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The Hidden Disease For Many Women: Hypothyroidism

(CBS) — They’re cold, they’re tired, they’re gaining weight. A hidden illness affects many women. And they may wait years before they get a correct diagnosis. CBS2’s Erin Kennedy shows you how to find relief. Vicki Wayne and Anne Downes were two such women. “Feeling tired all the time is not normal,” Wayne says. “Feeling cold all the time is not normal.” Downes says was ...

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Study Sheds Light On Disturbing Trend In MRI Scans For Back Pain

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was disturbing news Friday, about the accuracy of MRI scans for back pain. A new study says the commonly prescribed exams and the doctors reading them may be getting it wrong, and as CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez explained, that often leads to the wrong treatments. Like millions of Americans, Susan Rock has suffered from severe ...

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McKeesport Approves Medical Marijuana Venture

McKEESPORT (KDKA) — Hard times hit McKeesport when the mills closed, but now the struggling Mon Valley city may be trading in steel for marijuana. On Friday, the city planning commission approved a proposal to turn a vacant industrial site on the Mon into a growing and processing site for medical marijuana. The state is accepting applications from potential growers ...

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Health Benefits In Laughing Yoga Are No Joke

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Laughing yoga is no joke. It combines traditional stretching with gut-busting laughs and, despite the fun, doctors say it can have serious health benefits. “Laughter Yoga” on California’s Laguna Beach guides students through different exercises designed to make them laugh. “Some people have their favorites,” said instructor Jeffrey Briar. Briar first brought laughter into his classes 12 years ...

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Raccoon Tests Positive For Rabies After Being Caught By Police

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — A rabid raccoon was found in Allentown and the city is reminding pet owners to keep their animals up to date on rabies vaccinations. The City of Allentown’s Bureau of Health and Animal Control said in a statement that a raccoon tested positive for rabies after being captured by police on Sunday in the 400 block ...

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Couple reveals pregnancy in powerful photo with 452 IVF needles

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – After struggling with infertility for years, a couple in Texas used a powerful photo to announce that they were expecting – not one, but two babies. Lauren and Garyt Walker posted the joyous update on social media Feb. 9. In their post, the couple said: “We prayed for 953 days…452 Needles, 1000’s of tears,1 corrective surgery, 4 clomid/letrozole attempts, ...

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64-year-old woman gives birth to twins

No, this isn’t ripped from the headlines of the National Enquirer. According to a hospital in Spain, a woman really did give birth to twins at the age of 64. According to a news release from Hospital Recoletas Burgos, a hospital in Burgos, Spain, the sextagenarian gave birth via C-section to a boy and a girl, and all three patients ...

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Pennsylvania Breeding Facility Rat Tests Positive For Seoul Virus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — A rat in a Pennsylvania home-breeding facility has tested positive for the Seoul virus. Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy said in a statement that the infected rat was purchased from a Tennessee breeding facility with confirmed Seoul virus infections. The remaining rats in the Pennsylvania facility were euthanized to prevent the spread of the disease. ...

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Court Rules Against State In “Docs VS. Glocks”

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Siding with a coalition of individual doctors and medical groups, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that major portions of a controversial Florida law restricting physicians and other health-care providers from asking patients about guns is unconstitutional. The statute, dubbed the “docs vs. glocks” law, included a series of restrictions on doctors ...

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Price Of Drug That Saves Overdose Victims Soaring Out Of Reach

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — If you or a loved one overdoses, there is a drug that can save your life — but it comes at an increasing cost. Kent Killen knows first-hand it’s a drug that works miracles. “Coming back to life — literally — from not breathing and no heartbeat,” said Kent. The 26-year-old and an ex-girlfriend were using ...

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Active Tuberculosis Case Reported At High School In Fairfield

FAIRFIELD (CBS SF) — Solano County Public Health reported an active case of pulmonary tuberculosis at Armijo High School in Fairfield. Health officials did not say if a student or staff member has the disease. “The individual with active pulmonary TB disease is receiving treatment and will return to the school campus only after Public Health has provided clearance,” Deputy ...

