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Obamacare's "essential health benefits" could be in jeopardy
The benefits include outpatient care, emergency services, hospitalization, pregnancy, maternity and newborn care, mental health, among other things (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Eraser challenge" social media dare dangerous to kids
So-called game can lead to burns, infections and scarring, warn doctors (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common sciatica pain drug no better than placebo
New study looked at the effectiveness of Lyrica in patients with acute sciatica causing low back and leg pain (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GOP health care bill: Will it pass? The whip count
Here's the list of Republican "no" votes on the GOP's health care plan, which would replace Obamacare. The vote is scheduled for Thursday (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Counterfeit condoms allegedly from China seized in Puerto Rico
Officials said the 40,000 counterfeit condoms that were seized do not protect against pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Verdict for pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak
The 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak tied to Barry Cadden's New England Compounding Center killed 64 people and sickened over 750 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GOP health care bill: Why some Republicans are opposing it
Here are some of the major reasons given by Republicans for opposing the American Healthcare Act (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smartphone sperm test could screen for infertility
Scientists are trying to make screening for male infertility nearly as easy as taking a pregnancy test in your home bathroom (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump warns GOP holdouts over health bill vote
The crucial House vote on the GOP plan to replace Obamacare is one day away. President Trump's reputation as a deal-maker will be on the line in the first major test of his legislative agenda. With no support from Democrats, more than 21 Republican "no" votes would sink the bill. Major Garrett reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene therapy: What personalized medicine means for you
What if the next pill you took were tailored to your genetic makeup? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 deaths linked to rare cancer from breast implants
FDA says cases involve both silicone and saline breast implants; certain types may be riskier (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mylan recalls thousands of EpiPens over defect
Drugmaker says faulty part can stop some anti-allergy injectors from working properly, endangering users (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump takes health care push to Capitol Hill amid GOP defections
President Trump made the trek to Capitol Hill Tuesday to drum up support from his own party members for his Obamacare replacement. The House is scheduled to vote on the bill on Thursday. Margaret Brennan has more. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GOP health plan prompts concern at community health centers
More than 24 million people received health care from community health centers in 2015. Now that changes to Obamacare are under consideration, doctors and patients are growing concerned about the future of those centers. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgery for baby born with two extra legs
A baby girl born with two spines and four legs is recovering from life-changing surgery at Advocate Children's Hospital in Illinois. CBS News' Don Champion has the story. Caution: some images may be disturbing. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GOP health plan prompts concern at America's widely-used community health centers
1 in 12 U.S. residents relies on community health centers for care -- but what will happen when Obamacare changes? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby born with 2 extra legs undergoes surgery
Baby girl born with two spines and four legs is recovering from life-changing surgery at Advocate Children's Hospital in Illinois (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New studies may make it easier to choose prostate cancer treatment
New research provides a road map to help guide patients ’ choices, “and that takes a lot of the terror out of the decision-making,” said a prostate cancer survivor (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soda bottle arm brings a little boy "back to life"
Ziad Mohammed was born without arms or legs, and his family can't afford prosthetics, so his father crafted the next best thing: hope (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will new drugs eliminate hepatitis C for good?
Patients may have a 95 percent chance of being cured, but NIH experts say even so, "hepatitis C is down but not out" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetically modified mosquito use considered in Houston
Mosquitoes that can carry Zika virus, dengue fever and chikungunya ​ are common in the Houston region (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GOP leaders propose changes to health bill to help older Americans
Top Republicans released changes Monday -- three days before the House is scheduled to vote on the GOP health-care bill (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report predicts "troubling" shortage of doctors
Health care is changing rapidly, which makes predictions complicated, experts say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman dies after Brazilian butt lift surgery goes wrong
The young mother's death comes less than a year after another woman died from a similar procedure at the same clinic (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen opioid abuse often begins at doctor's office
The link between painkiller prescriptions and later abuse has been a consistent trend over the past two decades, researchers say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former 49ers great says he has ALS and suspects football caused it
“I’ve been asked if playing football caused this. I don’t know for sure. But I certainly suspect it did,” Dwight Clark said (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amazon tribe may hold secrets to heart health
Deep in the rainforest of Bolivia, this primitive tribe seems to enjoy extraordinary natural protection from heart disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should companies be allowed to demand your genetic test results?
