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Bacteria on Florida Beaches Proves Deadly

HEALTH | Saturday Aug 2, 2014
Three people have died in Florida after contracting harmful bacteria in warm coastal waters. Officials warn swimmers to be careful if they have any open wounds. CBS News' Bigad Shaban reports.

An employee of the Monrovia City Corporation mixes disinfectant before spraying it on the streets in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

WHO: Ebola Moving Faster Than Control Efforts

HEALTH | By Boubacar Diallo and Krista Larson | Aug 1
An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital.

NCAA Sets New Policy for Head Injuries

HEALTH | Aug 1
Following a lawsuit filed on behalf of former collegiate athletes, the NCAA has agreed to pay for any college athlete from the last 50 years to undergo neurological testing. The NCAA admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement. Mark Strassmann reports.

Eduardo Rosas Cruz

Tuberculosis Patient Who Refused Care is Arrested

HEALTH | By Scott Smith | Aug 1
A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said.

German Brand Bratwurst

Germany Wins Title of 'Penis Enlargement Capital of the World'

HEALTH | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 31
Recent data released by the Int'l Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery show that one out of every five penis enlargement surgeries in 2013 took place in Germany. You'll never guess where the U.S. ranks.

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell

Medicare's Own Health Looking Better, Report Says

HEALTH | By Stephen Ohlemacher, Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 31
Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.

ailey House CEO Gina Quattrochi received the CHIP Award

Bailey House CEO Receives Prestigious CHIP Award

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 30
On Wednesday, July 23, Bailey House CEO Gina Quattrochi received the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program Community Health Improvement Project (CHIP) Award.

Hepatitis-C medication Sovaldi

$1,000 Pill Now Hepatitis C Treatment of Choice

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 29
A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.

Classes Aim to Promote Healthy Eating Through Ethnic Cuisine

HEALTH | By Jay Reeves | Jul 28
Aimed at blacks but open to anyone, the "Taste of African Heritage" classes are sponsored by the Boston-based nonprofit Oldways, which promotes healthier eating through traditional foods.

kGoal, the newest 'buzz' on the market

The 'Buzz' Says The kGoal App Makes Kegel Exercises Fun and Rewarding

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 28
Concerned about your pelvic floor muscles? The creators of kGoal, a revolutionary new Kegel training system, are on the final week of their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its creation.

Lawsuit: Circumcision Goes Wrong at Ala. Hospital

HEALTH | Jul 28
An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis.