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US coronavirus fight enters crucial weeks after reaching a grim milestone

While speaking at a coronavirus task force briefing, President Trump said that this week and next will probably be the toughest in the fight against coronavirus and that "there will be a lot of death."

US coronavirus death toll tops 8,000 as Trump warns 'there will be a lot of death'

CNN's Gary Tuchman interviews several congregants of an Ohio church about their decision to attend service, despite coronavirus outbreaks.

Is an 'immunity certificate' the way to get out of coronavirus lockdown?

Zahara de la Sierra is a small town of 1,400. In response to the novel coronavirus spread around the world, it is taking isolation very seriously.

Have to cook from home for the first time? Here's what you need to know (plus your first recipe!)

Want a healthy home-cooked meal, but don't have time? Here are three easy-to-make dishes using ingredients you probably have in your pantry.

Nurse struggled to get tested and worked while infected with coronavirus

A nurse in New York who was showing symptoms of coronavirus worked at two hospitals for about seven days while waiting on test results that would eventually come back positive. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has the story.

New York's governor will sign executive order to allow redistribution of medical supplies to hospitals in need

Dr. Deborah Birx said she can tell by looking at the US curve of coronavirus cases that not every American is following the guidelines set out by the administration for people to stay home and be vigilant about washing their hands.

Journalist says she unknowingly infected others with coronavirus at her mom's 90th birthday party. Two died

Dr. Anthony Fauci explains why even after weeks of stay-at-home orders and social distancing, the peak of coronavirus in the US is still yet to come.

A healthy 39-year-old DJ died of coronavirus. What his young widow and daughter want you to know

In an emotional interview, Nicole and Skye Buchanan remember their husband and father, 39-year-old Conrad Buchanan, who passed away from coronavirus.

'What are you waiting for?' California governor appeals to 11 states that haven't ordered residents to stay home

Dr. Sanjay Gupta checks in with CNN's Chris Cuomo, who is in isolation after testing positive for coronavirus, and discusses one of the intense symptoms the anchor has experienced.

Before a Washington mother died of coronavirus, her six children used a walkie-talkie to say goodbye

Elijah Ross-Rutter says his mom, a mother of six, died of Covid-19, and explains what he's doing to keep the promise he made to her to take care of his siblings.

Should you wear a mask? US health officials re-examine guidance amid coronavirus crisis

CNN's Sanjay Gupta expands on Dr. Fauci's recommendation that Americans who are not sick should wear masks in public.

Stress eating these days? Here's some help

Celebrities have taken to social media to share their favorite recipes and cooking tips while they are staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic. HLN's Melissa Knowles reports.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta remembers 'giant' of neurosurgery who separated conjoined twins

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks back on the life of his friend and colleague Dr. James Goodrich, the renowned neurosurgeon best known for separating conjoined twins.

The US is starting to see 'glimmers' that social distancing could be slowing the spread of coronavirus -- but there's more to do, officials say

Nurse practitioner Elyse Isopo says that in the 20 years she's been working in a New York ICU, she has never seen things as bad as they are now with the coronavirus.

New York neurosurgeon who separated conjoined twins dies from complications of Covid-19

In a CNN Exclusive, Dr. Sanjay Gupta followed the remarkable surgery of 13-month-old twins that were conjoined at the head, but are now separated.

Model cited by White House says 82,000 people could die from coronavirus by August, even with social distancing

President Donald Trump "got it right away" when presented with data about the rise in coronavirus cases, which influenced his decision to extend social distancing guidelines, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said on CNN.

Model cited by White House says 82,000 people could die from coronavirus by August, even with social distancing

New York Fire Department EMS Lieutenant-Paramedic Anthony Almojera describes the emotional toll of responding to emergency calls caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

US extends social distancing guidelines to April 30. How well Americans follow them could mean the difference between 100,000 and millions of deaths, Birx says

President Donald Trump announces that he is extending US social distancing guidelines until April 30 at a coronavirus task force press briefing in the Rose Garden at the White House.

A 33-year-old member of the Louisiana governor's staff dies of coronavirus complications

A 33-year-old member of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' staff, April Dunn, died due to complications from coronavirus.

New York state overrules a hospital policy saying mothers must give birth without their partners

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo responds to President Donald Trump considering a short-term quarantine of coronavirus "hot spots," including New York.

CDC issues domestic travel advisory as coronavirus deaths climb past 2,000

CNN's Michael Smerconish discusses the complicated process of calculating the novel coronavirus death rate with Stanford professor Dr. Jay Bhattacharya.

CDC issues domestic travel advisory as coronavirus deaths climb past 2,000

From treating patients in a Brooklyn hospital and on the streets of Pittsburgh to getting soap into the hands of kids need it, CNN Heroes are fighting to save lives during the pandemic.

One Louisiana hospital is using brown paper bags by the ICU doors to store used masks

Louisiana's reported coronavirus related death toll increased by more than 40% in just one day. CNN's Ed Lavandera tells us more.

