diabetes

FILE - A nurse teaches a diabetic patient how to draw her own insulin injections. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Study: More Than 10 Percent Of NYC Adults Diagnosed With Diabetes

An estimated 650,000 adult residents city-wide were diagnosed with the disease in 2011, the health department said.

04/25/2013

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American Idol Judge Randy Jackson On American Idol, Type II Diabetes Diagnosis

Randy Jackson has been with American Idol from the very beginning, but after a huge shakeup there, is he sticking around? He joined us on The Couch to clear things up – he also chatted about Fashion Week, and some very important health issues.

09/10/2012

Holland Tunnel (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Could Your Commute Kill You? New Study Examines The Health Effects

The study by Washington University in St. Louis found the commutes take people away from exercise and lead to conditions that are strong predictors of diabetes, obesity and some cancers.

05/08/2012

Portion Control Campaign (credit: NYC Health Dept.)

Overweight Man Speaks Out Against Photoshopped Image; Mayor Defends It

An overweight man who unwittingly became an amputee in advertisements that New York City is posting to warn against diabetes says he’s worried the ads might hurt his acting career.

01/30/2012

Portion Control Campaign (credit: NYC Health Dept.)

NYC Health Department Defends Using Photoshopped Amputee In Anti-Obesity Ad

The issue came to light following a story in the New York Times that reported the man, whose face is obscured in the ad, is actually a model who posed for a stock photo.

01/25/2012

Portion Control Campaign (credit: NYC Health Dept.)

Bloomberg Defends New Anti-Obesity Campaign: ‘Do You Wanna Have People Lose Their Legs?’

The New York City health department has declared war on oversized restaurant portions, going after the food industry in a subway ad campaign.

01/10/2012

The neonatal intensive care unit at New York University Medical Center. (credit:  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Empire State Building Going Purple For World Prematurity Day

Each year, a half million babies in the U.S. are born premature.

11/17/2011

Apples at Montgomery Place Orchards - Annandale-on-Hudson, NY - Sep 22, 2011 (credit: Deborah Rodriguez / WCBS 880)

Bloomberg Hands Out Apples In Queens To Celebrate Food Day; Communal Table In Times Square

The goal of the nationwide celebration is to focus on eating healthy food. Apples are touted as an easy and inexpensive way to eat better.

10/24/2011

Striking Verizon workers rally - New York, NY - Aug 8, 2011 (credit: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Marlboro Podiatrist Blames Verizon Strike For Lack Of Business

Fran Cohen says her husband’s podiatry business in New Jersey has been grinding to a halt since Monday when callers received a message that their phone lines have been disconnected.

08/16/2011

Pregnant Belly (file / credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Obesity A Growing Concern In Pregnant Mothers And Newborns

In some parts of the city, 1 in 3 expectant mothers are considered obese and Dr. Adam Buckley, an OB/GYN and patient safety expert at Beth Israel Medical Center, calls it a “significant problem.”

04/25/2011

Hospital Bed (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Hospital Obstetricians Face Insurance Cutoff

A malpractice insurance company has threatened not to renew coverage for eight Bronx obstetricians who treat poor, high-risk patients.

03/01/2011

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Court Papers: Fired Teacher Was Suffering From Diabetes

The Department of Education last month fired language teachers Alini Brito and Cindy Mauro after a janitor allegedly found them topless in an empty classroom at James Madison High in Midwood in November.

02/24/2011

Childhood obesity (credit: AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

Rockland County Awarded $1.5 Million Health Grant

The state of New York just awarded Rockland County a $1.5 million grant to bring new farmer’s markets, community gardens and nutrition education classes to the county.

02/13/2011

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Study: 8 Out Of 10 Americans Fear Losing Vision

More than eight out of 10 Americans fear losing their vision — more than any other sense, according to a recent Harris survey. Yet, the vast majority of those people don’t take the one simple step that could keep them from losing their eyesight.

01/13/2011

A man shovels snow outside his home. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

HealthWatch: Protecting Your Heart In Cold Weather

Cold weather does more to you than just freeze your fingers and toes. It has a physical effect on your body, including your heart, and as the temperatures falls, your risk of having a heart attack rises.

12/22/2010

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