CNN's Elizabeth Cohen discusses immunotherapy as a treatment for food allergies.
Joequetta Lewis got to hold her newborn son for 53 days.
When Nailah Winkfield took her daughter to Children's Hospital & Research Center in Oakland, California, for a tonsillectomy, she thought it would be a short stay.
Three months after a thyroidectomy to remove cancer and one month after radioactive iodine to treat it, Julie Seitz found herself in an operating room again, this time for a lumpectomy to remove breast cancer.
The mood in the room was somber as five doctors, a nurse, and a social worker pulled their chairs around the table and turned to address Autumn Chenkus and Charlie Higgs.
No one wants to get cancer. Turns out, you have considerable power over that scary fate. True, it's possible to do everything "right" and still end up developing the disease.
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CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the FDA's new rule that would ban trans fat from the U.S. food supply.
Will young people choose to buy health insurance for $50 a month, but with high deductibles? Elizabeth Cohen reports.
You're groggy, dizzy even. You can't see straight and you sure as hell can't keep your eyes (or your mind) focused on the screen in front of you. And you're pretty sure your boss has noticed.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on some rising costs and coverage under Obamacare.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the the White House effort to sign up 2.7 million young, healthy people for Obamacare.
Even if you're one of the many people who believe that exposing yourself to day-to-day germs is healthy for your immune system, it's still wise to take steps to protect yourself from the most infectious germs in your home.
Consider whether the following questions describe you or someone you love:
In a report on CNN Monday, Elizabeth Cohen looked at problems plaguing the health site.
In a report on CNN Tuesday, Elizabeth Cohen explained the state exchanges running more smoothly than the federal program.
Your mom probably never gave you better advice than when she said, "Eat your fruits and veggies."
Women checking in for appointments at the Comprehensive Breast Center at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York this month are being offered more than a pre-op or post-op surgical visit.
For nearly two weeks, I was a failure -- a complete and utter failure.
At work one day, IT consultant Justin Shelton suddenly began to feel ill. A few hours later, he was in the emergency room, and doctors told him he might have a kidney infection.
Jeff Jones started shopping for health insurance as soon as the Obamacare insurance marketplaces opened on October 1.
Last summer, Jessica Rodriguez didn't want to go outside, or even open the door. She didn't want anyone to see she had lost her hair during breast cancer treatment.
Despite food safety measures, the threat of foodborne illness remains in meat and produce -- and some types of illness are on the rise.
The happiest day in Justin Smith's life -- next to the day his daughter was born -- was March 5, 2013.
Frankie Huff is working on her doctoral degree in Florida and can tackle most complicated education theories with ease. That's not the case when it comes to picking a health insurance plan through her school.
The shutdown means some patients at the NIH's Clinical Research Center in Bethesda, Maryland can't begin new drug trials.
Enrollment in the Obamacare exchanges has begun. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on trying to sign up.
The prospect of undergoing surgery can be unnerving, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and vulnerable.
Caroline Gold calls out to her three children as she takes pizza bagels out of the oven. Shai, 18 months old, runs to her high chair chanting, "Pizza, pizza!" Natanel, 7, comes in from another room in their Atlanta home.
The University of Kentucky has settled its case with the state over the release of safety data for its embattled pediatric heart surgery program, which was closed last year following patient deaths.
Following a CNN investigation, The University of Kentucky released some data on its pediatric heart surgery program, showing a 5.8% overall mortality rate from 2008 to 2012, slightly higher than the national average of less than 4% mortality.
The University of Florida's health system is reviewing the application of a heart surgeon from Kentucky who came under scrutiny after a CNN investigation into the deaths of babies in his care.
Tabitha and Lucas Rainey were beginning to get suspicious.
Every year, thousands of parents get a shock when they go in for a routine ultrasound during pregnancy: Their child has a severe congenital heart defect.
The patient slammed his fist on the table in Dr. Otis Brawley's office.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen discusses the recovery of actress Angelina Jolie, who returned to the red carpet.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the sunscreen rankings by Consumer Reports.
When Angelina Jolie revealed she'd had a double mastectomy, she probably had a pretty good idea that her bravery would empower other women to tell their breast cancer stories.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has the remarkable story of a woman, once badly burned, who received a new face.
After Carmen Tarleton's estranged husband doused her with industrial-strength lye, doctors saved her life with a medically induced coma and more than 50 surgeries.
The Supreme Court is deciding who owns your DNA. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains.
A consumer advocacy group calls federally-funded research on babies "shocking." CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has more.