Critics say a new bill to support workplace wellness programs would actually penalize employees who seek to protect their genetic privacy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Sunday Morning" full episode 3/19
Features include: Anthony Mason's appreciation of rock legend Chuck Berry; Faith Salie visits Denmark, named the Happiest Country on Earth in 2016, to find out how a society's level of happiness is measured; Mo Rocca gets in the passenger seat next to legendary race car champion Mario Andretti; Serena Altschul profiles fashion designer Betsey Johnson; decluttering queen Marie Kondo gives pointers to Lucy Craft; and Martha Teichner visits the Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork for some time in the kitchen with Irish chef Darina Allen. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Republicans are divided over how to reform Medicaid
A group of governors have made their own proposal about how to overhaul Medicaid for low-income people (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

500 cases of norovirus reported in school district
Ventura County public health officials have come out and cleaned all the schools, which were not shut down during the outbreak (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's where – and how – Americans are committing suicide
Poorer access to mental health care may be a reason for higher suicide rates in smaller towns and rural areas, CDC reports (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid addiction can start within just a few days
“If your doctor is going to prescribe an opioid, be educated about what it can potentially do," expert warns (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health-care bill vote to be held in House next week
Republican leaders likely believe they have the votes necessary to pass the bill (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain injuries from falls rising fast among seniors
Health officials look at what's behind the apparent increase in falls and head injuries in older Americans (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robotic legs give the paralyzed a new view of world
Exoskeletons are slowing making their way out of hospitals and rehab centers and into people's homes (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental autism blood test for kids looks promising
Test was nearly 98 percent accurate in kids ages 3 to 10, early study showed (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“The Takeout”: Rep. Mark Meadows on the fate of the health care bill
The Freedom Caucus chairman discusses his role at the center of the health care bill debate, Trump's agenda and his past life as a sandwich slinger (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not much saving going on in Health Savings Accounts
Most of the $37 billion in HSA accounts is sitting in cash, with only $5.5 billion invested in any way (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overweight 20-somethings face higher cancer risk
People who were overweight in their 20s had a 60 to 80 percent increased risk of developing certain cancers with age (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gruesome snow blower injuries are snowstorm "epidemic," doctors say
Every winter, Baltimore-area ERs are filled with injuries that doctor says include “mangled hands, open fractures ... fingers that have been taken off.” (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why many Americans still skip flu shots
New research suggests black and white Americans may have different views of the pros and cons (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Essential medical checkups all healthy women need to have
Depending on your age, health, family history and other risk factors, screenings can help detect health problems early when they may be easier to treat. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss a medical checklist for women of all ages. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

House Budget Committee advances GOP health care bill
A third House committee has advanced the GOP health bill -- three Republicans opposed it (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Delivered alive" abortion bill controversy in Arizona
House panel approves bill that would require doctors to try to revive a fetus if it shows any signs of life (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ripple non-dairy promises as much protein as cow's milk
Ripple's "milk" is made from yellow peas (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health experts warn world "not ready" for mass outbreaks
Mass infectious disease outbreaks could become even more frequent in coming decades, and experts are worried (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paul Ryan understands health care bill needs changes to pass
CBS News' Margaret Brennan reports that there are going to be changes to the American Health Care Act that aims to replace Obamacare. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.K. grants first license to make 3-person DNA babies
Controversial fertility technique using DNA of two women and one man can help babies avoid certain genetic diseases (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paul Ryan says GOP health-care bill will be refined, improved
White House and House GOP leaders work to secure votes, even as top Republican senator says the bill won't pass the Senate (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news