Health

Harrison Selnick, 7, uses a nebulizer to quell asthma attacks. (Credit: CBS2)

New N.Y. State Law Allows Kids To Bring Anti-Asthma Nebulizers Onto Athletic Fields

A new law goes into effect Wednesday that will help some kids – and their parents – breathe easier.

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Season’s First West Nile Mosquitoes Found In Queens, Staten Island

Mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus have been found within the New York City limits for the first time this season, according to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Mosquitoes

Rockland County Reports First West Nile Mosquitoes Of Season

Rockland County officials have found the first group of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus this year.

Supporters of the Afforable Care Act rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 25, 2015. (Credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies

The Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.

Neda Shilian undergoes a cosmetic procedure called cool sculpting to reduce arm flab. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Women Turn To Extreme Measures To Become Armed And Fabulous

Summer is the season for bare arms, but for some women no amount of exercise will help them get those coveted arms, so they are turning to extremes to become armed and fab.

Experts warn that children who get water in their lungs when swimming can suffer "dry drowning" hours later. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Experts Warn That Kids Can Drown Well After Leaving Water

Every summer dozens of children end up in the emergency room hours after swimming in the pool or lake.

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electronic cigarette flavors are viewed for sale at Vape New York, an electronic cigarette store on June 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Four Companies Agree To Use Childproof Containers For Liquid Nicotine

Four companies have agreed to put their liquid nicotine in child-resistant packaging when sold in the New York, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Tuesday.

Yoga enthusiasts participate in a mass yoga session in Times Square on June 21, 2015. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Times Square Celebrates First International Yoga Day

On a soggy Sunday morning, thousands ushered in the summer solstice in Times Square by taking part in an all-day yoga event.

Ethel Baumberg, co-founder of Flyaroo Fitness, with a fitness routine for kids (Credit: CBS2)

A Playground Fitness Routine For Kids

What many don’t realize is that playgrounds can be just as challenging as fitness classes at the gym — and there’s no membership fee required.

Brian Semonian, from Blink Fitness, with some workout tips (Credit: CBS2)

Blink Fitness’ Brian Semonian Offers Tips On Slimming Down This Summer

Summer officially begins Sunday, and many are scrambling to get their fitness routine in check.

Tourists Susanna Kulterer (C) and Stefano Trianni (L) from Italy play frisbee in Central Park on June 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Some Engage In Summer Fun, Others Say It Triggers Depression

Summer is just days away, and while many say it is the best time of the year for others the summer triggers depression.

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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.