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Relatives Question Bronx Woman’s Death After Low-Cost Surgery In Dominican Republic

Beverly Brignoni was a young New Yorker seeking a less expensive way to enhance her appearance and she did what many other people are now doing: travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery.

03/31/2014

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L.I. Hospital Says Thousands Of Patients May Be At Risk Of Blood Contamination

South Nassau Communities Hospital is sending out over 4,000 letters to patients who may have been exposed to dangerous viruses, including hepatitis and HIV, through insulin shots.

03/12/2014

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CDC: More Young People Getting The Flu Than In Any Other Age Group

Flu season started early and strong this year, and on Thursday a new report revealed it’s hitting a different group of people especially hard.

02/20/2014

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Seen At 11: Older Drivers And The Danger Ahead

The risks that New Yorkers take on the roads are getting worse every day, and some say that the hazardous conditions can be blamed on the economy.

11/11/2013

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City Council Votes To Raise Cigarette-Buying Age To 21

It’s the latest effort by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to target the cigarette industry. New York would become the first major city to raise the age for buying cigarettes.

10/30/2013

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Twitter Sets Up New Emergency Text Message Feature

Twitter announced Wednesday that it is launching a new feature to let U.S. users receive emergency notices as text messages.

09/25/2013

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Person Of Interest Questioned In Poison Letter Attacks On Obama, Bloomberg

The Joint Terrorism Task Force expanded its search for the person responsible for sending two poison-laced letters to the mayor and a third to the president as new details emerged about the contents of the threatening notes.

05/30/2013

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Study: No Health Benefit Seen In Adopting Low Sodium Diet

At the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Medicine reviewed more than 30 recent research papers.

05/15/2013

A 32-ounce soda is filled at a Manhattan McDonalds on September 13, 2012.(Photo Illustration by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New York City Lawyers, Beverage Industry Duel In Court Over Big Drink Ban

The beverage industry is trying to take the fizz out of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s big sugary soda ban. The two sides battled like Coke versus Pepsi in court on Wednesday.

01/23/2013

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Family Of Junior Seau Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against NFL

The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker’s suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football.

01/23/2013

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Tri-State Area Health Officials Say Hospitals Overrun With Flu Cases

“Frankly, I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Dr. Shelley Greenman, who works in the emergency room at Cooper University Hospital. “Everyone who has the flu feels like they’re going to die.”

01/14/2013

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Opinion: Republicans Advances War On Women

Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.

06/29/2012

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Salmonella Scare Affects 24 New Yorkers As Yellowfin Tuna Is Recalled

Do you have any spicy tuna sushi in the fridge? Well beware, because there’s a big salmonella scare. 116 people nationwide — 24 in New York — have gotten salmonella after eating sushi, including nine in Suffolk County and two in Nassau County.

04/14/2012

New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow announces Project Medicine Drop - Nov 14, 2011 (credit: NJ Office of Consumer Affairs)

New Jersey Launches Program For Unused Drug Disposal

New Jersey is launching a pilot program that allows consumers to drop off unused medications in secure locations.

11/14/2011

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How To Prevent Foodborne Illnesses With At-Risk Foods

When it comes to eating healthy, many try their best to do so, but even the healthiest foods can make you sick and it depends on how consumers handle them.

09/24/2011

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