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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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    • 17 SEP 17
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    Disability backlog tops 1M; thousands die on waitlist

    WASHINGTON — More than 1 million Americans await a hearing to see whether they qualify for disability benefits from Social Security, with the average wait nearly two years — longer than some of them will live. All have been denied benefits at least once, as most applications are initially rejected. But in a system where

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    • 17 SEP 17
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    Disability backlog tops 1 million; thousands die on waitlist

    WASHINGTON — More than 1 million Americans await a hearing to see whether they qualify for disability benefits from Social Security, with the average wait nearly two years — longer than some of them will live.  All have been denied benefits at least once, as most applications are initially rejected. But in a system where

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    • 16 SEP 17
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    Houston braces for mosquito explosion

    September 16, 2017, 7:31 AM| Three weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall and the resulting floods caused more than 70 deaths. It damaged or destroyed more than a quarter of a million homes. Now, as Houston and its surrounding areas begin to recover, people are taking steps to head off a potential health threat. Omar

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    • 15 SEP 17
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    Hospital cited after staffers take photos of patient’s genital injury

    A Pennsylvania hospital has been cited after multiple staff members crowded into an operating room to take photos and videos of a patient’s genitals – and a foreign object that had been lodged there. According to a report from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services, the incident took place in December 2016 at

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    • 15 SEP 17
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    In Irma’s wake, food safety a growing concern

    Ashley Welch On Twitter» Ashley Welch covers health and wellness for CBSNews.com Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/15T_sHzucDI/

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    • 14 SEP 17
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    In Irma’s wake, food safety a growing concern

    Ashley Welch On Twitter» Ashley Welch covers health and wellness for CBSNews.com Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/15T_sHzucDI/

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