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CNNMoney: The financial toll of autismupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 10:47:00

Raising an autistic child can take a tremendous financial toll, even when insurance helps cover some of the costs.

Your guide to fixing (and preventing!) back painupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 14:00:00

The back is literally your body's support system, made up of more than 30 bones and hundreds of nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. But all those moving parts mean it's vulnerable to problems, too.

Can a nerve stimulator stop my back pain?updated: Mon Jan 16 2012 07:10:00

I have had severe, chronic back and sciatic pain for many years. My particular problems cannot be resolved surgically. Nerve blocks and other minimally invasive procedures have been partially successful in temporarily reducing the pain.

CNNMoney: Hot spots for new business, new jobsupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 16:14:00

Thinking of starting a business? Strap in: It won't be easy. The economy is weak and consumers aren't spending freely.

Badly beaten Giants fan able to do more therapy, go outdoorsupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 17:35:00

The San Francisco Giants fans beaten into a coma this year after a Los Angeles Dodgers game is continuing to make significant gains in his recovery and went outdoors for the first time in almost six months, his family said Tuesday.

How long does it take to recover from a broken hip?updated: Thu May 26 2011 15:54:00

How long does it take to completely recover from hip fracture? I fell on December 8, then had surgery December 10 and came home from the hospital December 11. I'm doing well -- walking with a cane but still limping.

What could be causing my husband's hip and lower back pain?updated: Wed Mar 23 2011 12:08:00

Last winter, my husband fell on some ice. Instead of landing on his backside, he landed on his left hip. He was in a great deal of pain in both the hip and lower back, and went to an ER for X-rays, which came back negative. The pain persisted for the following two weeks, and eventually he was referred to an orthopedic surgeon, who did MRIs and a bone scan (both negative). After a round of PT with no decrease in pain, he was referred to a physiatrist, who diagnosed traumatic facet syndrome.

F1 star Kubica faces 'long recovery'updated: Thu Mar 10 2011 12:47:00

Injured Formula One driver Robert Kubica faces a long road to recovery, according to one of his doctors.

Spokesman: Giffords recovering part of her ability to speakupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 05:58:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, recovering from a gunshot wound to the head suffered January 8, is regaining part of her ability to speak and recently asked for toast while having breakfast, staffers said Wednesday.

Giffords 'asked for toast for breakfast'updated: Thu Feb 10 2011 05:58:00

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' chief of staff says she asked for toast for breakfast a month after being shot in the head.

Giffords making 'lightning' fast progress, doctors sayupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 18:08:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was making "lightning speed" progress for a brain injury and had the drain for brain fluid removed from her head, her doctors said Wednesday.

Inside a brain injury recoveryupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 05:33:00

From a rehabilitation center in New York, Emilie Gossiaux has been planning her next art project, which she will probably never see. She's thinking it will involve constructing a chair out of wood and then covering it in multicolored clay to turn it into a completely different shape.

Surviving a shot to the headupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 05:33:00

CNN's Don Lemon talks to Mary Jo Buttafuoco who gives a first hand account of surviving a gunshot to the head.

Giffords arrives in Houstonupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 22:00:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was successfully transferred Friday to a Houston hospital from Tucson, Arizona, and physicians described the brain-injured congresswoman as "doing great."

Giffords will be flown to Houston hospital Fridayupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 22:54:00

In less than two weeks, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a bullet through her brain, has seemingly whizzed by milestones.

Giffords goes outside for physical therapyupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 21:22:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Thursday continued her dramatic recovery from a gunshot wound to the brain by going outside for physical therapy, one of her principal doctors in Tucson, Arizona, told CNN.

Mark Kelly: Giffords ready for rehabupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 21:22:00

Mark Kelly explains the condition of his wife Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the next steps toward her recovery.

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.

Wounded officer: Giffords 'can make it. I did'updated: Thu Jan 13 2011 22:50:00

He walks slowly and gingerly, with a slight limp. But retired Sgt. Maury Hernandez will tell you that he's doing just fine.

Best bets for jobs in 2011updated: Fri Jan 07 2011 11:43:00

While there certainly have been positive indicators for employment in 2011 -- The National Association of Colleges and Employers says employers plan to hire 13.5 percent more new college graduates in 2011 than in 2010, and the Federal Reserve predicts that in 2011, the unemployment rate may drop below 9 percent for the first time since April of 2009 -- the job market will continue to be competitive this year.

