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VA Secretary David Shulkin on challenges facing the agency
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:26:19 -0400
President Trump signed a law this week extending a pilot program on health care for veterans that allows some to receive treatment through private providers. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the challenges facing the agency and the issues affecting veterans.
Morning Rounds: heart medications and teenage sleep cycles
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:32:42 -0400
Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss life-saving heart medications and why so many patients fail to take them despite their effectiveness. Also, whether teens need to be getting more sleep and how texting could be affecting our neck and back.
Trump administration dismisses Obama-era Surgeon General
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:01:47 -0400
Obama-era Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was asked to resign, and will be replaced for now by the deputy surgeon general
Mumps outbreak reported at university
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:41:28 -0400
Students are required to be vaccinated for mumps before they come to school, with a few exceptions
Royals William, Kate and Harry team up to raise awareness for mental health
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:08:27 -0400
Prince Harry, Prince William and Princess Kate took to the BBC Radio airwaves Friday, serving as guest DJs to promote their new mental health charity. As Mark Phillips reports, the royals are opening up about how losing their mother impacted their lives as part of their new effort.
Thousands of scientists plan March for Science on Earth Day
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:39:21 -0400
More than 200 science organizations are planning 600 marches around the world, the first time scientists are marching in defense of science itself
Doctors, pharmacists charged in $40M kickback scheme
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:00:10 -0400
Prosecutors say they orchestrated a complex insurance fraud scheme involving unnecessary treatment for workers’ compensation insurance patients
New version of GOP health care bill could be finished as early as Friday
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:09:22 -0400
The White House is hoping the House could consider and vote on the Obamacare repeal bill by late next week
Water pollutants lurking in your medicine cabinet
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:48:13 -0400
Ingredients from shampoo, sunscreens and other personal care products are turning up in water supplies, and some could have harmful effects
New germ tops food poisoning list
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:30:45 -0400
The government’s latest report card on food poisoning suggests that this bug now surpasses salmonella as the most common culprit
White wine may do no favors for a woman's skin
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:53:58 -0400
New research suggests certain drinking habits are related to this skin condition
Quick-thinking pharmacist saves customer
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:15:10 -0400
“I think something really bad is about to happen,” recalls Illinois man who developed a sudden, life-threatening condition
Opioid lawsuit targets Wal-mart, CVS, Walgreens and more
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:59:38 -0400
The tribe says drug stores and distributors have contributed to “an epidemic of prescription opioid abuse” among its members
Former President Bush gets special visitor in hospital
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:36:22 -0400
Former President George H.W. Bush got a healthy dose of family bonding after his son visited him while he recovers from pneumonia
White House pushes for health care bill but Congress has to pass funding bill
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:36:51 -0400
The White House is pressuring Republican members of Congress to consider another overhaul of the Affordable Care Act in the next week. But Congress also needs to pass a measure to fund the government by the end of the month. CBS News political director Steve Chaggaris and Mark Leibovich of The New York Times Magazine join "Red & Blue" to discuss.
New study looks at diet soda's link to dementia
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:15:27 -0400
A new study reveals diet soda drinkers have a higher risk of suffering from dementia. The Framingham Heart study found that people who drink at least one artificially sweetened beverage a day had more than double the risk. Dr. Jon LaPook has more.
Study suggests link between diet soda and dementia
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:14:34 -0400
Researchers say people may want to think twice before turning to diet drinks as an alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages
Don't give kids medicine with these 2 painkillers, FDA warns
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:07:47 -0400
Slowed breathing and death can occur in children and breastfed babies, whose smaller bodies process narcotics more quickly
Hernandez atty: Family wants to donate brain for research
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:59:31 -0400
Jose Baez accused the medical examiner's office of misconduct for not yet releasing the former NFL star's brain to Boston University's CTE center
Could young blood revive memory in the aging brain?
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:27:17 -0400
Blood from human umbilical cords appears to have helped reverse memory loss in aging mice