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    • 23 NOV 17
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    After controversial delay, toddler gets vital transplant

    ATLANTA — A potentially life-saving kidney transplant has given a Georgia family a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, nearly two months after the operation was controversially delayed. A.J. Burgess, who will be 3 in January, was born without kidneys. His parents got word about 8 p.m. Tuesday that a kidney from a dead

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    • 22 NOV 17
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    Report: Sugar industry hid data on health risks

    Big Sugar seems to have copied the Big Tobacco playbook, a new report contends. More than four decades ago, a study in rats funded by the sugar industry found evidence linking the sweetener to heart disease and bladder cancer, the paper trail investigation reports. The results of that study were never made public. Instead, the

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    • 22 NOV 17
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    Formerly conjoined twins able to go home for the holidays

    PHILADELPHIA – Formerly conjoined twins Erin and Abby Delaney were discharged from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) on Monday to return home to North Carolina just in time for Thanksgiving, CBS Philly reports. The twins were conjoined at the head. Their separation surgery was done in June. Since then, they had a series of setbacks and

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    • 21 NOV 17
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    Parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets, VA study says

    HERALD, W.Va. — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The Department of Veterans Affairs this

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    • 20 NOV 17
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    Boy with cancer dies after wish for early Christmas

    PORTLAND, Maine — A 9-year-old Maine boy with cancer has died a week after his wish for an early Christmas celebration was fulfilled.  Jacob Thompson’s family announced on social media that he died Sunday at Maine Medical Center in Portland. His family thanked those who sent Christmas cards and prayers, saying they brought joy and

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    • 20 NOV 17
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    Ted Koppel and wife Grace Anne on living with COPD

    One of the leading causes of death in the United States is often under-reported and misunderstood.  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is the nation’s third-biggest killer, after heart disease and cancer. About 150,000 Americans die of COPD each year. Among women, it is more deadly than breast and ovarian cancers combined. Veteran newsman Ted

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    • 20 NOV 17
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    Former CDC director’s new effort to tackle global health issues

    November 18, 2017, 7:38 AM| Resolve to Save Lives is a five-year, $225 million global health initiative that seeks to address major health issues on a global scale. Former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Resolve’s president and CEO, Dr. Tom Frieden, joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the two

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    • 19 NOV 17
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    Former CDC director’s new effort to tackle global health issues

    November 18, 2017, 7:38 AM| Resolve to Save Lives is a five-year, $225 million global health initiative that seeks to address major health issues on a global scale. Former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Resolve’s president and CEO, Dr. Tom Frieden, joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the two

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    • 19 NOV 17
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    Former CDC director’s new effort to tackle global health issues

    November 18, 2017, 7:38 AM| Resolve to Save Lives is a five-year, $225 million global health initiative that seeks to address major health issues on a global scale. Former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Resolve’s president and CEO, Dr. Tom Frieden, joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the two

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    • 18 NOV 17
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    Former CDC director’s new effort to tackle global health issues

    November 18, 2017, 7:38 AM| Resolve to Save Lives is a five-year, $225 million global health initiative that seeks to address major health issues on a global scale. Former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Resolve’s president and CEO, Dr. Tom Frieden, joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the two

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    • 18 NOV 17
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    Former CDC director’s new effort to tackle global health issues

    November 18, 2017, 7:38 AM| Resolve to Save Lives is a five-year, $225 million global health initiative that seeks to address major health issues on a global scale. Former director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Resolve’s president and CEO, Dr. Tom Frieden, joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the two

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    • 17 NOV 17
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    North Korean defector had "enormous number" of parasites

    A North Korean soldier who was shot at least six times by guards while defecting across the border into South Korea has an “enormous number” of parasites living in his intestines, BBC News reports.  Paramedics airlifted the soldier to a hospital in South Korea where he underwent emergency surgery after escaping on Monday. The patient

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    • 17 NOV 17
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    The growing problem of Type 2 diabetes in kids

    Type 2 diabetes was once known as “adult onset” because it was so rare in kids. Not anymore. With one in five school-age children considered obese, the rate of Type 2 diabetes in young people is climbing. The newest study shows an almost 5 percent jump over a decade for those between the ages of

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    • 17 NOV 17
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    Report sheds light on Chicago’s death rate from opioids

    CHICAGO — A report suggests the opioid problem in the city of Chicago, especially among African Americans, is far worse than many believe, CBS Chicago reports. Kathie Kane-Willis of the Chicago Urban League co-authored the report, which claims last year the opioid death rate among African Americans in the city was 56 percent higher than for

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