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    • 29 MAY 17
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    Injured Afghanistan vet undergoes experimental amputation

    BOSTON — Just looking at Brandon Korona, you would never guess what he is about to do. “I’m at peace with it. My family’s at peace with it,” Korona said. “And my friends think I’m crazy.” Brandon Korona He asked doctors to cut off his lower left leg. Four years after it was crushed by

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    • 29 MAY 17
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    "Smartphone thumb" is plaguing more people, doctors say

    A condition that doctors used to only see in factory workers is becoming more widespread. The pain that comes from the repetitive movements of texting has been dubbed “smartphone thumb” by doctors. It’s actually tendinitis, when the tendon that bends and flexes the thumb becomes inflamed. More and more people are complaining about this type

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    • 28 MAY 17
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    Drugs made from a marijuana compound offer new hope to kids with severe epilepsy

    A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that drugs made from a marijuana compound can reduce seizures in kids who have severe epilepsy. When Desmond Phillips had his first epileptic seizure, he was just 8 months old. His parents, Roelie and Karim Phillips, say that up until then he

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    • 27 MAY 17
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    Marijuana compound claims reduction in seizures caused by epilepsy

    May 27, 2017, 6:50 PM| A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine claims that drugs made from a marijuana compound can reduce seizures in kids who have severe epilepsy. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/hkWRT3hbHw0/

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    • 27 MAY 17
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    Morning Rounds: New fruit juice guidance, bacteria-lined clothing

    May 27, 2017, 7:40 AM| Dr. Jon LaPook and Dr. Tara Narula join “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the new recommendations for how much fruit juice kids should be having and a breathable workout suit lined with live bacteria which reacts to body heat and sweat to adjust ventilation accordingly. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/uAxdgc2O4JY/

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    • 26 MAY 17
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    Texas county still on "high alert" over Zika virus

    CAMERON COUNTY, Texas — The Centers for Disease Control reports 64 babies have been born in the continental U.S. with Zika-related birth defects so far this year. CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook has been tracking the spread of the Zika virus and recently spent time in Texas. Last year, local transmission of

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    • 26 MAY 17
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    Kindergartners asked to tattle on parents who don’t vaccinate

    The German government wants kindergartens to inform authorities if parents fail to prove they have attended a doctors’ consultation on child vaccinations. The measure is part of a government effort to improve vaccination rates in the country. These have dropped in recent years, exposing children and adults to potentially dangerous illnesses such as measles. Authorities

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    • 26 MAY 17
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    The importance of a good night’s sleep

    May 25, 2017, 6:48 PM| A new study underscores how important it is to get a good night’s sleep, especially if you have several common health problems. Dr. Tara Narula has more. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/3o-i0xC3x30/

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    • 25 MAY 17
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    A service dog in the dugout at UNC baseball

    On the University of North Carolina’s second-seeded baseball team, there are right-handed pitchers and left-handed pitchers. There are first basemen and shortstops, outfielders and infielders. And now, there’s a service dog on the roster as well. That’s right: The UNC baseball team just became the first NCAA team in the Atlantic Coast Conference — and

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    • 24 MAY 17
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    CBO: 23 million more without health insurance over next decade under House-passed bill

    Twenty-three million more people would be left without health insurance over the next decade under the House-passed legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, according to a cost estimate released by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Wednesday. This estimate of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) projects that 1 million fewer people would lose

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    • 24 MAY 17
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    Chocolate linked to lower risk for heart condition

    Eating a little chocolate regularly may lower the odds for a common and potentially dangerous heart condition called atrial fibrillation, or AFib, say Harvard researchers. Past studies have linked eating cocoa products, such as dark chocolate, with cardiovascular benefits, but there hasn’t been a lot of research on chocolate and atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat condition

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    • 24 MAY 17
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    Report finds link between daily glass of alcohol and breast cancer

    May 23, 2017, 6:46 PM| The report reviewed data on more than 12 million women from dozens of studies conducted around the world and found that just one small glass of wine, beer or other alcohol daily was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Dr. Jon Lapook reports. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/tFmXe0m-Dzs/

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    • 23 MAY 17
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    This social media site ranked worst for mental health

    Instagram is the most detrimental social media platform to young people’s mental health, according to new research out of the U.K. Researchers from the Royal Society for Public Health in conjunction with the Young Health Movement published the report entitled #StatusOfMind, which looks at the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health

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    • 23 MAY 17
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    No fruit juice before child’s first birthday, new guidance suggests

    May 22, 2017, 6:51 PM| The American Academy of Pediatrics is putting more stringent guidelines on fruit juice for children. The association recommends that instead of juice, parents feed their kids whole fruits. Dr. Jon LaPook has more. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/moesXa-HYU8/

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