The World Health Organization celebrated its birthday Saturday by focusing on aging, including a host of events, research and information under the theme, "Good health adds life to years."
A Pennsylvania hospital is expected to begin screening job applicants for signs of nicotine early next year, claiming it will not hire smokers, a hospital spokeswoman said Friday.
Free agent big man Chuck Hayes has agreed to sign a four-year, $22.4 million to return to Sacramento, his agent told SI.com.
As the technology world mourns computing visionary and Apple, Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, it's worth taking a closer look at the disease he publicly battled.
Men are more likely than women to get and die of cancer, according to an analysis of 36 different types of tumors and blood cancers that affect both sexes.
Dr. Otis Brawley of the American Cancer Society sits down with CNN's Randi Kaye to discuss new and surprising data.
Dr. Otis Brawley looks at whether there's a link between liver cysts and cancer, plus more.
The first time Wilson Alvarado got lost on the way to a neighborhood park, he told his wife, Patricia, not to worry about it -- he was 62, he told her, and just getting a little forgetful.
Weaves and braids may contribute to a type of permanent hair loss that appears to be common among black women, a new study has found.
Eating a diet rich in fiber - especially the kind of fiber found in whole grains - reduces the risk of dying at an early age from a range of causes, a new government study suggests.
More than two years after undergoing a landmark, near-total face transplant at the Cleveland Clinic, Connie Culp said Monday she was happy with the transformation.
Dr. Charles Raison helps you escape the office. All you need is a chair and five minutes for meditation.
In the German night sky, there were hundreds of parachutes falling in a routine army training exercise.
Dear Annie: Your article about why everyone should take a vacation ("5 ways to take a guilt-free vacation," June 2) got a lot of attention in my office, and we all agree that we are exhausted and need some downtime. But how are we supposed to take our vacations when we can't even get away from our desks long enough to go out for lunch? I work for a big company where so many people have been laid off in the past two years that, even with business relatively slow, we are all putting in 10- and 12-hour days (for weeks on end) just to get the work out the door.
Chad Arnold clearly remembers the day he received the call from his older brother, Ryan, telling him they were a perfect match for a liver transplant.
If you're trying to find a job these days, it might help to get rid of your cigarette habit.
Eight months after enduring a double-lung transplant and open heart surgery, opera soprano Charity Tillemann-Dick returned to Cleveland Clinic to serenade her doctors.
Summer temperatures are soaring, and that scratchy dryness in your throat makes you crave a glass of water.
Scientists at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic have developed a vaccine that was shown to prevent breast cancer tumors in mice.
Scientists at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic are touting a new prototype vaccine to prevent breast cancer as "promising." This follows tests performed on mice by the researchers. The scientists said a single vaccination was shown to prevent breast cancer tumors from forming in mice, and also stymied the growth of existing tumors.
The owner of a chimpanzee that viciously attacked her friend in 2009 died of an aortic aneurysm. WFSB reports.
Sandra Herold, the owner of a chimpanzee that was involved in a vicious attack on her friend last year, has died, her attorney said Tuesday. She was 72.
After Barbara Walters told her fellow anchors on "The View" about her plans to have surgery later this week to fix her heart's faulty aortic valve, she mentioned she had known about her problem for a long time.
When Dina Khiry is feeling a bit down, she reaches for chocolate. "I like Reese's peanut butter cups, Hershey's bars, and chocolate cake batter," says the 24-year-old public relations associate. "I feel better in the moment -- and then worse later on, when I realize that I just consumed thousands of calories."
Doctors in Spain say they have carried out the world's first full face transplant on a man who severely damaged his face in an accident.
Animation from Vall d'Hebron Hospital in Barcelona depicts what doctors say is the world's first full-face transplant.
Health-care reformers should study up on the Cleveland Clinic, and they know it. President Obama, who toured the clinic last July, has praised it for providing "the highest-quality care at costs well below the national norm."
Every morning, Christy Farley rises from bed and feels relieved.
