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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?

Duggars expecting 20th childupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 06:15:00

HLN's Dr. Drew and his guests consider the consequences of the Duggars having so many children.

The Duggars defend decision to have baby no. 20 updated: Fri Nov 11 2011 06:15:00

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have something to say to their critics.

Fewer U.S. babies being born early, report saysupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 02:28:00

When it comes to babies being carried to full term, the United States is improving, according to the most recent March of Dimes report card.

Low birth weight linked to autismupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 07:16:00

Babies who are unusually small at birth have a higher-than-average risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder later in life, a new study in the journal Pediatrics suggests.

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?

Why does my 4-year-old have gray hair?updated: Mon Jul 04 2011 09:02:00

My 4-year-old son has a gray hair. He was born prematurely and weighed 2 pounds, 6 ounces. Now he is around 29 pounds. He had a gray hair few months back (I guess it fell off after couple of months), and now I see another one (different area). Does that imply any deficiencies in his diet?

Kids shouldn't need inhalers to enjoy summerupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 09:23:00

If you spend time around children these days, you can tell that summertime is rapidly approaching. Kids get that frenetic, school-is-almost-over energy, and we adults get ready to organize campouts and swimming trips.

Unnecessary drugs for asthma patients?updated: Thu Jun 02 2011 09:23:00

Antibiotics are often prescribed for children with asthma, when the need is not justified, as Ninette Sosa reports.

Homemade incubator helps premature babies in slumupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 05:36:00

In her small clinic in Nairobi's Mathare slum, Alice Sibour has defied a shortage of medical equipment and come up with an inventive way to care for newborn babies.

Homemade incubator saves livesupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 05:36:00

A traditional birth attendant in Kenya takes on infant mortality with a homemade incubator.

Is there a way to ease IUD insertion pain?updated: Mon Nov 22 2010 09:45:00

Last month as a birthday gift to myself, I scheduled an IUD. It hurt like the dickens and I didn't get the IUD. I'm 31, I have a steady boyfriend and I don't want to tie my tubes yet. Is there any way I can get an IUD without feeling excruciating pain?

U.S. earns 'D' for premature birthsupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 04:36:00

The United States is getting a "D" grade for its preterm birth rate, even though it is improving in most states, according to the March of Dimes.

Fish oil doesn't benefit new moms, babiesupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 20:06:00

Women who take fish-oil supplements during pregnancy are just as likely to experience postpartum depression as those who don't, and their babies' minds don't appear to develop more quickly, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Sixth baby dies from August fire in Romanian hospitalupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 09:53:00

A sixth baby has died nearly a month after a fire in the intensive care unit at Giulesti Maternity Hospital in Bucharest, Romania, officials said Sunday.

Premature babies in Katrina's path torn away from parentsupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 10:14:00

Ordinary Americans made such extraordinary efforts to get people out of New Orleans in the chaos of Hurricane Katrina that it's somewhat shocking to remember that, before the storm, some people were evacuated to the Louisiana city, not out of it.

Level of protection of the leveesupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 10:14:00

CNN's Jacqui Jeras takes a look at the failed levees during Katrina and where the new ones are being built.

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.

People.com: Michelle Duggar Spends Mother's Day in the Hospitalupdated: Mon May 10 2010 10:51:00

The mother-of-19 says being with preemie Josie will be "a Mother's Day I remember forever"

Italy investigates report baby lived through abortionupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 12:54:00

Italian officials are investigating reports that an infant survived an abortion, living for "a whole day" after having been left to die by hospital staff, the Italian Ministry of Health said.

People.com: Josie Duggar Back in Hospitalupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 19:28:00

Fortifiers in her mother's milk led to problems and fluctuating vital signs

People.com: Baby Josie Duggar's 18 Siblings Getting to Know Her Onscreenupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 23:49:00

Each night, the family watches incubator footage of Josie recorded on Jim Bob's phone

People.com: Fans Flood Duggars with Messages of Supportupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 19:30:00

Viewers across the country offer prayers and best wishes for the family's premature 19th baby

Fans flood Duggars with supportupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 18:01:00

The arrival of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar's 19th baby hasn't been easy -- and the future is still not certain for preemie Josie Brooklyn, born three months early on December 10 and weighing only 1 lb., 6 oz.

People.com: Duggar Baby Born Prematurely Due to Pregnancy Complicationupdated: Sat Dec 12 2009 17:51:00

The family's 19th child is delivered by emergency C-section after mom Michelle is diagnosed with the rare condition

Report: More than 1M preemies die in first month annuallyupdated: Sun Oct 04 2009 19:56:00

More than 1 million babies born prematurely die each year before they are a month old, the March of Dimes said Sunday in the first comprehensive global report on premature births.

How can I help my pregnant, addicted daughter?updated: Mon Aug 24 2009 15:02:00

Because of the complexity of this viewer question, three of CNNHealth's expert doctors are offering advice. Last week, Diet and Fitness expert Dr. Melina Jampolis had ideas for gaining weight in a healthy way. Today, Dr. Jennifer Shu offers information about concerns for a baby born to an addicted woman. Watch for insights Tuesday from Mental Health expert Dr. Charles Raison.

Life expectancy and health careupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 17:59:00

CNN.com writer Elizabeth Landau talks with Melissa Long about life expectancy and the health care debate.

Life expectancy could be topic in health care debateupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 17:59:00

Despite spending more money than any other country on health care, the United States does not lead the world in life expectancy, a long-known fact that some experts say could raise more questions in the health-care reform debate.

People.com: Octuplet No. 8 Safe at Homeupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 11:53:00

Jonah Angel Suleman, now 4 lbs., 10 oz., has joined his 13 siblings and mom Nadya

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

Octuplets' mom brings two of her babies homeupdated: Wed Mar 18 2009 11:36:00

Nadya Suleman, who gave birth to octuplets in January, brought two of her babies home from the hospital late Tuesday.

Study: Average preemie costs $49,000 in first yearupdated: Tue Mar 17 2009 11:52:00

The average cost of medical care for a premature or low birth-weight baby for its first year of life is about $49,000, according to a new report from the March of Dimes Foundation.

People.com: Octuplets' Mom Getting Bigger House, Free Nursesupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 13:55:00

Nadya Suleman's family buys a $564,900 home where a nonprofit is to provide 24-hour care

Georgia 'Octomom bill' would limit embryo implantsupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 20:57:00

The tabloid-friendly tale of the California "Octomom" continues to stir debate -- this time 2,000 miles away in the Georgia state capitol, where lawmakers say they're trying to prevent a repeat.

Charges filed against clinic co-owner in abortion caseupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 12:11:00

Criminal charges were filed against the co-owner of a Florida clinic where a teenager claims she sought an abortion, but instead gave birth to a baby that the woman allegedly threw in the trash.

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

Octuplets making good progress, hospital saysupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 16:41:00

Doctors remained optimistic Friday that all eight babies born last month to a California woman will fully develop without major complications.

Extremely premature infants more likely to test positive for autismupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 17:35:00

Children who are born more than three months premature have double the expected rate of autism at age two as full-term children, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of Pediatrics.

Extreme multiple births carry tremendous risksupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 14:44:00

After the birth of octuplets this week, some doctors are questioning the ethics and medical practice that contribute to extreme multiple births.

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.

Is it OK to take antidepressants while pregnant?updated: Tue Jan 20 2009 13:30:00

Is it OK to take antidepressants while pregnant?

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