How to see the signs of measles

January 29, 2015, 3:06 PM|Health officials are scrambling to stop the measles outbreak from spreading even more after reaching what they call a critical point. CBS News chief medical correstpondent Dr. Jon LaPook has details on the outbreak and how to combat it. Article source:

​Pediatrician: Dangers of measles outbreak being "over promoted"

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – As the number of measles cases continue to grow across the country, not all medical experts are concerned. Doctor Jay Gordon, a pediatrician in Santa Monica, California, believes the outbreak is being over hyped. “This is definitely being over promoted as a large and dangerous outbreak,” said Dr. Gordon. “Right now […]

Depression, loneliness linked to binge-watching TV

Settling on the couch and into an all-night marathon of “Game of Thrones” or “Scandal” can feel like the ultimate in relaxation. For some, the best way to tune out the world is to turn on the television. But while binge-watching television may seem like a perfectly harmless way to occupy your Friday night, it […]

​Wile E. Coyote inspires new way to diagnose concussions

NEW YORK – Dirk Kaufman, 51, was riding his bike last March when he was hit by a car. He wound up in the emergency room at Bellevue hospital. “What the hell happened?” wondered Kaufman when he first woke up. What happened was a concussion with memory loss and confusion. In Kaufman’s case the injury […]

Dental care for pets can even include braces

January 30, 2015, 4:45 AM|Keeping teeth strong and clean can help a dog or cat lead a longer, healthier life. For animals with more serious dental problems, some vets offer braces and even a version of Invisalign designed just for dogs. Article source:

Dog and cat dental care can even include braces

Dental care isn’t just for humans. Dogs and cats need it too. “Taking care of our pets’ teeth doesn’t only make them smell better but it contributes to a longer, healthier life,” Dr. Dan Carmichael, a veterinary dentist at Animal Medical Center in New York City, told CBS News. “Not only can dental problems cause […]

Heavy drinking may point to higher risk of stroke

January 30, 2015, 5:59 AM|Researchers say heavy drinking may lead to a bigger risk of stroke than traditional risk factors like high blood pressure and diabetes. Also, new recommendations about sugar intake. Eboni Williams reports on the day’s top health stories. Article source:

Concern over measles outbreak affects Super Bowl

January 30, 2015, 7:11 AM|Arizona health officials are on high alert for measles ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl. The state is asking unvaccinated people who may have been exposed to measles to stay home for three weeks. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the outbreak. Article source:

Will the Super Bowl be decided by night owls?

Who’s going to win Sunday’s Super Bowl? It may depend, in part, on which team has the most “night owls,” a new study suggests. The study found that athletes’ performance throughout a given day can range widely depending on whether they’re naturally early or late risers. The night owls — who typically woke up around […]

This woman is not your average gym rat

January 30, 2015, 10:58 AM|Kay Didas is a 93-year-old machine. She just hit her 1,000th workout at the Curves in Portage, Michigan, and she may be even more motivated than you. She’s been working out at her local gym since the 1960s, well before Jane Fonda taught Americans how to achieve buns of steel. Article […]