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15-Minute Visits Take A Toll On The Doctor-Patient Relationship

15-Minute Visits Take A Toll On The Doctor-Patient Relationship

Ragwitek Approved for Adult Ragweed Allergy

Tablet placed under the tongue

Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

Sense of smell also altered for some patients in British study

Weaning Baby: From Bottle to Cup

Ready to wean your baby from a bottle to a cup? Here’s how to make the transition easier on everyone.

Oil-Swishing Craze: Snake Oil or All-Purpose Remedy?
Choosing products like safflower oil may be less

Some people swear by the practice, but little research exists to back up health claims

FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
But study didn't prove cause-and-effect

'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says

White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance
New health insurance plans and consumer

35 percent of registrants are younger than 35 years old, administration officials say

Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach
Most say they'll still have the prostate cancer

European study tracked how many men came back for regular checkups over 13 years

Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits'
Study found some players still showed brain

Study found some players still showed brain changes 6 months after season had ended

Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought
Study suggests manufacturers test for all strains

Study suggests manufacturers test for all strains of P. aeruginosa to prevent infection

Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization
However, experts say lab findings might not

British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg

Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study
Panel backs testing for childhood diseases, but

With mothers holding newborns differently, cord clamping could be delayed, researchers say

Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat
Information from MRI scans might help in obesity,

Information from MRI scans might help in obesity, diabetes research

Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review
Study found seniors who struggled with hearing

5 percent of adults are affected each year, data from several studies suggest

Free Drug Samples for Doctors Might Prove Costly for Patients
Seniors with condition can suffer serious health

Study of dermatologists found those with access to samples from drug makers more likely to prescribe expensive meds

Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests
But predictive value of finding still needs to be

Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder

Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are
Advanced colonoscope has wider range of view than

Study finds helpful microbial communities vary person to person

Crunchy or Smooth? Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories
Children helping themselves to drug-laced

When study participants were thinking about calories, they ate more of the crunchier items, less of the soft

Does Your Medication Cause Heartburn? These Tips May Bring Relief

Does your medication cause heartburn? These tips may bring relief.

Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds
Confidence, skill in managing day-to-day care

Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says

Brain Scans Might Spot Potential for Recovery From Coma
Study found more short-range connections, fewer

Right now misdiagnosis is common, so a better technology is needed, experts say

Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race
Link between 'sister diseases' is rooted in

Study looked at Graves', Hashimoto's thyroiditis among U.S. military personnel

Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health
Study found older people forgot more upon waking

Osteoporosis rates rose among people with breathing disorder, study found

FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug
Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include

Tanzeum is injected once a week and appears to help control blood sugar levels, agency says

Drowning Deaths Down Overall, But Still a Problem: Report
2 U.S. children have recently been infected and

Rates increased for adults 45 to 84; kids 4 and under and adults 85 and older at highest risk

Easter Lilies Toxic for Cats, FDA Warns
Nibbling a few leaves, licking pollen off fur can

Nibbling a few leaves, licking pollen off fur can cause kidney failure, veterinarian warns

Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return
But expert says cancer-fighting benefits outweigh

Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence

Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women: Study
Findings may have implications for caregivers.

Effect wasn't nearly as pronounced among men, researchers say

FAQ: The High Cost of Hepatitis C Drugs
Woman taking pill

Last week, the World Health Organization strongly endorsed 2 new oral drugs that fight hepatitis C, a liver-damaging virus. The WHO recommended that all 150 million people infected worldwide be assessed for these drug treatments.

Nearly 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study
The findings were based on six prior studies.

Researchers found a nationwide rise of the disease since late 1980s, and a parallel rise in obesity

Does Sugar Make Your Heart Sweeter?
couple in argument

Researchers say that lower blood sugar levels predict more aggression toward spouses, although some psychologists are skeptical of that theory.

Adult-Onset Allergies

You don't have to be a child to have new allergy symptoms. Once you know what's causing you to sneeze, sniffle, or itch – and whether it's an allergy or something else – you can find treatment that works.

Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys
Major cities had biggest decline in teen

But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds
Most are too sweet and are advertised for infants

But experts stress findings don't mean fatherhood at an early age dooms men to clinical depression

Pelvic Exercises May Help His Sex Life
Study found more masculine looks were preferred

Premature ejaculation significantly improved after 12-week regimen, study finds

Prevent Tick Bites While Enjoying the Outdoors
Risk highest in certain East Coast states.

