Did you know listening to music is good for the brain? CNN's resident neurosurgeon, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how music therapy can help us live to 100.
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. didn't become a doctor to change the way America eats. He was a general surgeon.But researching cancer, he stumbled on a fact that changed his career: Certain cultures around the world do not suffer from heart disease, the No. 1 killer in the Western world.Esselstyn's practice took a dramatic turn – […]
By the time he reached the White House, Bill Clinton's appetite was legend. He loved hamburgers, steaks, chicken enchiladas, barbecue and french fries but wasn't too picky. At one campaign stop in New Hampshire, he reportedly bought a dozen doughnuts and was working his way through the box until an aide stopped him.Former President Clinton […]
Learning your cholesterol numbers – the good, the bad and the total – is a well-established part of the annual physical exam.A high cholesterol number results in angst and possible treatment. A low number brings relief. But are we putting too much stock in cholesterol as a sign of our heart attack risk?"The cholesterol number […]
Most heart attacks strike with no warning, but doctors now have a clearer picture than ever before of who is most likely to have one, says Dr. Arthur Agatston, a Miami cardiologist and author of the best-selling South Beach diet books.Agatston says relatively new imaging tests give real-time pictures showing whether plaque is building up […]
When I was in the third grade, a classmate of mine died of leukemia. None of us knew he was sick, only that his mother hadn't let him attend school in a while. More than 30 years later, I still remember the awful day my mom told me my friend had passed away. I made […]
In the middle of a famine, there is a place that houses the sickest survivors of all.Along the border between Somalia and Kenya at the International Rescue Committee hospital it is simply called a stabilization center. As a medical term, it refers to the desire to normalize vital signs, replace fluids and treat acute and […]
Right now, this may be the most desperate place on Earth.A drought, not seen in 60 years, compounded with near complete lawlessness and utter disregard for human life has made it so.It is hard to imagine, but dust and starvation are nearly everywhere you look, and the world's largest refugee camp is thick with misery […]
Once upon a time... the was a man who lived in a shoe. The end.
There haven't been many times when I have been at a loss for words when conducting an interview as a medical reporter. This was one of those moments.The man cleared his throat, after ignoring the question I just asked him. "You want to know what I think?" he said loudly."I do," I replied."Is that what […]
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