House passes bill to lower prescription drug costs
The bill, which passed 230 to 192, is unlikely to move forward in the Senate (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malls hold Santa Cares events for kids with autism
Santa knows how to interact with kids who have autism – and he wants them to know he cares. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More dying at home than in U.S. hospitals for first time in a century
That's also true of nursing homes; the trends reflect rises in hospice care and in the number of Americans simply preferring to spend their last days at home (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drug acts like a "guided missile" to target cancer cells
There is new hope in the battle against breast cancer. A promising new drug targets tumors with remarkable precision. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mick Mulvaney summons feuding health care officials to White House
HHS Secretary Alex Azar and Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma have been fighting for months over an Obamacare replacement and other health care issues. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drug acts like a "guided missile" to target cancer cells
A trial for the drug labeled DS-8201 was tested in 184 patients. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak linked to Fresh Express salads sickens 8 people
A dangerous new E. coli outbreak is linked to Salinas, California, a city known as the Salad Bowl of the World. At least eight people in three states have become ill. It's not clear if these cases are linked to a recent, more widespread outbreak from contaminated romaine lettuce that sickened 102 people in 23 states. Jonathan Vigliotti reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to maintain healthy habits during the holidays
A survey finds 41% of Americans use the holidays as an excuse to "postpone" getting in a good health routine. New York Times best-selling author James Clear, who wrote the book "Atomic Habits: An Easy& Proven Way to Build Good Habits& Break Bad Ones," joins "CBS This Morning" to give tips on how to stay healthy while celebrating the holidays. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine from Salinas, California
There are at least eight cases of E. coli in three states linked to Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits. But it's unclear if these new cases are connected to a more widespread outbreak from romaine lettuce. Jonathan Vigliotti reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dramatic drop in abortion providers as states target clinics
At least 26 abortion clinics have closed in 2019 alone. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak linked to chopped salad kits
It's unclear if these new cases are linked to a more widespread outbreak from romaine (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Samoan father loses 3 of his 5 children to the measles outbreak
The virus has infected more than 4,800 people, and at least 70 have died — many of them young children. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samoan father loses 3 of his 5 children to measles outbreak
Doctors on the South Pacific islands of Samoa are trying to contain a massive, deadly outbreak of the measles. The virus has infected more than 4,800 people, and at least 70 people have died – many of them young children. Carter Evans traveled to Apia to get a firsthand look at the crisis. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White Castle recalls frozen burgers over listeria fears
Fast-food chain says bacteria that can cause serious infection linked to one of its manufacturing plants. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Kentucky abortion law
The court rejected the case, without comment or dissent, leaving the 2017 law in place. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to ask about social media influencers' medical posts
Pharmaceutical companies, health care providers, and advocacy groups are turning to celebrities and influencers to get their messages out on social media. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White Castle recalls frozen burgers over listeria fears
Fast-food chain says bacteria that can cause serious infection linked to one of its manufacturing plants. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eugenia Zukerman on living with Alzheimer's
Longtime "Sunday Morning" viewers will recognize Eugenia Zukerman, the internationally-acclaimed flutist, who for more than 20 years covered the arts for this broadcast. But now, Zukerman is opening up to Rita Braver about her battle with Alzheimer's, and how music, writing and humor are helping her cope, as she describes in her book, "Like Falling Through a Cloud: A Lyrical Memoir of Coping With Forgetfulness, Confusion, and a Dreaded Diagnosis." (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eugenia Zukerman on keeping her sense of humor and dignity in the face of Alzheimer's
The acclaimed flutist, broadcast journalist and author opens up about her diagnosis, and how music, writing and finding joy in life are helping her cope with a fading memory (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dollar Stores and food deserts
In the latest struggle between Main Street and corporate America, grocers say the rapidly-expanding chains of Dollar General, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar have effectively forced them out of business, thereby reducing options for fresh food and produce for miles around (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles cases in Samoa decreasing drastically due to mandatory vaccine law
After a deadly measles outbreak in Samoa, the government there says nearly everyone who is eligible has now been vaccinated for the disease. At least 65 people have died since October, and 57 of them were children under the age of four. Carter Evans reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu season has come early this year
It is not too late to get vaccinated. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu season could peak early this year, CDC says
Between 1.7 and 2.5 million flu-related illnesses have already been reported this season, and forecasts suggest that flu activity will continue to rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There's a 40% chance that it will peak in December, which the CDC says would be considered early, compared to previous years. CBS News Medical Contributor Dr. David Agus joins “CBS This Morning Saturday” to discuss what we know about the this year’s flu season. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prediabetes is an emerging health threat in U.S.
