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January 10th, 2014
10:50 PM ET

What will it take to make water safe again for some 300,000 West Virginians?

Authorities in West Virginia are warning hundreds of thousands of residents that their water is unsafe for drinking, cooking and washing. Investigators say a chemical used to wash coal contaminated the local water supply. What will it take to make the water safe again? Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen has the latest.

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January 9th, 2014
12:19 AM ET

Fad diet crackdown

They made bold weight-loss claims. Now, the Federal Trade Commission is charging four companies with deceptive advertising. Anderson discussed this with Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen.

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November 7th, 2013
10:27 PM ET

FDA takes on trans fats

The FDA is turning up the heat on artificial trans fats, saying it no longer considers the heart-clogging additives to be generally safe in foods. It's a major policy shift and the first step in banning artificial trans fats from the nation's food supply. Without that "generally safe" designation, it will eventually be illegal to sell foods containing man-made trans fats. Anderson discussed all this with Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen.

Michael Moss is the author of "Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us" and has plenty to say about trans fats.


Filed under: Elizabeth Cohen • FDA
July 17th, 2012
12:28 AM ET

Flesh-Eating bacteria survivor

Days after giving birth to twins, Lana Kuykendall was diagnosed with flesh-eating bacteria. She is now preparing to return home after more than 2 months of aggressive therapy. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen interviewed her and tells Anderson about Lana's incredible story of survival.

March 9th, 2012
10:42 PM ET

Video: Sterilization victims seek compensation, part 2

Part two of a story about California’s history of forced sterilizations, and efforts by the remaining victims to receive reparations from the state. Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen investigates.


Filed under: Anderson Cooper • Elizabeth Cohen
March 8th, 2012
09:57 PM ET

Video: Sterilization victims seek compensation

AC360's Elizabeth Cohen reports on California's history of forced sterilizations and its reluctance to pay reparations to the victims.


Filed under: 360º Follow • Anderson Cooper • Elizabeth Cohen
June 3rd, 2010
10:53 AM ET

Fisherman's wife breaks the silence

Elizabeth Cohen
CNN Senior Medical Correspondent

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://www.cnn.com/video/health/2010/06/02/cohen.fisherman.sick.oil.cnn.640×480.jpg caption="Kindra Arneson believes her husband, other shrimpers were sickened by oil disaster cleanup" width=300 height=169]

Kindra Arnesen's husband often calls while he's out on a shrimping trip, so she wasn't surprised to hear her cell phone ring the night of April 29 while he was on an overnight fishing expedition.

However, this time, her husband, David, wasn't calling to tell her about the day's catch or to wish their children Aleena and David Jr. a good night. He was calling to tell her he was sick, and the strange thing about it, so were men on the seven other shrimping boats working near his.

"I received several calls from him saying, 'This one's hanging over the boat throwing up. This one says he's dizzy, and he's feeling faint. Everybody's loading up their stuff, tying up their rigs and going back to the docks,'" Arnesen remembers.

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Filed under: Elizabeth Cohen • Gulf Oil Spill
June 1st, 2010
11:21 AM ET

'Money is killing us,' Gulf fisherman says

Elizabeth Cohen
CNN Senior Medical Correspondent

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/US/06/01/gulf.oil.spill/c1main.ship.jpg caption="The latest health risk in the Gulf of Mexico is an abundance of money, says one Louisiana fisherman." width=300 height=169]

The latest health risk in the Gulf of Mexico is an abundance of money, says one Louisiana fisherman.

“Money,” says Clint Guidry, acting president of the Louisiana Shrimp Association, “is killing us.”

BP is paying fishermen up to $3,000 a day to help clean up the oil, according to a contract between BP and one of the fishermen obtained by CNN.

He says the nine fishermen who were brought to the hospital while working for BP are unwilling to talk because they fear losing their jobs. The men suffered symptoms such as shortness of breath, irritated nasal passages, nausea and headaches.

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Filed under: Elizabeth Cohen • Gulf Oil Spill
April 7th, 2010
09:26 AM ET

Video: Haiti quake victim reunites with family

Elizabeth Cohen | BIO
CNN Medical Correspondent


Filed under: Elizabeth Cohen • Haiti Earthquake
April 5th, 2010
02:59 PM ET

Video: Haitian baby really an orphan?

Elizabeth Cohen | BIO
CNN Senior Medical Correspondent

Last month, a Haitian couple awaits a DNA test to prove a baby flown to the U.S. after the earthquake is theirs. Tonight CNN Senior Medical Correspondent follows up on the story and is with the parents who will be reunited with their daughter. Don't miss their reunion tonight.

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