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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

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Dr. Max Gomez: Personalized Cancer Therapy

A tiny sample of cancerous DNA could help determine which drugs will work against an individual tumor.

11/14/2013

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Dr. Max Gomez: Flu Shots For Better Heart Health

Your flu shot may be protecting you from more than just the flu. It could also protect you against the number one killer of Americans.

10/22/2013

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Actress Cynthia Nixon Criticized By Pastor At Breast Cancer Summit

There was a testy exchange between actress Cynthia Nixon and an audience member at a breast cancer summit on Long Island.

09/30/2013

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LIU Post Student Athlete Treated For MRSA

A college student on Long Island has been treated for the bacterial infection Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, better known as MRSA.

09/05/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city will appeal a judge's decision to halt a super-sized sugary drinks ban. (credit: Getty Images)

Not So Fast! Judge Halts New York City’s Super-Sized Sugary Drink Ban

New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling ruled Monday that the city may not enforce the new regulation, which would have put a 16-ounce limit on sugary drinks — both bottled and fountain.

03/11/2013

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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

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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

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$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

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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

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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

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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