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Potential measles exposure at Chicago airport
01/16/2018 4:07 PM
A passenger with a confirmed case of measles arrived at O'Hare International Airport, potentially exposing others to the highly contagious disease, officials say
Flu season reaches epidemic levels
01/14/2018 12:14 AM
The flu has officially reached epidemic levels in the U.S. It is widespread in 49 states, and 20 children have died so far this season. Tony Dokoupil has more.
Why is this year's flu season so bad?
01/13/2018 1:46 PM
Flu season is here and its impact is being felt across the country. According to the most recent numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every single state, except Hawaii, is reporting widespread influenza activity, up significantly from the same time last year. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss why this season is particularly bad, some of the challenges hospitals face in dealing with the influx of patients and a recent open letter from some Apple stakeholders calling on the tech giant to address the negative outcomes of its products on children.
New warnings about laundry detergent pods
01/13/2018 12:42 AM
Internet fame is driving the latest teen fad: biting into detergent pods. But the so-called "Tide Pod Challenge" can kill, and the problem goes beyond attention-seeking teenagers. CBS News correspondent Anna Werner explains how young children and the elderly are vulnerable, too.
20 children dead as flu reaches epidemic proportions
01/13/2018 12:28 AM
The flu has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday the virus is now widespread across the entire continental United States. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
Trump has first physical since taking office
01/13/2018 12:14 AM
President Trump, who is 71 years old, went to Walter Reed Friday and had his first physical since taking office. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook talks to "CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor about this type of evaluation.
Bad flu season could be reaching its peak
01/12/2018 9:52 PM
U.S. health officials say this year's flu outbreak is now widespread in every state except Hawaii. CBS News' Danielle Nottingham has the latest.
What could we learn from Trump's first physical?
01/12/2018 2:30 PM
President Trump will get his first physical exam Friday since taking office. CBS News has learned that he will fly to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland for a checkup with the White House physician. When he stepped into office last year, President Trump was the oldest person ever to become commander in chief. Jonathan LaPook reports.
Radium water contamination most widespread in Texas, report shows
01/11/2018 5:37 PM
More than half of Americans could be drinking tap water tainted with a radioactive element. A new report from the nonprofit Environmental Working Group finds more than 170 million people are exposed to radium in their drinking water. That could increase the risk of cancer. Anna Werner reports.
Deadly flu outbreak gravely serious for children
01/11/2018 1:19 PM
The flu virus hitting nationwide causes more deaths and hospitalizations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the flu is now widespread in 46 states, nearly four times as many compared with the same time last year. Dr. Tara Narula reports.
"Patient dumping" outside hospitals caught on tape
01/11/2018 12:24 AM
Video footage captured "patient dumping" outside a Baltimore hospital. CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues explains how it works.
Flu can be serious for babies and kids
01/10/2018 5:51 PM
This flu season is looking like a bad one, and children can be at risk of serious complications. KHOU-TV's Lauren Talarico reports from Houston, where the illness is spreading fast.
"The job made me do it": Study sheds light on prison guard suicides
01/09/2018 6:15 PM
Inmate suicide rates have been extensively studied, but now research focuses on corrections officers
U.S. faces IV bag shortage amid flu season
01/09/2018 4:24 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the flu is widespread in 46 states. Some hospitals are setting up emergency tents to handle the high volume of patients. Meanwhile, some hospitals are dealing with a shortage of IV bags after Hurricane Maria cut power to manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico. Michelle Miller reports.
Is the "raw" water trend a "healing tonic" or health hazard?
01/09/2018 1:28 PM
Some doctors are concerned about the potential health risk of a new trend: natural, untreated spring water, or "raw" water. Tony Dokoupil reports from the source for one brand of raw water called Tourmaline Spring.





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