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Dr. Max Gomez: High Pollen Counts Could Cause Spike In Asthma Cases

A wet snowy winter and a sudden burst of warm weather have combined to create a pollen explosion.

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New York & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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A recent study said that codeine could be lethal when used by children. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Study Says Childhood Codeine Use Could Come With Lethal Results

Codeine is one of the most commonly prescribed narcotic painkillers, but it is potentially lethal to children.

Catharine Candelario, an employee at the newly opened Henley Vaporium, vapes, or smokes an electronic cigarette, on Dec. 19, 2013, in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

L.I. City Looks To Add E-Cigarettes To Anti-Smoking Laws Already On The Books

A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that poisonings from liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes have increased dramatically over recent months.

Sean Fisher, of Waldwick, N.J., collapsed and died of a congenital heart defect in 2008. (credit: handout)

Stories From Main Street: Using A Family Tragedy To Help Diagnose Congenital Heart Defects

Sean Fisher died August 25, 2008 at football practice. The 13-year-old collapsed and died from an undiagnosed heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a thickening of the heart wall.

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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 arrived.

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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.

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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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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.