Criminal charges will not be filed against the owner of a chimpanzee that mauled and blinded a Connecticut woman earlier this year, according to Connecticut State's Attorney David Cohen.
Facial surgery that targets and removes small portions of migraine-triggering muscle or nerve tissue may offer permanent relief for some people with the debilitating headaches, a new study suggests.
As he walks the halls of the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Steven Nissen makes the next generation of health care in America sound quite simple.
If your pinkie and ring fingers tingle or feel numb, you might not want to pick up that cell phone to call the doctor.
My father, 59, has a heart arrhythmia. For the past few years it has been treated with blood thinners (Coumadin) and a pacemaker. After these procedures were unsuccessful he went to the Cleveland Clinic and had a heart ablation performed. He recently (October 2008) has been diagnosed with MDS. From my understanding MDS is the underformation of red blood cells that do not develop into full red blood cells. Are there any studies or have there been any studies to connect blood thinners to MDS? He currently is undergoing chemotherapy for the MDS, but also has to go back onto the Coumadin to have another heart ablation performed. He basically has to choose which disease he has to fight first. Any help in this matter would be appreciated.
Doctors chose a woman who survived a shotgun wound to her face as the first recipient of a face transplant after treating her for nearly four years.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why the 22 hour face transplant is so extraordinary.
In 2004, a bullet ripped away Connie Culp's nose, cheeks and upper jaw. Metal fragments sprayed into her skull and stripped her face away, leaving nothing except for her eyes, her chin and forehead.
Connie Culp sings the praises of the team of doctors who performed a successful face transplant on her.
Douglas Cootey is replacing his lightbulbs with brighter ones, but not just to see better. The new broad spectrum lights simulate sunlight, and might help enliven his mood in the gloomy winter months.
Doctors at a Boston hospital expressed optimism Friday that a man not yet fully awake after undergoing the second partial face transplant in the nation would recover fully.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at a new study comparing popular diets.
Dr. J. Stephen Jones had seven vasectomies to perform in a day.
Robin Williams' heart surgery "went extremely well" and he is expected to make a full recovery in eight weeks, according to his surgeon.
A lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who was violently attacked by a chimpanzee is seeking $50 million in damages from the owner of the primate, attorneys said Tuesday.
A Connecticut woman who was mauled last month by a chimpanzee remains in critical condition at the Cleveland Clinic, and her potential for recovery remains unclear, the facility said Wednesday.
In the wake of a highly publicized chimpanzee attack, the U.S. House made its first official move to ban humans from owning primates as pets.
A team of doctors at the Cleveland Clinic will spend as much as a week determining how they will treat a woman mauled by a chimpanzee, and whether they will consider offering her a face transplant.
A Connecticut woman attacked Monday by her friend's pet chimpanzee was taken Thursday from a Connecticut hospital to the famed Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, a hospital spokeswoman said. She would not divulge the victim's condition nor the reason for the move.
The woman who received the first-ever near-total face transplant in the United States told her doctor she has regained her self-confidence, said Dr. Maria Siemionow, head of plastic surgery research at the Cleveland Clinic and leader of the transplant team.
In what is being heralded as a "first-ever procedure," surgeons removed a healthy kidney through a donor's vagina, the Johns Hopkins Medical Center has announced.
U.S. presidents age before our eyes. Will the same hold true for Barack Obama? CNN's Alina Cho explains.
When a new president strolls into the White House, there's a kick in his step and a twinkle in his eyes.
Long-term outcome research indicates that deep brain stimulation holds promise for the treatment of intractable major depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder, a frequent companion illness. The technique targets a specific node in the cerebral cortex. When that one region is stimulated, the effects spread throughout the frontal lobe of the brain.
Dr. Maria Siemionow, head of plastic surgery at the famed Cleveland Clinic, led a surgical team that recently performed the first face transplant in the United States.
A severely disfigured woman received the nose, cheeks, upper jaw and facial tissue from a female cadaver in the first near-total face transplant in the United States, the woman's surgeon said Wednesday.
