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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

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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

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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

Malcolm Alleyne and Sonia McClean (credit: CBS 2)

Malcolm Alleyne, Married While In Hospice Care Two Weeks Ago, Passes Away

The native of Barbados, who’d never been married, told CBS 2’s Dana Tyler his wedding day was unbelievable.

06/29/2012

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Seen At 11: Spinning Out Of Control With Vertigo

At least once in each our lives we’ve all felt as though the room was spinning around us. Well, imagine feeling like that all the time. It happens to millions of people each year. They are suddenly and unexpectedly hit with vertigo, an old condition making a big comeback.

06/28/2012

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Lawsuit Claims Hebrew National’s Hot Dogs, Other Meats Not Kosher

ConAgra Foods Inc. says a lawsuit that claims its products aren’t really kosher is without merit. The suit claims that ConAgra, based in Omaha, Neb., charges premium prices for Hebrew National meats, which it says aren’t really 100 percent kosher.

06/20/2012

Malcolm Alleyne and Sonia McClean (credit: CBS 2)

In Sickness And In Health: MJHS Hospice Makes Magical Wedding Day For Bronx Couple

A Bronx couple’s dream comes true with a very unusual wedding made possible by the extraordinary efforts of others.

06/13/2012

Trenton Vance (credit: CBS 2)

9-Year-Old Bullied Over Ears Gets Corrective Surgery In NYC

He’s a blue-eyed, blond 9-year-old from a small town in Idaho. Normal in every way except for his ears and that has made Trenton Vance a target for bullies.

06/13/2012

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Burger King To Lure Customers With BBQ Sandwiches, Bacon Ice Cream Sundae

Burger King wants to lure customers this summer with a barbecue party — and a bacon sundae.

06/12/2012

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‘Stay Alive’ CPR Events Take Place Across New York City

A series of events are taking place in the city this week to kick off the American Heart Association’s multi-city CPR awareness and education tour.

06/04/2012

Mike Cohen shakes hands with Dr. Steve Allen outside Monter Cancer Center (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Cancer Survivor Bikes Cross-Country To Thank Long Island Doctor For Saving His Life

Cancer survivor Mike Cohen rode his bike more than 3,000 miles from California to Long Island to thank the oncologist he credits with saving his life.

05/18/2012

Grumer with son Aram. (credit: Time.com)

Provocative TIME Magazine Cover Shows Mother Breastfeeding 3-Year-Old Son

Here’s one magazine cover that will surely get your attention.

05/10/2012