Growing crop of companies suggest young women protect themselves against infertility

When model Krista Mays found herself single in her early 30s with a goal of being a mom by age 35, she decided she’d have to find a less traditional approach to motherhood. “I was having a conversation with my girlfriends about egg freezing and fertility and the conversation I had was like, ‘I think […]

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Some rural hospitals used for big insurance reimbursements – and profit

Some rural hospitals are being used to set up big paydays from insurance providers, raising questions about how insurance claims are reimbursed. Since 2010, 83 struggling rural hospitals have closed, and as many as 700 others are at risk of closing in the next decade. But a CBS News investigation found some rural hospitals have […]

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How some rural hospitals were used to score huge paydays

GRACEVILLE, Fla. — As many Americans struggle to pay rising health insurance premiums, a CBS News investigation has uncovered a scheme that could make those premiums go even higher. It raises costs for insurers, who could then pass the increase along to you. Jorge Perez is CEO of Empower Group, a Miami-based healthcare company that […]

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Rubber ducks may be haven for nasty germs

BERN, Switzerland — Scientists have the dirt on the rubber ducky: Those cute yellow bath-time toys are — as some parents have long suspected — a haven for nasty bugs. Swiss and American researchers counted the microbes swimming inside the toys and say the murky liquid released when ducks were squeezed contained “potentially pathogenic bacteria” […]

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Why do so many golden retrievers get cancer? Massive study hopes to find out

SPRINGFIELD, Va. — The sweet and playful golden retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in America, with a special talent for getting even so-called grown-ups to join in the fun. But, as Kris Campesi has learned through painful experience, they also rate high on another scale. “Goldens have a high probability for […]

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California Dreamin’, new, lightly pot-infused soda causing controversy

OAKLAND — With more and more businesses looking to capitalize on California’s legalization of recreational marijuana, a company is trying to market a new pot-infused soda as an alternative to drinking alcohol, reports CBS San Francisco. The Seven City Beverage Company claims the product includes the right amount of THC to produce a mild high. […]

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Highly contagious mumps virus strikes among vaccinated young adults

NEW YORK — Mumps is generally considered a disease of the past, since there has been a vaccine for it for decades. But cases of mumps are on the rise among young adults, even those who got the vaccine as children. Last month, there was a mumps scare at the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) All-Star […]

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Changing minds: Glenn Close’s personal battle to destigmatize mental illness

When it comes to CHANGING MINDS about mental illness, and ending its stigma, few people are more motivated than actress Glenn Close. She’s been talking to Tracy Smith:  Glenn Close’s character in “Fatal Attraction” is one of her most memorable roles — and is considered one of the great villains of the 20th century. In […]

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LSD: A wonder drug once again?

So-called “Magic Mushrooms” have played their part in America’s long, strange trip toward an understanding of mind-altering drugs. Illegal though most of these drugs may be, Faith Salie tells us recent research suggests some of them could have legitimate uses: “Celexa, Effexor, Zoloft, Trazodone …” Ayelet Waldman is no stranger to drugs. “I’m not going […]

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