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Doctor: Biker rally a potential 'super spreader' event

CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner weighs in on the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. This year's gathering is expected to draw about 250,000 people from across the country, and R…

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Can the common cold help protect against coronavirus

Preventive medicine specialist Dr. David Katz discusses an article in the journal Nature Reviews Immunology that suggests some immune systems are resistant to COVID-19.

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Inside the US federal prison hit hardest by Covid-19

In a Texas town, 75% of a prison's population tested positive for coronavirus. Hear what it's like inside the hardest-hit federal prison in the US. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

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Health Beat: Patient #1: A new battle against cystinosis

It's a disease that slowly and aggressively attacks your organs, tissues, muscles, bones, eyes, even your brain. Cystinosis is a genetic disorder with no cure. Currently, the only option for treatment is an army of pills to slow it down. Missing even one dose can be devastating. One young man is the first to try a new treatment that may save thousands of lives.

Health Beat: Corneal transplants reverse shingles-related vision loss

Shingles is a painful complication caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. If the rash spreads to the eye, it can reduce vision or even lead to blindness. A new study indicates that in the most severe cases, there is a surgical solution that shows promise.

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Helping the homeless: Be a blessing today

One in 588 Americans are homeless.

Harmless things you should never do online

Don’t share your passwords, don’t give out personal information and don’t click on links from people you don’t know.

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