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Families unite over fight for childhood cancer research
01/20/2018 1:25 PM
Our continuing series, A More Perfect Union, aims to show that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. Only about four percent of federal funding for cancer research is set aside specifically for childhood cancers. The grim reality is that 17 percent of kids diagnosed will not survive. "CBS Sunday Morning's" Lee Cowan takes a look at the bond forged in battle between two families with a common enemy.
Flu virus killing more than 100 people per week
01/19/2018 12:54 PM
The number of flu deaths this season is more than double what it was at this time last year. According to the CDC, at least 759 people have died from the influenza virus since Oct. 7. Dr. Tara Narula reports.
More than 40,000 flu cases in hard-hit Missouri
01/19/2018 12:37 AM
Missouri is one of the states hardest hit by this year's flu epidemic. CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds got a look at what doctors are doing to respond.
Head impact, not just concussion, may lead to CTE
01/18/2018 11:34 PM
New research looks into the causes of the degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE
Second measles scare at Chicago airport
01/18/2018 4:57 PM
For the second time this month, a "very, very contagious" passenger with measles may have exposed others as they passed through Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Charlie De Mar of CBS Chicago station WBBM reports.
Some hospitals responding to flu as they would for a major disaster
01/18/2018 12:58 PM
A government shutdown could affect the nation's response to the most widespread flu season in recent years. If a funding bill is not passed, the agency will likely furlough a majority of its staff, including those who monitor the virus. Some school districts in Texas have shut down because of the flu. Omar Villafranca reports.
Flu outbreak is peaking, CDC says
01/17/2018 12:51 PM
Nico Mallozzi, a 10-year-old boy, is among the latest deaths in the ongoing flu outbreak. According to the CDC, widespread flu activity is now reported in every state except Hawaii. Dr. Tara Narula reports.
Potential measles exposure at Chicago airport
01/16/2018 4:07 PM
A passenger with a confirmed case of measles arrived at O'Hare International Airport, potentially exposing others to the highly contagious disease, officials say
Flu season reaches epidemic levels
01/14/2018 12:14 AM
The flu has officially reached epidemic levels in the U.S. It is widespread in 49 states, and 20 children have died so far this season. Tony Dokoupil has more.
Why is this year's flu season so bad?
01/13/2018 1:46 PM
Flu season is here and its impact is being felt across the country. According to the most recent numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every single state, except Hawaii, is reporting widespread influenza activity, up significantly from the same time last year. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss why this season is particularly bad, some of the challenges hospitals face in dealing with the influx of patients and a recent open letter from some Apple stakeholders calling on the tech giant to address the negative outcomes of its products on children.
New warnings about laundry detergent pods
01/13/2018 12:42 AM
Internet fame is driving the latest teen fad: biting into detergent pods. But the so-called "Tide Pod Challenge" can kill, and the problem goes beyond attention-seeking teenagers. CBS News correspondent Anna Werner explains how young children and the elderly are vulnerable, too.
20 children dead as flu reaches epidemic proportions
01/13/2018 12:28 AM
The flu has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday the virus is now widespread across the entire continental United States. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
Trump has first physical since taking office
01/13/2018 12:14 AM
President Trump, who is 71 years old, went to Walter Reed Friday and had his first physical since taking office. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook talks to "CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor about this type of evaluation.
Bad flu season could be reaching its peak
01/12/2018 9:52 PM
U.S. health officials say this year's flu outbreak is now widespread in every state except Hawaii. CBS News' Danielle Nottingham has the latest.
What could we learn from Trump's first physical?
01/12/2018 2:30 PM
President Trump will get his first physical exam Friday since taking office. CBS News has learned that he will fly to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland for a checkup with the White House physician. When he stepped into office last year, President Trump was the oldest person ever to become commander in chief. Jonathan LaPook reports.





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