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Study: Consuming Caffeine Before The Gym Can Lead To A More Enjoyable Workout

Does a cup of coffee before a workout jolt your athletic performance? According to a new scientific study, caffeine affects...

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Physical therapist Karena Wu says to prevent injuries, warm up your legs before heading out in the snow. (credit: Meg Baker/CBS2)

Health Experts: Take Steps Toward Avoiding Spills On Icy Sidewalks, Streets

Doctors are warning that many of the injuries they see are caused by black ice.

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New Study Sheds More Light On Seriousness Of Concussions In Youth Football

NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Neurology.

A new study found that biopsy guided MRIs could make it easier for doctors to find prostate cancer. (Credit: CBS2)

Dr. Max Gomez: MRIs Could Make Prostate Biopsies More Effective

Every year about a million men undergo a prostate biopsy. but almost three-quarters of those are negative.

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Urgent Call For Blood Donations After Storm Cancels Tri-State Blood Drives

After the snow storm cancelled most blood drives in the Tri-State area, authorities are issuing an urgent call for donations.

Record Snowstorm Pummels Buffalo

As Blizzard Strikes, Health Experts Warn Of Heart Attack Threat From Shoveling Snow

With a historic blizzard pounding the Tri-State Area Monday and Tuesday, there are a number of health concerns to be on the watch for – especially for anyone shoveling snow.

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Viral ‘Turkey Slurpee’ Stunt Can Be Dangerous, Doctors Warn

The “Turkey Slurpee” is a popular trick involving slurping up a slice of cold-cut meat, and more and more people are posting videos online to demonstrate their facility at it.

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Seen At 11: Say Goodbye To Time-Consuming Dentist Visits Thanks To New Technology

Going to the dentist can be painful, not because it hurts but because it can be time-consuming—especially if you need a crown or bridge.

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

Doctor: On Average, Measles Will Infect 18 Other People

While the Ebola virus was a big concern, Dr. Saul Hymes, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Stony Brook Medical Center said there are other things to worry about.

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Seen At 11: How Lack Of Sleep May Be Derailing Your Weight Loss

Shedding pounds is hard enough, but now new research shows there could be something else standing in your way.

A shigella bacterium. (Credit: CBS2)

Rockland Officials: Shigella Has Sickened 66 Since Nov. 1

According to the Rockland County Health Department, there have been 66 cases since Nov. 1, centered in Ramapo.

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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.