A 50-year-old man from Trion, Georgia, is the first person to be injected with stem cells in the upper part of the spinal cord, making him yet another pioneer in the scientific quest to use stem cells to heal.
Rudolph Byrd, a prominent scholar of African-American studies at Emory University in Atlanta, died Friday after a long battle with multiple myeloma. He was 58.
What are your thoughts on the latest release of the 'dirty dozen' fruits and vegetables list, released this week by the Environmental Working Group?
Many patients end up on multiple prescriptions, but experts say too many pills can be a prescription for disaster.
For Alesandra Rain, it all started with sleeplessness. In 1993 she was having marital troubles and her business wasn't doing well. Anxiety kept her up at night, so her general practitioner prescribed sleeping pills.
Emory University's Board of Trustees acknowledges for the first time the school's connection to slavery. WSB reports.
Last March, a crowd of nearly 100 gathered in Williamsburg, Virginia, for an all-day symposium about slavery and reconciliation. The event, put on by the College of William & Mary, wasn't a broad, rhetorical discussion of the past.
One recent afternoon Emory University senior Emily Rubin gathered some 80 students in a campus meeting room to serve pizza, hand out free stuff and raise awareness about a global cause.
Thousands of Japanese, still awaiting answers on the fate of their loved ones nearly three weeks after an immense earthquake and subsequent tsunami, were dealt another blow Thursday.
While workers trying to prevent a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant should not suffer short-term health effects if they stay below radiation limits set by the government, they should be monitored for health effects over the long term, experts said Wednesday.
Robin Gray's knee had been bothering her for almost two years, but when it finally got to the point where it interfered with her duties as a custodian at Emory University, she knew it was time to take action.
Watch as Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes you inside the operating room during a total knee replacement.
A new report about the sex habits of young adults has turned up a worrisome discrepancy.
Drug industry critics celebrated last month when Pro Publica announced a new searchable database called "Dollars for Docs."
Should patients worry about the financial relationships between drug companies and the medical industry?
Former President Jimmy Carter, spending a second night at a Cleveland, Ohio, hospital, is recovering from a likely viral infection, according to a joint statement Wednesday from the hospital and the Carter Center.
It's a wild, nasty world under the sheets.
Like anyone else, Dr. Rachel Zahn loves a deal, so when a friend e-mailed her a link to an internet site offering $99 genetic testing -- usually it costs $499 -- she figured, "Why not?" and sent away for the test.
If you didn't know better, you might think that all the energy necessary to get through the ups and downs of an average day could be found in a powder, a pill, or a suspiciously small can. If only! But here's the good news: getting -- and, more important, keeping -- your energy level high is a breeze. Just take a look at these expert tips and tricks.
Imagine having your back cut open, part of your spine removed, a stabilizing device that resembles a mini oil rig mounted on your back, the outer membrane of your spinal cord sliced open and experimental stem cells injected into it -- all for the advancement of science because it's not expected to benefit you.
Sugar lovers may have to face a bitter truth: The less sugar added to foods for typical people, the better are their blood-fat profiles and the lower are their cardiovascular risks, a study to be published Wednesday concludes.
The morning after St. Patrick's Day, the D4 Irish Pub & Café in Chicago, Illinois, gets flooded with requests for Bloody Marys, a concoction of tomato juice, celery, vodka and hot sauce.
The optimism once held by many Americans has been "beaten out" of them amid a lagging economy, threat of terrorism and two ongoing wars, according to a professor at Emory University.
The convenience store near my house is where I first became aware of the problem.
Morgan Christie started dating Gosselin shortly after breaking up with her fiancÃ©
After splitting with Hailey Glassman in November, Jon Gosselin has been spending all of his time lately with a new twentysomething: Morgan Christie.
Morgan Christie, 25, comes from privileged stock in Greenwich, Conn., sources tell PEOPLE
A new decade is about to start, and you may be tempted to set a copious list of resolutions for yourself in order to broadly "make life better."
How do you keep those New Year's resolutions? Elizabeth Cohen has some tips.