Quarantine: How to isolate you or your family due to possible coronavirus infection

CNN's Brian Todd speaks to experts on how to best care for coronavirus patients at home, amid outbreaks across the nation.

A letter from a Michigan hospital system details who would get life-saving resources if equipment runs short during the coronavirus pandemic

The Henry Ford health system has released an internal hospital memo detailing which patients would receive life-saving resources during the coronavirus pandemic if there was not enough equipment. A spokesperson tells CNN the "letter is part of a larger policy document developed for an absolute worst-case scenario."

Cardiac injury among hospitalized Covid-19 patients tied to higher risk of death in new study

Most of the people with the novel coronavirus aren't dying, but the disease can be lethal to some. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains how the virus can become deadly. Watch the latest videos on Covid-19.

How to strengthen your immunity during the coronavirus pandemic. Part 1: Diet

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta demonstrates the correct way to wash your hands.

New hot spots emerge across the country as US overtakes China and Italy in number of coronavirus cases

CNN's Kyung Lah reports on California's efforts to manage the coronavirus outbreak, while some officials are issuing dire warnings that the situation could get much worse.

Hospitals consider changes to do-not-resuscitate situations amid coronavirus pandemic

CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta says that doctors are discussing possibly changing do-not-resuscitate policies and are having conversations with families of coronavirus patients on the risks of infecting healthcare workers during resuscitation.

At least 13 patients died from coronavirus over 24 hours at a New York hospital

A video from The New York Times gives a glimpse inside one of the hardest hit hospitals in the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States.

US on track to become next coronavirus epicenter, but there's time to reverse course, health official says

CNN's David Culver speaks to Wuhan residents as the Chinese city where the novel coronavirus was first detected has announced it will lift the lockdown on April 8, marking a significant milestone in its battle against the deadly outbreak.

Wednesday has been deadliest day in reported coronavirus deaths in US

CNN's Chris Cuomo says President Donald Trump's latest timeline to re-open the US by Easter is prioritizing the economy over the lives of America's older generation, who are the most vulnerable to coronavirus.

Quarantine: How to prepare for possible coronavirus infection

Your doctor may recommend testing if you have fever, ache, and breathing difficult. But don't just show up: call first, and be ready for some discomfort.

US on track to become next coronavirus epicenter, but there's time to reverse course, health official says

CNN's Wolf Blitzer speaks to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti about a Los Angeles County resident who is believed to be the first juvenile to have died from the novel coronavirus in the United States. After this report first aired, the LA County Department of County Health issued a clarification that there might be an "alternate explanation" for the fatality other than Covid-19.

Couple remove their masks for a kiss after coronavirus forced them apart

John and Melanie Haering were onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan when the ship was quarantined over coronavirus concerns. The couple reunited over two weeks later. Watch the latest videos on Covid-19. 

Wednesday has been deadliest day in reported coronavirus deaths in US

Across the country at churches, beaches, and other gathering spaces, some Americans are ignoring pleas from officials to stay away from each other during the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch the latest videos on Covid-19. 

Here's everything you need to know about social distancing

One chart explains how the sacrifices we're making and "social distancing" could be the most powerful solution we have in fighting epidemics. Watch the latest videos on Covid-19. 

New York hit hard but other states are suffering, too

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) says that New York needs ventilators so desperately that they will test splitting a ventilator between Covid-19 patients. Cuomo then chastises the federal government for not doing more to get ventilators to New York.

New York hit hard but other states are suffering, too

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized the federal response to coronavirus, saying the Federal Emergency Management Agency sent the state 400 ventilators — but they need 30,000.

Here's why the coronavirus may be killing more men than women. The US should take note

Healthcare providers are overwhelmed with the potential influx of coronavirus patients compared to their resources on hand. CNN's Sara Sidner talks to medical personnel around the country who are worried about their facility's ability to respond to the pandemic.

What these 34-year-old and 26-year-old coronavirus patients have to say to young adults

CNN's Erin Burnett speaks with Valerie Wilson, a 34-year-old who was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, about her struggles to find treatment.

Fearing coronavirus, Arizona man dies after taking a form of chloroquine used to treat aquariums

President Donald Trump continues touted chloroquine, a malaria drug he believes might help fight against coronavirus. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why that and other drugs that might be effective against the virus need more evidence.

Care home nurse tells of terrifying and sudden ways coronavirus struck her patients

A nurse from the Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington, tells of the war-like struggles as it became the epicenter of the first coronavirus outbreak inside the US. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine: what to know about the potential coronavirus drugs

Doctors are on the front lines of Europe's battle against the coronavirus. But a hospital in northern Italy is already creaking under the strain. Beyond the shortage of beds and ventilators, the doctors themselves are getting sick. CNN's Melissa Bell reports.

US coronavirus death toll grew by more than 100 on Monday as governors instituted even more rules

US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams emphasizes the need for the public to stay at home in a sober warning about the novel coronavirus pandemic. CNN's John Berman reports.

