The Empowered Patient

After her newborn daughter experienced unnecessary treatments in the NICU, CNN correspondent Elizabeth Cohen began a quest to empower patients to better navigate the health care system, encouraging us all to be vigilant, be educated, and listen to our bodies.

Elizabeth Cohen is senior medical correspondent for CNN’s Health, Medical and Wellness unit, reporting breaking medical news and health consumer reporting on CNN and CNN.com. Her signature digital column the Empowered Patient keeps consumers informed on how to ensure the best medical care for themselves and their families. Her book, THE EMPOWERED PATIENT: How to get the Right Diagnosis, Buy the Cheapest Drugs, Beat Your Insurance Company, and Get the Best Medical Care Every Time, was published in August 2010.