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Man Hospitalized With Severe Illness In Rahway, N.J. After Visiting Nigeria

A man who traveled to Nigeria was being treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Rahway, New Jersey Friday evening,...

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Study On Exposure To 9/11 Dust Shows Nerve Damage In Rats

A study on the short term effects of residual dust from the World Trade Center on rats showed some nerve damage, according to Winthrop-University Hospital Researchers.

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

Video shows a health aide refusing to help Peter Mazza, 99, after he falls. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Home Aide Services Under Fire For Putting The Elderly At Risk

Nearly 4 million elderly Americans are abused every year, but experts say finding good home health care is particularly difficult.

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New York City Reports First Human West Nile Cases Of The Year

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Monday confirmed the city’s first human cases of the West Nile virus this season.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials call for the renewal of the Zadroga Act on Sept. 8, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Local Leaders Urging Reauthorization Of Zadroga Act

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Jerrold Nadler and Rep. Peter King joined Mayor Bill de Blasio in lower Manhattan to call for the reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

Participants line up for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sept. 7, 2014, at Central Park. (credit: Alice Gainer/CBS 2)

Thousands Turn Out For Susan G. Komen Greater New York City Race for the Cure

The annual Susan G. Komen Greater New York City Race for the Cure, a 5K run and walk, brought together cancer survivors and their supporters.

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Special Coverage: 2014 Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

The Susan G. Komen Greater New York City affiliate continues to work towards their goal of a world without breast cancer and helping all women feel safe and sound. CBS 2 is a proud sponsor of the Race For The Cure.

People receive a free meningitis vaccine from Dr. Wayne Chen at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation pharmacy on April 15, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Officials: Meningitis Cases In HIV Positive Gay Men Under Investigation

New York City’s Health Department says it’s investigating three cases of meningitis that have developed in HIV-positive gay men over the last two weeks.

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Princeton Employee Faces Tough Decision Over Medical Marijuana

An employee of Princeton University has been given a choice; either stop using medical marijuana or quit.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure starting line, Sept. 8, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Thousands To Converge On Central Park On Mission To Defeat Breast Cancer

On Sunday morning, thousands of people will converge on Central Park with one goal, to defeat breast cancer.

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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.