Doctors say the recovering recipient can "feel that she has a full face in front of her"
The Cleveland Clinic will announce Wednesday the successful completion of a near-total face transplant surgery, a clinic spokeswoman told CNN on Tuesday.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen offers tips on how to get a second opinion from your living room.
In August, just days before her daughter was to start her sophomore year of college, Dr. Lucy Sauer faced a troubling choice: Should her daughter have a device surgically implanted in her chest to control her heart rhythm?
Keeping a cell phone on talk mode in a pocket can decrease sperm quality, according to new research from the Cleveland Clinic.
Sexually dysfunctional women in the United States are, well, mostly out of luck.
Medications and other therapies can help women boost a low sex drive.CNN Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen explains.
Last week in an operating room in Texas, a wounded American soldier underwent a history-making procedure that could help him regrow the finger that was lost to a bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, last year.
New surgeries could lead to the regrowth of missing body parts. CNN's Barbara Starr reports (VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED).
It's a new frontier for psychiatric illness: Brain pacemakers that promise to act as antidepressants by changing how patients' nerve circuitry fires
Google's online filing cabinet for medical records opened to the public Monday, giving users instant electronic access to their health histories and worrying a privacy advocate
Google Inc. will begin storing the medical records of a few thousand people as it tests a long-awaited health service that's likely to raise more concerns about the volume of sensitive information entrusted to the Internet search leader.
Some companies are taking a harder line against smoking in the workplace, according to a report published Thursday, with some firms going so far as to test job applicants for nicotine use.
After a partial face transplant was performed in 2005, it seems a full face transplant will be the next breakthrough.
An FDA advisory committee will be taking a hard look this week at drug-coated stents, which the agency approved back in 2003 to prevent the arteries from re-closing better than non-drug stents.
Between his day job as a venture capitalist and as a father of 10 and 12-year-old children, Ravi Ugale fits the odd yoga class into his schedule when he can.
Most people go to a spa to get away from work.
A bowl of broth--that was lunch the day I arrived in Richmond. For dinner, two bottles of lemon-flavored Fleet Phospho-soda and four bisacodyl tablets. You see where this is heading? I went to bed ...
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Doctors in France say they have performed the first partial face transplant on a woman who had suffered extensive injuries in a dog attack.
As Dr. Steven E. Nissen methodically ticks off the risks of what seemed like a highly promising experimental diabetes drug -- heart attacks, strokes, and death -- he is completely in his element.
The medical year begins on July 1, the day that medical school graduates finish their training as resident physicians and stream out into the real world of shingles and stethoscopes.
The landing gear of the sleek corporate jet had barely brushed the runway at Burke Lakefront Airport when Mark Kapes unbuckled his seat belt and moved quickly for the door.
LONG BEFORE MERCK WITHDREW Vioxx from the market this fall, a doctor named Eric Topol, the chairman of cardiology at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, had emerged as one of the drug's chief critics...
A miniature robot that helps point surgeons to just the right place for spinal repairs has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, its inventors said.
You'd think Mr. Cholesterol would have been routed in the past decade. Studies paint an ever starker picture of the danger posed by fatty deposits in the bloodstream. Anti-cholesterol "statins" lik...
THEY MAKE your lip curl when you see them in the elevators at the office: those gaunt, humorless guys with gym bags who run a few dozen miles during their lunch hour before breezing through 400-pou...
Marie Greenwalt will never forget the day she thought her amateur soccer career was in jeopardy. ''I was practicing shots from about 30 yards out,'' says the 36-year-old billing clerk from Tualatin...
When entrepreneurs flocked into the American health care business in the early 1980s, the promise was that a good dose of competition, corporate organization, and concern for the bottom line would ...
Mary Rose Oakar . . . is receiving increasing attention as a tough legislator squarely within the liberal Democratic . . . tradition . . . While cutting an increasingly high profile in Washington, ...