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Taste With Tori: Mom Pens ‘Cooking With Leo,’ As Family Navigates Autism, Allergies

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Meet bright eyed and lovable Leo. He’s 11-year-old and loves cooking with his mom Erica Daniels and his sister Scarlet. Leo was diagnosed with autism when he was 21-months-old. “I kind of knew right away and never heard of autism besides Rainman, which is most people and that’s what I knew,” Daniels explained. “Autism is sort of ...

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Book Warns Moms, Dads About Excessive ‘ParentSpeak’ Toward Kids

(CBS) — “You’re okay.” “Say thank you.” “Be careful.” A book called “Parent Speak” questions the well-worn phrases that parents say to their kids. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez gets the author’s take on what you should be saying instead. So, what’s the harm in saying “Good job” to your kid? “Our children want to please us and ultimately you create ...

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Legislators designate Suicide Prevention Week in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – Joshua Alburger grew up in a large, supportive family in Goochland, Virginia, says his sister, Marcie Allen. “We were nurtured, loved, respected and made to feel safe.” Their parents had five children of their own while raising an additional five, Allen said. She said that later in life, Alburger developed a mental illness and struggled with suicidal ...

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A Flu Season Update

By Stephanie Stahl PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The flu is now widespread in our area and around much of the country. Health officials say so far it’s been an average year for the flu, and that the vaccine is working pretty well. They say we got off to a slow start for the flu season, probably because the weather was mild, ...

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New Research Could Mean Earlier Autism Diagnosis, Improved Treatment

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An important development in the early diagnosis of autism could lead to improved treatment. Researchers have discovered changes in the brains of young infants who later go on to develop autism. As CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez explained, new research may lead to the diagnosis of autism before symptoms occur. Researchers from the University of North Carolina ...

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Flu vaccine is 48% effective this season, CDC says

The flu shot has been reducing the risk of infections in the United States by about half this season, according to reports issued Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but the season is expected to continue for several more weeks. The flu shot has been reducing the risk of infections in the United States by about half ...

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Researchers: People Biologically Wired To Block Opposing Political Views

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Politics has deeply divided Americans nowadays, and researchers say your brain may actually be to blame. Scientists are studying how politics affect your mind and why it’s often a challenge to accept the other side. Experts say the nation is politically dived and united in overwhelming emotion. “It’s great timing for a study like this,” said research ...

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Why new dads face depression risk too, study says

Watch Video Many men might describe expecting a baby as a joyous time in their life, but for some, a bundle of joy might be linked to a greater risk of depression. Fathers-to-be can be at risk of depression symptoms if they feel stressed or are in poor health, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry on ...

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Britax Recalls More Than 700,000 Strollers Due To Fall Hazard

PHILADELPHIA (CNN)–Britax Child Safety Inc. has recalled 676,000 strollers due to a fall hazard, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday. The recalled models include Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion strollers when they are used with a travel system with a car seat carrier attached. The recall also includes an additional 41,100 strollers sold in Canada and Mexico. The ...

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House GOP batting around options for revamping health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 planned to discuss ...

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Brains of those with ADHD show smaller structures related to emotion

People diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have smaller brain volume than those without the disorder, according to a study published Wednesday in the medical journal The Lancet Psychiatry. The differences in brain volume were identified by researchers who reviewed brain scans comparing those without ADHD to those with the disorder. ADHD, a neurodevelopmental disorder, can cause inattention, hyperactivity and ...

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‘Anesthesia Awareness:’ Waking Up During Surgery Can Have Long Lasting Psychological Affects

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Having surgery can be a frightening prospect, but imagine waking up during that surgery when you’re not supposed to. As CBS2’s Kristine Johnson explained, it happens and the trauma can be life-changing if you find yourself awake under the knife. “I heard yelling and screaming, and then the room became more real,” Jim Sabastian said. “I ...

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New Research Could Lead To Early Diagnosis Of Autism

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Researchers have discovered changes in the brains of young infants who later go on to develop autism. The new findings could eventually lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment. Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the Unites States, and because it can be tricky to diagnose this new research could be a big, important advance with the ...

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Early Exposure Could Lead To Increased Asthma Risk

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – When it comes to asthma risk, some things that affect you when you’re just a baby may play a part. For example — eczema. “When the baby has eczema, and the allergen, dog, cat, dust, peanut, flour, wheat, comes in through that broken skin, it promotes sensitization, meaning more allergy later, and that leads to the development ...

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