Patients of six-way kidney swap meet for the first time

CBS Health - 2 hours 3 min ago
12 patients made medical history in California earlier this year with a six-way kidney swap. Now, they've met one another for the first time. Carter Evans reports on the emotional reunion.
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Angelina Jolie removes female organs amid cancer fears

CBS Health - 2 hours 39 min ago
When doctors told actress Angelina Jolie, 39, that her risk of developing ovarian cancer was 50%, she chose to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. Jolie said she wants other women at risk to know their options. And, strong new evidence shows that eating whole-grain cereal fiber for breakfast can add years to your life. Doctors Jon LaPook and Holly Phillips join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to tell us more.
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Should FAA require mental health exams for U.S. pilots?

CBS Health - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 9:30pm
In the wake of Germanwings Flight 9525 crash, some experts say screening for commercial pilots in should be similar to U.S. military
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Rare twins born 24 days apart celebrate first birthday

CBS Health - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:38pm
A party was held at the Tufts Medical Center to celebrate the first birthday of twin boys who were born there several weeks apart. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
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How airline pilots are screened for psychiatric conditions

CBS Health - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:52pm
The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 highlights concerns about how to ensure pilots are physically and mentally fit to fly
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Twins born 24 days apart celebrate first birthdays

CBS Health - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:45pm
Fraternal twin boys in Boston are doing well after getting a very unusual start in life
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Healthy heart may help men battle cancer, study finds

CBS Health - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:23pm
Findings suggest even reducing one's mile time by half a minute can contribute to lower risk of death from the disease
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Are e-cigarettes safer for pregnant women?

CBS Health - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:19pm
The devices are seen as a safer alternative to smoking, but there could still be risks to children and the unborn
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White House plan targets drug-resistant superbugs

CBS Health - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:41pm
Proposal aims to reduce the threat from drug-resistant germs that kill thousands each year
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Mid-life cardio exercise may fight cancer

CBS Health - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:37am
A new study says fit, middle-aged men may be less likely to develop lung and colon cancer down the road, and if they do develop it, more are likely to survive. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" from Los Angeles to discuss the findings.
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Six patients, six donors pay it forward in life-saving kidney transplant chain

CBS Health - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:05am
A group of strangers helped make medical history at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. They formed a so-called "transplant chain," with 12 patients in a six-way kidney swap -- the largest ever on the West Coast. Carter Evans reports on how they met for the first time.
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Why an altruistic donor gave her kidney to a stranger

CBS Health - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:49am
When Zully Broussard donated her kidney to a stranger, a relative of that stranger gave a kidney to another stranger, leading to six transplants. Broussard tells CBS News about her decision, and what it was like to meet the man whose life she changed.
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Altruistic donor and the transplant chain she inspired

CBS Health - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:02pm
Zully Broussard, a blood type O universal donor, donated her kidney to a stranger and started a chain reaction of good will and changed lives
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5 questions about the human body the 1-year space mission may answer

CBS Health - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 9:09pm
NASA's Scott Kelly will spend much of his year in space doing experiments to find out what a year in space does to the body
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Ebola not mutating into "supervirus," study finds

CBS Health - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:51pm
Some worried the Ebola virus could become even more contagious and deadly; here's what the science shows
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Foster kids put on too many psych drugs, report says

CBS Health - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 6:40pm
Investigation finds many children are misdiagnosed and over-treated with drugs meant for severe mental illness
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What's the top contamination hazard in your kitchen?

CBS Health - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 3:24pm
This commonly used household item can be responsible for the accidental spread of dangerous foodborne bacteria
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Doctors misprescribe drugs to foster children

CBS Health - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 3:23pm
A CBS News investigation found that children in American foster homes are regularly misdiagnosed and over-treated for medical conditions. CBS News Correspondent Anna Werner spoke to CBSN about the report.
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Indiana declares emergency over HIV outbreak

CBS Health - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 2:13pm
After dozens of HIV infections emerge in one county, officials approve emergency needle exchange program
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U.S. denies visa for young Mexican needing heart, liver transplant

CBS Health - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 1:28pm
Jose Chua Lopez was born with a heart defect and could die if he doesn't receive the transplants
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