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine: what to know about the potential coronavirus drugs

Loss of smell and taste could be symptoms of the novel coronavirus, according to ENT UK, a professional organization representing ear, nose and throat surgeons in the United Kingdom. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains.

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine: what to know about the potential coronavirus drugs

Scientists at the University of Oxford have developed a rapid testing technology for the novel coronavirus, according to a press release from the university. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.

States try to stop hoarding of possible coronavirus treatments

President Trump made false claims about possible treatments for the coronavirus, and expert Dr. Anthony Fauci had to tamp down optimism about the treatments at a press conference.

US surgeon general warns 'this week, it's going to get bad' as hospitals struggle to keep up with sharply increasing coronavirus cases

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) says the state of New York is now competing with other states over resources needed to combat the coronavirus pandemic and therefore the federal government should nationalize the supply.

You want a coronavirus test -- here's why your doctor probably won't give you one

The U.S. has lagged behind other advanced nations in testing for the coronavirus. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

Three more states join California in telling nonessential workers to stay home

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta says data out of China claims that 4 out of 5 people who contracted the novel coronavirus there did so from someone who didn't know they had it. Dr. Darria Long, an emergency room physician, says she is seeing people in their 40s on ventilators.

Self-isolation, quarantine and California's stay-at-home order: What the terms mean and how they differ

Some Bay Area localities have issued shelter-in-place orders. Is it okay to go outside, if you avoid crowds? What precautions should you take?

Doctors appeal for more supplies and millions ordered to stay home as reported US coronavirus cases jump past 13,000

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is ordering the state's nearly 40 million residents to stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. CNN's Dan Simon reports.

Data from China shows the majority of people with Covid-19 only suffer mild symptoms, then recover

As the number of novel coronavirus cases slows to a trickle within China but continues to soar outside, Chinese authorities are stepping up measures to prevent a surge in cross-border infections. CNN's David Culver reports.

A former firefighter and a retired magician are among people who've died from coronavirus in the US

CNN's Anderson Cooper pays tribute to a former FDNY fire marshal John Knox who passed away after contracting the novel coronavirus. His son, Zachary Knox, tells CNN that his father came out of retirement to help after the 9/11 terror attacks.

Health care workers getting sicker from coronavirus than other patients, expert says

Health care workers are putting themselves at risk to stop the spread of the coronavirus and care for those already infected. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the dwindling supply of protective gear doctors and nurses need.

US coronavirus cases soar past 7,000 as health officials resort to desperate measures

As the world grapples with a deadly coronavirus outbreak, many hospitals in the US struggle to prepare for a major onslaught of patients needing care. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta has the details.

Why these volunteers chose to participate in a coronavirus vaccine trial

CNN's Brooke Baldwin speaks to one of the first people to test the coronavirus vaccine as part of a clinical trial in Washington.

Sweeping restrictions take effect in coronavirus response as health officials warn US is at a tipping point

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls for the Army Corps of Engineers to assist the state in building thousands of hospital beds for the expected growing number of coronavirus patients in the coming weeks.

US, UK coronavirus strategies shifted following UK epidemiologists' ominous report

President Donald Trump unveils tougher guidelines to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the US, including urging people to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.

Americans face new shutdowns as coronavirus keeps spreading. But some say the bans aren't enough

Former White House health policy adviser Zeke Emanuel and Former Director of USAID's Emerging Threats Division Dennis Carroll analyze President Trump's coronavirus claims amid a rising number of infections.

Americans face new shutdowns as coronavirus keeps spreading. But some say the bans aren't enough

In a bold, emergency action to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Reserve announced it would cut its target interest rate to zero.

The CDC recommends organizers cancel or postpone events with 50 people or more for 8 weeks

The nation's top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci joins Brianna Keilar to discuss the state of coronavirus outbreak and his thoughts on a lockdown of the country.

The CDC recommends organizers cancel or postpone events with 50 people or more for 8 weeks

President Donald Trump's coronavirus test came back negative, according to White House physician Sean Conley.

The CDC recommends organizers cancel or postpone events with 50 people or more for 8 weeks

CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen fact-checks President Trump's claim that testing for coronavirus is "complex."

People living with HIV in Wuhan struggle to find medicine during coronavirus outbreak

Thousands of people with HIV live in Hubei province -- where the novel coronavirus first reported -- are struggling to get the drugs they need, as the lockdown makes it impossible for them to leave homes and go to hospitals without special permission. CNN's David Culver reports.

Federal and most state prisons are banning visits to protect inmates from coronavirus

President Trump has declared a "national emergency" to free up federal resources to combat the coronavirus.

New Jersey town urges people to self-quarantine as US coronavirus cases top 2,800

Dr. Irwin Redlener says that it's "stunning" and "nonsense" for White House coronavirus task force member Seema Verma to claim that it is too premature to determine if the US has a shortage of ventilators. He says that the US is "incredibly underprepared for a major onslaught to hospitals," which he believes is inevitable.