Bolivian president recuperating from knee surgery, state media saysupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 13:00:00

Bolivian President Evo Morales was in a hospital Tuesday, three days after knee surgery, but has started physical rehabilitation, the state-run ABI news agency reported.

Obama calls student science projects inspiring for the futureupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 09:34:00

President Barack Obama hosted the first White House Science Fair on Monday, saying it is time for student inventors to receive the same recognition as sports heroes.

Obama: Future rides on math and scienceupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 09:34:00

President Obama hosts the White House Science Fair and sets goals to improve the nation's rankings in math and science.

SI.com: The Bonus: Brock Mealer's amazing journey to walk out of the tunnel at Michigan Stadiumupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 11:06:00

Around 9:35 p.m. on Christmas Eve three years ago in the small northwest Ohio town of Wauseon, David Mealer drove his family to Midnight Mass. The family had been on their way home from a holiday party and made sure to leave in time to get to the church, a long-standing tradition on Christmas Eve for the Mealers. Along with David, a 50-year-old family man, were his wife, Shelly, and his sons Brock and Elliott, athletic boys who had both found sports they loved in high school -- basketball for Brock, football for Elliott. Hollis Richer, Elliott's longtime girlfriend and a charming 17-year-old girl who knew the Bible like the back of her hand, was also with them. Hollis had fallen asleep on Elliott's shoulder. The rest of the car was quiet.

Increase your flexibility and improve your lifeupdated: Sat Aug 21 2010 09:04:00

You've managed to make it to spinning class (for the second time this week!), but as soon as the instructor starts the cooldown, you head for the door. Hold it right there. Turns out, stretching is just as important as getting on the bike in the first place.

7 jobs that pay you to play all dayupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 09:24:00

You've probably worked hard to find a job you love. It may have taken you three different majors in college, a couple dozen career tests and a midlife crisis, but you've landed in a job you enjoy.

Bob Dole's rehab inspires soldiersupdated: Sun Jul 04 2010 03:21:00

Wounded soldiers have befriended WWII vet Bob Dole who is recuperating from surgery at Walter Reed Hospital, CNN's Ed Henry reports.

Former Sen. Dole's rehab inspires troopsupdated: Sun Jul 04 2010 03:21:00

One of the most famous veterans of the "Greatest Generation" has joined the ranks of recently injured members of the military at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

People.com: Bret Michaels Hopes to Perform Again in Two Weeksupdated: Fri May 14 2010 11:32:00

The rocker steps up his rehab for what he hopes is a "speedy recovery," a source tells PEOPLE

Will Beckham make the cut?updated: Thu Mar 18 2010 14:22:00

CNN's Pedro Pinto looks into David Beckham's absence from England's World Cup football team.

Beckham injury dashes World Cup hopesupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 14:22:00

David Beckham's hopes of crowning his stellar professional football career with one final World Cup appearance this year ended Monday as he underwent surgery on his Achilles tendon.

Q&A: How serious is Beckham's injury?updated: Tue Mar 16 2010 05:20:00

Hobbling on crutches, football star David Beckham on Monday arrived at a clinic in Finland for treatment on a suspected ruptured Achilles tendon -- an injury that will rule him out of this year's World Cup in South Africa.

Beckham out of World Cup?updated: Tue Mar 16 2010 05:20:00

CNN's Pedro Pinto reports from outside Wembley Stadium with reaction to David Beckham's achilles tendon injury.

Blind violinist recoveringupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 16:30:00

The blind violinist who survived the Haiti quake has been released from a Miami hospital. CNN's John Zarrella reports.

Hospital releases blind Haitian violinistupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 16:30:00

Romel Joseph calls it his second life.

Study helps kids speakupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 16:27:00

A Vanderbilt study looks at a new, but unproved, occupational therapy that helps some autistic children learn to speak.

What can help my long-term shingles pain?updated: Wed Feb 17 2010 09:02:00

I have been suffering from PHN (post-herpetic neuralgia) for the past five years. I have tried every possible cure to no avail. Can you give me some info as to what to do, as it is too late for the vaccination.

Haiti awash in doctors; nurses in short supplyupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 22:02:00

So many doctors are answering Haiti's call for medical aid that the largest hospital in Port-au-Prince has a new problem: organizing and finding good use for them all.

Doctors crowd Haitian hospitalupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 22:02:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta checks in on doctors who are preparing to treat injured patients in Haiti.

