Brooke Baldwin and Elizabeth Cohen talk to a victim of flesh-eating bacteria.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on controversy surrounding a diet fad involving a feeding tube.
Elizabeth Cohen reports on a milestone in embryonic stem cell research.
A new study says sexting may be less common among adolescents than previously thought. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Joe Paterno, the Penn State football coach who lost his job amid allegations of child sex abuse against his former defensive coordinator, has a treatable form of lung cancer, his son said Friday.
State cuts weight loss surgery insurance coverage to save cash. Elizabeth Cohen reports.
An American engineer who was stranded in the South Pole for weeks after suffering a stroke will be discharged from a Maryland hospital Saturday, the woman told reporters.
The cause of the deadly listeria cantaloupe outbreak has been announced. Elizabeth Cohen reports.
The American researcher, who was stranded in the South Pole for weeks after suffering a stroke, is finally back on American soil.
Women at South Pole continues to wait for plane ride to hospital to get treatment for stroke.
After weeks of waiting, an American researcher who suffered a suspected stroke while working at the South Pole has arrived in New Zealand for evaluation and treatment, a National Science Foundation official confirmed Monday.
After weeks of waiting, an American researcher who suffered a suspected stroke while working in the South Pole flew out Monday.
New York City hospitals in high risk flood areas evacuate patients in preparation for Irene. Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Elizabeth Cohen reports on a new study that says genes may be the only secret to a really long life.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen breaks down new research claiming our biological makeup explains why we love fatty foods.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is planning to swap in a plate icon for the food pyramid this week, an individual familiar with the new guidelines told CNN Saturday.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is "recovering well" after skull surgery Wednesday, officials at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston said.
Knowing the signs of a brain aneurysm rupture could save your life. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains how speaking up can save your life.
A new treatment aims to desensitize patients to peanut allergies. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
San Francisco opts to ban toys in fast food meals that are above 600 calories. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains why some lawmakers want to keep kids in car seats longer.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen speaks to a policeman who survived a bullet to the brain.
A new study suggests thousands of Americans received defibrillators and other devices that were not needed. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
In June 2009, CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reported on E. coli contamination in beef and cookie dough.
A new study is revealing just how unhealthy most kids' meals are. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen talks about the concerns over the malt liquor drink, Four Loko.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen talks about her new book "Empowered Patient."
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on a study that shows girls are starting puberty earlier in life.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on a study suggesting calcium supplements can increase heart attack risks.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at the rise in mental health related problems among people in Gulf communities.
A medical billing advocate shows CNN's Elizabeth Cohen some of the wasteful charges she's seen in bills.
Former Rep. John Murtha died after gall bladder surgery, and CNN's Elizabeth Cohen says the Navy is reviewing his case.
The National Naval Medical Center has opened a review of the surgical care provided to the late Congressman John Murtha after the Pennsylvania Democrat died following surgery, a senior U.S. military official told CNN Wednesday.
A new study finds babies who die of sudden infant death syndrome have low serotonin levels. Elizabeth Cohen reports.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains how the lack of surgical facilies in Haiti is leaving the seriously injured suffering.
On Wednesday, Dr. Toni Eyssallenne was walking the aisle of a small makeshift hospital in Haiti run by the University of Miami when a patient beckoned to her. "I assumed she was in pain, so I walked over and asked her what was wrong," Eyssallenne told me. "But she said she wasn't in pain. She said she just wanted to tell me what happened to her. For the next thirty minutes, I listened to her story."
How do you keep those New Year's resolutions? Elizabeth Cohen has some tips.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks H1N1, health care reform and other health headlines that dominated in 2009.
A study shows long deployments create anxiety for many kids with parents in the military. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
An NIH report shows screening and early detection have a big pay-off in the fight against cancer. Elizabeth Cohen reports.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has signs your child is dangerously ill from H1N1.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen shows us places where germs could be lurking that people often overlook.
We know that obesity causes heart problems but it also is linked to higher cancer rates. Elizabeth Cohen reports.
After a breast cancer diagnosis, some rush to treatment. But as Elizabeth Cohen reports, experts say know your options.
Nurses offer tips on how to keep yourself or a family member safe during a stay at a hospital. Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Aging athletes stay competitive despite losing some of their vigor. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
How do you get health insurance if you have a pre-existing condition? It's tough. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen answers some of the many questions she's hearing about swine flu.
Happiness is infectious, but don't drop your unhappy friends just yet. Elizabeth Cohen explains.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at a new study comparing popular diets.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains why your favorite steak could be the death of you.
CNN medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen offers some advice on how to choose the right vitamins.
The cost of prescription medication is breaking many budgets. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has 10 tips to cut costs.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen discusses a list of things patients keep from their doctors, but shouldn't.
Conventional wisdom says women talk a lot more than men. But a study from the University of Arizona finds when it comes to how many words are uttered during waking hours, women and men are actually pretty close in the number of words they say. The study was published in the July 6, 2007, issue of the journal Science.
