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  • Recession-Proof Industries Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    Starting a small business is a risky proposition even in the best financial times. If you’re thinking about starting one but are worried about how it will fare during a downturn, you might want to consider an industry that can be described as “recession-proof.”A recession-proof industry caters to an ongoing demand. If a business provides goods or services fitting this profile, its odds of weathering economic storms are better than those that don’t. This is why medical and diagnostic laboratories

    If you're worried about how yours might fare during a downturn, consider a recession-proof industry, which caters to ongoing demands.

  • Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Affordable Care Act

    Discussing why he thinks the affordable care act is not a coherent bill, with Lawrence Lindsey, former National Economic Council director, The Lindsey Group president/CEO.

  • China Fines Parents of HK-Born Second Child: Report Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 6:38 PM ET

    Mainland Chinese who have a second child in Hong Kong will be fined for breaching China's one-child policy, Chinese media quoted a family planning official as saying, as mainland Chinese women flock to the former British colony to give birth.

  • It’s rare for the world's leading pharmaceutical companies and other partners to work together to tackle an urgent global health issue. It’s time for this to change and our new coordinated effort – unlike previous siloed, disease-by-disease approaches – is the first step.

  • At-Work Wellness Boosts the Bottom Line Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 10:34 AM ET

    Employees enrolled in at-work wellness programs report reduced personal healthcare costs, according to a new study, and their employers, who are seeing higher productivity and attendance, are often happy to foot the bill. 

  • Expecting Aetna and UnitedHealth to beat Wall Street estimates as health insurers kick off fourth-quarter earnings, senior analyst Peter Costa of Wells Fargo says these companies will continue their winning streak in 2012, due to rising costs, lower unemployment and even health-care reform.

  • Weight Watchers Shaking Off the Lean Times: CEO Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 2:22 PM ET

    After some lean times in 2009, Weight Watchers decided to "take destiny by the horns" and become more aggressive in getting the overweight to lose pounds using its program.

  • Allen Stanford

    In court papers filed Friday, accused ponzi schemer Allen Stanford's court-appointed attorney said he will call on two neurologists, a neuropsychologist, a forensic psychiatrist, a medical doctor and a staff psychiatrist to testify at a hearing on whether Stanford is competent to stand trial.

  • CEO Blog: Changing How We Pay for Healthcare Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | 11:40 AM ET

    Is legislated healthcare reform here to stay? As we watch the presidential race heat up – and look to a Supreme Court ruling this summer — no one knows for sure. Regardless, we as a nation need to realize that traditional thinking around healthcare is forever changed.

  • Dental Stocks Decline Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 2:44 PM ET
    Dental Stocks Decline

    The US economy is now taking a bite out of dentist office sales, with Lawrence Marsh, Barclays Capital sr. research analyst.

  • Your First Move For Thursday, Oct. 6 Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 9:33 PM ET

    Here's how the "Fast Money" traders play to approach yet another day of trading.

  • WhiteGlove Health Unlikely to Break IPO Dry Spell Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 11:26 AM ET
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    As healthcare provider WhiteGlove Health readies for another attempt to price its initial public offering this week, industry experts are skeptical that the firm will be able to attract investors.

  • CNBC Poll: Fixing Long Wait Times for Doctor Visits Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    While some people are frustrated about the long wait times for doctors appointments, some believe doctors are doing their jobs.

  • Medicare and Medicaid: CNBC Explains Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 3:47 PM ET

    Medicare and Medicaid are often confused with each other as both are government sponsored health programs. But there are major differences. CNBC explains.

  • CFN CEO Talks Stock Growth Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 6:45 PM ET
    CFN CEO Talks Stock Growth

    Kieren Gallahue, the new CEO of CareFusion, discusses what's behind CareFusion stock's 13% growth rate.

  • Poll: Cost Of Health Care Monday, 23 May 2011 | 2:15 PM ET

    The Centers for Disease Control considers obesity in America an epidemic; more than one out of three adults and 17 percent of all children are technically overweight to the point of obesity.

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    Spending a month in China earlier this year left me with a clear picture of a nation of rapid change, vast scale, and stark contrasts. All of these factors create opportunities – and challenges – for American businesses in China, and particularly for those of us in health care.

  • CEO Blog: The Arrival of Personalized Medicine Monday, 23 May 2011 | 12:50 PM ET
    Healthy Business - A CNBC Special Report

    Personalized medicine has finally arrived and is poised to deliver significant health improvement and healthcare cost savings.

  • Too Much Of A Good Thing Friday, 20 May 2011 | 6:46 PM ET

    The government is making an increasing number of expensive life-saving or life extending drugs and devices available to more people, but is that the right thing to do and can we afford it, anyway?

  • Off The Chart Friday, 20 May 2011 | 3:00 PM ET

    Health care is an emotional subject for many Americans — and often one of extremes.  Yet, as we obssess about the system's structure and cost, we neglect our own health. Obesity and high blood pressure are more common, while exercise and diet are overlooked.  Our special report, "Healthy Business", explores these issues.