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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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    • 24 SEP 17
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    Sen. Collins says it’s hard to envision getting to "yes" on latest health care bill

    Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that it is hard for her to envision voting “yes” on the proposed Graham-Cassidy health care bill, adding to the growing list of lawmakers casting doubt on Senate Republicans’ second shot at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.  Speaking to CBS News’

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    • 23 SEP 17
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    Morning Rounds: New tattoo guidelines, over-treating patients

    September 23, 2017, 8:01 AM| CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss a new report that offers guidance on the potential health issues surrounding body modifications like tattoos, a telling survey on the over-treatment of patients and a new patch that could help diabetics accurately measure glucose levels

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    • 22 SEP 17
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    Results announced in largest study of benefits of exercise

    September 22, 2017, 6:46 PM| What’s said to be the largest study ever on the benefits of exercise was published this week. Researchers tracked the physical activity of 130,000 people in 17 countries. Dr. Jon LaPook has the results. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/JaAcRZGCmIY/

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    • 22 SEP 17
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    Babies try harder when they see you sweat

    NEW YORK — If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Especially if a baby is watching.  Children around 15 months old can become more persistent in pursuing a goal if they’ve just seen an adult struggle at a task before succeeding, a new study says. The results suggest there may be value in

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    • 22 SEP 17
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    How "Star Trek" predicted modern medicine

    There is something the “Star Trek” franchise predicted: the future of medicine.  “I was able to put a scope in and biopsy the pancreas which was unheard of 50 years ago,” said NYU Langone’s Dr. Mark Pochapin. That’s unless you were watching “Star Trek,” as Pochapin did when he was a boy. Star Trek: Discovery

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    • 21 SEP 17
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    Teen suffers vision loss after parasite found living in his eye

    For one unfortunate Mexican teenager, an unwanted tenant living in his eye led to what may be a permanent loss of vision, doctors report. As published Sept. 21 in The New England Journal of Medicine, an unnamed 17-year-old boy from a rural town in Mexico came to a hospital after suffering impaired vision and pain in

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    • 21 SEP 17
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    Did Bernie Sanders unintentionally help Republicans with their Obamacare repeal?

    September 20, 2017, 10:02 PM| South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who’s leading the latest Republican health care effort, said Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” bill helped consolidate support for the GOP repeal measure. CBSN political contributor and Founding Partner of 270 Strategies Lynda Tran joins “Red & Blue” to discuss. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/KD1y3IRcRpg/

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    • 20 SEP 17
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    Southern California battles hepatitis A outbreak

    September 20, 2017, 6:58 PM| Lines are long and constant at pop-up clinics around San Diego, where hundreds of people have waited to get free hepatitis A vaccines. There’s a desperate race against time to stop the hepatitis A virus from spreading. Mireya Villarreal reports. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/4sImkFWa17E/

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    • 20 SEP 17
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    Latest GOP health care plan would give power to states

    September 20, 2017, 7:16 AM| Republicans are expressing confidence about a new, last-ditch effort to replace parts of Obamacare. A plan devised by South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy would eliminate Affordable Care Act insurance subsidies and give states a lump sum to create their own health care systems. Nancy Cordes

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    • 19 SEP 17
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    Would a "Medicare for All" system work in the U.S.?

    September 19, 2017, 10:23 PM| Bernie Sanders introduced his “Medicare for All” plan to the Senate last week. While some Democrats have backed the legislation, some policy experts have doubts. Hoover Institution senior fellow Lanhee Chen joined “Red & Blue” to discuss why single-payer plan could be too good to be true. Source Article from

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    • 19 SEP 17
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    E.R. doctors raise alarm over hugely popular toys

    Nerf guns can be great fun for kids — until someone damages an eye, doctors warn. Nerf guns or “blasters” are hugely popular toys — used by kids and adults alike — that shoot a soft foam “dart” or “bullet.” But a new report from emergency department doctors at one British hospital is raising concerns

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    • 19 SEP 17
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    "Way beyond Flint": LA residents demand help to clean up contaminated soil

    LOS ANGELES — People who live near the old Exide battery plant in Los Angeles are demanding state help. Nearly all of the 10,000 homes within a 1.5-mile radius of the old plant have been found to have soil contaminated with lead and other toxins in their yards. But there may not be enough money to

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    • 18 SEP 17
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    Drones help elevate Rwanda’s health care

    This is part of CNET’s Road Trip 2017 summer series “The Smartest Stuff,” about how innovators are thinking up new ways to make you — and the world around you — smarter. At one time, the only way to get from Kintobo to the hospital was by foot. The small village lies 7,700 feet up a steep, green mountain

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