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Brian Davis spent his 7th birthday reuniting with the FDNY heroes who saved his life. (Credit: CBS 2)

New York Family Reunites With FDNY Heroes Who Saved Son’s Life

It was a day to remember for Brian Davis, not only because he celebrated his 7th birthday, but also because he got a chance to meet the men who saved his life.

07/27/2014

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (file/credit: Comptroller's Office)

NYS Comptroller Report: State Choking On $1.3 Billion In Annual Asthma-Related Costs

The study by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found that Medicaid costs related to asthma were $532 million in 2013, an increase of more than 26 percent over five years.

04/04/2014

Bystanders cover their faces from smoke as they watch the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Acrid, Smoky Air Overwhelms Neighbors After East Harlem Explosion

The scene of the massive explosion in East Harlem Wednesday was a cause for concern as the street filled with dust and smoke.

03/12/2014

A boy uses an inhaler (file/credit: Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Studies: At Least A Quarter Of Asthma Cases Misdiagnosed

Asthma is a potentially life-threatening disease that can cause wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. But about 25 to 30 percent of patients are misdiagnosed, according to recent studies.

12/13/2013

Chris Christie (credit: Michael Loccisano
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Gov. Christie Releases Report On Personal Medical History

The two-page letter from his cardiologist says the 51-year-old Christie has no medical limitations and is “fit to serve as governor.”

10/26/2013

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Seen At 11: IV Drips Are The Latest Rage … But Are They Safe?

Yost and Young are part of a growing trend of people who seek out customized, intravenous cocktails at wellness centers and spas across the country. Experts told CBS 2 that the formula of vitamins and minerals could provide instant relief for a number of ailments.

02/25/2013

Water line at the Heckman's home after Sandy (credit: Danielle Heckman)

City Warns Of Continuing Health Threats In Wake Of Sandy

Superstorm Sandy may be more than a month behind us, but the danger still lingers in damaged homes.

12/01/2012

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Medical Officials: Sandy Victims Suffering From Wide Variety Of Physical Ailments

Homeowners in Long Island’s flood zones have been taking precautions, using protective suits, masks, gloves and boots as they warily clear muck, sewage and mold-infested wallboard. Hundreds of residents have been seeking medical attention.

11/21/2012

Osi Umenyiora (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Osi Umenyiora’s Son ‘Better’ After Hospitalization For Asthma Attack

The New York Daily News described Umenyiora as “frantic,” declining to answer postgame questions.

10/08/2012

A boy uses an inhaler (file/credit: Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

CDC Report: 1 in 8 New York City Kids Have Asthma

A new report shows that one in eight New York City children have been diagnosed with asthma, making childhood asthma rates in the city higher than the national average.

07/18/2012

Engine Exhaust (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Advocates: NYC Idling Law Not Being Enforced, Children Put At Risk

Engine exhaust from cars, trucks and buses has been linked to cancer, strokes and New York City’s high rate of childhood asthma. The city has tough laws to prevent drivers who sit with their vehicles running, but some say it’s no more than an idle threat, because it’s rarely enforced.

12/26/2011

Smog over Lower Manhattan is seen from the Empire State Building - New York, NY (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New Push To Clear The Air After Report On Tri-State Area Smog

The advocacy organization Environment New York says the New York City, Newark, and Bridgeport statistical area no. 5 among the regions in the nation for the most hazardous air days so far this year.

09/22/2011

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Finishes Trip That Was Postponed After Health Scare

Christie signed bills appropriating $157 million for land preservation on Wednesday, completing a trip to a central New Jersey farm that he abandoned last week to seek emergency treatment for an asthma attack.

08/03/2011

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks to the media outside of the Somerset Medical Center emergency room, Thursday, July 28, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Presidential Run Questions Follow Gov. Christie’s Health Scare

Governor Chris Christie appeared in good spirits and good health as he left a Somerville hospital, and with his health no longer an issue, he answered questions concerning rumors of a possible presidential bid and whether he’s fit enough for it.

07/29/2011

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks to the media outside of the Somerset Medical Center emergency room, Thursday, July 28, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

N.J. Governor Christie Released From Hospital After Experiencing Breathing Problems

Christie, 48, started having breathing problems while he was on the way to an event at a farm in central New Jersey.

07/28/2011

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