 11:05:00

I have been bleeding during sex. An ER doctor I saw said it could be precancer cells. I am just wondering what causes these cells. Why does it happen, and what are the symptoms? I don't have a gynecologist because I lost my insurance.

Heart attacks drop in California, study saysupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 07:22:00

Heart attacks dropped by 24 percent in a large cross section of Northern Californians over the past decade, most likely due to less smoking, better blood pressure control, and lower cholesterol, a new study reports.

Companies, hospitals move away from toxic materialupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 21:02:00

Worried about toxic waste and chemical exposure, more and more companies and hospitals are moving away from polyvinyl chloride.

Get more from your health insuranceupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 16:21:00

When you get your insurance, you probably get a stack of papers about your plan's details, but going online can help you find benefits you may not even be aware of.

CNNMoney: Get the most out of your health insurance planupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 12:29:00

When you get your insurance, you probably get a stack of papers about your plan's details, but going online can help you find benefits you may not even be aware of.

Older mothers' kids have higher autism risk, study findsupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 09:59:00

A 10-year study examining 4.9 million births in the 1990s has found more evidence that there's a link between autism and the mother's age at conception.

Mother's age tied to autismupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 09:59:00

A new study finds the risk of having a child with autism increases with a mother's age.

Study: Cholesterol levels tied to increased risk for dementiaupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 19:52:00

People as young as 40 with borderline or high cholesterol levels are at increased risk for developing Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia, said a Kaiser Permanente study released Tuesday.

Farmers markets bloom at hospitalsupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 09:32:00

For years, hospitals have embodied a paradox.

Hospital fined for breach of octuplet mom's privacyupdated: Fri May 15 2009 16:57:00

The hospital where a California woman gave birth to octuplets in January has been fined $250,000 by the state because nearly two dozen medical workers, including doctors, illegally viewed her medical records, according to state health officials.

Fortune: Tech that translates doctors' ordersupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 10:47:00

Everyone seems to think electronic health records are a great idea: going digital cuts down on paper storage, makes it easier to transfer patient information from one provider to another, and ultimately will enable the medical industry to create immense clinical databases. Electronic health records are a key component of the Obama Administration's stimulus plan, and dozens of corporations claim they are lined up to create more jobs when the government releases funds for digitizing medical files and other improvements to healthcare information technology.

Hospital: 15 fired for looking at octuplet mom's fileupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 05:52:00

Fifteen employees were fired for improperly accessing medical records of Nadya Suleman, the mother of octuplets, a Kaiser Permanente spokesman said Monday.

People.com: Octuplets Nos. 5 and 6 Come Homeupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 16:28:00

Nadya Suleman's brood welcomes sons Makai and Jeremiah on Thursday night

People.com: Two More Octuplets Go Homeupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 07:45:00

Hospital officials say it's "another important milestone" for Nadya Suleman and her brood

People.com: Two Octuplets Released from Hospitalupdated: Wed Mar 18 2009 13:38:00

"I'm anxious, but I'm ready," Nadya Suleman tells PEOPLE as sons Noah and Isaiah head home

People.com: First of Octuplets Could Be Home from Hospital Tuesdayupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 08:00:00

A weekend of packing, painting, cleaning – oh, and Disneyland – for Nadya Suleman

People.com: Hospital Inspects Octuplet Mom's New Houseupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 11:39:00

With the babies due home soon, an army of nurses plans for 64 feedings a day

People.com: The First of Octuplets Coming Home Soonupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 13:52:00

Nadya Suleman says hospital getting ready to release her kids – two at a time

People.com: Octuplets Update: The Babies Are Doing Fineupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 21:37:00

Doctors at the hospital say Nadya Suleman's children are making incremental progress

People.com: VIDEO: Meet the Newborn Octuplets!updated: Tue Feb 10 2009 10:19:00

California mom introduces her eight babies – by name – on national TV

People.com: Octuplets Mom: A Huge Family Was 'Always a Dream'updated: Fri Feb 06 2009 17:28:00

Nadya Suleman gives NBC first TV interview since expanding her brood to 14

People.com: Mother of Octuplets Leaves Hospitalupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 18:19:00

The babies will remain at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California for several more weeks

Octuplet mom seeks TV fame?updated: Tue Feb 03 2009 12:10:00

Did Octuplets' mother do it for the fame and fortune? CNN's Randi Kaye reports.

