American Ebola patient at NIH hospital in Maryland

CBS Health - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:43am
Unidentified health care worker contracted disease in Sierra Leone and was flown home on a charter plane for treatment
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Health organizations sound the alarm on type 2 diabetes

CBS Health - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 9:08am
The AMA and CDC team up for a big push to stamp out one of the nation’s most debilitating chronic diseases. And, new statistics released on surviving cancer. Eboni Williams has some of the day's top health stories.
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Robert Downey Jr. gives a boy an Iron Man bionic arm

CBS Health - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:17am
Robert Downey Jr. presented a young superhero fan who was born with a partially developed right arm one of the coolest gifts you could get: A fully functional bionic arm stylized like Iron Man.
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Kevin Bacon stars in egg industry campaign

CBS Health - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 8:22pm
The American Egg Board says it plans to launch a print and online ad campaign this week featuring the "Footloose" actor
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​Too much "alone time" may shorten your life

CBS Health - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 8:09pm
Living life solo may be as harmful to your health as obesity, smoking and drinking too much
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American Ebola patient heading to Maryland hospital

CBS Health - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 8:03pm
Patient was exposed to the deadly virus while volunteering at a clinic in Sierra Leone
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New drug could treat double chins

CBS Health - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:21pm
Soon, you may be able to get a shot to get rid of your double chin. An FDA advisory panel has unanimously recommended approval of the new injectable drug. KDKA's Maria Simbra reports.
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Worker at Tulane exposed to bioterror bacteria

CBS Health - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:58pm
Health officials are still unsure how this potentially lethal bacteria was released from a high security lab
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Shot of a new drug could get rid of double chins

CBS Health - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:39pm
FDA approval could come soon for an injectable alternative to plastic surgery
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Experimental ultrasound treatment targets Alzheimer's

CBS Health - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:31pm
Sound-wave technology helped zap plaque buildup in the brains of lab mice, restoring their memory
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Marijuana may smoke your long-term memory

CBS Health - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:03pm
Teens who smoke a lot of pot may suffer memory problems long after they quit, study finds
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Baby begins life with a heart transplant

CBS Health - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:08pm
An infant in Orange County, California, heads home from the hospital after receiving a live-saving heart transplant when he was just 3 weeks old. KCAL's Kristine Lazar reports.
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Heart the size of a strawberry transplanted in infant

CBS Health - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 12:53pm
Baby boy was UCLA's youngest heart transplant patient in 25 years
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Churches combine fitness and faith by adding gyms

CBS Health - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:58am
A growing trend among America's faithful combines church membership with a gym experience. Increasingly, congregants are turning Sunday into a day for spirituality and sweat. Manuel Bojorquez reports on the crossroads of fitness and faith.
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Heavy teen marijuana use may cause memory problems

CBS Health - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 9:10am
New research shows the effects of heavy marijuana use among teenagers. And, UCLA researchers are closer to developing a blood test to diagnose Alzheimer's. Eboni Williams has a look at some of the day’s top health stories.
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Crossroads of faith and fitness

CBS Health - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 9:03am
Research has suggested a link between frequent churchgoing and obesity, but some Sunday services are combining spirituality with sweating it out
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Experimental cancer therapy shown to dramatically prolong life

CBS Health - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:06pm
Duke University released a study Wednesday detailing the results of an experimental treatment aimed at getting a patient's immune system to fight off glioblastoma, a vicious form of brain cancer. The treatment, which incorporates a tetanus shot, has seen dramatic results in patients who were given just months to live. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
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Harder-to-abuse OxyContin doesn't stop addicts

CBS Health - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 8:37pm
Powerful painkiller was reformulated to make it crush-proof but determined abusers find a way around it
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​Experimental cancer therapy extends woman's life by 9 years

CBS Health - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 7:50pm
She was told she had only months to live in 2006; but she's still alive thanks to a treatment that uses the immune system to attack cancer cells
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Too much texting can be a pain in the neck

CBS Health - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 6:45pm
A doctor shares some advice to prevent "text neck" and back pain from all those hours bent over your smartphone
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