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    • 30 SEP 17
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    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol seize record amount of fentanyl and other opioids

    September 30, 2017, 6:51 PM| U.S. Customs and Border patrol officials seized a record amount of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids in the fiscal year that ends tonight. Most of the illegal packages were found in the mailroom at New York’s JFK Airport. Tony Dokoupil reports. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/csxkudOGTgw/

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    • 30 SEP 17
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    Pharmacist in San Juan working to get medication to people in shelters

    September 29, 2017, 6:38 PM| For Hurricane Maria’s victims in Puerto Rico, medicine is in short supply, in addition to food and water. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports on the work to aid the medical crisis in San Juan. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/825NMawi198/

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    • 29 SEP 17
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    Ways to boost bone health as you age

    Everything hangs on your bones — literally — so it makes sense to take care of them if you want to stay active into your golden years. One of the growing risks the human body faces as you age is increasing frailty, which makes you more susceptible to broken bones. In fact, more than 300,000 Americans

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    • 29 SEP 17
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    Baby in desperate need of surgery flown out of Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — With hospitals crippled in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, there is a rush to evacuate patients in dire need of treatment.  It’s life or death on the tarmac as a premature baby awaits evacuation to the mainland. The baby was born four months early, weighing only 1

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    • 28 SEP 17
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    Why this flu season could be a bad one

    WASHINGTON — It’s flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter. The clues: The Southern Hemisphere, especially Australia, was hit hard over the past few months with a flu strain that’s notorious for causing severe illness, especially in seniors. And in the U.S., small clusters of that so-called

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    • 28 SEP 17
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    Hunt for illegal opioids in the U.S. starts inside JFK airport

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection is revealing an alarming new milestone in the fight against opioids. Fentanyl and other super-potent synthetic opioids have been pouring into the United States through international mail and private carriers, and seizures of these illegal shipments surpassed 37 kilograms, more than 81 pounds, in the fiscal year ending this week.

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    • 27 SEP 17
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    "Nothing this bad, ever": Doctor describes medical challenges in Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Federal workers have repaired air traffic control systems — though there are still only a few commercial flights a day — and they’ve supplied diesel generators to hospitals. But providing medical care is a challenge.  CBS News met 36-year-old Marcelina Lopez as she arrived at the hospital Wednesday for a checkup.

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    • 27 SEP 17
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    Woman dies of infection from Harvey floodwaters

    HOUSTON — Harris County, Texas, officials say a 77-year-old woman died from a flesh-eating bacterial infection she contracted after falling into Harvey floodwaters in her home and sustaining a traumatic injury. The Harris County Institute of Forensic Science marked Nancy Reed’s death September 15 as the 36th in the county related to the hurricane and

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    • 27 SEP 17
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    STD cases hit record high in the U.S.

    New cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States reached an all-time high in 2016, federal health officials reported Tuesday. There were 1.6 million cases of chlamydia, 470,000 cases of gonorrhea and 28,000 of syphilis reported that year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced in its annual report on STDs. And

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    • 26 SEP 17
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    These infections are a hidden risk in kids’ sports

    Participating in organized sports can bring plenty of health benefits for children and teens, but it also comes with certain risks, including the spread of infectious diseases. This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued new guidelines on on the risk factors to look out for, as well as tips to help prevent these

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    • 26 SEP 17
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    Graham-Cassidy health care bill on life support after Sen. Collins says she’ll vote "no"

    September 25, 2017, 7:38 PM| The latest iteration of Republican health care reform is on life support after Sen. Susan Collins says she’ll vote “no” on a proposal from Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes joins CBSN with the details. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/rwOLmHvXttQ/

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    • 25 SEP 17
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    Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of North Korea, health care

    By Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus, Kabir Khanna and Anthony Salvanto North Korea Most Americans continue to see North Korea as a threat that can be contained, though the number who say it requires military action has risen slightly in recent weeks. A majority disapprove of President Trump’s handling of the situation, and more voice

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    • 25 SEP 17
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    New version of Graham-Cassidy health care bill amid GOP divide

    September 25, 2017, 7:15 AM| A CBS News poll finds most Americans do not support the last-ditch Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. Just 20 percent approve of the bill written by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, while 52 percent disapprove. Nancy Cordes reports. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/KjQwY2s-joc/

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    • 24 SEP 17
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    Marc Short claims health care bill guarantees pre-existing conditions coverage

    White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short is defending the proposed Graham-Cassidy bill — Republicans’ last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — by countering criticism that the bill does not provide coverage for those with pre-existing conditions. “In fact, the Obamacare legislation required coverage of pre-existing conditions. This legislation does

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