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What to ask about social media influencers' medical posts
12/09/2019 7:13 PM
Pharmaceutical companies, health care providers, and advocacy groups are turning to celebrities and influencers to get their messages out on social media.
You are what you eat? How nutrition may affect brain health
11/23/2019 9:12 PM
Researchers believe diet is a key element in brain health and in treating depression, and say the #1 factor that you have control over in terms of your mental health is at the end of your fork
Excerpt from "Brain Food": Comparing brains on different diets
11/21/2019 2:18 PM
MRI scans of two healthy, dementia-free people, each following either a Mediterranean diet or a Western diet, show very different results
New illness could be linked to vaping as another e-cigarette death is announced
11/21/2019 1:30 PM
Doctors believe they may have discovered a new type of lung injury tied to vaping e-cigarettes. The significant finding is linked to a 17-year-old in Canada who nearly died after five months of vaping THC and flavored e-cigarettes. But his case does not follow the same pattern of lung injuries seen in more than 2,000 U.S. cases. Dr. Tara Narula reports.
NY joins California in suing Juul over teen vaping
11/19/2019 5:48 PM
New York state officials say more than 220,000 kids under 18 are using e-cigarettes, causing a public health crisis
Medication and lifestyle changes just as effective as surgery for heart disease, study finds
11/18/2019 2:06 PM
New research could slash the number of people getting stents or bypass surgery for coronary artery disease. A study looks at a more than 5,000 people with blocked arteries, but without severe symptoms like extreme pain or heart attack. It found that regularly taking medications along with lifestyle changes was just as effective at preventing heart attacks as the more invasive procedures. Cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.
Passage: The Jane Pauley Community Health Center
11/17/2019 3:20 PM
It happened this past Friday: a 10th anniversary celebration for an Indianapolis-area health center named for a graduate of local Warren Central High School. Today, the Jane Pauley Community Health Center operates 22 clinics in five counties, with nearly 94,000 patient visits last year.
For nurses, an epidemic of workplace violence
11/15/2019 1:03 PM
"I got punched in the face," said one emergency room nurse, while others worry for their safety
LASIK eye surgery should be taken off market, ex-FDA adviser says
11/14/2019 2:50 PM
An estimated 20 million Americans have undergone the procedure to correct nearsightedness and improve distance vision
LASIK eye surgery should be taken off market, former FDA adviser says
11/14/2019 2:02 PM
LASIK eye surgery has been popular for more than 20 years, with an estimated 20 million Americans undergoing the procedure to correct nearsightedness and improve distance vision. But some patients says the surgery has ruined their eyesight. Now an expert who once backed LASIK is campaigning to get it off the market. Dr. Tara Narula reports.
Tips to senior-proof your home to prevent falls
11/12/2019 4:10 PM
One out of four seniors 65 or over will be injured by a fall each year, which can greatly affect quality of life and independence
Google mining Americans' health data, report says
11/11/2019 9:57 PM
More than 100 Google workers have access to lab results, diagnoses, hospitalization records and more, WSJ says
Paralyzed veteran completes marathon with robotic exoskeleton
11/11/2019 9:55 PM
When Terry Vereline crossed the finish line, she became the first paralyzed veteran to complete a marathon using an exoskeleton
Trump suggests raising the vaping age to 21 to combat vaping crisis
11/10/2019 12:18 AM
The federal government is taking action to fight the vaping crisis. President Trump wants to raise the age to purchase e-cigarettes from 18 to 21. The move comes amid new findings that recent vaping related illnesses and deaths are linked to vitamin E acetate. Danya Bacchus reports.
Rural Americans more likely to die from preventable causes
11/08/2019 5:54 PM
"There is a persistent and striking gap between rural and urban Americans" when it comes to some leading causes of death





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