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Aspirin products sit on the shelf at a Walgreens drug store. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: Summer Checkup – Which Aspirin To Take?

Aspirin is often used to relieve minor aches and pains, arthritis, and even to protect your heart.

08/01/2012

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HealthWatch: Summer Checkup – Treating Minor Aches And Wounds

For a sprained ankle or sore back, what do you choose: (a) heat or ice, (b) a topical cream, or (c) prescription pain medication?

08/01/2012

A UC Berkeley researcher holds a vial of the drug AAQ. (CBS)

HealthWatch: UC Berkeley Researchers Make Blind Mice See

A team of University of California, Berkeley scientist have come up with an amazing discovery: a drug that temporarily restored some sight to blind mice.

07/30/2012

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HealthWatch: Choose The Right Pain Medication

Open up your medicine cabinet and take a look. Here’s a quick quiz: ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or aspirin? If you have a headache or a sore muscle, which one is the best for you? They all relieve pain but there are subtle differences.

07/30/2012

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HealthWatch: How You Brew Coffee May Impact Heart Health

Who doesn’t like a hot, steaming cup of coffee in the morning? But how you brew your java may impact your heart health.

07/28/2012

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Peninsula Woman Saved From Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Lori Madsen of Pacifica nearly lost her arm and her life. What started as a scrape after a simple fall on the asphalt two months ago, turned into something out of a horror movie.

07/28/2012

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HealthWatch: Do Grandmother’s Home Remedies Really Work?

From chicken soup to an apple a day, home remedies have been around for ages. But do they really work?

07/19/2012

Qsymia, a weight loss pill made by Vivus of Mountain View. (CBS)

HealthWatch: FDA Approves Mountain View Firm’s Weight-Loss Pill

The pill Qsymia from Mountain View-based Vivus Inc. was cleared for adults who are obese or overweight and have at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol.

07/17/2012

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HealthWatch: Bay Area Firm Develops Therapy For Snoring

For millions of couples, snoring is the sound that keeps husbands and wives up at night. A Bay Area company said it has found a solution.

07/14/2012

Longtime Cal Dr. Cindy Chang will head the U.S. Olympic Medical team in London (University of California Berkeley)

HealthWatch: Cal Doctor To Lead London Olympic U.S. Medical Team

At the U.C. Berkeley Tang Urgent Care Center, Dr. Cindy Chang takes care of the sick and injured. But soon, the Cal physician will be taking care of the health and well-being of a very elite group of athletes: the 525 Americans who will be competing in the upcoming London Olympics.

07/09/2012

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