Colonoscopy Best at Finding Cancer on Left Side of Colon

December 31, 2008, 3:40 pm

The Washington Post reports that the colonoscopy is much better at detecting colorectal cancer on the left side of the colon than the right. The procedure does a good job of detecting early signs of disease on the left side of the colon, or large intestine, but is not as effective at spotting potential...

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Study Finds Sleep Might Help Clear Arteries

December 28, 2008, 7:00 pm

The Washington Post reports that a new five-year study has found that more sleep can reduce calcium deposits in people's arteries. Specifically, the study found that people getting one extra hour of sleep each night were less likely to have "artery-stiffening calcium deposits." The researchers do not...

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Face Transplants Carry Psychological and Physical Risks

December 20, 2008, 4:00 pm

The first partial face transplant was conducted in France in 2005. The 38-year-old female patient named Isabelle Dinoire had lost her had nose, lips and chin after being attacked by a dog. The transplant was a success but the French woman says she is "still struggling to come to terms with what she...

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Is it a Cold or a Flu?

December 13, 2008, 4:00 pm

CBS News reporter Maggie Rodriguez talked to Dr. Holly Phillips about a commonly asked question by people feeling sick, "Do I have a Cold or a Flu?" Dr. Holly Phillips says most of the time its the common cold. She says adults get between 2 or 4 colds each year and children get as many as 6 to 10 cold...

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Study Finds Web Health Searches Fuel Fears

December 5, 2008, 7:00 pm

Everyone likes to search for information about their ailments online. There's always detailed information all kinds of diseases and conditions. There are also online communities filled with people dealing with similar ailments and illnesses. The BBC reports on a study that found some of this online...

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Basic Health Surveys

December 8, 2008, 11:13 am

Please take a few minutes to complete the Basic Health Customer Satisfaction Survey or Basic Health Materials Survey.

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