What is brain death and why is there so much controversy about life and death?
What does the Affordable Care Act
Mean for Patients?
Dr. Devi discussed this topic on both
Fox News and MSNBC.
Most doctors support the idea of universal health care. Some have concerns about whether the current system will be able to safely and effectively treat patients.
On The Real Story
With Gretchen Carlson:
With Obamacare suddenly bringing healthcare coverage to close to 48 million people, some wonder where will the doctors come from? Three medical schools have already taken the controversial step of creating programs where medical school has been shortened from 4 years to 3 years. The reason: to put more doctors, especially primary care physicians, out into the workforce.
Doctor shortage + Obamacare = Med School in 3 Years?
What do other doctors think of the new health care law? On Hannity:
Besides the common cold, are there any other infections to be aware of?
Meningitis Outbreak At Princeton:
University officials are working with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to import a new vaccine to the U.S. The vaccine has not been FDA-approved yet but government officials are concerned that the meningitis may continue to spread if the vaccine is not offered to students, faculty, and employees.
Brain Eating Amoeba
Hits the Louisiana Water Supply:
It seems that the amoeba is safe to drink--> you just have to be extremely careful about not getting the water in your nose. The amoeba travels to the brain along the nerve that gives us our sense of smell.
CVS Cuts Access to
CVS, the huge chain pharmacy, is cracking down on doctors who prescribe too many painkillers. The company will no longer accept prescriptions for controlled substances from certain doctors and health care providers.
Is your coffee killing you?
A recent study suggests that, in people under age 55, four or more cups of coffee per day might lead to an early death. Another study suggested that coffee can actually be protective and help you to live longer. Which study should I believe?
Would you share your doctor's visit with a stranger? Some people are doing it as a way to get more face-to-face time with the doctor.
Group doctor visits:
what you need to know about shared appointments
on CBS This Morning:
What about all of these recent changes the FDA has issued. Is acetaminophen (Tylenol) safe? The FDA is setting stricter standards for gluten-free products. What does this mean for me?
Some supporters for marijuana legalization argue that pot is safer than alcohol. A pro-pot ad was scheduled to air repeatedly during the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race but got pulled immediately beforehand.
On July 6th, Asiana Flight 214 crashed as it tried to land at San Francisco's SFO Airport. 182 people were injured. Dr. Devi joined Don Lemon from CNN on the day of the crash to describe victims' potential injuries.
As more clues were revealed, she discussed the findings on CBS News Up to the Minute.
Sarah Murnaghan is recovering after her recent lung transplant. Her case brought attention to age-related disparities in the organ donation protocol and resulted in changes in the transplant procedure.
Meanwhile, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has been affecting the lungs of more people. Dr. Devi discusses both issues on CNN.
What does the new strain of bird flu mean for me? Are there any precautions I should take?
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