Cohen Children’s Medical Center

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.

10/15/2014

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.

10/09/2014

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.

10/03/2014

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.

05/19/2014

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.

05/08/2013

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.

06/30/2011

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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.

08/20/2010

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.

08/18/2010

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.

08/17/2010

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

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