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Seen At 11: Warmer Weather May Mean Dangerous Bug Bites

Warm weather could not get to the Tri-State Area soon enough, but higher temperatures also mean bug session has officially...

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New York & The Affordable Care Act

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Study: Effects Of Childhood Bullying Can Last Well Into Adulthood

The effects of bullying can last a lifetime, a comprehensive new study in the American Journal of Psychiatry has concluded.

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Indoor Surfing Class Latest Workout Craze

The squats, lunges and push-ups are done on a surfboard sitting on air-filled discs that simulate waves. The unstable surface intensifies core training.

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Team-Based Medical Care Gaining Steam, Backed By Physicians Groups

A team might include a nurse practitioner, a physician assistant, a medical assistant, a care coordinator, a nurse and an office manager. Even a dietician or clinical pharmacist may be part of the team.

Stevens Institute of Technology campus in Hoboken, N.J. (credit: Jeffrey Vock Photography)

8 Mumps Cases Confirmed At Stevens Institute Of Technology

The cases were reported last week, and all the students were isolated to their homes off-campus, WCBS 880′s Jim Smith reported. No new cases have been reported since.

City officials announce expanded heroin antidote program on Staten Island, April 17, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

NYPD Expands Use Of Anti-Overdose Drug On Staten Island To Fight Heroin Problem

Police officers assigned to the 120 Precinct have already saved the lives of three overdose victims by using naloxone this year, officials announced Thursday.

LI hit-and-run accident victim Steven Acquaviva calls on driver to turn himself in. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

L.I. Hit-And-Run Accident Victim Calls On Driver To ‘Man Up To What He Did’

Police said the driver of the pickup got out to put a blanket over Steven Acquaviva and then drove off.

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Christie Calls War On Drugs Ineffective, Announces Program To Send Some Offenders To Rehab, Not Jail

Christie said the state is phasing in a program to send non-violent drug-addicted first-time offenders to rehab instead of jail. He discussed efforts at a conference organized by former Gov. Jim McGreevey.

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Conn. Lawmakers Look To Combat Growing Heroin Crisis

Democratic U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty hosted the “Community Conversation on Heroin,” at Waterbury City Hall.

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 nearby rehabilitation center.

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.

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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.