Oliver Sacks, renowned neurologist and author, dies age 82

CBS Health - 2 hours 49 min ago
Sacks, the author of several books on brain conditions including "Awakenings," said before dying his life was "equally rich in work and love"
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Wireless pacemaker gets cautious endorsement

CBS Health - 3 hours 19 min ago
Study says tiny, wireless pacemakers are a possible surgery-free alternative for those with heart conditions, but safety questions linger
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Kenny Gilbert brings southern cuisine to The Dish

CBS Health - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 1:07pm
Kenny Gilbert’s curiosity in the kitchen started early, as he learned from both his mother and his father and developed a passion for southern food
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Proposed food labels could encourage overeating

CBS Health - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 12:02pm
The food and drug administration says the changes to serving sizes are more realistic
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"Darth Vader Kid" gets new heart valve

CBS Health - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 9:05pm
Max Page, who played Darth Vader in a popular car commercial that debuted during the 2011 Super Bowl, underwent surgery to get an artificial heart valve
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Darth Vader kid from Super Bowl ad has heart surgery

CBS Health - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 8:36pm
Doctors successfully implant a new valve without doing open heart surgery
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CDC supplies drug to treat teen's brain-eating amoeba

CBS Health - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 5:00pm
Houston teen is getting a treatment that helped save a 12-year-old girl, one of the only patients ever to survive the infection
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Is it possible to prevent a hangover?

CBS Health - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:47pm
Researchers test whether drinking water and eating after an alcohol bender affects the severity of hangovers
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Meth lab injuries are on the rise, CDC reports

CBS Health - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:28pm
Burns and other injuries have increased in a number of states, and drug dealers aren't the only ones at risk
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4 top tips to reduce high medical bills

CBS Health - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 1:46pm
There is a solution to crushing medical bills, and it doesn't involve paying someone a lot of money to help you
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Results of many psychology studies can't be duplicated

CBS Health - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:04pm
Researchers tried to replicate 100 experiments, raising many questions
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Pockets of lower vaccination rates remain across U.S.

CBS Health - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:20pm
New studies find most children are getting their shots, but there are some exceptions
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Taking antibiotics linked to type 2 diabetes risk

CBS Health - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 6:57pm
Cause and effect isn't clear, but one doctor advises, "Be careful when it comes to antibiotic use"
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Mom gives update on conjoined twin girls

CBS Health - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 6:12pm
Babies were born joined at the abdomen, and only one was expected to survive the separation
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Life expectancy climbs, but so do years of illness

CBS Health - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 3:35pm
People are living longer, but not all of those years are healthy ones, study finds
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Utah resident dies of plague as number of cases grows

CBS Health - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 3:05pm
Federal health officials report an unusual number of cases of plague this year, and they're not sure why
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Classmates rally for teen fighting brain-eating amoeba

CBS Health - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 2:02pm
14-year-old honors student contracted life-threatening illness from swimming in a lake
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Hospital investigates safety lapses

CBS Health - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 1:23pm
Seattle Children's Hospital says improperly sterilized surgical equipment could have exposed patients to risk of infection
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Do sleep-deprived surgeons give worse care?

CBS Health - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:57pm
Researchers evaluated whether working overnight affected doctors' surgery performance the next day; the results may surprise you
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Bread recalled over glass fragments

CBS Health - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:41pm
Sara Lee, Nature's Harvest and other brands are recalling bread after glass was found
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