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The Forgotten Fight Against COVID-19: Are You Protecting Your Phone?

Wednesday July 29, 2020
In the last few months, COVID-19 has drastically changed our norms. While everyone is social distancing, masking up and wiping down every door knob in a three-mile-radius, what about the germ magnets we all keep glued to our finger tips; our cell phones.

How Can I Safely BBQ With Friends, Family This Summer? Answers To Common Coronavirus Questions From Dr. Dave Hnida

Wednesday July 01, 2020
Dr. Dave Hnida answers common questions about staying safe from coronavirus this summer while still enjoying the warm weather and company of friends.

How Safe Is Going On Vacation? Summer Coronavirus Questions Answered By Dr. Max Gomez

Monday June 29, 2020
With coronavirus limitations easing and summer in full swing, Dr. Max Gomez answers questions about safety while vacationing and enjoying outdoor activities.

Does Heat, Sun Kill Coronavirus? Frequently Asked Summertime Questions About COVID-19 Answered By Dr. Mallika Marshall

Thursday June 25, 2020
Dr. Mallika Marshall, a practicing physician, answers common questions about coronavirus safety this summer at the pool, the beach and out and about.

Researchers Developing Device That Could Detect COVID-19 Using Your Smartphone

Tuesday May 12, 2020
What started as a device to help detect a Zika virus could become be programmed to identify COVID-19 instead, say researchers in Utah.

5 Tips From ‘Embracing The Journey – A Christian Parents’ Blueprint To Loving Your LGBTQ Child’

Thursday March 07, 2019
Greg and Lynn McDonald share 5 tips from their new book, 'Embracing The Journey.'

Health Links Between Gluten And Diabetes, Air Pollution And Dementia

Monday September 24, 2018
A new study has experts saying a high gluten diet may put offspring at higher risk for type 1 diabetes.

Stars Rally Together Again For Stand Up To Cancer’s Live Broadcast On September 7

Tuesday August 28, 2018
Stand Up To Cancer is proud to announce that the Hollywood community is rallying together yet again to support the sixth biennial televised fundraising special which will be broadcast on CBS, SHOWTIME and other networks.

‘This Is How I Save My Life’ Excerpt From Amy B. Scher

Thursday June 21, 2018
Amy B. Scher’s “This Is How I Save My Life” is the true story of a fiery young woman diagnosed with late-stage, chronic Lyme disease whose journey takes her from near-death in California to a trip around the world in search of her ultimate salvation. This excerpt coincides with the book’s release in paperback from […]

Are We Growing Numb To The Opioid Epidemic?

Tuesday May 22, 2018
"Addiction Solution" author Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, asks if we're growing desensitized to the opioid epidemic.

Are We Growing Numb To The Opioid Epidemic?

Tuesday May 22, 2018
"Addiction Solution" author Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, asks if we're growing desensitized to the opioid epidemic.

CBS Local Interview: Filmmaker Matthew Heineman

Friday February 16, 2018
Matthew Heineman discusses his new series on Showtime "The Trade."

5 Shocking Medical Stories From 2017

Thursday December 21, 2017
Here's a list of shocking stories from this year that shows just how far science has come and how unbelievable (and a little gross!) it can be.

10 Essential Tips For Girls To Stay Safe Online

Thursday October 05, 2017
Laura Bates is a feminist writer, published in Time, xojane.com, the Guardian, the Independent, the New Statesman, and regularly asked for comment by Vice, The Atlantic, and others. She is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project—a crowdsourced collection of stories from women around the world about their experiences with gender inequality. She was named […]

Six Self-Defense Principles Every Woman Should Know

Thursday October 05, 2017
Steve Kardian spent more than thirty years as a career law enforcement officer, including time as an FBI defense tactics instructor. He is a partner at Defend University, a self-defense program created specifically for women that has trained and educated more than 200,000 women of all ages. He also holds a third-degree black belt and […]

Study Says One Round Of Golf Per Week ‘Very Good’ For Your Health

Tuesday May 30, 2017
Some players who find a round of golf to be frustrating and full of obscenities may disagree, but research tells another story.

Summer of Safety 2017

Friday May 19, 2017
Together, we can make this the summer of safety!

What No One Tells You About Medicare Coverage — Phyllis (Vol. 3)

Thursday November 10, 2016
Get What's Yours For Medicare Author Phillip Moeller warns of common but costly Medicare mistakes in the final of this three-part series.

What No One Tells You About Medicare Coverage — Carol (Vol. 2)

Monday October 24, 2016
Get What's Yours For Medicare Author Phillip Moeller warns of common but costly Medicare mistakes in the second of this three-part series.

What No One Tells You About Medicare Coverage — Glen (Vol. 1)

Tuesday October 18, 2016
Get What's Yours For Medicare Author Phillip Moeller warns of common but costly Medicare mistakes in the first of this three-part series.

Ask Mary July 2016

Monday July 04, 2016
Ask Mary Tips for the month of July.

7 Healthy Carb-Free Recipes That Are So Delicious You’ll Forget About Pasta

Wednesday March 30, 2016
Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring. Get your carb fix without all of the calories with these yummy, guilt-free no-carb pasta recipes.

How To Make (And Stick To!) A Health Plan That Will Change Your Life

Tuesday March 29, 2016
Changes don't happen overnight. If you're starting a new wellness plan, follow these tips to increase your chance of long-term success.

Get Your Peanuts: 3 Ways To Enjoy The Baseball Game Without Striking Out On Your Diet

Tuesday March 29, 2016
The ball game doesn't have to be all brats and beer. Here's how you can enjoy baseball season without breaking your diet.

Ask Mary March 2016

Thursday March 03, 2016
Did you miss any of Mary’s tips in the month of March? No worry we have them here for you to find easily! Ask Mary 36 - UNDERWEAR Ask Mary 37- EAT IRON Ask Mary 38 - GREETING CARDS Ask Mary 39 - GRILL TIME Ask Mary 40 - THE SOCK DRAWER Ask Mary 41 […]

Stella McCartney To Make Double Mastectomy Bra, Names Line After Mother

Wednesday September 23, 2015
The “Louise Listening Bra” is blush pink, with lace around it and has medical compression in it that women need to heal post-mastectomy.

Rita Wilson Undergoes Double Mastectomy After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Wednesday April 15, 2015
Actress and singer Rita Wilson announced on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Carlos & Dayna Shave Their Boss’ Head!

Friday March 06, 2015
Click HERE to particpate.   Carlos & Dayna are living the dream.  How many times do you get to shave your bosses head…clean bald?   My name is Cat Thomas.  I have been an on air personality with CBS and am currently the Program Director for NewsRadio 100.5 KXNT.   The following is my personal story […]

Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

Wednesday January 14, 2015
With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.

Study: Stress Causes Aging — Even In Teens And Pre-teens

Thursday December 11, 2014
Researchers say they looked at 97 healthy 10- to 14-year-old girls with either a maternal history of depression or no history of the disorder.