Actor Dick Van Patten Dies At 86Van Patten was born in Kew Gardens, Queens in 1928. He made his Broadway debut at 7 years old in 1935's "Tapestry In Gray."
L.I. Hospital: Reused Insulin Pen Part May Mean Hepatitis, HIV Risk For PatientsThe South Nassau Communities Hospital has advised that some patients who received injections from an insulin pen should get tested for hepatitis and HIV.
City Launches New Campaign Against Sugary DrinksThe New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Monday launched a new anti-obesity campaign, focusing on the risks posed by sugary drinks.
Seen At 11: Over-The-Counter DNA Tests Could Save LivesIt has been suggested that a simple over-the-counter-test could save lives by predicting a user's "future health", but some say that the test could do more harm than good.
Report: Dock Worker Sues After Being Fired For Urinating Outside On JobA dock worker in Brooklyn has filed a lawsuit, after he said he was fired for urinating outside on the job, according to a published report.
5-Year-Old Girl Calls 911, Gets Credited With Saving Mom's LifeA mother in trouble was saved by her 5-year-old daughter in Suffolk County, when the little girl took it upon herself to call 911.
Seen At 11: 'Shadow Disease' Symptoms Could Be An Indicator Of A More Serious IllnessDoctors claim these and other chronic illnesses could be an indication that a patient is suffering from an even scarier condition known as "The Shadow Disease".
City Continues Push To Allow Large Sugary Drinks Ban To Take EffectA state Supreme Court Appellate Division panel last week said the Board of Health was acting too much like a legislative body when it created the ban and said it didn’t believe sugary drinks were "inherently harmful."
Appeals Court Strikes Down Supersized Sugary Drinks BanThe four-judge panel of the state Supreme Court Appellate Division said the Board of Health was acting too much like a legislative body when it created the ban.
Eye On New York: Diabetes App, Inside MoMA's Rain Room And MoreThe Rain Room continues to be a hugely popular installation at the Museum of Modern Art. MoMA's curator-in-chief, Klaus Biesenbach, discussed the exhibit.
Diabetes-Related Deaths Hit All-Time High In NYCThe city Health Department said Monday that the disease was the underlying or a contributing cause of 5,695 deaths in 2011. That's about 160 more such deaths than in 2010 and 1,260 more than in 1990.
New NYC Ad Campaign Targets Sweetened Teas, Fruit DrinksThe American Beverage Association says the ads oversimplify the causes of obesity.