An estimated 30 million Americans are living with diabetes. That ’s over 9% of the nation, but there are warning signs. One is the condition known as prediabetes, where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but below the range for type 2 diabetes. Data from 2005 to 2016 shows that nearly one in five American children ages 12 to 18 were prediabetic. CBS New s Medical Contributor Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning Saturday" to discuss this condition, as well as a new diet trend. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Planned Parenthood spends $1 million to save Title X
Planned Parenthood has until December 20 to convince the Republican-controlled Senate to reverse the changes. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chipotle has nurses to ensure workers are sick, not hungover
Restaurant chain's CEO touts improved-safety practices after health scares including a norovirus outbreak in 2017 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stars come together to perform Avicii's biggest hits in tribute concert
A record-breaking crowd came out to honor the late DJ Tim Bergling, known as Avicii, in his hometown of Stockholm. Bergling was 28 years old when he died by suicide last year. After his death, his parents started the Tim Bergling Foundation to advocate for the recognition of suicide as a global health emergency. They put on Wednesday's two-hour tribute to raise awareness for mental health. Anthony Mason reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 major Medicare costs will jump in January
Original Medicare premiums and deductibles for 2020 will take a bigger bite out of Social Security payments. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak in Samoa kills at least 63 people, mostly young children
The disease has infected more than 4,300 people on the islands, killing at least 63 of them (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book excerpt: Eugenia Zukerman's "Like Falling Through a Cloud"
The flutist and broadcast journalist writes poetically about an emotional backdrop revealed through her diagnosis of Alzheimer's (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post office releases stamp to help veterans living with PTSD
Proceeds from the stamp will go to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, which oversees the National Center for PTSD. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book excerpt: Eugenia Zuckerman's "Like Falling Through a Cloud"
The flutist and broadcast journalist writes poetically about an emotional backdrop revealed through her diagnosis of Alzheimer's (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Firefighters deaths from 9/11-linked illnesses hits grim milestone
Last year, the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York reported 170 deaths related to the attacks. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from California
The CDC is reporting cases of an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce in 23 states. They were grown in or near Salinas, California. The number of people sick has increased from 67 to 102 in one week. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sushi, salads and spring rolls recalled on listeria fears
Products are sold in 31 states and Washington, D.C., by Trader Joe's, 7-Eleven, Walgreens and other retailers. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman fighting with insurance for follow-up breast cancer tests
Mammograms can save lives, but in some cases, insurance companies are refusing to cover follow-up tests ordered by doctors. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alabama community supports local officer battling cancer
After Jeff Gulley was diagnosed with colon cancer, his fellow officers started selling blue wristbands with his badge number. That money raised will help his family make the trip for an upcoming surgery. Mark Strassmann has more. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer survivor hit with unexpected costs for diagnostic mammograms
Kristen Hoffman fought breast cancer a year ago. Now she's battling her insurance company to pay for her mammograms. Anna Werner explains. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a heart-revival device could "revolutionize" transplants
The Organ Care System, or Heart in a Box, gives surgeons about 12 hours to get the heart to the recipient, double the amount of time in a traditional transplant (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toughest jobs? Try working in a pet store
Retail employees have a higher rate of injury and illness than factory and construction workers, federal data show. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer survivor fights for insurance coverage of follow-up tests: "It's all about money"
Mammograms can save lives, but CBS News has learned in some cases, insurance companies are refusing to cover them – even for breast cancer survivors. We heard from hundreds of women who told us they could not afford the follow-up tests their doctors had ordered, like additional mammograms, ultrasounds and MRIs. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sushi, salads and spring rolls recalled on listeria fears
Products are sold in 31 states and Washington, D.C., by Trader Joe's, 7-Eleven, Walgreens and other retailers. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peloton holiday commercial sparks social media uproar
Peloton, the indoor exercise bike company, released a new holiday commercial that's causing an uproar on social media. Some people accused the ad of promoting an unhealthy marriage dynamic and peddling negative body images. Other users online were unfazed by the commercial. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors revive donor heart to perform successful transplant in U.S.
For the first time in the U.S., doctors have brought a heart back to life and successfully transplanted it into another person. They used a special device to revive the heart of a 26-year-old donor who died of cardiac arrest on Sunday. The doctors then transported the beating heart from Ohio to Duke University Hospital in North Carolina where surgeons transplanted it into a military veteran. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the Organ Care System or Heart-in-a-Box device. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sushi sold at retailers like Trader Joe's and 7-Eleven recalled over listeria concerns
Ready-to-eat sushi, salads and spring rolls are being recalled voluntarily over fears of listeria contamination. The Fuji Food products are sold in 31 states and Washington, D.C. at retailers including Trader Joe's, 7-Eleven and Walgreens. The products are packed in plastic, with most having sell-by dates of Nov. 22 to Dec. 6. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sushi, salads and spring rolls recalled on listeria fears
Products are sold in 31 states and Washington, D.C., by Trader Joe's, 7-Eleven, Walgreens and other retailers. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Major legal and medical groups voice support for abortion access
Non-partisan groups, like the American Medical Association, voiced their opposition to Louisiana's abortion law. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New type of apple is nutritious and lasts in fridge for a year
Growers in Washington State have begun shipping a new variety of apples called Cosmic Crisp to stores across U.S. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak linked to 67 cases
At least 39 people have been hospitalized due to the outbreak. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC reports 67 cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce
Just ahead of Thanksgiving, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a food safety alert over romaine lettuce. There are at least 67 cases of E. coli across 19 states. Meg Oliver reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news