Doctor: Octuplets' mom 'an amazing patient'updated: Tue Feb 03 2009 12:10:00

In a case that's captured international attention, Nadia Suleman, the mother of six children, gave birth to octuplets in Bellflower, California.

Octuplets: Eight times the ethical questionsupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 10:09:00

As more details of the mother who gave birth to octuplets come to light, ethicists are debating the moral quandaries involved.

Octuplets doing wellupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 10:09:00

CNN's Joe Johns reports doctors say octuplets born to a California couple are doing well.

Octuplets' births surprise California doctorsupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 14:47:00

A woman in California delivered what may be the nation's second live-born set of octuplets on Monday morning, surprising doctors who expected seven babies.

People.com: Octuplets' Mother Describes 'Miraculous Experience'updated: Fri Jan 30 2009 14:00:00

"My family and I are ecstatic about all of their arrivals," the anonymous mom says in a statement

Mother of octuplets has six other childrenupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 09:02:00

The mother of a woman who gave birth on Monday to octuplets said her daughter already has six children at home and was undergoing fertility treatment.

People.com: Mother Sees Her Octuplets for First Timeupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 12:16:00

She couldn't hold them yet, but was allowed to view them sleeping in their incubators

With no job and 5 kids, 'better to end our lives,' man wroteupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 00:37:00

It was described as one of the most grisly scenes Los Angeles police had ever encountered: the bodies of five young children and their parents, all shot to death, in two upstairs rooms of the family's home.

Parents, children found deadupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 00:37:00

CNN's Ted Rowlands reports a father apparently distraught over his job loss kills his wife and five children.

People.com: PHOTO: Meet the Delivery Team for the Octupletsupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 16:01:00

It took 52 medical professionals doing a "well-choreographed baby dance" to deliver the eight babies

Octuplets doing 'very well' one day after birthupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 17:05:00

California octuplets believed to be the nation's second live-born set were "doing very well" one day after their birth, and aside from some oxygen assistance, all the babies were breathing on their own, doctors said Tuesday.

People.com: California Woman Gives Birth to Octupletsupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 14:52:00

Six boys and two girls were born Monday and are doing well, say doctors

Depression during pregnancy doubles risk of preterm birthupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 13:31:00

Depressed moms-to-be are more likely than nondepressed women to have a preterm birth, and the worse their mood, the greater their risk, says a new study published in Human Reproduction. In fact, women in the study who were severely depressed during early pregnancy more than doubled their risk of giving birth to premature babies.

Time.com: Fans Reduce Infants' Sudden Death Riskupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 17:40:00

A new study shows that turning on a fan at night can protect infants from sudden unexplained death

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.

Time.com: How Food Diaries Workupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 16:40:00

A determined reporter -- and a new study -- suggest writing down the things you eat might keep you from overeating

Time.com: Caffeine and Pregnancy: How Risky? updated: Tue Apr 15 2008 16:00:00

Consultations: Dr. De-Kun Li of Kaiser Permanente on what pregnant women should know about caffeine

Belly fat and dementiaupdated: Thu Mar 27 2008 11:13:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a study that links abdominal fat to an increased risk of dementia later in life.

Study: Caffeine may boost miscarriage riskupdated: Mon Jan 21 2008 14:32:00

New research out Monday may have expecting moms rethinking their drinking habits.

Caffeine and miscarriagesupdated: Mon Jan 21 2008 14:32:00

CNN's Kiran Chetry talks with Dr. Jennifer Wu about just how a little caffeine can put a woman at risk for miscarriage.

Alcohol and breast cancer: Weigh your risksupdated: Fri Oct 05 2007 18:53:00

We've heard for nearly a decade about the benefits of alcohol -- red wine in particular. It's good for your heart and may have other positive effects. In moderation, we thought, it's not only OK, but actually good for us.

Alcohol and breast cancerupdated: Fri Oct 05 2007 18:53:00

Women must decide for themselves whether the heart benefits of drinking red wine outweigh increased breast cancer risks.

Time.com: Mom's Diabetes, Kid Obesity Linkedupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 08:40:00

A new report says gestational diabetes is strongly linked to childhood obesity -- but there's a lot you can do to treat the condition

Business 2.0: Changing mindsupdated: Tue May 22 2007 09:31:00

Effecting change in most organizations, even in places with dynamic and omnipotent leaders, is a lot harder than most people think.

