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Flu vaccine skin patch could someday replace shots
06/29/2017 1:01 AM
Researchers have developed a painless skin patch for administering the flu vaccine, and testing shows it works as well as a traditional flu shot. CBS News' Don Champion reports.
Legionnaire's disease bacteria found at Florida health club
06/28/2017 8:46 PM
Water samples from an LA Fitness club in Orlando tested positive for the bacteria, and another nearby gym is also being tested
FDA aims to increase generic drug options
06/28/2017 8:28 PM
"No patient should be priced out of the medicines they need"
Vaccine patch seems as effective as flu shot
06/28/2017 4:34 PM
Dissolvable microneedle skin patch could be a painless new way to protect against flu, early study suggests
Complaints about side effects from cosmetics on the rise
06/28/2017 3:51 AM
Complaints about side effects from cosmetics more than doubled in 2016. Most of the products that were the target of complaints are still on store shelves. Dr. Tara Narula weighs in on how consumers can protect themselves.
Health insurance saves lives, study finds
06/27/2017 1:53 AM
New research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that people are more likely to die if they don't have health insurance. Nikki Battiste reports.
Doctor in rural Tennessee worries about health care bill's effects
06/24/2017 3:49 AM
One in five Tennesseans rely on Medicaid, including half of Tennessee children living in small towns and rural areas. One estimate says 37 more Tennessee hospitals risk major cuts or closure under the Senate health care bill. Mark Strassmann reports.
Nearly 100 patients died waiting for care at LA VA hospital, report finds
06/24/2017 3:49 AM
A new report by the Veterans Affairs inspector general shows that 43 percent of the 225 patients who died between October 2014 and August 2015 at the Los Angeles VA facility were waiting for appointments or needed tests they never got. However, the report does not conclude these patients "died as a result of delayed consults." Mireya Villarreal reports.
Rural Tennessee doctor fears proposed Medicaid cuts
06/24/2017 3:35 AM
One estimate says 37 more Tennessee hospitals risk major cuts or closure under the Senate health care bill
Major medical groups oppose Senate health bill
06/24/2017 2:16 AM
Pediatricians, psychiatrists, OB-GYNs and the American Lung Association are among those concerned the GOP plan would harm patients
Burns from hot pavement, cars up due to heat wave
06/23/2017 7:52 PM
As temperatures near 120 degrees in the Southwest, people are at risk of suffering contact burns
GOP health care plan faces opposition
06/23/2017 6:56 PM
The Senate GOP health care bill needs support from at least 50 of the 52 Republican Senators in order to pass, but some are raising concerns. Politico health reporter Jennifer Haberkorn joins CBSN a day after the draft was released with the details.
Women, doctors don't put enough focus on heart disease, study finds
06/23/2017 4:58 PM
Heart disease is the number one killer of women, but a new survey by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found it's not a top priority for women or their doctors. Cardiovascular disease causes 400,000 deaths a year, which is more than all cancers combined. Cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.
Senate Republicans roll out their alternative to Obamacare
06/23/2017 4:27 AM
Four Senate Republicans quickly announced their opposition to the health care bill, and others appear skeptical. On Facebook, former President Obama called the GOP plan "a massive transfer of wealth from middle class and poor families to the richest people in America." Nancy Cordes reports.
Study finds many American women unaware of risk for heart disease
06/23/2017 4:22 AM
Heart disease kills more American women than cancer, yet many don't discuss the dangers with their doctors. A new report found that 74 percent of women reported having at least one risk factor for heart disease, but only 16 percent were told by their doctor that they were at risk. Mireya Villarreal reports.





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