July 15th, 2011
04:10 PM ET

Quiz: Health and Hollywood... and babies

What do babies, smoking, and Hollywood have in common? Nothing, we hope! Unless you're talking about this week's Health Quiz...

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What the Yuck: Are celebs more fertile than the rest of us?
Kelly Preston became pregnant at 47, although she hasn't said whether or not she used IVF.
July 15th, 2011
10:06 AM ET

What the Yuck: Are celebs more fertile than the rest of us?

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.

Are celebs more fertile than the rest of us? How come so many are able to have babies in their mid- and late 40s?

You've stumbled onto one of Hollywood's "Dirty Little Secrets": donor eggs and in vitro fertilization (IVF). While being famous can get you far in life, it doesn't extend the warranty on your ovaries. It just gives that A-lister greater access to cutting-edge fertility treatments and doctors that the rest of us may not know about or be able to afford.

July 15th, 2011
09:59 AM ET

U.S. hospital work prepares military docs for battlefield injuries

For a special look at "Battlefield Breakthroughs: Helping at Home," tune in to "Sanjay Gupta, M.D.," Saturday-Sunday 7:30 a.m. ET

The phone does not stop ringing at Baltimore’s shock trauma center.

A trauma tech picks up one of the calls.

“Stabbing, 10 to 15 by land,” he yells out in the emergency room, citing how far away the victim is from the hospital.

Every day dozens of trauma patients are wheeled into their trauma bays. Some are accident victims, others are critically ill. But right alongside the civilian trauma doctors, nurses and techs are military personnel.


July 15th, 2011
07:42 AM ET

Are there degrees of gluten sensitivity?

Every weekday, a CNNHealth expert doctor answers a viewer question. On Friday, it's Dr. Melina Jampolis, a physician nutrition specialist.

Question asked by Sue R. of Oakland, California

I know that I'm sensitive to carbs but I wanted to know how sensitive I was to gluten. I had a test taken by a nutritionist, and it came out positive. So I wanted to get tested by an official M.D., which I did. He tested me for celiac disease, even though I told him I didn't have it. He didn't understand when I told him that gluten sensitivity has different degrees of impact. Was I misinformed? I always thought it was a spectrum.

Expert answer:

Tri Challenge: Rule No. 1 is safety first
Scott Zahn and his relay partner, trainer Junius Ho, after racing the Green Bay Triathlon.
July 15th, 2011
07:15 AM ET

Tri Challenge: Rule No. 1 is safety first

Since January, six iReporters have been training in the Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge. We’re following along as they prepare to compete alongside Dr. Sanjay Gupta in the August 7 Nautica NYC Triathlon.

For my next blog, I was planning on writing about the costs of being a triathlete. I had planned to write about how much it costs to be fit. New clothes (my waist size is down from a 40 to less than a 36), equipment, workout clothes, fresh fruits and veggies all contribute to that total cost.

But several recent events have made me think about another cost - injury and death.

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.

July 2011
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