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Check Out The CBS HealthWatch Colorectal Webcast

Watch Dr. Travis Stork from The Doctors and a panel of renowned medical experts discuss colorectal cancer and digestive health.

03/29/2012

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Visit CBS New York’s Your Home

Visit CBS New York’s Your Home for great advice on how to keep your home clean, green and healthy.

03/20/2012

Pizza Slice: (Photo: Jesse Zanger/melikeeat.com)

Was It The Pizza? Students From Same Classroom At P.S. 115 In Canarsie Get Ill, Vomit

Department of Education spokeswoman Margie Feinberg, issued the following statement late Friday afternoon: “Five hundred students were served lunch – all the students who got sick came from the same classroom.”

12/16/2011

Chinese residents hold balloons as they take part in an AIDS awareness program to mark the World AIDS Day in southwest China's municipality of Chongqing on December 1, 2011. (Photo credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

On World AIDS Day, NYC Health Dept. Recommends AIDS Drugs For Those With HIV

More than 110,000 people in New York City are infected with HIV, more than in any other U.S. city and about 75 percent of all cases in the state.

12/01/2011

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Comedian Patrice O’Neal Dies After Suffering Stroke

Heaven just got a lot more funny.

11/29/2011

Dom De Marco, owner of Di Fara Pizza. (credit: difara.com)

Brooklynites Weigh In On Failed Health Inspection At Legendary Di Fara Pizza

The restaurant was hit with 67 code violations last week by the city because of food storage temperatures and signs of mice and flies.

11/22/2011

A new 'Occupy Wall Street first aid station in a military tent stands in Zuccotti Park in the Financial District near Wall Street on November 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Serious Health Concerns, Including Norovirus, Growing At Zuccotti Park

Health experts say Zuccotti Park it’s fast becoming a Petri dish of germs. The cold weather, the close quarters and the lack of sanitation are combining to create a possibly serious public health danger — disease.

11/11/2011

Joe Bastianich (file / credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Restauranteur Joe Bastianich Running In 4th NYC Marathon

There is at least one runner in this Sunday’s New York City Marathon who eats for a living,

11/03/2011

15 players were treated for hypothermia during Saturday's game between JFK High School and rival Valley Stream. (credit: CBS 2)

H.S. Football Players In Plainview Get Hypothermia During Homecoming Game Saturday

It was a football game that several Long Island high school players will likely never forget.

10/31/2011

Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Credit: AP)

Spring Valley Family Uses Charcoal To Heat Home, Suffers Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

A Rockland County family suffered carbon monoxide poisoning Monday while using charcoal to heat their home, according to Emergency workers.

10/31/2011

Awareness Month Guide

September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Awareness Month Guide: The basics about prostate cancer, plus news and events.

09/28/2011

Watson faces off in a Jeopardy! match against Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter - Yorktown Heights, NY - Jan 13, 2011 (credit: AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

IBM’s Supercomputer Watson Goes From ‘Jeopardy!’ To Health Care

The supercomputer best known for trouncing the world’s best “Jeopardy!” players is being tapped by one of the nation’s largest health insurers to diagnose medical problems and authorize treatments.

09/12/2011

This microscopy image provided by Dr. Carl June on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 shows immune system T-cells, center, binding to beads which cause the cells to divide. (credit: AP Photo/Dr. Carl June)

‘Amazing’ Therapy Destroys Leukemia In Three Patients

They’ve only done it in three patients so far, but the results were striking: Two appear cancer-free up to a year after treatment, and the third patient is improved but still has some cancer.

08/10/2011

Alfalfa Sprouts (AP)

Under Pressure From FDA, Idaho Producer Recalls Alfalfa Sprouts

Facing pressure from the FDA, an Idaho sprout producer has recalled its alfalfa and spicy sprouts because they may be linked to 21 cases of salmonella poisoning, including some in New Jersey.

07/01/2011