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    • 05 OCT 17
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    Therapy dogs serve as "second responders" in Las Vegas

    October 5, 2017, 6:56 PM| Therapy dogs are helping to heal the wounds you can’t see in Las Vegas. The dogs have been deployed after other major disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Victims and first responders alike are getting comfort from a group of golden retrievers. Carter Evans reports. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/BJbO3osatHE/

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    • 05 OCT 17
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    Detroit-area mom jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son

    PONTIAC, Mich. — A suburban Detroit woman was handcuffed Wednesday and sent to a jail for seven days for failing to follow an agreement to have her 9-year-old son vaccinated. An Oakland County judge noted that Rebecca Bredow agreed to the immunization last November. Her ex-husband wanted their son vaccinated, but Bredow is the primary

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    • 05 OCT 17
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    More illnesses linked to pet store puppies

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says dozens of people have been sickened with infections linked to puppies sold at Petland pet stores. The outbreak of Campylobacter has affected 55 people in 12 states. Thirteen people have been hospitalized. This is an increase from the 39 cases reported in seven states last month. Campylobacter

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    • 04 OCT 17
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    "I wasn’t ready to die," says Vegas victim from hospital bed

    LAS VEGAS — Tubes connecting to veins in her arms, Natalie Vanderstay clutches a pillow to her stomach, over the spot where a bullet entered her body. Blankets cover the leg that was ripped apart, doctors believe by shrapnel. The 43-year-old Los Angeles nurse can hardly believe she’s alive. In the past 48 hours, she

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    • 03 OCT 17
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    ACLU sues over FDA limits on abortion pill access

    The American Civil Liberties Union sued Tuesday in a challenge to federal restrictions that limit many women’s access to the so-called abortion pill. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Hawaii, targets long-standing restrictions imposed by the Food and Drug Administration that say the pill, marketed in the U.S. as Mifeprex, can be dispensed

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    • 02 OCT 17
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    Heart study is more reason not to skip breakfast

    Middle-aged adults who routinely skip breakfast are more likely to have clogged heart arteries than those who enjoy a big morning meal, a new study finds. The findings are the latest to link breakfast to better heart health. They suggest that people who eat breakfast — especially a hearty one — are less likely to

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    • 02 OCT 17
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    Why Colorado is banning pot gummy bears

    DENVER — A ban on gummy bears and other edible marijuana products shaped like animals, people and fruit takes effect this month in Colorado — a change aimed at decreasing the likelihood small children will mistake them for a favorite treat. The switch is less dramatic for Colorado’s cannabis companies than adapting to last fall’s

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    • 30 SEP 17
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    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol seize record amount of fentanyl and other opioids

    September 30, 2017, 6:51 PM| U.S. Customs and Border patrol officials seized a record amount of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids in the fiscal year that ends tonight. Most of the illegal packages were found in the mailroom at New York’s JFK Airport. Tony Dokoupil reports. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/csxkudOGTgw/

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    • 30 SEP 17
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    Pharmacist in San Juan working to get medication to people in shelters

    September 29, 2017, 6:38 PM| For Hurricane Maria’s victims in Puerto Rico, medicine is in short supply, in addition to food and water. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports on the work to aid the medical crisis in San Juan. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/825NMawi198/

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    • 29 SEP 17
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    Ways to boost bone health as you age

    Everything hangs on your bones — literally — so it makes sense to take care of them if you want to stay active into your golden years. One of the growing risks the human body faces as you age is increasing frailty, which makes you more susceptible to broken bones. In fact, more than 300,000 Americans

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    • 29 SEP 17
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    Baby in desperate need of surgery flown out of Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — With hospitals crippled in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, there is a rush to evacuate patients in dire need of treatment.  It’s life or death on the tarmac as a premature baby awaits evacuation to the mainland. The baby was born four months early, weighing only 1

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    • 28 SEP 17
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    Why this flu season could be a bad one

    WASHINGTON — It’s flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter. The clues: The Southern Hemisphere, especially Australia, was hit hard over the past few months with a flu strain that’s notorious for causing severe illness, especially in seniors. And in the U.S., small clusters of that so-called

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    • 28 SEP 17
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    Hunt for illegal opioids in the U.S. starts inside JFK airport

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection is revealing an alarming new milestone in the fight against opioids. Fentanyl and other super-potent synthetic opioids have been pouring into the United States through international mail and private carriers, and seizures of these illegal shipments surpassed 37 kilograms, more than 81 pounds, in the fiscal year ending this week.

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    • 27 SEP 17
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    "Nothing this bad, ever": Doctor describes medical challenges in Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Federal workers have repaired air traffic control systems — though there are still only a few commercial flights a day — and they’ve supplied diesel generators to hospitals. But providing medical care is a challenge.  CBS News met 36-year-old Marcelina Lopez as she arrived at the hospital Wednesday for a checkup.

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