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Researchers say ultrasounds could play a role in the treatment of Alzheimer's. (Credit: CBS2)

Researchers Say Ultrasound Could Play A Role In The Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Now, there is exciting new hope in the fight against Alzheimer's, and it comes from the technology that is usually associated with...

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Experts say the drug kratom is as addictive as heroin, and it's completely legal. (Credit: CBS 2)

NJ Assemblyman Looks To Ban Organic Herb That Produces Heroin-Like High

A New Jersey lawmaker wants to ban an organic herb fueling the latest drug craze among teens.

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Survey: Number Of ‘Totally Sedentary’ Americans Is On The Rise

Warmer weather is moving and the fields at Flushing Meadows-Corona park were filling up with kids on Thursday.

Dr. Mehmet Oz attends the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation's 12th Annual Celebrity Gala at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers on Nov. 13, 2014. (Photo by Dave Kotin

Dr. Oz Fires Back On Show At His Critics

Oz devoted the first half of his syndicated show Thursday to his response to what he called “a brazen letter from 10 mysterious doctors” sent to Columbia University.

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Matcha Madness Makes Its Way To The United States

As you head out for your morning commute, you may grab a cup of coffee, but it may not be that way for long.

Aretha tested positive for exposure to psittacosis. (credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Rescued Exotic Bird Tests Positive For Contagious Parrot Fever; Other Families Could Be At Risk

A rare, contagious bird infection has surfaced on Long Island in a bird that was housed with more than 100 others. It’s an illness that could spread to humans.

Dr. Mehmet Oz attends the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation's 12th Annual Celebrity Gala at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers on Nov. 13, 2014. (Photo by Dave Kotin

Dr. Oz To Respond On Show To Doctors Calling For His Ouster From Columbia University

Dr. Mehmet Oz will air an episode of his syndicated talk show Thursday that specifically takes on the group of 10 doctors from around the country who wrote to a Columbia dean about him.

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Local Family Gives Thanks To March Of Dimes By Walking In March For Babies

WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond spoke with a family that’s been involved since the very beginning of their own journey with prematurity.

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Researchers Studying Link Between Playing, Fidgeting And Focus At Work

Researchers are looking into whether a little play could go a long way to help keep workers focused and get those creative juices flowing.

New York state is in serious need of organ donors. (Credit: CBS2)

Donors, Recipients Gather To Spread Important Message For ‘Organ Donor Month’

Each day about 75 people nationwide get a life-saving transplant. Sadly 20 others in need of transplants die waiting. New York state ranks last in the country for organ donations.

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NY Blueprint Lists Steps To End AIDS Scourge

The plan, requested last year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and developed by a task force of 63 stakeholders, would expand steps that have already reduced deaths and newly diagnosed infections statewide to fractions of what they once were.

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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.