Karry Trout's first patient was a 38-year-old woman who had been diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on a ruling ordering the morning-after pill to be available to all, without a prescription.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on research teaching athletes how to avoid injury.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the use of ADHD medications among children without the condition.
Research about the deadly bird flu virus was published in a scientific journal. Elizabeth Cohen explains.
A group says 91% of kids' meals at chain restaurants exceed the industry's 600 calorie "Kids Live Well" requirement.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen discusses a new tough abortion law in Arkansas.
When Crystal Kelley agreed to carry someone else's baby, she didn't, in her words, "dot every 'i' and cross every 't.'"
A new study finds that less sitting, and more breaks between sitting, reduces risk factors for diabetes.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the approval of a drug for breast cancer and explains what type of cancer it treats.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on embryo donation and one little girl's story.
A study shows mixing diet instead of regular soda with alcohol makes people more intoxicated. Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Former White House physician Dr. Connie Mariano says NJ Gov. Chris Christie's health is "like a time bomb."
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on some cancer death rates declining in African-Americans.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen discusses new proposals by the Obama administration regarding contraception coverage.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on new research looking at treatment options for breast cancer patients.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen discusses a new study, which finds foods are not always what they seem.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen discusses a study of Facebook users, which finds some are envious of their friends.
How will you know if the flu has crossed the line to become deadly? Elizabeth Cohen has the story of a boy's close call.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen previews new numbers of flu cases from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The flu outbreak spreads, straining emergency rooms in some parts of the country. CNN's Mary Snow reports.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a look at the neurodegenerative brain disease NFL player Junior Seau had before his death.
Max Schwolert was a healthy 17-year old athlete who simply caught the flu while on vacation. Elizabeth Cohen reports.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the unusual death of a Texas teen after he came down with the flu.
A sperm donor in Kansas is being told he must pay child support. Hear from him, his attorney and CNN's Elizabeth Cohen.
It is not too late to get a flu shot. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
It is not too late to get a flu shot, reports CNN's Elizabeth Cohen.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen discusses Sen. Mark Kirk's comeback after a stroke, along with doctors' role in gun control.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on mandatory flu vaccines for hospital employees.
In many ways, Josh Stepakoff's childhood came to an abrupt halt at 10:49 a.m. on August 10, 1999.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen speaks to two teens who survived a mass shooting in 1999. They offer advice for Newtown parents.
In a battle over healthier school lunches that pitted the Obama administration against school children, chalk up a point for the kids.
A form of the virus that causes AIDS was used in the therapy. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has more.
Elizabeth Cohen reports on a new study showing how CTE progresses in those with a history of repeated blows to the head.
What is acute morning sickness? CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains.
The Food and Drug Administration advised patients Friday to keep taking a popular cholesterol drug even though it might contain specks of glass, reversing advice it gave just a day ago.
The Food and Drug Administration advised concerned consumers Thursday to stop taking a popular cholesterol drug that may be contaminated with specks of glass if the pills came from one of 41 recalled lots.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the connection between repeat job loss and heart health.
Generic Lipitor was recalled by Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, but it's still not clear what patients should do.
Elizabeth Cohen brings you the top five trends in baby boomer health for CNN's "Age Against the Machine" series.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the health-related ups and downs of marijuana use.
An HLN viewer asks how Gov. Romney would help those with pre-existing conditions get health insurance.
When you're a patient, you trust you're in good hands, but even the best doctor or nurse can make a mistake on you or someone you love.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen speaks with nurses who evacuated patients, including babies, during Sandy.
Sewage, chemicals and debris contaminate the water following Hurricane Sandy. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen discusses the evacuation of 300 patients, including babies, from a N.Y. hospital during the storm.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen discusses what people need to have to be prepared for the monster storm.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the pharmacy at the center of the meningitis outbreak.
Other women's eggs have not been kind to Debbie Vernon.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on a study looking at healthy middle-aged men, multivitamins and risk of cancer.
The first presidential debate of the 2012 election will included 15 minutes dedicated solely to health care.
After surviving a near-fatal car accident, Kaitlin Hunter found herself battling a devastating bacterial infection in her colon that also threatened her life.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen discusses the pros and cons to using gadgets to monitor one's own health.
A study shows grouping breast cancers by genes could lead to new treatments. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
It's happened so many times that Dr. Raymond Pitetti has lost count: A child comes into the emergency room with, say, a broken leg, and doctors give him strong narcotic painkillers in the ER, but then send the child home with no pain medication at all.