Anxiety over coronavirus testing reaches a new level as American life comes to a near-halt

A woman from Seattle says she had the novel coronavirus and is recovering. She describes her experience with the virus during an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett.

Broadway theaters to suspend all performances because of coronavirus

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says he agrees that travel restrictions enacted by the Trump administration are merited due to the coronavirus concerns.

'They didn't protect us': Some coronavirus responders stunned by lack of protective measures

When emergency response teams were deployed to an Air Force base in northern California to assist potential victims of coronavirus, some members were stunned by the lack of proper protective gear they were given. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

Children's coronavirus cases are not as severe, but that doesn't make them less serious

CNN's senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen explains why kids are not getting seriously ill or presenting with major cases of the coronavirus, according to health organizations tracking the virus.

'They didn't protect us': Some coronavirus responders stunned by lack of protective measures

Massachusetts' coronavirus cases have more than doubled, and Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency after Biogen employees who attended a company meeting in Boston last month tested positive for the virus. CNN's Athena Jones reports.

US coronavirus cases top 1,000 as WHO declares a pandemic

New York Times correspondent Dr. Sheri Fink details a report she co-authored that alleges a private lab in the Seattle area ran into federal and state administrative roadblocks as it tried to test for the coronavirus after the first cases were reported in the US.

Boston conference is the epicenter of state's coronavirus outbreak as Massachusetts governor declares state of emergency

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar explains why the CDC doesn't know the exact number of people who have been tested for the novel coronavirus as the US death toll rises.

More passengers aboard Grand Princess where 21 tested positive for coronavirus will disembark today as outbreak widens in the US

President Donald Trump says he would press lawmakers to enact a payroll tax cut and ensure assistance is available to hourly workers amid a coronavirus pandemic that's caused deep economic concerns and stock market shock.

More passengers aboard Grand Princess where 21 tested positive for coronavirus will disembark today as outbreak widens in the US

CNN's David Chalian breaks down a CNN poll in which Americans were asked how they feel about coronavirus and the Trump administration's response to it.

New York is producing its own hand sanitizer due to shortages caused by the coronavirus outbreak

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new hand sanitizer developed by the state after widespread shortages caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak. The sanitizer is being developed by Corcraft, which uses low-cost labor from inmates.

This nursing home has become the US epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, but patients' family members say they're left in the dark

Debbie de los Angeles tells CNN's John Berman about her mother's death at Life Care Nursing Home in Kirkland, Washington. The nursing home is linked to a number of deaths from novel coronavirus in the Seattle area.

Daylight savings year-round could save lives, improve sleep and other benefits

Daylight Saving Time makes our clocks "Spring forward" and "Fall back." CNN's Jennifer Gray explains why.

How the rapidly-spreading coronavirus evolved in the US

CNN's Omar Jimenez highlights the new reality in Seattle due to the risk of coronavirus.

Why the impact of coronavirus could be particularly bad on college campuses

Coronavirus has spread across 70 countries, prompting educational institutions around the world to postpone or cancel exchange programs. College students in Italy, France, Shanghai and Mauritius, explain how they are scrambling to make new plans.

Here's a list of disinfectants you can use against coronavirus

The Environmental Protection Agency released a list of chemicals and products that it says are strong enough to ward off "harder-to-kill" viruses than SARS-CoV-2, the virus that's responsible for the disease.

A state-by-state breakdown of US coronavirus cases

Six people have died in Washington state as more than 100 cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported across the US. CNN's Nick Watt reports.

Thousands of US residents have been asked by state governments to 'self-quarantine.' Here's what that looks like

CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta speak with a man that tested positive for the novel coronavirus about his symptoms during a CNN townhall.

A Wuhan evacuee was released from quarantine in Texas and later tested positive for the coronavirus

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman says he's "extremely nervous about the economics" of the coronavirus outbreak.

A Wuhan evacuee was released from quarantine in Texas and later tested positive for the coronavirus

CNN's Ivan Watson reports from Goyang, South Korea, where authorities are trying out a new method to test for the novel coronavirus. South Korea has over 4,200 cases, with 26 deaths.

A Wuhan evacuee was released from quarantine in Texas and later tested positive for the coronavirus

Vice President Pence says he knows there will be more coronavirus cases and more deaths are 'possible.'

The potential mind-altering, life-extending benefits of spring cleaning

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how Marie Kondo's principles for cleaning out your home can lead to a long, healthy life.

The surgeon general wants Americans to stop buying face masks

A look at how coronavirus fears are fueling mask purchases.

First coronavirus death in US may be one of growing number of cases from an unknown source, official says

Officials in Washington discuss the first death from coronavirus in the United States.

First coronavirus death in US may be one of growing number of cases from an unknown source, official says

HHS Secretary Alex Azar tells reporters that the risk for contracting coronavirus remains low in the US.