Lisa Strong's arms and legs were amputated six years ago. Her children help her get through each day.
Every morning, Lisa Strong's 10-year-old son lifts her heavy prosthetic legs and screws them into the levers in her knees. He reaches for a pair of pants and pulls them up around her waist.
When you get angry, the stress isn't restricted to your head. New research shows that anger actually triggers electrical changes in the heart, which can predict future arrhythmias in some patients.
Oral surgeon Dr. Gary Bouloux is about to pull a diseased wisdom tooth from his patient's mouth, using forceps that look like a pair of silver pliers.
In a race to beat the flu season, medical institutes across the United States will begin human trials for a new H1N1 flu vaccine starting in early August, the National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday.
A University of Georgia professor shot and killed his wife and two other adults in Athens, Georgia, in late April, according to police. A U.S. soldier fired on fellow troops in early May at a counseling center at a base outside Baghdad, Iraq, killing five comrades, according to authorities.
What was the name of that guy with that stuff in that place with those things? Don't you remember?
I have been depressed my whole life, mostly because of my life as a child and because I am unable to connect with people. I have had two really close friends in my life. I am socially inept, and things just blurt out of my mouth. I want to connect with people and stop being so antisocial, but when I try, people just look at me strangely or find some other reason to avoid me. I was misdiagnosed with bipolar because I had extreme moods but that has calmed down significantly as I get older. I want to break out of this but I can't figure out how. Am I doomed to spend the rest of my life as a socially inept outcast? The ironic thing is that I'm a psychology major who wants to go into counseling. Go figure.
Forget incompetent financiers, weak regulations and big bonuses, scientists now say the real cause of the financial crisis could actually be down to a quirk of the human brain.
Greek physician Hippocrates was the first to use the words "carcinos" and "carcinoma" in 400 BC to describe tumors, which led to the term "cancer" being coined.
Doom and gloom were everywhere in 2008. It's not surprising, then, that people are longing for a return to normal, or at least to something a little less painful.
A woman in rural Papua New Guinea was bound and gagged, tied to a log and set ablaze on a pile of tires this week, possibly because villagers suspected her of being a witch, police said Thursday.
Arriving at your uncle's holiday party in suitable dress and good cheer, you are greeted at the door by an old friend from school whose name, you suddenly realize, you cannot recall.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Charles L. Raison, M.D., although whenever anyone calls me "Charles" instead of "Chuck" I get nervous, because as a kid I was called Charles only when I was in trouble.
The government approved a new genetic test for the flu virus Tuesday that will allow labs across the country to identify flu strains within four hours instead of four days
Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a plan to reduce the obesity rate in the second fattest state in the country.
It's the middle of the night and Steven Ford is wide awake.
Can't sleep? You may not be the only one looking for ways to treat insomnia as CNN's Judy Fortin reports.
Ramin Ostadhosseini needed to vent, and this gathering seemed the place to do it.
Remember peeking through a View-Master? Scientists are using the same concept behind the classic kids' toy to try to see mammograms in 3-D
The Southwest has the lowest health insurance coverage in the country, with 30 percent of non-elderly adults and 18 percent of children uninsured, according to a new government study
Double latte in the morning, soda with lunch, energy drink at midday. Sound familiar?
It's a new frontier for psychiatric illness: Brain pacemakers that promise to act as antidepressants by changing how patients' nerve circuitry fires
I am not a Trekkie but most days, I feel like I could be living on the starship Enterprise.
CNN's Judy Fortin looks at why mothers need to take time out for themselves if they want to be good mothers.
Sen. Barack Obama is saddled with a potentially toxic image problem: that he has an elitist attitude.
CNN's Judy Fortin reports on the season for giving and receiving -- germs.
It's the season for giving and receiving -- yes, of course, gifts and food and holiday cheer, but also something you probably don't want: germs.
College senior Lisa Hamlett is looking forward to going home to Crossville, Tennessee, on Wednesday, but she hasn't always been so enthusiastic about spending Thanksgiving vacation with her parents.
