Health

Jen Lentini with the mother of Matthew Brannon. (Credit: YouTube)

Donor Heart Recipient Pleads For Others To Become Organ Donors

Every 18 hours someone in New York dies waiting for an organ transplant. Religious concerns, language barriers and the unappealing...

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Hunterdon Ranked As New Jersey’s Healthiest County, Cumberland Least Healthy

The foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute examine how education, housing, violent crime, jobs, diet and exercise influence the health of residents.

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Seen At 11: New Strategies Claim You Can Outsmart Your Food Cravings

Most of us have cravings, usually for the most fattening of foods. But you don’t have to give in. New strategies claim you can outsmart your cravings in a hurry.

A Wegmans in Hunt Valley, Maryland (file / credit: Wegmans)

Wegmans, Other Companies Recall Spinach Over Listeria Worries

Three organic food companies that use spinach in their food – including one affiliated with a grocery store chain that operates in the Tri-State Area — have recalled hundreds of thousands of items over listeria concerns.

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Stories From Main Street: Gilda’s Club Social Media Fundraiser Hopes To Bring Out Inner Comedians

Gilda Radner had a rare gift. Even in her darkest days fighting cancer, the comedian knew laughter could be good medicine.

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Mobile Mammogram Unit Offers Free Health Screenings In Queens

A mobile unit will offer mammograms and clinical breast exams, courtesy of the Italian American Cancer Foundation.

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Connecticut Bill Aims To Combat Childhood Obesity, Boost Physical Activity Of Kids

Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether to create a new commission that would devise ways to increase physical activity among students.

V-Go and Sabastian Quinn attend class together. (Credit: CBS2)

Teen Fighting Cancer Doesn’t Miss A Beat In Class Thanks To ‘V-Go’ The Robot

A local teenager is in the fight of his life against cancer, but thanks to a robot he’s keeping up in school.

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Seen At 11: ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Making A Medical Comeback

Psychedelic mushrooms are a banned substance and in the same category as some of the most dangerous drugs.

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg gives a speech during a ceremony to attribute "Philanthropies Awards for Global Tobacco Control" on the second day of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health on March 18, 2015 in Abu Dhabi. Billionaire philanthropists Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates launched the joint Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund to support developing countries passing tobacco-control laws in their legal battle with the industry giants.   (Credit: -/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Joins Bill Gates To Help Poorer Countries Fight Tobacco Industry

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is joining Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates to launch a fund to help low- and middle-income countries fight often long and expensive legal battles with the tobacco industry.

Some Long Beach residents are adamant that the barrier island needs its own hospital. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Expanded Health Care Options, But No Full-Service Hospital, Coming To Long Beach

Steps are being taken at last to replace a hospital in Long Beach, Long Island that was ruined by Superstorm Sandy.

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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.