What symptoms to be on the lookout for and how to protect yourself from coronavirus

Infectious disease specialist Dr. William Schaffner says that coronavirus could widely spread throughout the US as it has been confirmed in three more west coast communities.

Make-A-Wish helped a 10-year-old superhero stop a bank robbery and rescue someone from a burning building

Ten-year-old Gaige Pike's wish was to be a robot superhero. And for one day, through Make-A-Wish, his wish came true. Gaige took down bank robbers, put out a fire and rescued someone from a collapsing building.

After CDC confirms the first US coronavirus case of 'unknown' origin, it sends out new testing guidelines

A California resident who contracted novel coronavirus might be the first case of "community spread," the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why it matters.

China's changed how it counts virus cases three times now. Here's why

Laurie Garrett, an expert on pandemics and author of "Ebola: Story of an Outbreak," spoke to CNN's Bianca Nobilo about what she thinks is behind the spike in novel coronavirus cases in China.

A woman took 550 times the usual dose of LSD, with surprisingly positive consequences

Psychiatrists are now considering the benefits of LSD and other psychedelic drugs in treatment. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

With mom and daughters out of coronavirus quarantine, a Wisconsin family is happy to be together again

A Wisconsin family is finally reunited after Samuel Roth's wife and daughters spent weeks on lockdown in Wuhan, China, then under quarantine in California.

Americans evacuated from a quarantined cruise ship get stuck on buses with no bathrooms and fly 10 hours in cargo planes

Karey Maniscalco was among more than 300 American passengers who were evacuated from the novel coronavirus-struck Diamond Princess ship in Japan.

An American evacuated from Japan on a US charter flight says she didn't know people on the plane had tested positive for coronavirus until it landed

More than 300 Americans quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship for almost two weeks finally head home, but their journey back to the US has been riddled with one ordeal after another. CNN's Will Ripley has more.

14 passengers on US charter flights evacuating the Diamond Princess have tested positive for coronavirus

Americans from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan who chose to take part in the US government's voluntary evacuation have arrived at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. CNN's Matt Rivers has more.

First US evacuee infected with coronavirus was mistakenly released from hospital

The Wuhan coronavirus has killed more than 1,000 people globally since the outbreak began, according to authorities. More than 40,000 have been infected. Since its outbreak in December, the Wuhan coronavirus has killed more people than the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak.

'Parentese,' not traditional baby talk, boosts a baby's language development

Internationally known early learning researcher Patricia Kuhl, the co-director of the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at the University of Washington, shares video from an older experiment to illustrate a baby's preference for motherese, a form of baby talk.

New report on first US case of novel coronavirus details mild symptoms followed by pneumonia

The World Health Organization has declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. Emory's Rollins School of Public Health professor Dr. Carlos del Rio says "the impact on the global economy could be significant."

US evacuees from China land at California military base as coronavirus outbreak grows

Airlines are canceling flights to China and companies, including Facebook and Goldman Sachs, are restricting employee travel to and within the country, as the coronavirus spreads.

An Arizona woman can't use her frozen embryos after divorce, state Supreme Court rules

An Arizona woman cannot use frozen embryos fertilized by her ex-husband to have children and has to donate them, according to a ruling by the state's Supreme Court.

CDC confirms second US Wuhan coronavirus case

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at what you need to know about the Wuhan virus and coronaviruses like MERS and SARS - from what they are, to how you can treat them.

Surgeries are being postponed because of a surgical gown shortage

Cardinal Health, a large manufacturer of surgical gowns, told customers to stop using its Level 3 surgical gowns. The gown shortage is affecting the whole country and postponing surgeries.

Two Excedrin products are temporarily discontinued, company says

Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline says it has temporarily discontinued two types of Excedrin items as a precautionary measure due to inconsistencies in how ingredients are transferred and weighed.

CDC confirms first US case of Wuhan coronavirus

Thermal detectors scan passengers for fever at Wuhan's airport and train station, as demand for face masks spikes. CNN's David Culver reports.

A teen's final days with the flu

Although the fever and aches feel terrible, most people don't die from the flu. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains how this common illness can turn lethal.

Flu leaves a 4-year-old girl blind in Iowa

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen shares the heart-wrenching case of a four-year-old girl who may be permanently blind due to a flu infection.

Second baby in the US born from transplanted uterus of deceased donor

Jennifer Gobrecht received a uterus transplant as part of a Penn Medicine trial that aims to make pregnancy a wider possibility for more women with infertility issues.

Lifestyle changes may combat a dementia that strikes people in their 40s and 50s

47.5 million people around the world suffer from dementia, which leads to a loss of memory and intellectual abilities. Watch this video to learn more.

Top 10 health questions America asked Dr. Google in 2019

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta breaks down the top health stories of 2019.

Austin, Texas, says a person with measles may have exposed others to the disease

Multiple airports around the country are warning travelers they may have been exposed to measles during the holiday travel season. CNN's Athena Jones reports.

