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  • Ron Paul's Run for President     Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 8:20 AM ET

    Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) outlines his bid for US president. "Why have we given up on the free market?" he says. "What we're doing is destroying the purchasing power of the dollar."

  • Medtronic Profit Drops on Job-Cutting Expenses Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 7:47 AM ET
    Medtronic

    Medtronic, the world's largest medical device maker, says its fourth-quarter net income dropped 19 percent on expenses related to its recent layoffs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Game Makers Push Fitness And Exercise Products Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:41 PM ET
    Wii Fit

    Manufacturers are delivering an ever growing roster of exercise games and interactive fitness technology to health clubs, YMCAs, park, recreation centers and even schools.

  • 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?

  • IBM's Cure for Health Care?     Friday, 20 May 2011 | 1:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on IBM's plans to introduce its supercomputer, "Watson," and its analytics to the health care industry.

  • Cancer Conference Lures Pharma Companies     Friday, 20 May 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs has the pharma players ahead of the ASCO conference.

  • Products That Scream, 'Wow, That's Smart!' Friday, 13 May 2011 | 8:09 PM ET

    There are some products that just make you go, “Wow, that’s smart! I wish I’d thought of that.” Maybe they solve a common problem, maybe they were invented by a kid. Here are 10 of those products, some of which made the inventors a ton of money!

  • Cities for Dudes Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 5:32 PM ET
    Date Auction

    What makes a city great for single guys? Cool neighborhoods and nightlife — and a healthy ratio of women to men. Here are the 10 best cities for bachelors, according to Rent.com.

  • Cost Of Living Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:40 AM ET
    Child with money

    The big events of our lives often carry big price tags, and even though they're usually highly anticipated, it's difficult to be fully prepared — emotionally and financially. Here's some tips.Handling life changes takes prudence and planning along with perseverance.

  • 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.