Joan Rivers and Alleged Medical Malpractice: 3 Things to Know

Comedian Joan Rivers’ death was the result of medical malpractice, her daughter claims in a lawsuit. What can consumers learn from this pending case? As you may recall, Joan Rivers underwent a procedure to remove a growth from her vocal cords last summer. She suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest during surgery and was rushed to […]

Melissa Rivers files lawsuit in mother’s death

Melissa Rivers filed a malpractice lawsuit Monday against doctors and the clinic where her mother, Joan Rivers, had a routine medical procedure, stopped breathing and later died. Rivers said in a statement that filing the suit was one of the most difficult decisions she had to make. “What ultimately guided me was my unwavering belief […]

Hawker of diet supplements makes hefty settlement

Lindsey Duncan, who has appeared on numerous TV shows as “Dr. Duncan” to promote diet supplements, agreed to pay $9 million in refunds to consumers to settle charges that he and his company “deceptively touted the supposed weight-loss benefits of green coffee bean extract,” the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday. Duncan promoted the supplements […]

Blizzard 2015 causes kale shortage in New York City

Part of the fun of preparing for a winter storm is to head to the local grocery store and stock up on provisions. That typically includes plenty of comfort foods, snacks and treats laden with sugar, salt and fat. By the time the first snowflakes drop, you’ll be hard pressed to find a leftover bag […]

Plastic surgery for pets

January 27, 2015, 4:45 AM|Americans spend millions of dollars on corrective surgery procedures for pets — everything from eyelid lifts to testicular implants. Some of these operations are purely cosmetic, but for many animals, vets say they’re a medical necessity. Article source: http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/J7ESerOSvKs/

Inside the pet plastic surgery industry

Behind that wide, panting grin, two-year-old miniature schnauzer Chip is hiding a secret. He’s been neutered, but most people will never be able to tell. Chip is the proud owner of Neuticles, or testicular implants for dogs. The silicone implants are slipped in during the time of neutering and replace the testicles that the veterinarians […]

Cholesterol advisory for healthy adults

January 27, 2015, 5:38 AM|Researchers say evenly mildly elevated cholesterol levels in adults 35 to 55 years old can increase the risk of heart disease. Also, a possible link between insomnia and high blood pressure. Danielle Nottingham reports on the day’s top health news. Article source: http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/uTngQfG-9B0/

Risks of cancer-causing radiation from X-rays, CT scans

January 27, 2015, 7:34 AM|A new investigation from Consumer Reports found the number of CT scans grew from 3 million a year in 1980 to 80 million today, and up to one-third of them could be unnecessary. Consumer Reports deputy content editor Trisha Calvo joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the story. Article source: http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/CJEmUpqFDWw/

Cholesterol risk starts in early adulthood, study finds

January 27, 2015, 8:13 AM|A new study finds that every decade you have elevated cholesterol between ages 35 and 55, your risk of heart disease could jump by 39 percent. Cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the study. Article source: http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/8B_Oc96E-1Q/

Siblings with autism have different genetic mutations

January 27, 2015, 10:02 AM|Typically, it’s been thought that when two children from the same family have autism, it’s a result of the same genetic mutations. A new study from Autism Speaks suggests that this isn’t always the case; the genes that lead to autism are much more varied. Dr. Malika Marshall reports. Article source: […]