Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Months after heart surgery, 14-year-old Gianna Schupler of Dix Hills is back on the dance floor (CBS2)

Long Island Teen Taps Her Way Back To The Dance Floor Months After Heart Surgery

The surgery was a success allowing the teen to resume her goal of winning a championship.


Sen. Chuck Schumer has proposed legislation that could help medical experts better understand SIDS. (Credit: CBS 2)

Sen. Schumer Pushes Legislation That Could Help Doctors Pinpoint A Cause For SIDS

Every day in America a dozen young children die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. For grieving parents it is a mostly unexplained tragedy.


A Staten Island family was relieved after their infant daughter underwent successful, non-invasive, heart surgery. (Credit: CBS 2)

Family Relieved After Infant Undergoes Successful, Non-Invasive Heart Procedure

Parents of an infant child facing a life-threatening open heart surgery found relief through a new non-invasive procedure.


Tom Cutinella (credit: CBS 2)

Worries About Football Safety Mount After L.I. High School Player’s Death

There was new fallout Friday following the death of a 16-year-old high school football player on Long Island after a collision at a game.


Nine-week-old Maya takes a nap. (credit: CBS 2)

Study Ties Children’s Sleep To Obesity Rates

the study by Massachusetts General Hospital found children who got the least shut-eye had the highest rates of obesity and body fat.


Elizabeth PetitFrere, who had rare windpipe tumore removed, hugs her doctor, May 8, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Girl Who Had Rare Windpipe Tumor Removed Recovering

Elizabeth PetitFrere of Brentwood had trouble eating and even breathing a couple of months ago.


Katie Melendez, 9, met the doctors who saved her life on June 30, 2011. (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Girl, 9, Meets The Doctors Who Saved Her Life

There was a heartwarming reunion Thursday on Long Island between a family and the medical team that saved a young girl’s life.



Woman Gives Birth In L.I. Hospital Parking Lot

They say timing in life is everything, but little Carson Jones arrived a little early in a New Hyde Park hospital parking lot.


Shannon Tavarez (File Photo)

Young ‘Lion King’ Actress Doing Well After Transplant

The doctor who treated an 11-year-old girl who played young Nala in “The Lion King” on Broadway says she’s in excellent spirits following a potentially lifesaving procedure.


Shannon Tavarez (File Photo)

Young ‘Lion King’ Actress Gets Blood Transplant

11-year-old Shannon Tavarez, who played young Nala in “The Lion King” on Broadway, has undergone a potentially lifesaving procedure.


Shannon Tavarez

B’way To Hold Drive For Sick ‘Lion King’ Kid Star

Actress Shannon Tavarez finding support in her fight against leukemia.

CBS 2–07/22/2010

Shannon Tavarez

B'way To Hold Drive For Sick 'Lion King' Kid Star

Actress Shannon Tavarez finding support in her fight against leukemia.

CBS 2–07/22/2010