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  • The managing partner of Google's venture capital, Bill Maris,  says under-investment in health sciences is short-sighted.

  • DNA

    The goal is to enable physicians and pharmaceutical companies to use complex genetic data to tailor treatment on an individual basis, according to Mike Pellini, CEO of Foundation Medical.

  • Fungal Meningitis Death Toll Reaches 8     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:22 PM ET

    According to the CDC, the death toll has now reached 8 from a contaminated steroid used to treat back pain that came from a Massachusetts Compounding pharmacy. The next update from the CDC will be at 2PM EST today.

  • Qualcomm's Jacobs: Mighty Payoff to Mobile Medicine Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:53 AM ET

    Qualcomm's CEO Paul Jacobs says the smart phone will become a focal point for wirelessly connecting medical devices, diagnostics and sensors, and providing near real-time information.

  • Stakes for Alzheimer's Cure Rise as America Ages Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:56 PM ET
    Man with Alzheimer

    The aging of America is taking a toll on the health care system. By 2050, the cost of treating Alzheimer's patients will hit $1 trillion a year.

  • Skin Cancer Thrives as Tanning Culture Survives Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:17 AM ET
    Doctor examining skin cancer

    Despite piles of research on the skin cancer risks of sun exposure and tanning beds, dermatologists and cancer groups struggle to persuade people to protect their skin from ultraviolet rays.

  • Food Allergy Business Booms Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:08 AM ET
    Strawberry Shortcakes

    With 12 million Americans allergic to one food item or another, sales of specialty foods are soaring.

  • A warning letter written by the Food & Drug Administration last week to ten companies that produce pre-workout supplements with the ingredient dimethylamyamine (DMAA) has sent shockwaves through the industry, not only to the producers of the products but to consumers who have taken them.

  • GNC Storefront

    The vitamin supplements industry is "one of the safest industries that exist," despite lack of Food and Drug Administration oversight of its products, GNC CEO Joseph Fortunato told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Health Care on the Line     Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 1:10 PM ET

    The fate of President Obama's health care reform is on the line today, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • 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.

  • Midlife Parents Face a Double Whammy Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 9:41 AM ET

    While new midlife parents may bring a special appreciation and years of wisdom to their postponed families, age-related hurdles can hit bank accounts and snag retirement and estate planning, requiring difficult decisions.

  • A Low-Cost, No Hassle Program? Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 5:08 PM ET

    What if doctor's offices were like gym memberships? Pay a monthly fee and come as often as you like: no insurance, no deductible, no paperwork, no bill.  It's called direct primary health care and may be available in your state.

  • 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.

  • POLL: More Taxes For Medicare? Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    There's growing debate over whether America can afford Medicare as it is currently constructed and the costs sustainable.

  • CNBC Poll: What Part of Health-Care Needs Improvement? Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 10:48 AM ET
    Your Health, Your Dollars - A CNBC Special Report

    Critics of the Affordable Care Act say they are not seeing any change in costs and are worried that government-run health care will increase taxes and allow insurance companies to operate without rules.

  • Checking Up On Your Doctor Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 10:37 AM ET
    Sphygmomanometer

    Many consumers assume that their health insurer, hospital, or state medical licensing agencies have vetted physicians who are open for business, but oversight is more lax than you might think.

  • How To Combat Fraud Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 10:35 AM ET

    What used to be mostly a matter of phony billing has spread to questionable medical procedures and identity theft, costing patients and insurers more than ever.

  • Will Digital Health Records Ever Happen? Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 10:35 AM ET

    Though the U.S. had made much progress taking medical record keeping into the digital age, there's still some doubt that the government will reach its target by the prescribed deadline.

  • Why Americans Pay More Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 10:34 AM ET

    The reasons  Americans pay more than other industrialized countries for similar health care come down to how the system is run, starting with the bottom line.

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