With no vaccines for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, expert explains how to avoid infection

Mucus (Snot, Phlegm) Color, Function, Coughing, and More

Everything you ever wanted to know about boogers, from the experts at WebMD.

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Kidneys
Large study doesn't prove connection, but experts

Study found patients may be more likely to develop renal disease

Taking Too Many Vitamins? Side Effects of Vitamin Overdosing

WebMD explains why taking too many vitamins can be unhealthy and even dangerous, and how to be sure you’re getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals.

Things You Should Never Do to Lose Weight
Woman lighting cigarette

WebMD discusses dangerous things you should never do when trying to lose weight

Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health
Learn to read food labels closely, he advises.

Girls who ate carotenoid-rich foods less likely to have breast conditions, study finds

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Resigns

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, ending her 5-year term that was marred by the problem-plagued rollout of the Affordable Care Act, a White House official said Thursday.

Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses Herald New Options for Patients
Regenerative surgery takes a leap forward, two

Regenerative surgery takes a leap forward, two studies show

The Truth About Bread and Your Diet
loaf of bread

WebMD talks to nutrition experts about how bread fits into a healthy diet and whether it is a stumbling block for weight loss.

Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds
In study, 3 severe cases involved virus that

'Hidden' trial data reveals that some Tamiflu claims were unfounded, researchers say

Kitchen Cutting Boards Can Harbor Drug-Resistant Germs: Study
Limiting alcohol, substituting fruit for cheese

Poultry prep linked to E. coli found on food equipment in homes, hospitals

A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health
Most say they'll still have the prostate cancer

Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds

Some Doctors Paid Millions by Medicare
medical supplies and cash

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released, for the first time, data detailing about $77 billion in payments to more than 880,000 health care professionals under its Medicare Part B Fee-For-Service program.

Cure Rate for Experimental Hepatitis C Drug Tops 95 Percent
This should reassure those in U.S., other

But high costs of newer medications is a concern, experts say

Don't Bother 'Faking It' in the Bedroom
But new study confirms that it's not good for

