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A closer look at carbon monoxide poisoning
December 28th, 2010
03:22 PM ET

A closer look at carbon monoxide poisoning

Officials in Hialeah, Florida, are conducting autopsies on the bodies of five teenagers, who apparently died from carbon monoxide poisoning inside of their suburban Miami motel room. They had left a car running in a closed garage under their room after they had problems starting it earlier.

Sadly, around this time of year, we often hear about people getting sick and dying from carbon monoxide poisoning.  This tragedy in Florida is a good reminder of the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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2010 Year in Review: Blasts from the past
December 28th, 2010
12:24 PM ET

2010 Year in Review: Blasts from the past

Editor’s note: This week, The Chart is taking a closer look at the most important health stories of 2010. Each day, we'll feature buzzwords and topics that came to the forefront over the past year.

We’re closing out the first decade of the 21st century, but our technology still can’t combat some health issues that seem antiquated.

Bedbugs are among the most annoying characters of 2010 that crawled in the news and wouldn’t go away. A National Pest Management Association report declared bedbugs a rising problem in July, with calls about them going up 81 percent since 2000. FULL POST


2010 Year in Review: Concussions
December 28th, 2010
12:24 PM ET

2010 Year in Review: Concussions

Editor’s note: This week, The Chart is taking a closer look at the most important health stories of 2010. Each day, we'll feature buzzwords and topics that came to the forefront over the past year.

For an injury that is practically invisible, concussions got a lot of attention in 2010.

Some of it was disarming: Two young football players died, and the numbing suggestion is that concussions are to blame. There was even a link - tenuous, yet tantalizing - forged between Lou Gehrig's disease and concussion. Those dark stories catalyzed the scientific community as study into concussion expanded. FULL POST


2010 Year in Review: 'Obamacare'
December 28th, 2010
11:47 AM ET

2010 Year in Review: 'Obamacare'

Editor’s note: This week, The Chart is taking a closer look at the most important health stories of 2010. Each day, we'll feature buzzwords and topics that came to the forefront over the past year.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Who could be against something with a name like that?

At times in 2010, it seemed the answer was “everyone.”

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December 28th, 2010
09:56 AM ET

On antidepressants, why the jaw pain?

Every weekday, a CNNHealth expert doctor answers a viewer question. On Tuesdays, it's Dr. Charles Raison, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University, and an expert in the mind-body connection for health.

Question asked by Janet A. of Albuquerque, New Mexico:

I have been on antidepressants for many years and have taken almost every kind of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. One side effect I developed is temporomandibular joint disease symptoms and tinnitus. I also recently have been diagnosed with attention-deficit (hyperactivity) disorder. All of these medications aggravate my TMJ. The only medication that has helped me in the past is Valium. I am now taking clonazepam with less effectiveness. How common are TMJ symptoms and tinnitus with both of these medications? Any suggestions on how can I get relief for my jaw pain and ringing in my ears?
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December 28th, 2010
08:51 AM ET

Human Factor: Horst Schulze

Hotelier Horst Schulze defines excellence as continuously improving. That's what has motivated him to overcome the hurdles of growing up poor, battling a deadly cancer, and for opening small boutique luxury hotels all over the world. He tells his story here:

Born during World War II in a German village, having food and a bed were luxuries. Christmas was no exception. As a child I would receive the same gift re-wrapped, year after year. It was opened on Christmas and then returned to the attic in early January after my birthday.

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