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Desperate Patients Pin Hopes on Lab-Grown Organs

Desperate Patients Pin Hopes on Lab-Grown Organs

Dr. Paolo Macchiarini of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, is the only surgeon in the world who... Read »

Jun 27, 2014
FDA Approves Bionic Suit That Helps Paralyzed Walk

FDA Approves Bionic Suit That Helps Paralyzed Walk

A battery-powered walker, the ReWalk, was recently approved by the FDA and helps patients with spinal cord paralysis... Watch »

Jun 27, 2014
Quadruple Amputee Approved for Bilateral Arm Transplant

Quadruple Amputee Approved for Bilateral Arm Transplant

A former Boston University professor who lost all of his limbs after getting a life-threatening infection from group... Watch »

Jun 26, 2014
Drinking Causes 1 in 10 Deaths of Working-Age Adults: CDC

Drinking Causes 1 in 10 Deaths of Working-Age Adults: CDC

One in 10 deaths in working-age adults may be caused by excessive alcohol consumption, according to a new... Read »

Jun 26, 2014
Joke in FAFSA Tweet Sparks Online Backlash

Joke in FAFSA Tweet Sparks Online Backlash

A tweet by the Education Department's federal student aid agency, which poked fun at student poverty,... Read »

Jun 25, 2014
FDA Warns of Allergic Reactions With Acne Products

FDA Warns of Allergic Reactions With Acne Products

Federal health officials are warning consumers who use popular anti-acne treatments about rare but... Read »

Jun 25, 2014
Suspected Case of Measles at Middlesex Hospital

Suspected Case of Measles at Middlesex Hospital

Middlesex Hospital has notified the state Department of Health about a suspected case of measles in the... Read »

Jun 25, 2014
Research Finds 3D Mammograms Offer Sharper Results

Research Finds 3D Mammograms Offer Sharper Results

New technology could help improve the accuracy rate around breast-cancer screening and even provide... Read »

Jun 24, 2014
Help for Moms With Postpartum Depression

Help for Moms With Postpartum Depression

Going through postpartum depression is difficult for any new mother, but there is help. A Connecticut mom shares her Watch »

Jun 24, 2014
Be Healthy: Postpartum Depression

Be Healthy: Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression affects 10 to 15 percent of new mothers. Watch »

Jun 24, 2014
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Former "GMA" Host Joan Lunden Has Breast Cancer

Former "Good Morning America" host Joan Lunden says she has breast cancer. She disclosed her diagnosis on Tuesday's... Read »

Jun 24, 2014
Number of People Exposed to Anthrax Climbs: CDC

Number of People Exposed to Anthrax Climbs: CDC

The number of people who may have been exposed to anthrax at the CDC in Atlanta has grown to more than 80 and... Read »

Jun 20, 2014
75 Scientists Possibly Exposed to Anthrax: CDC

75 Scientists Possibly Exposed to Anthrax: CDC

Seventy-five scientists working in government laboratories are being offered treatment for anthrax "out of... Read »

Jun 19, 2014
Antidepressant Warning Raised Suicide Attempts: Study

Antidepressant Warning Raised Suicide Attempts: Study

A "black box" warning on antidepressants notifying users that the medications can increase the risk of... Read »

Jun 18, 2014
Senators Scold Dr. Oz For Diet Scams

Senators Scold Dr. Oz For Diet Scams

Dr. Mehmet Oz, a celebrity doctor who frequently touts weight-loss products on his syndicated television show,... Read »

Jun 18, 2014
'Bionic Pancreas' Astonishes Diabetes Researchers

'Bionic Pancreas' Astonishes Diabetes Researchers

A “bionic pancreas” system that automatically controls blood sugar levels helped more than two dozen people... Read »

Jun 16, 2014
Whooping Cough Epidemic in California: Officials

Whooping Cough Epidemic in California: Officials

The number of whooping cough cases in California has officially reached epidemic proportions, the... Read »

Jun 16, 2014
The Health Benefits of Drinking Wine Explained

The Health Benefits of Drinking Wine Explained

After a long day, a glass of wine may help ease some tension. But did you know it could also help your health? One... Watch »

Jun 13, 2014
Genetically, There's No Such Thing as a Mexican: Study

Genetically, There's No Such Thing as a Mexican: Study

Even though medical researchers and census-takers lump Latinos and Hispanics into one group, a giant study... Read »

Jun 12, 2014
Technology for the Deaf and Blind

Technology for the Deaf and Blind

Opening a new world of communication through innovation. Watch »

Jun 11, 2014
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The Health & Wellness Festival is back in 2014! Read more
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