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- Dr. Max Gomez: High Pollen Counts Could Cause Spike In Asthma Cases A wet snowy winter and a sudden burst of warm weather have combined to create a pollen explosion.
- Dr. Max Gomez: Study Says Childhood Codeine Use Could Come With Lethal Results Codeine is one of the most commonly prescribed narcotic painkillers, but it is potentially lethal to children.
- L.I. City Looks To Add E-Cigarettes To Anti-Smoking Laws Already On The Books A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that poisonings from liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes have increased dramatically over recent months.
- Stories From Main Street: Using A Family Tragedy To Help Diagnose Congenital Heart Defects Sean Fisher died August 25, 2008 at football practice. The 13-year-old collapsed and died from an undiagnosed heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a thickening of the heart wall.
- Seen At 11: Warmer Weather May Mean Dangerous Bug Bites Warm weather could not get to the Tri-State Area soon enough, but higher temperatures also mean bug session has officially arrived.
- Study: Effects Of Childhood Bullying Can Last Well Into Adulthood The effects of bullying can last a lifetime, a comprehensive new study in the American Journal of Psychiatry has concluded.
- Indoor Surfing Class Latest Workout Craze The squats, lunges and push-ups are done on a surfboard sitting on air-filled discs that simulate waves. The unstable surface intensifies core training.
- Team-Based Medical Care Gaining Steam, Backed By Physicians Groups A team might include a nurse practitioner, a physician assistant, a medical assistant, a care coordinator, a nurse and an office manager. Even a dietician or clinical pharmacist may be part of the team.
- 8 Mumps Cases Confirmed At Stevens Institute Of Technology The cases were reported last week, and all the students were isolated to their homes off-campus, WCBS 880's Jim Smith reported. No new cases have been reported since.
- NYPD Expands Use Of Anti-Overdose Drug On Staten Island To Fight Heroin Problem Police officers assigned to the 120 Precinct have already saved the lives of three overdose victims by using naloxone this year, officials announced Thursday.