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  • The Commerce Of Conception Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:58 PM ET

    More and more American women  are seeking infertility treatment to increase their chances of having a child, but there's been no change in success rates and costs remain high, even with health insurance coverage.

  • Throw Back The Big Ones Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:47 PM ET
    Cost of healthcare

    Expected government cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, the uncertainty of health care reform and looming patent expirations are weighing heavily on the outlook of the biggest companies in the sector: large-cap pharmaceutical stocks.

  • Gluten Free Pays Off Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:38 PM ET
    Gluten-free Rice Chex and Arrowroot Cookies marked Gluten-Free. From a Safeway store in Bethesda, Maryland.

    Among the crowded ranks of healthy food trends -- quinoa, farm-to-table, whole whole grains — one food category is growing into a genuine, industry juggernaut: gluten-free.

  • Super Fruits, Sensational Claims Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:31 PM ET
    Acai Berries

    Health-conscious U.S. consumers  are buying hundreds of millions of dollars of so-called superfruits annually, even as critics contend their nutritional benefits are overblown and, in some cases, nonexistent.

  • CNBC Poll: Obesity In America Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:12 PM ET
    Healthy Business - A CNBC Special Report

    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.

  • Quiz: Are You A Health Nut? Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:09 PM ET

    American spends more on health care than any other country. Do you know where it goes?

  • Backlash Against Hong Kong Baby Boom Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 10:11 AM ET

    For a city with an aging population, a baby boom should be good news. But the one under way in Hong Kong is the result of women travelling across the border from mainland China to give birth in the city, and it is provoking an angry backlash. The FT reports.

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    With health care costs skyrocketing, companies are wondering how they are going to afford coverage for their employees in the years ahead. Bloom Health in Minneapolis re-thought the traditional managed care model and came up with something different.

  • CEO Blog: A New Era of Patient Safety Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 4:40 PM ET

    Over the last 20 years, Americans have witnessed unprecedented advances in care of hospitalized patients. Improved diagnostic procedures, quantum leaps in medical technology, enhanced treatments and a public now familiar with the concept of preventative medical care all mean that healthcare – especially in the hospital – has changed to meet the health care needs of today’s patients.

  • Japan & Middle-East Won't Hurt These Sectors Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 2:27 AM ET

    With stocks shrugging off the wall of worry in the first quarter, the second quarter could prove to be a less rewarding time for those long equity markets as central banks begin to tighten policy via rate hikes or withdrawing extraordinary measures.

  • Health Care Goes Mobile, But Who Pays? Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 11:11 AM ET

    Telemedicine has attracted major investments from some of the nation's largest companies over the past year. And it has been endorsed by doctors and care takers who believe patients fare better at home.