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Emergency room sign at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

Doctors Await Ebola Test Results On Man At Mount Sinai Medical Center

Doctors at Mount Sinai Medical Center are awaiting Ebola test results on a man who visited West Africa last month before falling sick and going into the hospital on Monday.

08/05/2014

FILE -- People walk in the American Airlines/US Airways Terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport.  (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Area Airports On Alert To Look For Passengers With Ebola Symptoms

Newark and John F. Kennedy airports are among 20 ports of entry in the U.S. with quarantine stations that have been staffed with health officials trained to look for symptoms of Ebola in passengers.

08/01/2014

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City Health Department Uses Yelp Reviews To Uncover Food Poisoning Cases

City health officials have begun using a novel method for spotting food poisoning cases – reading Yelp reviews.

05/22/2014

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Health Officials Confirm Second Case Of MERS In United States

Officials said the second confirmed case is located at a hospital in Orlando, Fla. The first was reported earlier this month in Indiana, involving a man who arrived from Saudi Arabia.

05/13/2014

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.

04/21/2014

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

Health Department Confirms 2 New Cases On Measles In NYC

The health department says the total number of confirmed cases of measles is now at 26, with 12 pediatric and 14 adult cases.

04/16/2014

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

Health Officials: 25 Cases Of Measles Confirmed In NYC

It first showed up in northern Manhattan and the Bronx, but the three most recent cases were reported on the Lower East Side.

04/02/2014

Sydney Opera House lit up in blue for World Autism Awareness Day (file/credit: autismspeaks.org)

Thousands Of Landmarks To Go Blue For Annual World Autism Awareness Day

A recent study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 1 in every 45 children in New Jersey has autism spectrum disorder, the highest rate in the nation.

04/02/2014

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Study: Autism May Begin Developing In Infants During Pregnancy

New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures and a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine are shining more light on autism.

03/27/2014

Royal Caribbean Explorer Of The Seas docks in Bayonne (CBS 2)

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Returns To Bayonne, NJ Port After Illness Outbreak

The Explorer of the Seas docked Wednesday afternoon in Bayonne. An ambulance could be seen waiting outside the ship after it pulled into port.

01/29/2014

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Officials Investigate Illness Outbreak On Cruise Ship That Originated In Cape Liberty, N.J.

U.S. health officials on Sunday boarded a cruise ship docked in the U.S. Virgin Islands to investigate an illness outbreak that has stricken at least 300 people with gastrointestinal symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea.

01/26/2014

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Flu Widespread Across Half Of U.S.; Experts Urge Vaccination

Flu cases started to spike right around Christmas. Now, the New York State Department of Health says the flu is widespread.

01/09/2014

Toasting At A Cocktail Party (file/credit: Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)

Dr. Max Gomez: CDC Wants Americans To Put The Drinks Down

Put the drinks down! That is the advice for many people after the release of a report that revealed that tens of millions of Americans have been drinking too much.

01/07/2014

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Princeton Begins Vaccinating For Meningitis B

The Ivy League school has experienced an outbreak of type B meningococcal disease. Seven students and one student visitor have been stricken by the bacterial illness since March.

12/09/2013

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Princeton To Begin Administering Meningitis Vaccine Monday

Princeton University is about to administer the first doses of a vaccine against meningitis.

12/08/2013

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