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A pair of twins born prematurely has made it home for Christmas. (Credit: CBS2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Brooklyn Newborn Defies Odds, Heads Home For Christmas

Having newborn babies home for their first Christmas is special for any family, but for one Brooklyn mom this will be a very...

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Seen At 11: Can You Really Get The Perfect Body Without Hitting The Gym?

There is a new trend that claims to give men a more perfect body without working out.

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Are E-Readers Hurting The Quality Of Your Sleep?

If you like to curl up with a good book to help you fall asleep at night, you might be hurting your sleep.

Experts say plants can be good for your mental and physical health during the winter months. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Struggling To Get Through The Cold Weather? Experts Say Get A Plant

Experts say the winter is the best time to reap the benefits of house plants, when the days are shorter and we’re cooped up inside.

A patient enters a computerised tomography (CT) scan using X-rays and a computer to create detailed images of the inside of the body and functioning organs on January 23, 2014 at the Neurosciences rechearch Center CERMEP in Bron, near Lyon. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE MERLE (Photo credit PHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Tri-State Hospitals Researching Expansion Of Age Range For CT Scan Insurance Coverage

Insurance companies are now paying for costly CT scans for longtime smokers over the age of 55.

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N.Y. Proposes Regulations For Medical Marijuana

New York officials on Thursday proposed regulations for a medical marijuana program expected to start in 2016.

Ozzie the dog with his new owner, Garth, at the New York City Super Adoption Event. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Doctors Researching Bond Between Pets, Pet Owners

Can anything compare to the love a parent has for their child?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo after voting in the 2014 Democratic primary. (Credit: CBS 2)

Cuomo Unveils Regulations Providing Medicaid Coverage For Gender Reassignment Surgery

Under the proposal, gender reassignment surgery will be available for people who are a minimum age of 18 or 21, depending on circumstances, and will require a referral from a doctor.

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NYC To Require Flu Shots For Children 6 Months To 5 Years Old

The New York City Department of Health has announced new measures to fight this year’s outbreak of the flu.

A third of the students at the Lee Road Elementary School in Wantagh, Long Island, were absent Tuesday amid a flu outbreak. (Credit: CBS2)

115 Students Kept Out Of One Long Island School Amid Flu Outbreak

More than one third of students in a single Long Island elementary school stayed home on Tuesday, with many of them suffering from flu systems.

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Seen At 11: Study Finds Men Get Hit Harder By The Flu Than Women

The next time a guy you know gets the flu you may want to show him a little more sympathy than you normally would.

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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.