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Unapproved device buys time for new pair of lungs

Posted: 07/02/2014 - PITTSBURGH (AP) - An Oklahoma man is slowly gaining strength at a Pittsburgh hospital with a second set of transplanted lungs in a procedure that was possible only through a device that until now hasn't been used in the U.S.

Warning signs and how to prevent a drowning

Updated: 06/19/2014 - DENISON, TX -- As the temperatures rise in Texoma, lifeguards and emergency crews are concerned about an increase in drowning accidents as more people hit the water.

FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt

Posted: 06/17/2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty - a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.

Safe Family: BB gun problems

Posted: 05/22/2014 - IOWA -- An Iowa woman is warning parents about the dangers of BB guns. She was hit in the chest and it is now lodged in her body. Vanessa Peng has her story in today's safe family report.
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Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

Posted: 04/21/2014 - CHICAGO (AP) - Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.

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  • Why new report could help lead to better breast cancer treatment
    A new national report offers a roadmap for targeting cancer more precisely, and it includes key findings about the type of people who face greater risk from breast cancer. Dr. David Agus of USC's Westside Cancer Center joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the key findings.
  • Debi Mazar: Sleep tips from a Hollywood workaholic
    The self-declared "workaholic" actress, cooking show star and mom says she's finally figured out the importance of a good night's sleep
  • What keeps Debi Mazar up at night?
    The star of "Entourage" and TV Land's new series "Younger" says her crazy, over-scheduled life makes it hard to get a good night's sleep. She tells CBS News' Lauren Moraski how she's learned to cope.
  • Study finds possible connection between enterovirus D68 and child paralysis
    Researchers say a new strain of a common virus may be the cause of sudden, partial paralysis in more than 100 children. They were treated for respiratory illnesses associated with enterovirus D68, but a new genetic analysis discovered a mutated strain that's similar to polio. Dr. Holly Phillips joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the alarming new evidence.

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  • Pharmacist group says members shouldn't aid in executions

    FILE - This May 27, 2008 file photo shows the State of Texas execution chamber in Huntsville, Texas. A leading association for pharmacists on Monday has approved a proposal declaring that participation in lethal injection executions by compounding pharmacies would be a violation of core pharmacy values. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a move that could heighten the hurdles faced by states attempting to execute prisoners, a leading association for U.S. pharmacists has officially discouraged its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections.


  • Mexico double-transplant patient gets US humanitarian pass

    FILE - In this May 2, 2014, file photo, Jose Chua Lopez, left, holds hands with his mother, Myra Lopez Martinez, during a news conference in Hermosillo, Mexico. Family and friends raised thousands of dollars to send Jose Chua Lopez to the prestigious Mayo Clinic for an urgently needed heart and liver transplant. But the 20-year-old Mexican born with a heart defect has twice been turned down for a U.S. visa, and relatives and his doctor say his life is in danger. (AP Photo/El Imparcial) MANDATORY CREDIT MEXICO OUTMEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave a 90-day humanitarian pass to a 20-year-old Mexican man seeking a double heart and liver transplant, his mother said Monday.


  • Arizona governor signs abortion drug notification mandate
    PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Monday that requires abortion providers in Arizona to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion and also bars women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes abortion coverage.
  • How to Change the Habits of 107,000 People
    It was 1995, and Pieter Ernst was battling a serious problem.Ernst was a physician with an interest in community-wide behavior change, and he was currently in Mozambique. For nearly 20 years, a brutal civil war had ravaged the population and landscape of the country.The war had ended three years earlier, but the entire health care system of the...
  • Why You Should Care About GNC's New Supplement Guidelines
    GNC responds to investigation revealing mislabeling of ginseng, echinacea and others.
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