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“Digital Pills” Track Medications

“Digital Pills” Track Medications?

A new pill, released alongside popular psychiatric drug Abilify, has a sensor to track patient’s dosages. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon Lapook joins CBSN to discuss the ethics of this new device.

 

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Alzheimer’s Expert Shares Healthy Brain Advice

Alzheimer’s Expert Shares Healthy Brain Advice?

The latest Alzheimer’s research is focusing on finding ways to stop the disease much earlier, years before memory loss and other symptoms develop. In the meantime, Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., the head of the Alzheimer’s Genome Project, says there are some things you can do to help reduce the risk and protect your brain. He spoke with CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook.?

 

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Lack of Sleep

How lack of sleep affects health and tips for a good night’s rest

Nearly two-thirds of Americans do not get a full eight hours of sleep per night. Now, researcher Matthew Walker is sounding the alarm about what he calls “the silent sleep loss epidemic.” Walker has spent more than 20 years studying sleep and its impact on mental health and disease. Walker joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss what happens to the body when its lacking sleep, why some people shouldn’t nap at all and some tips for healthy sleeping habits.

 

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Diet & Healthy Aging

Diet Has Big Impact on Healthy Aging

Healthy eating is an essential step towards living a long and active life. Dr. Jeffrey Morrison, a physician and nutritionist at the Morrison Center in New York City, spoke to CBSN about the importance of a balanced diet as you age.

 

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Obesity Crisis

Remedying the World’s Obesity Crisis

The World Obesity Federation says nearly a third of the world is overweight. The rate of childhood obesity in particular is rising at alarming levels. Joining CBSN to talk about this growing epidemic is Dr. Michael Rosenbaum, Columbia University professor of pediatric medicine.

 

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