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3.4.13 Celebrity Solutions

Holistic Health Trends: Latest Celebrity Wellness Techniques

Earseeds and government-approved leech therapy are just some of the latest holistic trends celebrities are trying out. Acupuncturist Erika Weber joined us on The Couch to show us some techniques used by stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Penelope Cruz and Demi Moore.

03/04/2013

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits Government House on November 15, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. (credit: David Mariuz-Pool/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Released From NYC Hospital After Being Treated For Blood Clot

The State Department issued a statement saying Clinton’s medical team advised her she was “making good progress on all fronts” and that they were confident she would “make a full recovery.”

01/02/2013

New Yorkers on 5th Avenue (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Life Expectancy In New York City Reaches Record High

The average life in the nation’s biggest city may be hectic, but it’s long.

12/11/2012

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Councilman Wants To Require NYC Restaurants To List Potential Allergy-Inducing Ingredients In Foods

“It would simply state we either have these ingredients or we don’t have these ingredients,” said councilman David Greenfield.

09/12/2012

Steven Domalewski (credit: Friends of Steven/Facebook)

$14.5M For Steven Domalewski, Boy Left With Brain Injury After Being Hit By Line Drive In 2006

A New Jersey teenager left brain-damaged after being struck by a line drive while he was playing in a youth baseball game will receive $14.5 million to settle his lawsuit against the bat manufacturer, Little League Baseball and a sporting goods chain.

08/22/2012

Rosie O'Donnell (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images Entertainment)

Rosie O’Donnell Suffers Heart Attack, Is Recovering At Home In Nyack

Rosie O’Donnell says she is happy to be alive. That is because the comedienne and former talk show host suffered a heart attack last week in Nyack.

08/20/2012

Whooping Cough Vaccination (Justin Sullivan/Getty)

Adults At Greater Risk For Whooping Cough With 30,000 New Cases Reported Each Year

You probably think of Whooping Cough as a kid’s sickness that was eliminated decades ago by a childhood vaccine.

08/15/2012

Prescription Drug Pill Bottles (file / credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Dangers Of Attention Drug Addiction

It’s a disturbing trend: Young people ending up in rehab for prescription drug abuse. But it’s not Oxycontin. They’re getting hooked on medications used to treat attention disorders like ADHD.

08/14/2012

Zamyiah Rodriguez

New Technology Helps Mother Deliver Health Baby Shortly After Suffering Pulmonary Embolism

Pregnancy can bring with it many health risks for women. One common problem? Blood clots that can lodge in the lungs. Those so-called pulmonary emboli can be fatal – but treating them can be dangerous or lethal to the fetus.

08/06/2012

FILE - An oyster worker checks a batch of Blue Point oysters in New York. (Photo credit" Thomas Viguier/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA: Don’t Eat Shellfish From Oyster Bay

The FDA says the New York state DEC closed the waters to harvesting on July 13 after several cases of people getting sick from eating raw or partially cooked shellfish from the area were reported.

07/24/2012

Chuck Carroll Before & After (credit: Chuck Carroll)

Web Producer Chuck Carroll Details How He Lost 250 Pounds Without Going To The Gym

What if I told you I lost 250 pounds without ever setting foot in the gym? Would you believe me?

07/19/2012

A boy uses an inhaler (file/credit: Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

CDC Report: 1 in 8 New York City Kids Have Asthma

A new report shows that one in eight New York City children have been diagnosed with asthma, making childhood asthma rates in the city higher than the national average.

07/18/2012

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Fake Food Trying To Make Its Way Into The U.S.

Foods such as candy bars, fish, cheese and tomato sauce are just a few of the items recently counterfeited.

07/05/2012

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Eat Your Way To A Flat Belly

Belly fat plagues millions of men and women, but some say you can minimize your middle by eating certain foods.

07/05/2012