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    • 20 OCT 17
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    Remembering Chris Rosati, who spread happiness while battling ALS

    For the past four years, CBS News has been following a North Carolina man’s journey to make the world a better place.  Unfortunately, Chris Rosati’s journey came to an end this week. Rosati was just 46 years old. He died of ALS.  I first met Rosati in 2013, after learning of his twisted plot to

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    • 20 OCT 17
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    Why Japanese people keep working themselves to death

    TOKYO — Years after losing his son, Itsuo Sekigawa is still in shock, grief-stricken and angry. Straight out of college in 2009, his son Satoshi proudly joined a prestigious manufacturer, but within a year he was dead. Investigators said working extreme hours drove him to take his own life. The young engineer fell victim to

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    • 20 OCT 17
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    Study reveals easy and cheap way to reduce risk of early death

    NEW YORK — If you’re able to walk 10 minutes a day, you can reduce the risk of an early death, according to a study out Thursday from the American Cancer Society. Taking up that advice is the Duke Island Park walking group in New Jersey. Bonnie Berger, 75, and her husband, Larry, are right

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    • 19 OCT 17
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    Loneliness may be as bad for your health as smoking

    Former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has tackled a range of public health crises including Zika, drug and alcohol addiction and obesity. Now, he’s shedding light on a silent crisis: the rising number of lonely people in America. He believes it is a growing threat to our health and well-being. “I have met have thousands of

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    • 18 OCT 17
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    Women race on the water with much more at stake than finishing first

    Living Stronger is a “CBS Evening News” series celebrating the people leading the way to longevity — and inspiring the rest of us.   CHICAGO — Plying the murky waters of Chicago’s Bubbly Creek, a group of determined women defies the odds with every stroke, reports CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds. “Do you think it is lengthening

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    • 18 OCT 17
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    Opioid crisis: Pennsylvania’s AG on holding drug companies accountable

    October 18, 2017, 8:32 AM| As part of our ongoing series, Issues That Matter, we look at the opioid crisis. Following an investigation by “60 Minutes” and the Washington Post, 41 attorneys general around the country have subpoenaed drug manufacturers and distributors for information and documents. They want to know how opioid medications are made,

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    • 18 OCT 17
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    Cherokee Nation, grappling with opioid crisis, takes legal action

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Sasha and Kane Wyatt are members of the Cherokee Nation in northeast Oklahoma. They adopted their son Luke when he was just eight days old. His birth mother was addicted to opioids — and so was he. “I remember holding him and just crying — I am trying not to cry right

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    • 17 OCT 17
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    Bipartisan deal reached on Obamacare payments, says GOP senator

    WASHINGTON — A leading Republican senator says he and a top Democrat have reached an agreement on a plan to extend federal payments to health insurers that President Trump has blocked.       GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee told reporters Tuesday afternoon that the next step will be for him and his negotiating partner

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    • 17 OCT 17
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    Opioid report reverberates across Washington

    WASHINGTON — A “60 Minutes” and Washington Post report Sunday night about the opioid epidemic in the U.S. reverberated from the White House to Capitol Hill. The fallout from the investigation has many speaking out. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, says he’s horrified that a bill everyone approved — the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug

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    • 16 OCT 17
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    1 in 9 men in U.S. infected with oral HPV

    Eleven million American men are infected with oral human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cancers of the head, neck and throat, a new study reports. That equates to 1 in 9 U.S. males aged 18 to 69. And infection is most likely for those who have had multiple oral sexual partners, are gay or bisexual,

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    • 16 OCT 17
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    Washington Post’s Lenny Bernstein on how Congress may have made opioid crisis worse

    October 16, 2017, 8:04 AM| A “60 Minutes” – Washington Post investigation found that, at the height of the opioid crisis, Congress passed a law that may have allowed the epidemic to worsen. The bill, introduced in 2015, was promoted as a way to ensure patients had access to the medication they needed. But a

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    • 15 OCT 17
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    2-year-old denied kidney transplant because father violated probation

    ATLANTA — A.J. Burgess was born a month too soon without a working kidney, WGCL-TV reports, and his father Anthony Dickerson is a 110 percent match for an organ donation. But surgeons at Emory Hospital in Atlanta won’t perform the operation because Dickerson served time in prison for violating probation. Air pollution may damage kidneys,

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    • 13 OCT 17
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    Calif. declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak

    SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday due to a lack of vaccines in a deadly hepatitis A outbreak in several California counties, CBS Los Angeles reports. The declaration allows the state to “increase its supply of hepatitis A vaccines in order to control the current outbreak,” Gov. Brown said in

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    • 13 OCT 17
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    Red Cross sends team to tackle deadly plague outbreak

    JOHANNESBURG — With dozens dead from a plague outbreak in Madagascar, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Friday it is deploying its first-ever plague treatment center to the island nation. The World Health Organization said 561 cases have been reported so far, with another in the Seychelles. “The situation, as

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