Dr. Max Gomez

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20:  Bottles of water sit for sale at a street vendor on one of the hottest days of the summer on July 20, 2015 in New York City. More than 20,000 homes and businesses in and around New York City have lost power as the electric network has been stressed due to the intense heat. New York and much of the East Coast has experienced temperatures in 90's for the past few days with the humidity making it feel over 100 degrees.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Dr. Max Gomez: Dispelling Hot Weather Health Myths

In this heat you’ll probably hear a lot of advice about how to keep cool and safe. Some of it is legit and some is pretty far off base.


A woman is having butt augmentation reversal surgery after she went to someone claiming to be a doctor for cut-rate plastic surgery. (Photo: CBS2)

Woman Undergoes Painstaking Procedure To Reverse Botched Butt Augmentation

Here’s a serious warning about cut-rate plastic surgery and its terrible consequences. CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez recently spoke to one young woman about her agonizing ordeal.


Food items which contain trans fat are shown. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FDA Tells Food Industry To Phase Out Artificial Trans Fats

The Obama administration is cracking down on artificial trans fats, calling them a threat to public health.


Emily Schornstein takes the SAGE Test, which can detect early signs of cognitive impairment. (Credit: CBS2)

Pen And Paper Test Can Detect Alzheimer’s Symptoms Early, Experts Say

Some 5 million Americans are battling Alzheimer’s disease, and those numbers are expected to triple in the coming years. But there is now a simple at-home test to help spot telltale problems early.


9-year-old Kyle Rivera gets his eyes checked. (credit: CBS2)

Children With Eye Problems May Be Misdiagnosed With ADD

To be able to read and learn effectively, both eyes have to work together as a team, Dr. Max Gomez reported.


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Dr. Max Gomez: Research Finds Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers Can Help Keep The Lbs. Off

Warm weather has arrived and people’s thoughts have turned to losing weight for bathing suit season.


Drug makers say Flibanserin can be used to treat low sex drive in women. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Could A Little Pink Pill Be The Answer To Low Sex Drive In Women?

The drug maker, Sprout, said 45 percent of women who took the drug experienced increased desire.


These foods contain probiotics. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Doctors Find Relief From Digestive Issues, Other Health Problems In Probiotics

CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez takes a look at the pros and cons of taking probiotics.


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Study: Exposing Kids To Peanuts Early May Prevent Allergies

Peanut allergies have more than quadrupled in the past 13 years, but experts now don’t think we should, and must, avoid feeding peanuts to infants so they do not develop the allergies to the legumes.


This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

Republican Party Takes On The Politics Of Vaccinations In Wake Of Measles Outbreak

The measles outbreak that started at Disneyland has now spread to 14 states and health officials in our area are doing all they can to keep the virus contained.


BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 19, 2014: Greg Mitri shovels his way through nearly five feet of snow on November 19, 2014 in the Lakeview neighborhood of Buffalo, New York. The record setting Lake effect snowstorm dumped up to six feet of snow in less than 24 hours closing a one hundred mile section of The New York State Thruway as well as other major roads around Buffalo. Four deaths have already been  attributed to the storm and a second round beginning late Wednesday evening will bring up to three more feet of snow overnight. (Photo by John Normile/Getty Images)

As Blizzard Strikes, Health Experts Warn Of Heart Attack Threat From Shoveling Snow

With a historic blizzard pounding the Tri-State Area Monday and Tuesday, there are a number of health concerns to be on the watch for – especially for anyone shoveling snow.


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Seen At 11: New Method Helps ‘Melt’ Away Pain, Other Health Conditions

A class for the “melt method” may look like your average workout class is actually much more. The class helps treat pain, insomnia and other conditions.


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Dr. Max Gomez: Healthcare Experts Express Concern Over ‘Superfood’ Powders

There is a new trend in the supplement world known as ‘superfood powders.’


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Study: Cold Weather May Be Linked To Common Cold After All

A new study from Yale University found that cold temperatures really can lead to colds, but not for the reason you might think.


A pair of twins born prematurely has made it home for Christmas. (Credit: CBS2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Brooklyn Newborn Defies Odds, Heads Home For Christmas

Having newborn babies home for their first Christmas is special for any family, but for one Brooklyn mom this will be a very special holiday.