Chicago team performs 5 lung transplants in 24 hours

CBS Health - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:49pm
A special ed teacher, a judge, a grandmother, an executive director and a 21-year-old woman. Five people, five different backgrounds, all share one thing -- the gift of a new life, thanks to organ donation and a groundbreaking moment. WBBM's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
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Police unions push for medical coverage of PTSD

CBS Health - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:48pm
Some police chiefs, municipal leaders oppose lawmakers' efforts, even in states where deadly massacres took place
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New lease on life for five lung transplant patients

CBS Health - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:32pm
A team of 30 doctors and nurses in Chicago performed the operations over 24 hours straight
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Why are Valerie Harper and Kellie Pickler teaming up?

CBS Health - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 1:16pm
The veteran actress and country star are joining forces for a cause close to their hearts
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Dangerous chemicals at the swimming pool

CBS Health - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 12:30pm
Daily health headlines: Thousands of injuries from pool chemicals each year, are hookah water pipes a safe alternative to cigarettes, and more top stories.
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For some, a visit to 9/11 museum will be cathartic; for others, traumatic

CBS Health - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 9:24pm
The new exhibits that pay tribute to victims of the World Trade Center attack are powerful, provocative, healing and disturbing
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Kids' cereals have as much sugar as cookies, report says

CBS Health - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 8:31pm
Watchdog group says a bowl of children's cereal for breakfast each day adds up to 10 pounds of sugar a year
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Measles vaccine appears to wipe out cancer cells in study

CBS Health - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 7:16pm
A massive dose of this routine shot may hold promise for treating the second most common type of blood cancer
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California woman gives birth to 14-ounce baby

CBS Health - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:17pm
A baby weighing less than a pound and measuring 10 inches long is being called "a miracle." Declan Maize was born after his mother, Carrie, suffered an umbilical cord prolapse that required an emergency Caesarean section. KCAL-TV's Crystal Cruz reports.
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Ohio measles outbreak spreads to record level

CBS Health - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:04pm
Health officials distribute thousands of doses of vaccine to combat largest outbreak in U.S. in almost 20 years
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CDC recommends pill to protect against HIV

CBS Health - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 2:45pm
Anti-HIV medication is recommended for high-risk groups including people with an infected partner
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More is not always better when it comes to exercise

CBS Health - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:25pm
Daily health headlines: New guidelines warn of heart risks from high-intensity workouts, the "weekend effect" at the hospital, and more top stories.
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Don't supersize your exercise: Too much can be bad for the heart

CBS Health - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:15pm
Being a couch potato isn't good for your heart, and now a new study finds that the opposite extreme -- too much high-intensity exercise -- can also cause heart problems. Dr. Neica Goldberg, a cardiologist and director of the Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health at NYU Langone Medical Center, explains the risks.
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Too much exercise may be bad for the heart

CBS Health - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 9:58pm
For some people, frequent high-intensity workouts can increase the risk of heart trouble - even death
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Study: Obesity could pose challenge to young breast cancer patients

CBS Health - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 8:57pm
A new study finds that obesity can have a negative impact on young patients with breast cancer. Researchers suspect that obese women have higher levels of inflammation in their blood, which allows cancer to thrive. Danielle Nottingham reports.
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Antidepressant may hold promise for Alzheimer's

CBS Health - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 7:43pm
Widely-prescribed drug appears to reduce protein linked to buildup of plaque in the brain
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Obesity may impact breast cancer survival in younger women

CBS Health - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 7:37pm
For younger patients, body mass index may be a factor when it comes to fighting breast cancer
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Dog's best friend? Other dogs that give blood

CBS Health - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 5:17pm
One-of-a-kind bloodmobile for animals finds some very special donors
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Big increase in antidepressant use

CBS Health - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:37pm
Daily health headlines: New CDC figures on prescription drug use, health risks of early menopause, and more top stories.
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CDC wants to track down around 100 in MERS case

CBS Health - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 10:57am
Original patient waited in busy emergency room for four hours; another eight hours elapsed before doctors moved him into isolation
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