How can I get cardio exercise if my knees are damaged?updated: Fri Dec 25 2009 09:23:00

I have torn meniscus in each knee and it gives me pain when I exert myself. I have been through physical therapy three times and several doctors. They just keep referring me to physical therapy. It doesn't seem to help. How can I get 30-60 minutes of cardio every day with greatly limited use of my knees?

Dance class a gift for special students, instructorupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 16:03:00

It's early on a Saturday morning, and Sarah Markowitz limbers up before her dance class begins.

A special dance classupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 16:03:00

A ballet class in Boston brings the joy of movement and dance to special-needs children. CNN's Bob Crowley profiles it.

What kind of strength work won't aggravate rotator cuff issue?updated: Fri Nov 20 2009 14:18:00

I can't do a pushup or pull-up because of rotator cuff and carpal tunnel issues. What kind of exercise moves can I do instead that will get me the same sort of gains? Thanks.

Many breast cancer surgery survivors report lingering painupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 15:42:00

Almost half of women who have breast cancer surgery still have pain or numbness two to three years later, according to a new study. Women younger than 40 who receive lumpectomies are at the greatest risk.

Australian granted right to starve to death dies of infectionupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 12:00:00

An Australian quadriplegic who won the right to refuse food and water died Monday of an upper respiratory infection, his brother and a right-to-die advocate said.

SI.com: Bill Trocchi: Q&A with ESPN GameDay host Lee Corsoupdated: Mon Sep 07 2009 17:11:00

ESPN College GameDay host Lee Corso suffered a mild stroke May 16 and was hospitalized for eight days. On Saturday, less than four months after losing his ability to speak and partial use of his right arm and leg, Corso was back in front of the cameras alongside Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit hosting college football's most popular pregame show.

Australian quadriplegic granted right to starve to deathupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 21:17:00

An Australian high court ruled Friday that a quadriplegic man has the right to refuse food and water and can be allowed to die, a rare legal finding that some see as a major victory for right-to-die campaigners.

How can I ease peripheral neuropathy pain?updated: Thu Aug 13 2009 13:38:00

What can be done to alleviate the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy? The pain is sometimes more than I can bear and continually interrupts sleep. I am exhausted.

Doctors, health care executives accused of Medicare fraudupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 16:14:00

More than 50 doctors and health care executives have been indicted and dozens of them arrested by the FBI in a $50 million Medicare fraud case centered in Michigan, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

People.com: Inside Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise's Patriotic Weekendupdated: Tue May 26 2009 17:49:00

She performs and he treats Suri and Connor to a day of museum-hopping in D.C.

Rebuilding after devastationupdated: Thu May 14 2009 21:52:00

CNN's John Vause reports on the remarkable progress of a village in China flattened by an earthquake just a year ago.

China's disabled quake children piece together their livesupdated: Thu May 14 2009 21:52:00

For 20 hours Gao Ying lay in the rubble of her school in China's Sichuan province last spring. The May 2008 earthquake that struck southwest China had leveled many buildings across the region.

SI.com: Norman Chad: Mark Sanchez is the next Jay Cutler -- and other NFL draft thoughtsupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 16:29:00

Hey, I'm not proud that I predicted Jay Cutler would be a bust. I'm also not proud that I'm predicting Mark Sanchez will be a bust. And I'm not proud that, for the 16th time in 17 years, I watched the entire first round of the NFL draft on ESPN and, to prove it, took notes of my deepest thoughts:

How can someone with arthritis work out?updated: Fri Mar 27 2009 10:13:00

My wife thinks she is fat. I disagree. I would consider her chubby at most. She has self-esteem issues and confidence issues because of her weight. I would like to help her lose weight to make herself feel better, but the only problem is she has arthritis in her wrists and ankles. So is there any type of workout that will help my wife lose weight but not mess with her arthritis in the process? Thank you.

Spain: 27 held in university degree scamupdated: Tue Oct 21 2008 09:40:00

Spanish police have arrested two people for selling fake university degrees and 25 people who bought them to work under false pretenses, including a fake medical worker who nearly some killed senior citizens with improper pharmaceutical prescriptions.

Time.com: Study Doubts Knee Surgery Benefits updated: Thu Sep 11 2008 11:00:00

Nearly a million knee surgeries are performed in North America each year to ease the pain of osteoarthritis -- but researchers say the procedure is a sham

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