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Raccoon (credit: Associated Press, FILE PHOTO)

Discovery Of Rabid Raccoon, Cat Prompts Westchester County Health Alert

Westchester County’s Department of Health says that a rabid raccoon was found in Larchmont on Monday and a rabid stray cat was discovered in Yorktown Heights Tuesday.

06/09/2011

Latest Measles Cases Prompt Health Department To Issue Alert To Doctors

There have been three more cases of measles confirmed in New York City. The new cases bring the number of people who have come down with the disease since January to 13.

06/08/2011

Generic Hospital Bed File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Hospital Considering Suburban Cancer Center

The hospital reportedly has asked the state Department of Health for permission to build the center in Harrison, N.Y.

02/01/2011

East Flatbush residents are complaining about a neighbor's unbelievable collection of bird cages, which they call an eyesore and a magnet for rodents. (Credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Man’s Bird Cage Collection Ruffling Feathers

Residents in Brooklyn are raising a stink – or maybe a squawk – over a quirky collector who lives on their street. His house is surrounded by countless bird cages they call an eyesore.

01/09/2011

New York Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan at a a press conference in New York on Jan. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Chiaroscuro Foundation, Diane Bondareff)

39 Percent Of NYC Pregnancies Result In Abortion

Archbishop Timothy Dolan gathered with other religious leaders on Thursday to draw attention to the city’s high abortion rate.

01/07/2011

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Cuomo Names Doctor As Next NY Health Commissioner

Shah is an internist at Bellevue Hospital Center, associate investigator at the Geisinger Center for Health Research and assistant professor at NYU Langone Medical Center.

12/17/2010

Rendering of new Mount Vernon Hospital

State Grant Gives Mount Vernon Hospital New Life

Mount Vernon Hospital will get a new emergency room, an assisted living center and expanded outpatient clinics with the help of the $23 million grant.

11/17/2010

Asian Tiger mosquito (file)

NJ Reports 1st West Nile Death Of 2010

State health officials are reporting New Jersey’s first death this year of a patient who tested positive for the West Nile virus.

09/16/2010

Cases of West Nile continue to turn up on Long Island.

Queens, L.I. To Spray For Mosquitos Tuesday Night

Mosquito spraying was scheduled for parts of New York Tuesday night to reduce the threat of the West Nile virus.

CBS 2–08/10/2010

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