A federal jury awards a Colorado man with "popcorn lung" $7.2 million. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has details.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on recommendations for tuna consumption by children.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on two women receiving a uterus from their own mothers.
A new report predicts extremely high rates of obesity in the U.S. in the future. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen breaks it down.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has a closer look at the report from the Institute of Medicine.
The U.S. Census Bureau reported a drop in the number of people without health insurance. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Authorities added 58 types of cancer to covered illnesses for people who were at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen discusses specifics of how Mitt Romney would replace Obamacare.
Author Judy Blume has breast cancer. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen and Brooke Baldwin discuss what to do following a diagnosis.
Stacey Lihn, whose daughter has a congenital heart defect, says she worries every day that Romney will repeal Obamacare.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on a study about organic versus conventional produce and pesticide levels.
Jen Matlack's husband teases her about buying organic. It's not worth the extra money, he says, but she insists.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains Mitt Romney's proposed health care reforms.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen discusses what Paul Ryan said about Obamacare and Medicare.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has details on Mitt Romney's health care plan for seniors.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at what health care would look like under Romney-Ryan.
Flesh-eating bacteria survivor Aimee Copeland goes home. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains a study looking at a father's age and risk of their child having autism.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has an update on the West Nile virus outbreak.
The recent West Nile virus outbreak is the largest ever seen in the United States, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on aerial spraying and how to protect yourself.
More than 4.3 million people tuned in to watch the U.S. women's soccer team beat Japan in a 2-1 victory in the gold medal Olympic game.
Betty West knew that something was wrong when her husband Howard slept through a NASCAR race on television.
Michael Petrina's mother passed away from Alzheimer's disease 15 years ago. That's one of the reasons the 67-year-old retired attorney works his mind so hard.
The marketer of a popular children's vitamin is refunding nearly $2.1 million to customers after acknowledging its pills contained only a fraction of a nutritional substance the packaging claimed.
We read with great interest Debbi Wynn's description of her life with Crohn's disease and commend her for sharing her personal story so that others can learn about this difficult disease.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen discusses the Medicare proposal of Vice Presidential Candidate, Paul Ryan.
Elizabeth reports on brain imaging research suggesting a difference between how hoarders and persons with OCD think.
The day after Nelly Divricean gave birth to twin sons Andrew and Patrick, doctors gave her terrible news: one of her tiny, premature babies was in serious trouble.
The technician suspected of spreading Hepatitis to patients had previously surrendered his license in Arizona.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on an outbreak of the disease involving a suspected "serial infector."
CNN's Brooke Baldwin and Elizabeth Cohen discuss the connection between a traveling lab tech and the disease outbreak.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the man "cured" of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen discusses "tripblings" and how common this is.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on inactivity and the effects it has, according to new research.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the obesity treatment, Qnexa, and the potential side effects.
Lana Kuykendall will go home soon when she departs a South Carolina hospital. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
A new study confirms that some men may have sexual side effects from the hair loss drug Propecia, even after they stop.
A rare genetic mutation protects against Alzheimer's, says research in the journal Nature. Elizabeth Cohen reports.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains what a mood disorder is.
Elizabeth Cohen and Brooke Baldwin discuss caregiver stress.
A new report looks at mental health and substance abuse in the elderly, and concludes better access to care is needed.
A new study looks at pets, children and respiratory infections. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Elizabeth Cohen and Brooke Baldwin speak with the mother of a young girl with epilepsy.
Elizabeth Cohen has more on the new drug to help with weight control in some overweight and obese people.
Elizabeth Cohen explains how the Supreme Court's ruling on health care affects people with real-world examples.
A federal health panel discusses doctors' role in the fight against obesity. Elizabeth Cohen reports.
A new report urges industry to eliminate the use of antibiotics in meat. Elizabeth Cohen brings us details.
When you're a patient, you trust you're in good hands, but even the best doctor or nurse can make a mistake on you or someone you love.
Several months ago, Meaghin and Jonathan Jordan were strolling through a shop near their home in Kiln, Mississippi, when they spotted a box of high-powered magnets that could be arranged and rearranged into various shapes.
In the four weeks since his daughter cut her leg in the Tallapoosa River, Andy Copeland has experienced several low points. But nothing was as desperate as a moment in the surgical waiting room on May 4.
At 3:30 a.m., Stefany Shaheen awoke to a feeling of uneasiness. Something was not quite right with her daughter, Elle.
It was early evening when Lee Ferrero got in his car to make the trip home from a meeting for work. He'd done the trip many times over the years, and he looked forward to the drive.