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13 Fordham University Students Believed To Have Mumps

There is an increased health concern at Fordham University Thursday after a total of 13 students are believed to have come down with the mumps.


Nerve stimulation could offer new hope to heart attack victims. (Credit CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Nerve Stimulation Offers Hope For Heart Attack Victims

Doctors have become very good at saving heart attack victims, but once damaged the heart muscle can weaken until it eventually fails.


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Dr. Max Gomez: Peanut Allergy Patch Study Underway At Centers Across U.S.

Peanut allergies are one of the most common food allergies and can cause deadly allergic reactions. Doctors have tried oral therapies and allergy shots, with only moderate success.


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Winter Storms Bleeding Blood Banks Dry

The string of snowstorms in recent weeks has forced the cancellation of many blood drives and deterred potential donors from visiting centers.


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Dr. Max Gomez: Study Finds Acupuncture Can Relieve PMS

A new review of eight acupuncture studies has found the practice was able to reduce PMS symptoms by 78 percent within just two to four treatments.


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Dr. Max Gomez: Simple Test Could Detect Early Signs Of Alzheimer’s

Some 5-million Americans are currently battling Alzheimer’s disease and that number is expected to nearly triple over the next three decades.


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Dr. Max Gomez: Reversing Heart Disease

A Cleveland clinic is offering a different type of intervention — one that is designed for people who have already had one heart procedure, surgery or heart attack and are looking to prevent another one.


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NYC’s 5 Best Boxing Gyms

Throwing a few right hooks will get your heart pumping and makes for the ultimate stress relief. Sign up for a class or try a private lesson at one of our five favorite boxing gyms.

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Dr. Max Gomez: CDC Wants Americans To Put The Drinks Down

Put the drinks down! That is the advice for many people after the release of a report that revealed that tens of millions of Americans have been drinking too much.


A man crosses the street using a snowblower in the Bronx on January 3, 2014 (AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert/Getty Images)

Dr. Max Gomez: Snow, Cold Temperatures Pose Serious Health Risks

The snow and frigid temperatures that hit the city on Thursday can be more than just a nuisance.


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Dr. Max Gomez: Shingles And Higher Risk For Stroke

A new study has been released by British researchers that closely links herpes zoster, also known as shingles, with a higher risk for a heart attack or stroke.


New Yorkers bundle up as they deal with a blast of cold weather.     (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Doctors Separate Cold Weather Facts From Fiction

The bitterly cold winter weather frosting the Tri-State Area has brought out some of the old wives tales about being in the cold.


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NYC’s 5 Best Pilates Classes

Here at CBSNewYork, we’re committed to helping you keep your 2013 resolution to work out more. We’ve shared with you our favorite healthy lunches for the new year, along with our picks for the best boxing gyms, yoga studios and creative fitness classes. And now we’re talking Pilates.


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Report: Calorie Counts Coming To Millions Of Vending Machines Nationwide

Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law.