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Weight Watchers CEO says all fish, chicken breast among zero point foods
Nearly half of people who made New Year's resolutions reportedly want to lose weight or get in shape, and U.S. News & World Report ranks Weight Watchers as the best diet to do that. It works by assigning points to food and restricting members to a certain number of points to eat per day. Last month, the company introduced Freestyle, a program featuring more than 200 foods that count for zero points. Weight Watchers president and CEO Mindy Grossman joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss a sustainable and holistic approach to better health.
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The rise of "gaming disorder"
The World Health Organization is poised to list "gaming disorder" - the point at which playing video games takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities - as an official human malady. Jane Pauley reports.
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FDA food recall delays could put people at risk
An investigation into FDA food recalls found the agency didn't always alert the public promptly. As CBS News correspondent Anna Werner reports on how some foods were always immediately pulled from the shelves.
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Bracing for a tough flu season
Widespread flu activity is plaguing 23 states, and doctors are preparing for conditions to get worse. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
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Obamacare recipients worried after Trump comments
Patients who depend on Obamacare voiced concern after President Trump claimed it was essentially repealed under the new tax bill. CBS News national correspondent Chip Reid has more.
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After double lung transplants, an opera singer is given the chance for Act III
Charity Tillemann-Dick's life sounds like the plot of a grand opera: She was diagnosed with high blood pressure in the lungs at the age of 20. By the time she was 26, she had to go through a double lung transplant. But it didn't take. Through all this, she never stopped doing what she loves most: Singing. Dr. Jon LaPook reports on her own Encore
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Finding portion control during the holiday season
Tis the season - to overeat. After all, the food and drink during holiday dinner or at the office party, looks so tasty. Most of us can't say no. So how do we control ourselves? CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
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Opioid drug deaths lead to a drop in the life expectancy
For the second year in a row, life expectancy in America declined in 2016. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook explains how opioid deaths are playing a role.
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Eating greens may boost brain health
Leafy green vegetables like kale, spinach and lettuce may have health benefits for the brain as well as the body. CBS Boston's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
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Mother who birthed baby from 24-year-old embryo speaks out
The parents of a baby girl, who grew from an embryo frozen for 24 years, are calling her birth a miracle. Emma Wren Gibson was born last month to Tina and Benjamin in Knoxville, Tennessee. Adriana Diaz reports.
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Tantrums, OCD triggered by strep throat
Strep throat is common in kids, but a relatively rare complication called PANDAS can result in sudden, bizarre behavioral symptoms. WCBS-TV's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
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Building strength – just 9 minutes at a time
A recent study in the American Journal of Epidemiology found people who do strength-based exercise have a 23 percent lower risk of premature death. In a new article on NYTimes.com called "How to Build Muscle in 9 Minutes," sports physician Dr. Jordan Metzl says strength training with weights is a simple way to build a stronger body. Metzl joins "CBS This Morning" to explain how the workout can achieve real results and why people at any age can do the routine.
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Victims of possible cancer cluster at Florida school search for answers
Florida's Department of Health is looking into claims that a Gulf Coast school made hundreds of people sick from diseases like cancer. Health officials are asking alumni and faculty of the school affected by cancer to submit their health records. So far, the department says there is "no evidence Bayshore High School is the source of any disease clusters." Manuel Bojorquez reports.
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CDC director responds to backlash over "dirty words"
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is defending her agency following a report that officials compiled a list of seven “dirty words” that should not be used when asking Congress for funding. Chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
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California to set guidelines limiting cellphone radiation exposure
A recent study finds 95 percent of Americans are now using cellphones, and that has prompted public health officials in California to issue groundbreaking guidelines to limit exposure to cellphone radiation. John Blackstone reports.
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What medical advancements can we expect in 2018?
In 2017, we've seen headlines about new blood pressure guidelines and the opioid crisis being declared a public health emergency. The FDA also approved gene therapy for childhood leukemia. Next year, we could see advances in gene editing to cure or prevent diseases. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss a new shingles vaccine, the ethical questions surrounding gene editing and the importance of strong leadership when regulating medicine.
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How sleep impacts your memory
Research reveals that as we age, brain waves become unsynchronized. Because of that, the brain fails to keep new memories while we sleep. The study also points to a new treatment for boosting brain power among the elderly. Matthew Walker, who co-authored the study and released a new book called "Why We Sleep: Unlocking The Power of Sleep and Dreams," joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.
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Could ultrasound scans detect breast cancer?
A new type of ultrasound scan is being tested to see if it's as effective as mammograms in detecting breast cancer, especially in women with dense breast tissue. CBS News' Danielle Nottingham reports.
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"Vaxxies" may be new, but they're part of a long tradition
While COVID-19 is the world's first social media pandemic, using visuals to encourage vaccinations is a long-standing tradition that dates back centuries.
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Morning Rounds: Opioids after surgery, new cancer gene test
Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" from Los Angeles to discuss a survey about post-surgery opioid use, a new cancer test that could help doctors and patients make more informed decisions, and a revolutionary treatment for eye injuries.
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Study links birth control pills to breast cancer
A new study out Wednesday looked into the link between birth control pills and breast cancer. Dr. Jon LaPook explains.
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First U.S. birth by woman with uterus transplant
For the first time in the U.S., a woman has given birth with a transplanted uterus. A baby boy was delivered at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas to a woman who received a uterus from a living donor. It was part of a clinical trial. Eight other babies have been born to women with transplants, all in Sweden. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the surgery and who would be eligible.
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Vaccination variables. Will we hit 70% vaccination rate by the 4th of July?
Vaccination variables: CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus joined "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to talk about getting our kids vaccinated and keeping the momentum going.
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India's COVID-19 deaths hit record high
There are new calls for India's prime minister to implement a nationwide shutdown as the coronavirus continues to ravage the country. More 4,000 COVID-19 deaths were reported on Saturday, marking a new single-day high. Chris Livesay has more from New Delhi.
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Millions of people living with HIV now have therapy they need
Friday was World AIDS Day -- a day to raise awareness and honor those who have died, as well as note the progress in the fight against the disease. Millions of people living with HIV are now getting the therapy that they need, as Dr. Tara Narula reports.
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HIV prevention drug called a "game changer"
On World AIDS Day, the focus in the U.S. is on educating people at risk for HIV about prevention. CBS News' Kenneth Craig has more on how a life-saving drug could turn the epidemic around.
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Morning Rounds: Cancers with modifiable risk factors
In this week's Morning Rounds, CBS News contributor Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss a new study that looks at cancer cases where modifiable risk factors played a role and another study that looks at the physical activity of desk workers.
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How to have a healthier Thanksgiving
By some estimates, a Thanksgiving feast could mean over 4,500 calories in one meal – more than twice the recommended amount for two whole days. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss steps you can take to be healthier this holiday and for the entire year.
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FDA approves "digital pill"
In a first, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a so-called "digital pill." It contains a sensor that lets the doctor know when it's been taken. Dr. Jon LaPook has more.
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New blood pressure guidelines for "silent, deadly health crisis"
The first new blood pressure guidelines in 14 years will likely bring a major change in treatment. Eleven medical groups including the American Heart Association are redefining the danger zone: the bar for systolic blood pressure is lowered from 140 points to 130. This means an estimated 31 million more people could be diagnosed with high blood pressure. Cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the impact of the new guidelines.
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