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Dr. Anthony Cicoria said he turned into a pure ball of energy and floated above his body when he was briefly clinically dead. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Stony Brook University Study Sheds Light On What Happens After Death

What happens to us after we die? It’s one of life’s biggest mysteries. Now, thanks to a groundbreaking study by local researchers,...

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Dr. Max Gomez: Smartphones, Tablets, And Laptops Could Cause ‘Digital Vision Syndrome’

Did your mom ever tell you not to sit too close to the TV because it would ruin your eyes? Well, today more kids than ever are near-sighted.

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Person From Mali Isolated At Bellevue Hospital Tests Negative For Ebola

A person who recently came to the United States from Mali, a West African country with limited Ebola transmission, has tested negative for Ebola after being isolated at Bellevue Hospital, city health officials said.

Suffolk County has approved legislation allowing for prescriptions for exercise in parks. (Credit: CBS2)

Suffolk County Approves Legislation Calling For Park Exercise Prescriptions

In a first for the Tri-State Area, health care professionals in the suburbs may soon be giving patients unusual prescriptions.

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Dr. Max Gomez: Experts Question Use Of Antibiotics In Livestock

We have been told that the overuse of antibiotic is leading to drug resistant super-bugs, but the vast majority of antibiotics produced in the U.S. are not given to humans, but to the livestock that we eat.

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Bono, Affleck Stay Silent in PSA on Ebola Response

Celebrities are playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

A woman died of an apparent heart attack in Brownsville, Brooklyn on Tuesday, Nov. 18, but specialized crews were dispatched and Ebola tests were conducted since the woman was recently in Guinea. (Credit: CBS2)

Sources Tell CBS2: Woman Who Died In Brooklyn Hair Salon Tests Negative For Ebola

A woman who died of an apparent heart attack in Brooklyn has tested negative for Ebola, sources tell CBS2.

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Seen At 11: Health Experts Sound The Alarm On Possible Health Risks Of Leaf Blowers

From the city to the suburbs, the hum of leaf blowers is a familiar sound. But it’s not the noise that has people up in arms– it’s their potential health hazard.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an Organizing for Action "Obamacare Summit" at the St. Regis Hotel on Nov. 4, 2013, in Washington, D.C.  (credit: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

‘Grubergate’ Videos Have Republicans Screaming For Repealing Of Obamacare

Word of stunning statements made by a major architect of the Affordable Care Act has Republicans vowing to repeal it.

Jamie McNicholas holds a picture of her daughter Ceili on Nov. 13, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

LI School Bans Third-Grader From Attending Class Over Vaccine Dispute

Ceili McNicholas, a third-grader in Miller Place School District, told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera she feels bad about being banned from school for not getting a booster shot.

Dr. Martin Salia, a surgeon infected with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone, arrives at the Nebraska Medical Center on November 15, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska. (credit: Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Surgeon Being Treated For Ebola In Nebraska Dies

“Dr. Salia was extremely critical when he arrived here, and unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we weren’t able to save him,” said Dr. Phil Smith, medical director of the biocontainment unit.

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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.