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Morning Rounds: Opioid prescriptions, treating back pain, and more

February 18, 2017, 7:37 AM| In this Morning Rounds, CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News contributor Dr. Tara Narula join “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss how some medical professionals may be fueling the opioid epidemic, new guidelines on treating back pain, and more.
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Court rules doctors can ask patients about guns

MIAMI — A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that Florida doctors can talk to patients about gun safety, declaring a law aimed at restricting such discussions a violation of the First Amendment’s right to free speech. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the law does not trespass on patients’ Second Amendment […]
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Bill Maher and Milo Yiannopoulos spar on HBO show

February 18, 2017, 8:05 AM| Two polar opposites of politics sat down together for what was expected to be an explosive exchange of ideas. Breitbart News senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos entered the liberal lion’s den of HBO’s Bill Maher. But as Tony Dokoupil shows us, the results might surprise you.
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House Republicans mulling options for Obamacare replacement

WASHINGTON — With the Republican drive to craft a new health care plan sputtering, House GOP leaders are offering options to rank-and-file lawmakers for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law with a conservative approach dominated by tax breaks and a transition away from today’s Medicaid program. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and other House leaders […]
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Flu vaccine seems to be working well, weakening punch of nasty bug

NEW YORK — This season’s flu vaccine seems to be working pretty well, weakening the punch of a nasty bug that’s going around, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Preliminary figures suggest the vaccine is 48 percent effective. That’s not bad since the strain that’s making most people sick is one of the worst. Experts consider […]
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Health department recommends Alabamans get flu shots

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The state health department is reminding Alabamans to get their flu shots.
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Can infant brain imaging help autism diagnosis?

February 16, 2017, 7:35 AM| New research suggests doctors may eventually be able to predict autism at an age when treatment is more effective. It means the diagnosis may be possible in the first year of life, instead of the current range of two to four years. Researchers performed brain scans on babies considered high-risk […]
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Food industry works to simplify expiration labels

February 16, 2017, 7:43 AM| The food industry is working to simplify labels on perishable food. Date stamps like “best by,” “sell by,” “use by” and “best before” can be confusing for shoppers. Jamie Yuccas reports on how changing the language could help you save money and also keep people from wasting perfectly good food.
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Parents still lose sleep worrying about grown children

Most parents don’t need a study to tell them that they lose sleep worrying about their kids when they’re young, but new research shows many older adults with grown children still feel the stress, as well. The study, published in the journal The Gerontologist, also finds that the reasons parents lie awake at night may […]
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Twin tragedies give survivor a new face

ROCHESTER, Minn. — He’d been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man. His father and his brother, joined by several doctors and nurses at Mayo […]