The vaping black market is hiding in plain sight

The CDC's investigation into vaping-related illnesses has zeroed in on adulterated products coming from the illegal vaping market. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

US raises legal age to buy cigarettes, vapes to 21

From lung cancer to gum disease, smoking tobacco can cause serious damage to your health.

This officer donated her organ to a young stranger and then helped pay the medical bill

A Colorado police officer shows us the true gift of giving by donating part of her liver to a boy, giving him a new chance at life. CNN's Lucy Kafanov tells us more.

Puppies may be making people sick, CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control says pet store puppies may be linked to a multi-state outbreak of an infection that's resistant to multiple drugs. HLN's Robin Meade explains.

Teen sisters turn origami into a way to fund clean water projects and save lives

Teenagers Isabelle and Katherine Adams are turning the art of origami into millions of dollars to fund clean water projects around the world.

A 'blue zones' diet: Live longer from what you eat

By taking some cues from blue zones, places around the world where people live the longest, healthiest lives, you can live longer. These are some tips.

Deadly mold infestation spurs class-action lawsuit against Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle Children's Hospital knew for years that a mold infestation in its facilities could be related to its air-handling system, but "engaged in a cover-up" that sickened many patients and resulted in the deaths of six children, according to a class-action lawsuit. CNN affiliate KPRQ has the story.

Building a better flu vaccine -- one you don't have to get every year

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen speaks with researchers who are working to modernize the current process of making flu shots and develop a universal flu vaccine.

If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner, check your pantry and fridge for these recalled foods

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains when and why your food is recalled, and what you should do next.

Most states make it difficult for children to get a flu shot

Laws in most states prevent pharmacies from administering flu vaccines to children, and public health experts say that's costing children's lives. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

More than 1,000 patients may have been exposed to HIV and other viruses after error in sanitizing procedure

More than one thousand patients at Goshen Hospital in Indiana may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B after an error in the sanitizing procedure for surgical equipment, according to a press release from Goshen Health.

FDA issues warning to Dollar Tree about selling 'potentially unsafe drugs'

Supplements send more than 23,000 people to the ER every year. Jennifer Whalen reports on just how "safe" supplements are.

Every 15 minutes, someone in the US dies of a drug-resistant superbug

Every 15 minutes, someone in the US dies of a superbug that has learned to outsmart even our most sophisticated antibiotics, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Scientists discover first new HIV strain in nearly two decades

For the first time in 19 years, a team of scientists has detected a new strain of HIV. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta has the details.

Scientists discover first new HIV strain in nearly two decades

For the first time in 19 years, a team of scientists have detected a new strain of HIV.

Lena Dunham says she has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Here's what it is

Actress Lena Dunham and singer SIA have both revealed that they have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a group of disorders affecting the joints and skin.

Sia announces she has a neurological disease

The singer tweeted she that she is "suffering with chronic pain" due to a neurological disease, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

She was called the n-word and given instructions to slit her wrists. What did Facebook do?

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen shares findings from a six-month investigation into bullying and harassment faced by parents, doctors and others who advocate for vaccination on Facebook.

America's biggest restaurant chains scored on their antibiotic use

Overusing antibiotics in the country's fast food supply could have potentially harmful consequences, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains.

A woman allowed her brain surgery to be livestreamed on Facebook. She was awake for most of it.

Methodist Dallas Medical Center livestreamed a 25-year-old's brain surgery on Facebook to increase awareness. The patient, Jenna Schardt, was awake and talking throughout the surgery to help doctors monitor her speech.

No one believed him when he said he hadn't been drinking. Then researchers found his body was producing alcohol

When a man in North Carolina was pulled over on suspicion of driving drunk, police didn't believe him when he said he hadn't had any alcohol. Researchers found that because of a rarely diagnosed medical condition called auto-brewery syndrome, his body was producing alcohol.

This man is the first African American to receive a full facial transplant

Robert Chelsea just got a new face, and with it he's becoming a face of change for the healthcare system.

Chicken processing company Tip Top Poultry recalls its meat from stores over Listeria fears

HLN's Jennifer Westhoven tells us about a massive recall on all chicken products manufactured by Tip Top Poultry of Georgia, due to possible listeria contamination. This includes chicken sold in mainstream supermarkets, as well as restaurants across the US.

Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry unite in video for World Mental Health Day

In the video, shared on the official Sussex Royal Instagram account, the famous duo discuss the issue of mental health, and urge everyone to "look out for anybody that might be suffering in silence."

Three STDs reach all-time highs in the US, new CDC report says

A CDC report says that cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis have risen in the US for the fifth consecutive year.

The germiest place in your home and the best way to combat those microbes

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains what listeria is and how you can avoid getting it.

Paralyzed man walks using brain-controlled robotic suit

A man has been able to move all four of his paralyzed limbs by using a brain-controlled robotic suit, researchers have said.