Study says partners can gauge each other's sexual satisfaction

CNN.com - Health
She found love, left sugar, lost weight
Cady Stanton used to find solace in the sweet taste of ice cream. Now she finds solace in her new self image.
Pitcher drops 162 pounds
Denny McLain is a recognizable name to almost any baseball fan. But even his best friends wouldn't recognize him today.
She bet she'd lose -- and won!
Sara Lugger was skeptical as she placed her first $5 bet. But she realized that all she had to lose was 140 pounds.
5 myths about the ER, debunked
Several myths prevail about what you can expect in the emergency room. Here are five that need to be declared DOA.
Denying drugs for the dying
The FDA program that allows patients to use experimental drugs is called "compassionate use." Some, including a biotechnology industry group, wonder if there might be a way to make it a little more compassionate.
She gave her life for her baby
When Elizabeth Joice found out that she was pregnant, she and her husband, Max, were ecstatic.
Reproductive organs grown in a lab
Scientists have grown reproductive organs and nasal cartilage in labs, and successfully implanted them in patients.
A minute to a mile: Learning to run
When Sia Figiel started believing in herself, she realized she could go a lot farther than she'd ever thought possible.
I'm Ron, and I am a food addict
I used to fill up on stuff, not really knowing what I was eating but just going through the motions until I got my "fix." Most of the time I was left with guilt, gas and a growing stomach to accompany my gluttony.
I plan to make time for my health
There's not enough time. That was the excuse I used for 19 years. Now I know there's enough time. I just have to make time.
Top health stories
CNN's Holly Firfer tells us about this week's headlines: casual marijuana use, obesity and pregnant women, and diabetes.
Fussy toddlers watch more TV
CNN's Carl Azuz tells us about a new study that looks at how TV viewing may be linked to a baby's fussy behavior.
Some moist wipes cause allergies
CNN's Carl Azuz tells us that some wipes made for your face, fingers and fannies can cause serious allergies.
Top health stories
CNN's Melisa Raney gives us the latest health news about flu drugs, sneezing, and whether procrastination is genetic.
High risk for eye disease?
Women are at higher risk for some eye diseases than men and the majority aren't aware of this.
Some expired drugs OK to use
Reporter Carl Azuz tells us when it's OK to use a drug that has expired and when it's not.
Top health stories
Making health news: benefits of marriage, kids and cholesterol and unfilled prescriptions.
Extend your life through diet
CNN's Holly Firfer tells us about a new study that finds eating plenty of fruits and veggies may help us live longer.
'Old wives' tales' or not?
CNN's Holly Firfer looks at some popular claims to find out if they are 'old wives' tales.'
New measles outbreak
Measles...how do you know you have them and what can you do to protect yourself?
Prepare for vet visits
CNN's Carl Azuz looks at how to prepare for a visit to the vet.
Screening for colon cancer
CNN's Carl Azuz introduces us to a new campaign that brings attention to our bottoms and colon cancer.
Posture matters
CNN's Carl Azuz looks at the importance of having good posture and highlights some of our common mistakes.
Woman ditches diets, loses 160 pounds
Teena Henson's weight-loss journey began with a newspaper ad, and ended with her mother's praise.
The cancer I beat came back
Kezia Fitzgerald knows the toll treating Hodgkin's lymphoma again will take on her body -- and her mind.
Can you target fat loss?
Legend has it that, by targeting specific parts of your body through exercise, you can laser-focus where your body burns fat. But are the rumors true?
How to live forever
Morgan Spurlock dives into the world of "futurism," and sees if its possible to live forever
5 delicious low-cal meals
Celebrity trainer Bob Harper shares some of his favorite healthy recipes.
Why I'm running Boston again
"Twenty-nine minutes for his first five kilometers -- he's right on schedule," Nelson Williams excitedly announced to my staff at Enspire Dental in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Run, bike, swim 3,700 miles
Norma Bastidas will run, bike and swim more than 3,700 miles to fight human trafficking.
Can you target fat loss?
Legend has it that, by targeting specific parts of your body through exercise, you can laser-focus where your body burns fat. But are the rumors true?
These glasses may save lives
A doctor created goggles that help surgeons detect cancer cells injected with dye. KSDK has the report.
Their germs are now our germs
The world is smaller and people are more mobile than ever. What's happening anywhere on the globe can harm Americans' health.
How to avoid digital eye strain
Our lives have increasingly become more digital today. While some may see this as a benefit, others are finding that it can literally be a pain in the eye.
Here's what to do about your anxiety
Dr. Charles Raison, CNN's mental health expert, addresses two questions from readers on anxiety.
Is lung cancer screening right for you?
This week, the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force issued its long-awaited guideline on lung cancer screening.
Bob Harper's favorite low-cal meals
Celebrity trainer Bob Harper's new book is chock full of 100 new recipes, all under 350 calories.
Why I'm running Boston again
"Twenty-nine minutes for his first five kilometers -- he's right on schedule," Nelson Williams excitedly announced to my staff at Enspire Dental in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Woman tackles world's longest triathlon
Norma Bastidas will run, bike and swim more than 3,700 miles to fight human trafficking.
Losing weight is about more than weight loss
Sure, Mike Wilber had pounds to lose. But he also had some heavy emotions weighing him down.
Dr. Gupta dispels Ebola myths
Reporting from Guinea, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains some common misconceptions of one of the world's most deadly viruses.
Just say yes? The rise of 'study drugs' in college
Prescription ADHD medications like Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are becoming increasingly popular for overworked and overscheduled college students -- who haven't been diagnosed with ADHD.
Bogus mammogram results earn woman jail time
A former Georgia hospital technician was sentenced to up to six months in prison after pleading guilty to manipulating the mammogram records of 1,289 patients. Ten of those women were given false negatives, and two of them are now dead, a prosecutor says.
What these glasses see may save lives
A doctor created goggles that help surgeons detect cancer cells injected with dye. KSDK has the report.
Juicing: Healthy detox or diet trap?
You can't juice all day every day and expect to stay healthy, experts say. We answer your most pressing questions about this diet trend.
7 invisible ways exercise helps
Numerous research studies have uncovered benefits to working out that aren't necessarily visible from the outside.
Use the placebo effect on yourself
Researchers have been studying the placebo effect for decades -- and there's plenty of evidence it works. Learn three ways to use it.
Think your thoughts are private?
Scientists have made significant strides in being able to decode thoughts based on brain activity.
New brain maps released
Two brain map studies released Wednesday in the journal Nature describe the brain in different ways.
PTSD from your ZIP code
Nightly gunshots wake Veronica Morris.

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