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    • 10 DEC 17
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    Rehab that puts alcoholic pilots back in the cockpit

    The words CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF are welcomed by air travelers in a hurry. They’re even more welcomed by airline pilots who once feared they’d never fly again. Our Cover Story is reported by Tony Dokoupil: Many alcoholics can tell you the exact moment they hit rock bottom. Former airline Captain Lyle Prouse hit his at

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    • 09 DEC 17
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    Scott Walker moves forward with plan to drug test food stamp users

    MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker moved ahead this week with his plans to make Wisconsin the first state to drug test able-bodied adults applying for food stamps, a move blocked by the federal government or found to be unconstitutional when other states have tried. Wisconsin’s plan was approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature more than

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    • 08 DEC 17
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    Blood test may predict which breast cancers will recur

    A blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appeared, a preliminary study found. It was the largest experiment so far to use these tests, called liquid biopsies, for breast cancer. Results suggest they someday may help reveal

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    • 08 DEC 17
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    DNA is going digital – what could possibly go wrong?

    Jenna E. Gallegos is a postdoctoral researcher in Chemical and Biological Engineering at Colorado State University; Jean Peccoud is professor and Abell Chair in Synthetic Biology at Colorado State University Biology is becoming increasingly digitized. Researchers like us use computers to analyze DNA, operate lab equipment and store genetic information. But new capabilities also mean new

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    • 07 DEC 17
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    A better mammogram? Study puts 3-D scans to the test

    WASHINGTON — A better mammogram? Increasingly women are asked if they want a 3-D mammogram instead of the regular X-ray — and now U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if the newer, sometimes pricier choice really improves screening for breast cancer. It’s the latest dilemma in a field that already vexes

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    • 06 DEC 17
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    Study links birth control pills to breast cancer

    December 6, 2017, 6:46 PM| A new study out Wednesday looked into the link between birth control pills and breast cancer. Dr. Jon LaPook explains. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/k0GuA_VlanI/

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    • 06 DEC 17
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    New medical implant the answer to chronic pain?

    A promising new high-tech medical device the FDA recently gave the go-ahead to could help some people move away from prescription painkillers. Twenty-six percent of Americans who are 20 and older report some type of chronic pain and every day, more than 650,000 prescriptions for opioids are filled. Two million Americans are addicted to those

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    • 05 DEC 17
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    Mother of 2 dies just a day after flu diagnosis

    Family members of Alani “Joie” Murrieta are warning the public to take the flu seriously after the 20-year-old mother of two died unexpectedly last week — just one day after getting the diagnosis. The death of the Phoenix, Arizona, woman came as a shock to her family, who said she had always been healthy. “Don’t

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    • 05 DEC 17
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    This year’s flu vaccine may only be 10% effective

    Health officials say there are a number of signs pointing to a potentially rough flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 7,000 cases of influenza have been confirmed in the U.S. so far, which is more than double the number this time last year.  Flu is currently widespread in

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    • 05 DEC 17
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    Nearly everyone grinds their teeth, dentists say

    December 4, 2017, 6:13 PM| Social stressors, like work and home responsibilities, mean some people are more likely to grind their teeth. And many aren’t aware they do it Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/2CB3zqq3xvI/

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    • 04 DEC 17
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    Baby born addicted to drugs gets "forever family"

    Baby Dylan was born in April and entered into the Buckner Foster Care and Adoption system in Texas. Like many of the children Buckner encounters, Dylan was born addicted to drugs.  The little girl suffered from tremors, sneezing fits, and a high-pitched cry. She had to be put on morphine, and it took three months

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    • 03 DEC 17
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    Millions of people living with HIV now have therapy they need

    December 3, 2017, 6:15 PM| Friday was World AIDS Day — a day to raise awareness and honor those who have died, as well as note the progress in the fight against the disease. Millions of people living with HIV are now getting the therapy that they need, as Dr. Tara Narula reports. Source Article

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    • 02 DEC 17
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    First baby born from a uterus transplant in the U.S.

    The first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States has occurred in Texas, a milestone for the U.S. but one achieved several years ago in Sweden.  A woman who had been born without a uterus gave birth to the baby at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.  Hospital spokesman Craig

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    • 01 DEC 17
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    HIV prevention drug called a "game changer"

    December 1, 2017, 6:18 PM| On World AIDS Day, the focus in the U.S. is on educating people at risk for HIV about prevention. CBS News’ Kenneth Craig has more on how a life-saving drug could turn the epidemic around. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/Cs5-hWreerY/

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