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Dr. Max Gomez

drmaxgomez Dr. Max GomezAward-winning broadcast journalist Dr. Max Gomez rejoined WCBS-TV as a medical reporter in June 2007.

The recipient of numerous journalism awards, Dr. Gomez has received seven New York Emmy Awards, two Philadelphia Emmys, a UPI honor for Best Documentary for a report on AIDS, and an Excellence in Time of Crisis Award from New York City after September 11. In addition, Dr. Gomez received national television journalism awards from the National Marfan Foundation and from the Leukemia Society of America for his report on two twin girls from Long Island, both suffering from Leukemia, who got bone marrow transplants from their seven-year-old sister. He was also named the American Health Foundation’s Man of the Year and was a NASA Journalist-In-Space semi-finalist in 1986.

Dr. Gomez has served on the national board of directors for the American Heart Association, the Princeton Alumni Weekly and the Partnership for After School Education. He also mentors undergraduate journalism and medical students and physicians who are interested in medical journalism.

Dr. Gomez has been on the board of advisers for the Science Writers Fellowship at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass.; the Hope and Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund at the Children’s Hospital of New York; is a member of the honorary board of the Long Island Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America; and served as the grand marshal of the Multiple Sclerosis Walk for over a decade. Dr. Gomez is also the co-author of “The Healing Cell: How the Greatest Revolution in Medical History is Changing Your Life”, a primer on the numerous uses of adult stem cells in treating and curing diseases. It includes an introductory message from Pope Benedict XVI. He also co-authored “The Prostate Health Program: A Guide to Preventing and Controlling Prostate Cancer,” which explains how an innovative program consisting of diet, exercise and lifestyle changes may prevent prostate cancer.

Previously, Dr. Gomez served as Health and Science Editor for WNBC-TV.

Gomez joined WNBC-TV in 1997 after serving as the medical reporter/health editor for WCBS-TV from 1994 to 1997. Prior to that, he was the health and science editor for KYW-TV in Philadelphia and the health and science reporter/editor for WNEW-TV.

A native of Havana, Cuba, Dr. Gomez speaks Spanish. He graduated cum laude from Princeton University, with a Ph.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He was also a N.I.H. Postdoctoral Fellow at New York’s Rockefeller University. Dr. Gomez currently resides in New York City.

 

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Study: 8 Out Of 10 Americans Fear Losing Vision

More than eight out of 10 Americans fear losing their vision — more than any other sense, according to a recent Harris survey. Yet, the vast majority of those people don’t take the one simple step that could keep them from losing their eyesight.

01/13/2011

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HealthWatch: Rep. Giffords And Brain Injury

Giffords is heading into the most critical time in her recovery, when her brain will usually reach its maximum swelling after the gunshot wound.

01/11/2011

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HealthWatch: Flu

If you don’t know anyone with the flu yet, it might not be long before you do. Nearly 1,000 positive flu tests were reported in New York last week and those are just the cases that were actually tested.

01/06/2011

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HealthWatch: Skin Treatment

For a younger-looking face, there’s always surgery, but new technology is actually making it possible to rejuvenate without cutting.

01/04/2011

People wear face masks at the airport - Mexico City, Mexico - May 4, 2009 - Photo: ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images

2010: A Year In Medical News

Dr. Max Gomez has takes a look back at the year in medicine.

12/30/2010

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Use Holiday Spices For A Festive, And Healthy, Season

The flavors and aromas of the holiday can do more than add to the festive atmosphere – many of the spices, and even some of the decorations, can actually be holiday remedies.

12/23/2010

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New System Shows Surgery Results Before Procedure

A new computer system now allows patients to see exactly what they’d look like after cosmetic surgery.

CBS New York–12/23/2010

Joely Finkelstein plays after her surgery (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: Super Glue And Brain Malformation

What made this remarkable transformation possible is a procedure right out of a science fiction story: Dr. Berenstein threaded a micro-catheter through an artery in Joely’s groin, all the way into the malformation in her brain.

12/21/2010

Counselor Matthew Peltz and patient Leighton Heisey (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: Traumatic Brain Injury

Matthew was hit by a van when he was 16-years-old. He was in a coma for weeks with a traumatic brain injury. He went from being a star athlete and student to re-learning how to walk, talk and and eat on his own.

12/02/2010

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HealthWatch: New Treatment For Flat Feet

While most folks don’t think of it as a serious problem, they can lead to knee pain, shin splints, achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis among other things.

11/30/2010

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HealthWatch: Esteem Hearing System

This past summer, CBS 2HD reported on a remarkable new hearing aid that’s helping hearing-impaired people hear in a much more natural way. A young woman with severe hearing loss saw our story and decided to find out more.

11/23/2010

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HealthWatch: Laser Surgery For Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer surgery has gotten much better at avoiding impotence and incontinence, but it can take up to a year to recover those functions after surgery. Now doctors are using lasers to make things even better.

11/18/2010

Art Therapy Helps Children Cope With Tragedy

A loved one dying is a difficult time for anyone, but it’s especially difficult for children, who often don’t have the words or emotional maturity to deal with their grief. But kids still need a way to cope with their grief after the death of someone close.

11/04/2010

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Study: Americans Live Longer Than British

There’s good news about getting old in America.

11/04/2010

Breast Reconstruction Surgery (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: Reconstructive Breast Surgery

It’s not always obvious to the naked eye in the operating room which areas of skin aren’t getting enough blood after surgery, but now there’s a new device that helps surgeons actually see blood flow.

11/02/2010

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