Kelly Burkert

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Science to Carson: You're wrong

<b>(CNN) —</b> Researchers say Dr. Ben Carson may be a brain surgeon, but science shows he's dead wrong about how sexual orientation works.<p>Wednesday on CNN, Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and potential Republican presidential candidate, said he "absolutely" believes being gay is a choice.<p>But scientists …

Is post-traumatic stress disorder in your genes?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Could a simple blood test someday tell if you're genetically predisposed to post-traumatic stress disorder? That's what a team of international researchers is hoping after finding a genetic marker linked to PTSD in the blood samples of Marines stationed in conflict zones.<p>"We'll draw the …

Doctors claim first successful penis transplant

<b>(CNN) —</b> South African doctors have achieved what they call the world's first successful penile transplant operation.<p>The nine-hour operation occurred on December 11, 2014, involving a team of doctors at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town and others from Tygerberg Hospital.<p>The young man, whose …

Why isn't Ebola airborne? - CNN Video

Why Ebola isn't airborne: CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains, using a metal pipe, marbles, baby powder and a baseball

Americans exposed to Ebola patient return from Africa for monitoring

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fifteen American aid workers who had high-risk exposure to Ebola in Sierra Leone have arrived back in the United States since Friday for monitoring, according to a spokesman.<p>None is known to be infected with the disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman Tom Skinner said …

Ebola Air? Inside the plane that flies Ebola patients

Ebola Air? Inside the plane that flies Ebola patients

<b>(CNN) —</b> If it were easy, any company or government could do it.<p>But flying an Ebola patient halfway around the world -- while keeping that person alive, and everyone safe -- is complicated.<p>Probably no one knows that better than Phoenix Air, a Georgia-based company that is the go-to for transporting …

Crawling in a 'polio-free' country

<b>(CNN) —</b> Imagine sitting on a dusty, busy street in New Delhi, crowded with vendors and people running quickly about the market. A woman's lapis-colored sari swishes past you in the golden-colored dusk. You've been here since morning.<p>A tourist extends a hand with a crumpled paper bill. You try to …

Toddler revived after 101 minutes of CPR - CNN Video

Toddler "brought back to life" after being found face down in an icy creek. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

Ebola outbreak: Here's where we are 1 year later

<b>(CNN) —</b> A year ago, when Dr. Stephane Hugonnet was dispatched to Guinea to investigate a series of unexplained deaths, he had little idea that he'd be contending with an outbreak that would quickly spread from a small southern rainforest village, across borders, and around the world.<p>The Ebola …

What happened to your body by skipping the gym this winter?

<b>(CNN) —</b> No matter how dedicated you are to fitness, sooner or later, it's going to happen: You're going to skip a workout ... and another ... and another. Maybe you can blame the weather, a vacation, a mile-high pile of paperwork at the office or just your run-of-the-mill funk. Whatever the reason, …

Doctors: Angelina Jolie did the right thing

<b>(CNN) —</b> Angelina Jolie's decision to remove her breasts and ovaries to prevent cancer (as she detailed in today's New York Times op-ed) might sound extreme, but breast cancer experts say she was spot on.<p>"I understand what Angelina Jolie did, and I would have done it, too," said Dr. Otis Brawley, …

Learning from Angelina Jolie's genetic testing for our own health

<b>(CNN) —</b> You may be more like Angelina Jolie than you think.<p>No, you're not a movie star and you probably don't have six children and you're certainly not married to Brad Pitt, but given the pace of scientific advances, you may, like Jolie, be getting a genetic test at some point in your life.<p>Such …

Stray Pit Bull Nursed A Newborn Kitten Until Help Arrived

"They found each other at the right time." H/T The Dodo.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>If you're interested in adopting, whether you live in Texas or not, you can always check out your local humane society or shelter.