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  • 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.

  • Stressed Out? Try One of These Jobs Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 10:46 AM ET

    If you're feeling stressed, you're not alone. To alleviate the presure, ride your magical unicorn to your happy place and read this list of the 10 least stressful jobs.

  • Inventions by Kids Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 10:53 AM ET

    Kids say the darndest things! And, you won't believe some of the things they do. Here are 10 inventions by kids, from sweet treats to scientific solutions.

  • NIH to Help Develop Drugs     Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 11:25 AM ET

    Dr. Francis Collins, National Institutes of Health director, discusses the Obama Administration's new plan to develop drugs and, in turn, streamline the pipeline for getting new treatments to market.

  • 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.

  • Maria Bartiromo Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:03 PM ET

    A selloff may be likely ahead of the end to the Fed's QE2, growth outside the U.S. will lead and technological in health care will attract investors.

  • To receive Federal stimulus money for the implementation of electronic medical records, hospitals and physicians must satisfy the “meaningful use” criteria as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services. Although Stage 1 criteria appear to be more of a checklist of how to use these systems, subsequent stages will be more complex and difficult to satisfy, thereby putting into jeopardy the continued qualification for these funds by hospitals and physicians.

  • Halftime: 4 Market Movers to Watch Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 1:30 PM ET

    Why the "Fast Money" traders are monitoring these market moving stocks.

  • 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.