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Several people were killed and dozens injured when a Metro-North commuter train derailed  in the Bronx on Dec. 1, 2013, fire officials said. (credit: CBS 2)

Metro-North Train Crash Survivors May Deal With Anxiety

Rita Anya Nara, author of The Anxious Traveler said Monday that it is a common reaction for crash survivors to have trouble getting back on a train.

12/02/2013

World AIDS Day

Health Organizations Offer Free HIV/AIDS Testing

For the month of December the Long Island Association for AIDS Care, along with other health care organizations, will offer free confidential AIDS and HIV testing.

12/02/2013

Medical marijuana (file/credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

University Of New Haven Working On Marijuana Profiling Test

The University of New Haven is developing a new process for identifying mold, bacteria and other contaminants in marijuana by using DNA profiling and analysis.

12/01/2013

Gudelia Bustamante is surrounded by family in her hospital room after undergoing a rare double organ transplant. (Credit CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Giving Thanks For The Gift Of Life

Many of us have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, and that includes a California woman who will be able to celebrate the holiday after receiving the gift of life twice.

11/27/2013

An illustration of the NeuroPace System epilepsy device. (credit: CBS 2)

Epilepsy Device Could Give Severe Sufferers ‘A Future’

A device that can detect — and prevent — seizures has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, giving hope to some epileptics who have being too scared to leave their homes.

11/25/2013

Terrence And Gwendolyn Johnson

Couple Sues North Shore University Hospital Over Contaminated Kidney

It was to be the gift of life from a loving wife to her husband — a kidney transplant that would give the father of three new health.

11/25/2013

Princeton University file (Photo: CBS 2)

8th Case Of Meningitis Confirmed At Princeton University

A female graduate student developed meningitis symptoms on Wednesday and was hospitalized on Thursday.

11/22/2013

Once-conjoined twins Rosa and Carmen Taveras are joined by CBS 2's Dr. Max Gomez. (Credit CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Once-Conjoined Twins Make Medical History

A story of two miracles, two decades in the making, began with the birth of conjoined twin sisters who were later separated by surgery.

11/21/2013

Doctor Examines Woman (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Over-The-Counter DNA Tests Could Save Lives

It has been suggested that a simple over-the-counter-test could save lives by predicting a user’s “future health”, but some say that the test could do more harm than good.

11/20/2013

The Asian tiger mosquito is known to carry dengue virus. (file/credit: Getty Images)

New York State’s First Known Dengue Fever Infection Found On Long Island

A Long Island man was hospitalized in September with dengue virus, believed to be contracted locally, Suffolk County health officials said Wednesday.

11/20/2013

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the 2013 Tribal Nations Conference on Nov. 13, 2013 in Washington (credit: Kristoffer Tripplaar/ Sipa Press)

Obama’s Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low

The botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act has sunk Barack Obama’s approval rating to the the lowest point of his presidency, a CBS News poll shows.

11/20/2013

New guidelines were released for administering the cholesterol-lowering drug statins. (credit: CBS 2)

Cholesterol Drug Guidelines Stir Debate

Last week, the nation’s top heart organizations released new guidelines about who should receive the drugs and a new online calculator.

11/18/2013

Bexsero is a meningitis vaccine that is approved in Europe and Australia, but is not approved in the United States. (Photo: CBS 2)

Princeton University To Use Unapproved Meningitis Vaccine For Students

Since March there have been a total of seven confirmed cases on the New Jersey campus, the most recent last week.

11/18/2013

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Mysterious Syndrome Leaves Victims Feeling Serious Pain

Imagine waking up to pain that is so debilitating that it prevents you from walking. It’s happening to a growing number of people and often goes undiagnosed.

11/15/2013