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Boston doctor makes house calls for the homeless
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:53:31 -0400
Dr. Jim O'Connell is Boston's only doctor left still making house calls to the homeless. On the street and in the shelters, O'Connell dispenses just about everything from stitches in the arm to surgery for the soul. Jim Axelrod paid a visit to the doctor in Boston.
House calls for the homeless
Thu, 05 May 2016 20:22:05 -0400
Dr. Jim O'Connell takes a team of doctors to the streets to bring medicine to the homeless; along the way, he began taking portraits of his patients, one at a time
Morning Rounds: Exercise during pregnancy, community health centers
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:36:22 -0400
CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News contributor Dr. Tara Narula join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss exercise during pregnancy and Obamacare's impact on community health centers.
What is the health status of Obamacare?
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:20:22 -0400
President Trump is predicting the eventual collapse of the Affordable Care Act, but is Obamacare really on life support? Dr. Meena Seshamani, former director of the Office of Health Reform at the Department of Health and Human Services during the Obama administration, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the current state of the ACA.
GOP pulls health care bill, failing to deliver key campaign promise
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:50:31 -0400
In a stinging loss for President Trump, the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed Friday. Republican leaders pulled their replacement bill from the House floor when it became clear they didn't have the votes to support it. Errol Barnett reports.
“Solar-powered skin” could open new doors for prosthetics
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:05:52 -0400
The advanced prosthetic limbs could give amputees the sense of touch – and also enable more sensitive robots
Here's when hospital patients are less likely to die
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:33:10 -0400
Better survival rates may be linked to increased vigilance from staff
Study reveals why many end-of-life talks are problematic
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:07:00 -0400
According to new research, many surrogates may not have a clear idea about what loved ones really want done in a crisis situation -- even after discussions about it
Why older moms may raise better-behaved kids
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:31:35 -0400
A new study finds women who have children later in life tend not to scold or use physical discipline as much
Drug-resistant TB threatens decades of progress
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:05:46 -0400
Doctors warn that growing drug resistance could put millions of lives at risk
Random mutations blamed for big role in cancer
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:58:32 -0400
A new study looks at how many cases of cancer are due to random genetic errors, and how many could be prevented
The difference between sexual orientation and gender identity
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:27:39 -0400
It's a common misconception that a person's gender identity and sexual orientation are connected, but they are not
The gender identity terms you need to know
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:11:15 -0400
Man, woman, and transgender are just the beginning
House GOP cancels vote on health care bill
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:00:45 -0400
The vote on the health care plan has been canceled -- Trump says, "We'll end up with a great bill in the future, once Obamacare collapses"
What are the Obamacare essential benefits?
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:20:43 -0400
Republican leaders said they'd repeal "essential benefits" defined under the ACA, in order to win votes for the GOP health care bill
Cancer survivor inspires hope with global trek
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:35:16 -0400
Sean Swarner is gearing up for his trip to the North Pole after visiting the South Pole and scaling the tallest mountain on each continent
$2.50 vaccine could prevent thousands of childhood deaths
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:57:58 -0400
A new study shows the vaccine is safe and effective against a deadly diarrheal disease that kills hundreds of children per day
For whites across America, "deaths of despair" are rising
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:18:21 -0400
Alcoholism, drug addiction and suicide are driving up mortality rates for less-educated whites
Curious toddlers tragic victims of opioid epidemic
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:54:09 -0400
The number of children under the age of 5 who die after swallowing opioids has steadily climbed over the last decade
Republican health care bill on the brink?
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:49:15 -0400
OMB Director Mick Mulvaney tells House Republicans negotiations over and Trump wants vote Friday but prospects uncertain