Go out in the hot sun, take a magnifying glass and focus concentrated sunbeams on your lips. That's what some dermatologists claim you're doing when you apply shiny lip gloss and go into the sun. The consequence may be an increased risk of skin cancer on your lips. Skin cancer of the lips accounts for 10 percent of all skin cancer cases, and 3,500 new cases of skin cancer of the lips are diagnosed each year.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania announced in April 2008 the use of an innovative gene therapy treatment to safely restore vision in three adults with a rare form of congenital blindness. The technique involves an injection that delivers DNA to the nucleus of a cell so it can begin making the protein that the blind patients don't have. Although the patients have not achieved normal eyesight, the results set the stage for possible treatment of other retinal diseases.
A February 2008 laboratory study from the American Psychological Association says the widespread use of no-calorie sweeteners may actually make it harder for people to control their intake and body weight. Here are tips on the healthiest ways to get that sugar fix without packing on the pounds.
Research suggests that having a big breakfast with carbohydrates and lean protein, and even a piece of chocolate, will help keep your appetite in check all day and help you lose weight.
Genital human papillomavirus, or HPV, which infects the skin and mucous membranes, is the most common sexually transmitted disease. About 20 million Americans have the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HPV is the major cause of cervical cancer, which kills about 250,000 women worldwide each year. In the United States, cervical cancer will be diagnosed in about 12,000 women this year, and 4,000 will die, the CDC says. Women get Pap smears to detect cervical cancer and now have the option of preventing it with a vaccine. Gardasil, developed by Merck, works to protect against four strains of HPV, including two connected to 70 percent of cervical cancers.
Elizabeth Cohen offers tips on how to get in to see your doctor when you really want to.
We've all thought we were allergic to work in the figurative sense right? But it's actually possible to be physically allergic to work. The condition is called "occupational asthma" and about one in seven people suffers from it, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Some of the symptoms are the same as "typical asthma," such as quick, short sips of breath, wheezing, and tightness in the chest. Other symptoms include coughing, sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose. Since the condition is so similar to typical asthma, it becomes very difficult to diagnose.
Daily television viewing for two or more hours during early childhood can lead to behavioral problems and poor social skills. The study, which is published in the October 2007 issue of Pediatrics, was conducted by Johns Hopkins researchers on children aged 2 to 5.
When Helen Smith had a heart attack at age 37, she was in shock. She was young, healthy and in tip-top shape. There'd been no warning signs. She had no family history of heart disease.
A 2007 study indicates that women who have migraines with auras are at increased risk for stroke. The study, led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, looked at 1,000 African-American and white women from ages 15 to 49 and was published in the journal Stroke in August 2007.
Elizabeth Cohen looks at a study that found doctors often prescribe a placebo instead of medication.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen talks with "Sex and the City" actor Evan Handler about his battle with cancer.
You probably know Evan Handler as Harry Goldenblatt, Charlotte York's husband on HBO's "Sex and the City," or as Charlie Runkle, the agent for David Duchovny's character on "Californication." What you probably don't know is that he's a passionate patient advocate, based on his experience being treated for leukemia in the mid- and late-1980s.
Elizabeth Cohen reports on the new recommendation that people 5 to 18 to get vaccinated.
More and more doctors are converting their practices to concierge medicine. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Is your doctor influenced by a pharmaceutical company? CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at new government data on hospital mortality rates.
Going on an end-of-summer trip? Don't leave home without hearing this advice from CNN's Elizabeth Cohen.
A new study tries to put an end to the diet wars. CNN's medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen has the results.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explores how to avoid surgical mishaps.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on how to keep your child out of pain at the hospital or doctor's office.
Two girls claim that the HPV vaccine caused them to become seriously ill. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
A company is recalling nearly 300,000 pounds of meat because of contamination fears. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at prostate cancer treatment options and problems.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at a new study that suggests performance-enhancing drugs have limited benefits.
There are times when it's reasonable to disagree with a pediatrician's advice. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Sloppy practices at a health clinic may have put thousands at risk for hepatitis and HIV. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Do genes play a role in how we vote? CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on new study about children and possible overmedication.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on a new study that suggests that lead exposure can cause memory loss in older people.
When teacher Karen Myhre fell to the floor after taking attendance one morning, her third-graders knew exactly what to do: Ring the bell to alert the school office, and run to get the school nurse.
Vice President Cheney's heart received an electric shock to correct an irregular beat. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on whether masks really help clean the air Southern Californians are breathing.
Progress against colorectal cancer has helped lower cancer death rates in Americans. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
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In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These four men promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the Los Angeles underground....
In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These four men promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune.
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals twice denied requests Wednesday from the parents of Terri Schiavo, who are seeking to have the severely brain-damaged woman's feeding tube reinserted.
Former President Clinton will undergo heart bypass surgery as early as Saturday, sources said. Clinton, 58, was undergoing tests for chest discomfort Friday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.