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Does craving sweets mean I have diabetes?
November 19th, 2010
05:53 PM ET

Does craving sweets mean I have diabetes?

Too embarrassed to ask your doctor about sex, body quirks, or the latest celeb health fad? In a regular feature and a new book, "What the Yuck?!," Health magazine medical editor Dr. Roshini Raj tackles your most personal and provocative questions. Send 'em to Dr. Raj at whattheyuck@health.com.

Q: I've been craving sweets lately. Could that mean I have diabetes?

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Your thoughts on circumcision
November 19th, 2010
12:22 PM ET

Your thoughts on circumcision

CNN got more than 1,000 responses by noon to today's article about a proposal to ban circumcision in San Francisco, California.

To recap: anti-circumcision activist Lloyd Schofield has drawn up a proposal outlawing all circumcisions, even for religious reasons (circumcision of boys is traditional in Judaism and Islam). The punishment would be up to a year in jail or up to a $1000 fine.

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November 19th, 2010
11:50 AM ET

Darvon, Darvocet to be pulled from U.S. market

Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc. - the maker of Darvon and Darvocet, the brand version of the prescription pain medication propoxyphene - has agreed to withdraw the medication from the U.S. market at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the FDA said on Friday.

The FDA sought the action after new clinical data showed the drug puts patients at risk of potentially serious or even fatal heart rhythm abnormalities.


Device could detect melanoma without cutting skin
November 19th, 2010
09:38 AM ET

Device could detect melanoma without cutting skin

Doctors may have a new tool for diagnosing the deadly skin cancer melanoma with cutting the skin,  after a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday recommended approval of the device.

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Different touch urged for young cancer patients
November 19th, 2010
09:36 AM ET

Different touch urged for young cancer patients

Doctors need to recognize that young cancer patients are different from older individuals. To help, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)  launched a new program on Wednesday designed to help educate physicians on how to better treat  this patient population. 

The program, called Focus Under Forty, is a joing effort between LIVESTRONG and ASCO.  It teaches oncologists how to improve treating cancer patients between the ages of 15 and 39.

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November 19th, 2010
09:04 AM ET

Human Factor: A doctor, his injury, and healing insights

In the Human Factor, Dr. Sanjay Gupta introduces you to a survivor who has overcome tremendous odds. Confronting a life obstacle – injury, illness or other hardship – they tapped their inner strength and found resilience they didn’t know they possessed. Be inspired by their successes, as we have been.

Although I have been a practicing physician for 30 years, and always cared compassionately for my patients, this past year and a half as a spinal cord injury patient has made me rethink my approach to health care.

After having walked a mile in the shoes of my patients, I now have a unique perspective as the CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center, a physician and a patient with chronic illness. As CEO I can work with physicians and employees to champion the kind of medicine that will benefit patients, families, and providers alike. It is this rare opportunity that has driven me to work so hard to come back from my injury.

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November 19th, 2010
08:43 AM ET

Can heavy weight exercise cause hair loss?

Every weekday, a CNNHealth expert doctor answers a viewer question. On Friday, it's Dr. Melina Jampolis, a Physician Nutrition Specialist.

Question asked by Maddy of Boston, Massachusetts:

Can exercising with heavy weights make one lose hair?

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