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- The Story Of Sharing America's Marrow Sam Kimura, her sister and her best friend are on a mission to help people around the country in need of life saving blood marrow. See how these three young women are going about making a real difference.
- New Technology Helping To Shut Down Cluster Headaches People who get extreme headaches can look forward to a new technology that is helping to shut down cluster headaches.
- Yale Student Hospitalized With Probable Meningitis NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Yale student has been admitted to a hospital with a probable case of bacterial meningitis. The university said in a statement that it was working with local and state health officials to identify and offer preventative...
- Anthem Says Hackers May Have Broken Into Its Network Nearly Two Months Ago Hackers may have had access to the names, social security numbers, and other information for up to 80 million Anthem customers since December 10th.
- Vermont Lawmakers Pushing To Eliminate Philosophical Exemption Parents Can Use To Avoid Having Kids Vaccinated A group of Vermont lawmakers and health professionals said Thursday they would try again to eliminate the philosophical exemption parents can use to avoid having their children vaccinated.
- Study: Many Herbal Supplements Aren't What They Say DNA testing on hundreds of bottles of store-brand herbal supplements found that four out of five contained none of the herbs on the label.
- 5 Helpful Tips For A Long Life Want to live a healthy and happy life for decades to come? David B. Angus, MD, author of "A Short Guide To A Long Life," has five tips to have you living well for years to come.
- Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.
- Flu Making Presence Felt In State (Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) - The flu is running rampant in 43 of 50 states, according to the CDC. That has health experts urging those who haven't been vaccinated to do so. Hartford Hospital emergency department medical director Dr. Ken...
- State Forces Connecticut Teen With Cancer To Undergo Chemotherapy A 17-year-old girl with cancer is in an unprecedented legal battle with the state of Connecticut as the Department of Children and Families removed her from her home and forced the teen to receive chemotherapy.
- Caramel Apple Warning After Five Deaths There have been no cases in Connecticut, but the CDC has issued a warning about prepackaged caramel apples after five deaths and dozens of illnesses in ten states
- Mental Health Needs Persist, Two Years After Newtown Shootings Anxiety, depression, guilt, sleeplessness, marital strife, drug and alcohol abuse-- two years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the scope of the psychological damage to children, parents and others is becoming clear, and the nee...
- Study: Stress Causes Aging -- Even In Teens And Pre-teens Researchers say they looked at 97 healthy 10- to 14-year-old girls with either a maternal history of depression or no history of the disorder.
- Expert Warns Doing This While Checking Your Messages Can Cause 'Email Apnea' Like sleep apnea, email apnea puts people at risk for a variety of illnesses, such as stroke, heart attack and diabetes, expert believe.
- Medical Trial May Help Offset Peanut Allergies CBS 2's Mary Kay Kleist reports, researchers at Lurie Children's Hospital are conducting a study that may give patients other options in the future. But does it work?