Dr. Holly Phillips

Rinat Dray filed a lawsuit, claiming Staten Island University Hospital performed a C-section against her will (Credit: CBS 2)

Woman Sues Staten Island University Hospital Over Alleged Forced C-Section

Rinat Dray said she felt her doctor was being impatient as he continued to pressure her to have a C-section right away, despite her insistence on a natural birth.


Sofia Jarvis (R) has partial paralysis of her left arm from a mystery polio-like illness (credit: CBS 2)

Polio-Like Illness Shows Up In Handful Of Young Patients

Health officials are looking into the cause of the illnesses and to see if it’s contagious. Some children have cold-like symptoms. Doctors aren’t sure if the illness is a virus or something else.


Young kids with laptop

5 Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe When They’re Home Alone

With a few weeks left of summer vacation, parents might be struggling with how to keep their kids occupied while they’re at work. TV 10-55’s Katie McGee spoke to CBS News medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips for tips on how to keep your kids safe, if you have to leave them home alone.


Mangosteens (Photo:AFP/Getty Images)

The 2011 Crop Of ‘Superfoods’

It’s not every day that you see a mangosteen or sea buckthorn berries in your supermarket, but you’re very likely to see them now.


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Blood Test To Spot Cancer Gets Big Boost From J&J

A blood test so sensitive that it can spot a single cancer cell lurking among a billion healthy ones is moving one step closer to being available at your doctor’s office.


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.


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Researchers Optimistic Over Experimental Lung Cancer Vaccine

Researchers at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center have discovered a breakthrough experimental treatment for lung cancer.


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HealthWatch: Battling Weight Gain With Age

A new study that appears in this week’s JAMA shows that when it comes to fighting middle age fat, staying active and exercising may matter more than watching what you eat.


Ulthera uses sound waves to stimulate the tissue under the skin to produce collagen, which helps tone and tighten the skin.

HealthWatch: Fight Aging With The Ultrasound Facelift

For those who are looking to get a facelift but don’t want to undergo surgery, a new procedure may make that possible. The breakthrough technique tightens up your face using sound waves.


Kevin Risner has a rare condition called polymorphous light eruption, an extreme sensitivity to the sun – and living with it is not easy.

Brave Boy Lives On Despite Being Allergic To Sun

Imagine being allergic to the sun – you’re unable to go outside without completely covering up in special clothing and gear. One brave boy doesn’t have to imagine – it’s how he lives his life every day.


Children's cold medicine (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Study: Danger In Over-The-Counter Children’s Medicine

A brand new study found problems with the measuring cups, spoons and package directions that often come with children’s cold medicine.


Stem cells

Future Of Your Health Can Be Deposited In Stem Cell Banks

You eat right and exercise for the health benefits today and hopefully tomorrow. But now, a growing number of people are taking an extra precaution by storing their own stem cells.


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HealthWatch: Vitamin D And Calcium

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — For the past several years, Vitamin D has been the “it” vitamin, with studies suggesting large doses could not only boost bone health, but may also prevent cancer, diabetes and […]


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Eating Disorders Rising Among Younger Children

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics warns that eating disorders are happening to girls and boys as young as 7 years-old at alarming rates.


Tueky neck procedure

The Turkey Neck Cure — In Just 10 Minutes?

When Tara Marques used to look at her profile in the mirror, she wasn’t too happy. She thought her jaw line lacked definition, and she knew exactly what to blame: the genes from her dad’s side of the family.

CBS 2–11/18/2010