Health experts are urging the estimated 45 million Americans who wear contact lenses to change their habits. The CDC says sleeping in contacts can increase the risk of an eye infection by six to eight times. Dr. Christopher Starr, an ophthalmologist at Weill Cornell Medical Center, joins "CBS This Morning" to offer practical tips.
A USA Today investigation finds the United States is the "most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world." Every year in the U.S., more than 50,000 mothers are severely injured during or after childbirth and 700 die. Maternal death in the U.S. has been steadily rising and it now has the highest rate in the developed world. USA Today conducted a four-year investigation into the nation's hospital maternity wards, speaking to several families who lost loved ones and to women who were permanently harmed during their deliveries. USA Today investigative reporter Alison Young joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the investigation.
New data suggests women's reproductive history may help doctors predict the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Research by the Alzheimer's Association finds a strong connection to reproductive hormones. Women with three or more children had a 12 percent lower risk of dementia, compared to women with only one child. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the new research.
More than 50 percent of adult Americans have at least one chronic health condition. Tech companies are now introducing products that promise to help users keep a constant eye on their health including blood pressure, glucose levels and heart problems. The so-called "wearable hospital" is a more than $6 billion industry and it's growing. While the products offer hope, many people have security and privacy concerns. Brian Cooley, editor-at-large at CNET, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss how users’ private information could be at risk.
A Cleveland-area fertility clinic is defending itelf after a freezer malfunction destroyed more than 4,000 eggs and embryos. Dozens of families are suing University Hospitals for alleged negligence. The medical center apologized for the March incident, but is denying legal liability. In court documents made public this week, it says clients knew about the risks involved. Dr. Tara Narula reports.
Depression is increasing among teenagers in the United States. Studies show more than three million adolescents struggle with it. The stigmas surrounding mental health often prevent open discussions. As part of our effort to keep conversations about mental health at the forefront, Mark Strassmann spoke to one Georgia family about their journey out of darkness.
A new study adds to growing evidence that drinking coffee may help you live longer. Research in JAMA Internal Medicine shows people who drank one cup of coffee a day had an eight percent lower risk of dying early. Those who drank six to seven cups a day saw a 16 percent decrease. Dr. Tara Narula, cardiologist at Northwell Health, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.
The CDC is warning about a shortage of the newest shingles vaccine. Shingrix was recommended for people 50 and older beginning last fall and is more effective than the old vaccine at preventing the painful shingles virus. The demand has been greater than expected and many patients are having trouble getting the shot. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why the vaccine is so important for many Americans and what's behind the shortage.