Why did EEE cases spike this year? It's complicated

Officials in Rhode Island are working to contain the spread of the mosquito-borne virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE, as cases continue to spike across the US. CNN's Brynn Gingras reports.

Software vulnerabilities in some medical devices could leave them susceptible to hackers, FDA warns

The FDA warns that software vulnerabilities in some medical devices could leave them susceptible to hackers.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta on medical marijuana: We are in an age of wisdom, but also an age of foolishness

For some people, CBD has been a lifesaver. For others, what they thought was CBD almost killed them. A CNN special report, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, takes you inside the booming and unregulated CBD industry -- Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.

Which drink is best for hydration? Hint: It isn't water

A study from Scotland's St. Andrews University that compared the hydration responses of several different drinks reports that milk was found to be even more hydrating than water.

This charity is feeding the hungry and helping the planet by rescuing millions of pounds of leftover food

The nonprofit Forgotten Harvest rescues food destined for landfills and delivers it to emergency food providers in and around Detroit, Michigan.

The wearable cyborgs that use brain waves to power up your muscles

Japanese robotics firm Cyberdyne wants to fuse humans and machines to give people the freedom of mobility.

General Mills recalls Gold Medal flour for possible E. coli contamination

General Mills announced a voluntary recall of its Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour for possible E. coli O26 contamination.

Over 2,000 preserved fetal remains found on property of deceased Indiana doctor

The family of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, a former abortion doctor who died in September 2019, found the medically preserved fetal remains while sifting through his belongings.

He was shot and paralyzed. Now he is living his best life in a wheelchair.

Wesley Hamilton says his life changed for the better after he was shot and paralyzed. Today, he is a community activist and adaptive athlete who founded the non-profit organization, Disabled But Not Really.

Young cancer survivor obsessed with Bumblebee gets a special birthday surprise

After 4-year-old Whitaker Weinburger's cancer went into remission, his mom took to Facebook to make his birthday the best one yet.

After vaping-related illness, teen now has lungs like 'a 70-year-old's'

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on a 16-year-old with vaping-related illness as teens increasingly use e-cigarettes.

When some patients don't pay, this hospital sues

Carlsbad Medical Center, the only hospital within a 40-mile radius, has sued thousands of patients over the past decade. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has more.

A Florida judge denies parents custody of 4-year-old son with leukemia

A Florida judge denied custody to the parents of a 4-year-old boy with leukemia after their struggle with the state over giving him chemotherapy. Noah McAdams was removed from his parents, Taylor Bland and Joshua McAdams, when they skipped a chemotherapy session and left the state in pursuit of alternative treatments.

Endurance runner uses vegan diet to fuel 100-mile race

Matt Frazier wasn't into running or fitness but after changing to a vegan diet he was able to endure an 100 mile ultramarathon.

Indian woman gives birth to twins at age of 73

A woman in India is believed to be the oldest ever to give birth.

Teenage boy goes blind after existing on Pringles, white bread and french fries

Tomeka Jones reports on how families are learning the importance of eating healthy and getting fit -- together!

No 'gay gene' can predict sexual orientation, study says

What epigenetics, the study of how genes are expressed, teaches us about human sexuality.

Cases of lung disease possibly linked to vaping continue to rise. This teen was given a 'second chance'

Doctors fought to save the life of a teenager whose health struggles may have been caused by vaping. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a closer look at Tryston Zohfeld's case.

When a boy with autism was overwhelmed on the first day of school, another little boy held his hand

A photo showing a second-grade boy from Wichita, Kansas, holding hands with a classmate who has autism is going viral. He was calming his crying classmate, who was overwhelmed by the first day of school.

The US eliminated measles in 2000. The current outbreak could change that

There's a "reasonable chance" the US will lose the measles elimination status in October because of ongoing measles outbreaks in New York, according to Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

Gupta: Doctors must lead us out of our opioid abuse epidemic

CNN's Sanjay Gupta provides analysis after a judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay Oklahoma $572 million for its role in the state's opioid crisis.

The US is throwing away at least 3,500 donated kidneys every year, study finds

According to a study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, at least 3,500 donated kidneys are discarded every year despite a waiting list of more than 90,000 people in the United States.

From Ferris Bueller to opioid trial: A judge's wild ride into history

In a landmark decision, an Oklahoma judge ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the state's opioid crisis.

Dog-killing toxic algae discovered in 3 New York City parks

The effects of toxic algae blooms across the US can be dangerous. Here's what you should look out for.

Oklahoma wins case against drugmaker in historic opioid trial

In a landmark decision, an Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the state's opioid crisis.

Oklahoma wins case against drugmaker in historic opioid trial

Every 8 minutes someone dies from an accidental drug overdose. Most of the time, it's from fentanyl.

4 employees to face charges in Florida nursing home deaths after Hurricane Irma, New York Times reports

Four people are expected to turn themselves in over the deaths of 12 Florida nursing home residents who died of heat exposure following Hurricane Irma.

