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    • 06 JUN 17
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    76-year-old competitive rower preaches preparation as key to success

    Living Stronger is a “CBS Evening News” series celebrating the people leading the way to longevity — and inspiring the rest of us.   OLD LYME, Conn. — Few sports are as physically and mentally grueling as competitive rowing. It takes strength, stamina and perfect tempo. Seventy-six-year-old Maxine Shepatin has been rowing for 15 years. She

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    • 06 JUN 17
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    Blood cancer treatment called "revolutionary"

    Doctors are reporting unprecedented success from a new cell and gene therapy for multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that’s on the rise. Although it’s early and the study is small — 35 people — every patient responded and all but two were in some level of remission within two months. In a second study of

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    • 05 JUN 17
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    Gay dads may be more involved in their kids’ lives

    Andrew Leland is a Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University. Kentucky family court judge W. Mitchell Nance says he refuses to hold hearings on same-sex couples’ adoptions “as a matter of conscience.” He’s not the only authority defying the 2015 Supreme Court ruling that made marriage equality the law of

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    • 04 JUN 17
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    36 years and counting: AIDS in America

    Thirty-six years: That’s how long it has been since AIDS first caught the attention of public health officials. Though modern medicine has done much to control the disease, the battle against it is far from over. Our Cover Story is reported by Rita Braver: When 31-year old Dean Carras hits the bars, and maybe strikes

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    • 03 JUN 17
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    Morning Rounds: Vascular aging and managing medications

    June 3, 2017, 7:36 AM| CBS News contributor Dr. Tara Narula joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss a new report about how to achieve healthy vascular aging, a survey that tackles the topic of patient privacy when it comes to family and the importance of managing your medications properly. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/pSZU55Amfak/

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    • 02 JUN 17
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    Keeping backyard chickens comes with a health risk

    Keeping chickens in the backyard has become more popular in recent years, but there’s a downside. Many states are reporting salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard flocks, health officials said this week, and they’re calling for owners to take steps to reduce infection risk. So far this year, 47 states have reported cases of human salmonella connected with

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    • 01 JUN 17
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    Patient records stolen from plastic surgery clinic

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A massive privacy breach at an exclusive Rodeo Drive plastic surgery clinic has put thousands of patients’ personal information at risk, including some of Los Angeles’ most rich and famous, CBS Los Angeles reports.  Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies say the records of 15,000 patients were stolen from Dr. Zain Kadri’s office

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    • 01 JUN 17
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    Opioid epidemic’s unlikely, little-known spark

    Nearly 40 years ago, a respected doctor wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine with some very good news: Out of nearly 40,000 patients given powerful pain drugs in a Boston hospital, only four addictions were documented. Doctors had been wary of opioids, fearing patients would get hooked. Reassured by the letter,

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    • 01 JUN 17
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    In "landmark" study, breast cancer drug extends lives

    A drug called Xeloda can extend the lives of some women whose breast cancer is not wiped out by standard treatment, a new clinical trial finds. Oncologists said the results are “practice-changing.” “This drug is already approved, and we’ve been using it for a long time in cancer treatment,” said Dr. Stephen Malamud, an oncologist

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    • 31 MAY 17
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    Signs a child is drowning can be easy to miss

    With summer recreation luring kids to the water, experts caution parents that one of the season’s favorite pastimes is also one of the most dangerous for children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental deaths in kids under the age of 15. What’s more, nearly half

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    • 30 MAY 17
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    Teen graduates high school after beating leukemia twice

    BROCK, Texas — Every diploma handed out this spring marks a life accomplishment for graduating seniors. But for one student in particular, that accomplishment has been life itself. Ethan Tepera is part of the class of 2017 at Brock High School, west of Fort Worth. In some ways, he’s just like every other graduate whose excited

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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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