Business 2.0: Home is where the health care isupdated: Tue Oct 10 2006 17:59:00

Bill Halcomb's three-times-a week sessions at a local dialysis center used to consume a total of 15 hours, depriving him of time to run his kidney patient website, Ihatedialysis.com.

Business 2.0: Health care moves homeupdated: Tue Oct 03 2006 08:41:00

Bill Halcomb's three-times-a week sessions at a local dialysis center used to consume a total of 15 hours, depriving him of time to run his kidney patient website, Ihatedialysis.com.

Business 2.0: In Praise of Organized Laborupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 00:01:00

There's one word that never fails to raise the blood pressure of my friends in business: unions. In the minds of many executives, organized labor is the archenemy of the basic prerequisites for bus...

Fortune: Is There A Cure For Cancer Ads? A TV campaign for breast cancer gene tests has doctors alarmed.updated: Mon Mar 03 2003 00:01:00

"I wondered if it would be inevitable" that I would get breast cancer, says a young brunette in a dramatic TV ad that has been airing in Denver and Atlanta for the past six months; soon the campaig...

Fortune: The Killer Bug A lethal new mutation of the wily staph bacterium is proving resistant to the best antibiotic in the drawer. Can updated: Mon Sep 30 2002 00:01:00

First it was kidney failure and diabetes. Then, for a 40-year-old Michigan woman this June, the diabetes led to foot ulcers and gangrene. One toe had to be amputated, then a second, then a third.

Fortune: You're Nuts If You're Not Certifiableupdated: Mon Jun 26 2000 00:01:00

Outside of online investment chat rooms and job reviews, resumes rule the genre of personal business fiction. The first-person characters are heroic, always seeking new and challenging opportunitie...

Fortune: Customer Learning Is a Two-Way Street E-COMMERCE AT DOW, GE, KAISER, AND XEROXupdated: Mon May 10 1999 00:01:00

"Customers' power just keeps increasing," says William Stavropoulos, CEO of Dow Chemical. In Dow's industry, as in many others, they have taken heartless advantage of overcapacity, but customers' p...

Money Magazine: Quitting Time For Smokers New products and programs can quadruple your chances of success.updated: Fri Jan 01 1999 00:01:00

If you're among the millions of smokers who resolve to quit each New Year's Day, only to find yourself a few days later dejectedly puffing away, take heart. A revolution in medical understanding of...

Money Magazine: Reaching Outupdated: Tue Sep 01 1998 00:01:00

CHALLENGE: Once a human-resources executive at Kaiser Permanente, Tracy Brown, 44, now earns $175,000 a year from her speeches and training seminars on improving workplace diversity. But she's stil...

Fortune: WHY HEALTH COSTS CAN KEEP SLOWING Employers and providers are reengineering the whole system, and there are plenty of savings yeupdated: Mon Jan 24 1994 00:01:00

GET READY FOR a pleasant shock: Runaway medical care spending has decelerated to a brisk walk. It could be down to a saunter in the next few years and might even stop and rest a bit -- without the ...

Fortune: YES, THE MARKET CAN CURB HEALTH COSTS Memo to Clinton's transition team: Forget those tough expenditure ceilings you're considerupdated: Mon Dec 28 1992 00:01:00

EPOCHAL EVENTS often go unnoticed at the time they occur. The morning after the Wright brothers proved that heavier-than-air machines can stay aloft, no metropolitan dailies proclaimed MAN FLIES in...

Fortune: AMERICA'S PAINFUL DOCTOR SHORTAGE Conventional wisdom says we have too many physicians. So how come medical headhunters are thriupdated: Mon Nov 16 1992 00:01:00

MOST CURES for America's ruinous, $800-billion-a-year medical bill focus on changing our profligate insurance system, which encourages patients to consume -- and doctors to provide -- too much heal...

Money Magazine: CAN'T I GET HEALTH COVERAGE FOR LESS THAN $300 A MONTH?updated: Wed May 01 1991 00:01:00

Q My husband and I recently moved to New Hampshire, where he is self-employed and I'm looking for work. We previously got our health care at group rates through Kaiser Permanente's HMO (I used to w...

Money Magazine: MUST I PAY INFLATED TAXES ON THE VALUE OF A TRIP I WON?updated: Tue Jan 01 1991 00:01:00

Q I recently won a free trip for two to Hawaii from WOR-AM radio. The station intends to send me a 1099 income-reporting form for $3,500 -- supposedly the value of full coach air fare. But two trav...

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