The climate crisis could make it more dangerous to play sports outdoors

Schools around the US are changing how they deal with the summer heat and athletes practicing outside. CNN's Allison Chinchar and Coy Wire explain how they decide when it's safe.

Babies exposed to drugs are kicked out of other daycares. They come here instead

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on a new daycare that has opened in West Virginia to support babies that were born exposed to drugs, as locals struggle to find solutions to the opioid crisis.

Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been treated for pancreatic cancer in New York City, the Supreme Court announced.

There's lead in Newark's water. A mom worries her 5-year-old is 'being poisoned'

In Newark, New Jersey, lead levels are among the highest in the nation. Shakima Thomas, whose son tested positive for lead in his blood, says she worries about his future.

Minnesota is the latest state to report patients with severe lung disease after vaping

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the symptoms of lung disease after nearly three dozen people were hospitalized with lung problems after vaping.

Social media use may harm teens' mental health by disrupting positive activities, study says

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the details of a new study linking social media use to mental health issues in teens.

How to spot the toxic algae that's killing dogs in the Southeast

Toxic algae blooms are poisonous to dogs and they are more common in fresh water during the hot summer months. Here is the information you need to keep your pets safe.

Deadly Legionnaires' outbreak at Atlanta hotel is the largest on record in Georgia

Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen explains Legionnaires' disease.

Food will be scarce, expensive and less nutritious, climate report says

Farmers across Iowa and Nebraska are feeling the effects of climate crisis as they grapple with lower crop yields, but some are taking unusual and innovative measures to continue growing food. CNN's Bill Weir takes us there.

Blaming mass shootings on mental illness is 'inaccurate' and 'stigmatizing,' experts say

Shots rang out as Americans attended a local food festival in California, shopped at a Walmart in Texas, and headed downtown to enjoy some nightlife in Ohio.

Blaming mass shootings on mental illness is 'inaccurate' and 'stigmatizing,' experts say

During an address to the nation, President Donald Trump calls for a bipartisan action to stop mass shootings, including "red flag laws" and stopping the glorification of violence through video games.

Blaming mass shootings on mental illness is 'inaccurate' and 'stigmatizing,' experts say

When tragedy strikes in the form of a mass shooting, families grieve, politicians react, and no further action is usually taken.

A mother lost her son tragically, but she got to hear his heart beat again

Brooke Eaton's tragedy of losing her two-year-old son, Cash, meant a second chance for a little girl who was born with a faulty heart. The two families met so Eaton could hear her son's heartbeat for the first time since his passing.

Your heartburn drugs may be giving you allergies, study suggests

When heartburn or ulcer pain strikes, drugs can target stomach acid to calm bellies and offer relief. But a new study suggests the medications may come with a hive-inducing side effect: allergies.

A deadly mosquito-borne virus that causes brain swelling in humans has been detected in Florida

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County, Florida, said several chickens tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus known as Eastern equine encephalitis, which can spread to humans via infected mosquitoes and cause brain infection and swelling.

This college dropout was bedridden for 11 years. Then he invented a surgery and cured himself

Doug Lindsay was bedridden for 11 years with a rare condition that didn't have a surgical fix - until he decided to invent the surgery himself.

Amputee can feel objects again with prosthetic arm inspired by Luke Skywalker

A team at the University of Utah Center of Neural Sciences developed the "LUKE Arm." It's inspired by Luke Skywalker's robotic hand in Star Wars and helps amputees sense and feel objects.

Death rates climbing among young and middle-age US adults

Life expectancy in the United States declined from 2016 to 2017, yet the 10 leading causes of death remained the same, according to three recent government reports. Increasing deaths due to drug overdoses and suicides explain this slight downtick in life expectancy, the US Centers for Disease Control says.

Worldwide recall issued for textured breast implants tied to rare cancer

Allergan issued a worldwide recall of Biocell textured breast implants and tissue expanders that have been linked to a rare cancer. The move came after the US Food and Drug Administration requested the manufacturer voluntarily recall the products.

Cuba 'sonic attacks' changed people's brains, study suggests

A new University of Pennsylvania study shows the "sonic attacks" experienced by US government personnel in Havana, Cuba, starting in late 2016 may have altered people's brains. CNN's Alex Marquardt reports.

How to be the hero a foster child needs

The nonprofit Bloom helps foster children thrive by by providing training and resources for the foster parents who love them.

FDA uses magic tricks in first TV ads to prevent teens from vaping

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta examines the statistics driving the FDA's new anti-vaping campaign aimed at teens.

She was trafficked as a child. Now this survivor fights back through coffee

Tina Kadolph is on a mission to fight human trafficking -- one cup of coffee at a time.

Trump to sign executive order to transform kidney care, increase transplants

President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at transforming kidney care for more than 37 million Americans with some form of kidney disease. The administration said it is the first kidney-focused executive order since 1973.

The cost of cancer: 25% of survivors face financial hardship, report finds

As the debate over Obamacare continues, Dr. Sanjay Gupta asks: Why is health care in the United States so expensive in the first place?

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