If you want to stand up tall when you're old, you might want to start when you're young. While osteoporosis, or thinning of bone density, usually hits most women after they have gone through menopause, there are steps they can take in their early years to lessen just how much bone they eventually lose.
CNN's Judy Fortin looks at ways women can fight back against osteoporosis.
Sean Penn's film about a middle-class dropout who confronts the Alaskan wilderness could have used more irony, says Richard Schickel
Meet Dr.Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent, during the U.S. tour for his new book "Chasing Life." Please continue to check this page which will be updated as new tour dates are added.
In Hawaii's opening game of the college football season, running back Nate Ilaoa was knocked out of the game in the second quarter.
The most richly endowed colleges and universities in North America got even richer in the 12 months ended June 30, according to the latest data available from the National Association of College and University Business Officers.
"Yes, starting a vineyard with no real experience was a calculated risk. But hey -- life is short," says Hilda Jones.
Climate change could have drastic consequences.
Poor countries have cancer rates much closer to those of rich nations, reversing a long-held belief among medical researchers, a study released Thursday reports.
SALEM, Ore. (CNN/Money) - Forget Trump. Next week, student teams from a dozen business schools will test their real estate savvy in the third annual Real Estate Challenge.
This week in The Inside Edge, I complete "Top 11" list for the Democratic ticket.
It's easy enough to think of big companies that have gotten bigger through mergers or acquisitions--Citigroup and Berkshire Hathaway come to mind. But how many big companies have gotten truly huge ...
Bull markets, so they say, climb a wall of worry. This one has vaulted right over anxiety and leaped to euphoria.
Editor's note: As part of our coverage of the 2004 election season, CNN.com is sending correspondents to the colleges where they studied to report on issues affecting today's young voters. In this edition, Andy Walton returns to his alma mater, Emory University.
Bull markets, so they say, climb a wall of worry. This one has vaulted right over anxiety and leaped to euphoria.
A regular dose of sit-ups, the standard thinking goes, is as valuable as the old apple a day. You break a sweat, strengthen your midsection, and look respectable come that annual escape to Maui. ¶ ...
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Last fall my nephew Matt applied to college. When he wasn't working on his list of schools, he was visiting them. When he wasn't visiting, he was honing his personal statement. It took patience on ...
When I was in school, I wasn't much of a science buff: I took the courses I had to take and did well enough to get by, but I hardly had a passion for it. So when senior writer Jason Zweig approache...
Now that the whole nasty business is over--the false accusations, the police threats, the lies, the broken promises, the wrecked career--a couple of questions just won't go away. Why did it really ...
Jeffrey Sonnenfeld learned about surveillance cameras the hard way. The business school professor and self-styled leadership sage had just defected from Atlanta's Emory University to rival Georgia ...
Last year, graphic designer Sheri Wood found out that she had thyroid cancer. Isolated from big-city medical resources--she lives in rural Versailles, Kentucky--she turned to the Web to learn more ...
Elvis Grbac, backup quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, has had ample opportunity to prove himself lately while starter Steve Young has been injured. Grbac has been superb, leaving no doubt th...
Like most parents, you're probably hoping that your offspring's ultimate five- or six-figure tuition tab will lead to a prompt payoff in the job market. Indeed, even before kids enroll in college, ...
Colleges call them non-need-based awards, merit money or just plain scholarships. Whatever the name, they can sharply reduce a bright and ambitious student's college costs, or even eliminate them e...
SO THEY STOPPED inviting you to the quarterly meeting, the one where they talk about everyone who isn't there. Then you got a new office, smaller than your last one and not on the floor where the b...
Surprisingly, you could do worse. About 10% of the 1,000 biggest public companies in the U.S. are run by chief executives who have held the job for more than two decades. But that doesn't mean ther...
In which we inaugurate Keeping Up's first annual report on sexual harassment (SH). Although not identified as a social problem in the first 1,979 years of the Christian Era, SH now threatens to ove...
For three decades now, thanks to insurance and Medicare, consumers have paid relatively little out of their own pockets for medical services. Lacking compelling reasons to trade off costs against b...