Health

Connecticut learns less is more with state health insurance website

Numbers put out Tuesday by Connecticut show that its website is the only one to sign up more folks for private insurance than for Medicaid. Angel Medina, 21, went to talk to an Affordable Health Care act navigator in Hartford. He was dropped from his mother’s health insurance two years ago. Angel Medina, 21, was dropped from his mother’s health ...

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Lady Gaga says she was addicted to marijuana: Is pot addictive?

Lady Gaga recently admitted she had been addicted to marijuana, and used the drug to relieve stress from her life as well as to cope with a hip injury. “I was living on a totally other psychedelic plane, numbing myself completely, and looking back I do see now that some of it had to do with my hip pain. I ...

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Video: New treatment guidelines coming for high cholesterol

November 12, 2013 1:16 PM Top cardiology groups are releasing new guidelines for treating high cholesterol. The guidelines affect people at high risk for heart disease, and help identify patients who would most benefit from taking cholesterol-lowering medications. CBS News’ Jericka Duncan reports.

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High cholesterol treatment guidelines push high-dose statins over lower dose, combo treatments

High cholesterol is a health problem for an estimated 71 million Americans, and how some of them are treated may soon be changing. The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association unveiled new treatment guidelines for high cholesterol on Tuesday. The updated regulations are aimed at people who are at high risk for heart disease caused by atherosclerosis. ...

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Exposure to tungsten metals found in phones, computers linked to strokes

Scientists are linking a metal commonly found in phones and computers to elevated stroke risk. They looked at more than 8,000 people, and found those with high levels of tungsten in their bodies were two times more likely to have a stroke than people with the lowest levels. Tungsten occurs naturally, found in rocks and minerals, but never as a ...

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Diet pill recalled due to links to liver damage

WASHINGTON A diet pill is being recalled because of links to liver damage. The Food and Drug Administration says USPlabs of Dallas is recalling OxyElite Pro products thought to have impurities. The dietary supplement is used for weight loss and muscle-building. After linking the products to dozens of hepatitis and liver failure cases in Hawaii, investigators linked the pills to ...

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Video: Bodybuilder with stage 4 cancer competes at fitness show

November 10, 2013 2:13 PM A Los Angeles-area bodybuilder with stage 4 cancer was told a year ago that he had about 8 months to live. But 56-year-old Mo Carmody refused to let his doctors’ diagnosis knock him out of competition. Melanie Woodrow from KCAL-TV reports.

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Morning Rounds: Why is the FDA banning trans fats?

(CBS News) CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News contributor Dr. Holly Phillips joined “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the major medical stories of the week. Trans fats are the ingredients that make many processed foods taste better and last longer, but this week the Food and Drug Administration said trans fats are no longer ...

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New rules improve mental health access for millions

(CBS News) WASHINGTON — The Obama administration issued new rules Friday that will improve access to mental health care for 62 million Americans. It’s an idea the president said he would impose himself by executive order when Congress declined to pass gun legislation. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius / CBS News The move comes after the movie theater ...

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Video: Obama admin. sets new rules to improve mental health care

November 8, 2013 4:25 PM New rules expanding access to treatment of mental illnesses will affect 62 million Americans. The rules are a result of Obamacare and are the last of 23 executive actions to reduce gun violence that President Obama took when Congress voted against stricter gun legislation after the Sandy Hook school shooting. Major Garrett reports.

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