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  • Breaking a sweat on Wall Street Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 12:53 PM ET
    Breaking a sweat on Wall Street

    Inform Fitness uses a 20-minute high intensity workout each week. Founder Adam Zickerman puts "Fast Money" trader John Najarian to work. Intensity is key to results, says Zickerman.

  • Icahn reports large stake in medical device maker Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    Carl Icahn, billionaire investor and chairman of Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP

    Activist investor Carl Icahn reported a 12.63 stake in medical device maker Hologic, prompting the company to seek protection from a hostile takeover

  • A tax on medical devices stirred the budget debate Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    A detailed look at how a tax on medical devices divided so many over the White House's Affordable Care Act.

  • Why Jamie Dimon and Bill Gates have teamed up Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 9:42 AM ET
    Bill Gates

    JPMorgan Chase, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others have launched an investment fund focused on late-stage healthcare technology trials.

  • Big data’s powerful effect on tiny babies Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 5:23 PM ET
    A nurse takes care of a premature baby.

    A research project that gathers more information from hospital monitors than ever before is improving the prognosis of premature infants.

  • Forget smartwatches, consider crowdfunding this Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Daniel Yachia, left, and Sedat Barokas

    A new Web company is offering to connect inventors of smaller medical devices with people who can give them the cash they need to get off the ground.

  • Community Health, HMA set $7.6 billion handshake Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    An ambulance leaves Community Health's Pottstown Memorial Hospital in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.

    Community Health Systems announced it would buy Health Management Associates in a deal valued at approximately $7.6 billion, including about $3.7 billion in debt.

  • Is Intuitive Surgical's Growth Over? Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 2:11 PM ET
    Is Intuitive Surgical's Growth Over?

    Intuitive Surgical is down about 18 percent today after pre-announcing a huge miss Monday, CNBC's Herb Greenberg brings everyone up to speed; and Jason Mills, analyst at Canaccord Genuity, explains why he downgraded the stock.

  • Cramer: This Break-Up Creating Immense Value Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    Jim Cramer believes this company is about to create immense value with the stroke of a pen.

  • Architect Rethinks Wheelchair Design for Stryker Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 1:15 PM ET
    The "Patriot" house designed by Michael Graves.

    When architect Michael Graves realized he would spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair, he set out to improve medical design. This week Stryker unveils his wheelchair.

  • Bristol and Merck Shares Surge on Cancer Drug News Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 3:32 PM ET

    Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck stocks climbed higher Monday as analysts said billions stood to be made from treatment breakthroughs.

  • Heart Device Approval Delays Leave Doctors Frustrated Monday, 27 May 2013 | 11:33 AM ET

    Americans accustomed to immediate access to the newest technology may be shocked to find that is not the case when it comes to devices that treat ailing hearts.

  • Cramer: Break-Up Could Boost This Stock 19% Friday, 17 May 2013 | 6:02 PM ET

    Cramer’s convinced the best way to for this health care company to maximize shareholder value is to break up.

  • Hospitals See Surge of Weapons in War on 'Superbugs' Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 8:24 AM ET
    Health care insurance

    The rise of "superbugs," and pressure from the government and insurers, is driving hospitals to try all sorts of new approaches to stop their spread.

  • Patients Scarred After Robotic Surgery Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 8:58 AM ET
    Da Vinci Surgical robot designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach.

    Most robotic surgery takes place without a hitch, but a growing number of complaints and lawsuits allege complications and even deaths from Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci device.

  • Marketing Is Key to Surgical Robot’s Success Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 8:14 PM ET

    If the critics of robotic surgery are right—that safety is an issue—how is that it was performed on 450,000 people last year? The answer may lie in one word: Marketing.

  • Counting the Problems of Robot-Assisted Surgery Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 7:58 PM ET
    Dr. Marty Makary of Johns Hopkins University Hospital

    The number of complications from robot-assisted surgery using Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci robot are underreported, allege critics of the procedure, fanning the controversy around the company's pioneering product.

  • Controversy Over Surgical Robotics Heats Up Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 5:05 PM ET
    A surgeon looks through the da Vinci surgical system's monitor.

    Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci robot was once hailed as a revolution in the operating room, but as more reports of complications have come to light, the da Vinci debate is heating up.

  • The Da Vinci Code: Growing Sales, Growing Concerns Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

    In recent years, as the surgical robot's popularity has grown, so have questions and concerns about its safety, training and the aggressiveness of its marketing.

  • Slower Growth of Health Costs Eases US Deficit Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    A sharp and surprisingly persistent slowdown in the growth of health care costs is helping to narrow the federal deficit, leaving budget experts trying to figure out whether the trend will last.