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You can examine your doctor's record, but don't expect to learn everything
Recently a reader wrote me to ask how patients can perform background checks on their doctors, to make sure that they're in good standing. He had a reason for asking: A few years ago, he said, he'd agreed to have a spinal fusion performed by an apparently well-regarded surgeon.
The science of workout music
You're bundling up for a chilly morning run. Or about to climb on the elliptical for a high-energy workout. Or warming up before a weightlifting session.
What's the first thing you reach for?
Your earbuds, naturally.
Keeping your child safe while you drive
Child passenger deaths have dropped by 43 percent over the past 10 years, according to a new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
VIDEO: Woman expecting triplets gives birth to identical quadruplets
A Mississippi mother got a big surprise, just days before Valentines Day.
Football helmets don't protect side of head from blows in tests
Players using current football helmets aren't adequately protected against hits to the side of the head, which can lead to sometimes-lethal concussions and brain swelling, researchers said.
VIDEO: Winter storm returns chaos to South
Drivers got caught in monumental traffic jams and abandoned their cars Wednesday in North Carolina in a replay of what happened in Atlanta just two weeks ago.
VIDEO: Ice storm hits parts of the South
Slushy highways and streets were mostly desolate and ice encased trees and sent them crashing into power lines, knocking out electricity to a wide swath of the South as the winter-weary region was hit with its second storm in two weeks.
How the U.S. government spends millions to get people to eat more pizza
It all adds up to a lot of calories: On an average day, the report notes, pizza provides 6 percent of the total caloric intake for American children and 4 percent for American adults.
Risky things drivers do in their cars
Everyone understands the risk of taking your eyes off the road or your hands off the steering wheel, says David Teater, senior director of transportation strategic initiatives for the National Safety Council. But most people don't appreciate the demands of driving on the parts of the brain involved in attention, planning and language, he says.
VIDEO: Remembering Shirley Temple
CBS News takes a look back at the life and career of Shirley Temple Black, who died Monday at age 85.
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