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Formerly conjoined twins Emmett and Owen Ezell play with their father Dave in Dallas. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Once-Conjoined Twins Leave Dallas Hospital After 9 Month Stay

After spending their entire lives in the intensive care unit Emmett and Owen Ezell finally left the hospital and headed to a...

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New York & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs during "12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief" on Dec. 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Just 1 Loud Concert, Sporting Event Can Cause Permanent Nerve Damage

Researchers say though the ringing in your ears may fade following a loud event, the damage from even one such event is there to stay.

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

Health Department Confirms 2 New Cases On Measles In NYC

The health department says the total number of confirmed cases of measles is now at 26, with 12 pediatric and 14 adult cases.

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It’s Back: Tri-State Area Hit With Round Two Of Flu

During the peak in mid-January, influenza A was the culprit. This second wave is being led by influenza B.

FILE - A smoker outside an office building in New York City.   (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Nassau Lawmaker Wants To Raise Smoking Age To 21 Like Suffolk County, NYC

On Monday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed into law a measure raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 19 to 21. It takes effect on Jan. 1.

Apostherapy uses special footwear to treat knee, hip, and back pain. (Credit CBS 2)

Seen At 11: ‘AposTherapy’ The Shoe Solution To Hip, Knee, And Back Pain

If you suffer from back, knee, or hip pain you may be able to avoid surgery with a surprising fix; your footwear.

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Experts: Brutal Winter May Be Behind Surge In Sports Related Injuries

Doctors and fitness experts have seen an increase in sports related injuries stemming from a winter of hibernation and inactivity.

Naps

Study Suggests Naps Could Be Hazardous To Your Health

A lot of us take a nap during the day and feel better afterward, but could those naps be bad – or even kill us?

A man smokes a cigarette. (credit: Getty Images)

Suffolk County Executive Signs Bill Raising Tobacco Purchase Age To 21

The bill, which was passed last month by the Suffolk County Legislature, also includes a ban on selling e-cigarettes to anyone under 21.

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Allergy Season In Full Bloom Following Abnormally Cold Winter

The flowers and trees in Central Park seem to be bursting into spring.

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Stories From Main Street: Using A Robot To Help Engage Autistic Children

The humanoid robot made by a French company helps children with autism at Shaler Academy in Ridgefield, N.J.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?

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Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety

For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance, but also anxiety about side effects and reactions.