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Beachgoers hit the sand in Belmar, N.J., on May, 25, 2014. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Surprising Sun Care Facts You May Not Know

Everyone knows you need to apply sunscreen early and often when you go out in the sun, but did you know alcohol, Aspirin, and yogurt can all affect your risk for skin cancer?

06/26/2014

A government panel has proposed new guidelines for vitamin D screenings. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Government Proposes New Guidelines For Vitamin D Screening

Many doctors still believe that screening and vitamin D supplements are important for good health.

06/23/2014

Beachgoers hit the sand in Belmar, N.J., on May, 25, 2014. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Study Finds Sunshine Can Act Like Addictive Drug, Have Similar Effect On Body As Heroin

New research finds sun rays act like an addictive drug and have a similar effect on the body as heroin.

06/20/2014

Bumble bee

Dr. Max Gomez: Surprising Remedies For Bee Stings

As the temperature rises, kids are getting out of school and heading outdoors to play, catch some sun, and share some time with our six-legged friends.

06/18/2014

Experts say a lack of red-eyes in children's photos can signal a serious health problem. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Lack Of Red-Eye In Children’s Photos Could Signal A Serious Problem

Some flash cameras cause pupils to close down to minimize red-eye, so parents should also be on the look out for a white or yellowish color.

06/17/2014

A British study will attempt to determine how regular cellphone use impacts cognitive development in children. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Study Will Focus On Physical, Psychological Impact Of Cellphones On Children

A new study is trying to find out if rampant cellphone use is damaging the developing brains of children.

06/11/2014

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Group Launches Campaign Warning Expecting Mothers About Wireless Radiation

Some animal studies have linked cell phone wireless radiation to neurological and behavioral problems in baby rats and mice.

06/04/2014

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Dr. Max Gomez: Can Deer Antler Spray Really Up Your Game?

Some people claim that deer antler spray is a performance enhancing supplement that can promote healing and increase strength.

06/03/2014

Researchers have made a breakthrough in the use of immunotherapy in the fight against cervical cancer. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Researchers Announce Breakthrough In Fight Against Cervical Cancer

Research presented at an annual meeting of thousands of cancer experts could lead to treatment for many different cancers.

06/02/2014

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New Pacemaker Can Be Implanted Without Surgery

Doctors are experimenting with a new tiny pacemaker that can be implanted without surgery.

05/30/2014

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NYU Health Center Offers Health Care Geared Toward Men

Health care centers dedicated just for men are trying to make it easier for men to take care of themselves.

05/29/2014

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Researchers: Unnecessary Double Mastectomies Do Not Improve Chances Of Avoiding Recurring Breast Cancer

More than a quarter million American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. About 40,000 of them will die of the disease.

05/22/2014

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Dr. Max Gomez: Some Medications May Contribute To Secondary Osteoporosis

Many people are taking medications that may actually be causing the brittle bone disease.

05/21/2014

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Dr. Max Gomez: ‘Tis The Season To Liberally Apply Sunscreen

The unofficial start of summer serves as an annual reminder to use sunscreen whenever you head outdoors.

05/20/2014

MERS Virus

Experts: MERS Virus Still Poses Low Risk To General Public

An Illinois man has the first known case of human-to-human spread of the MERS virus to someone who had come from the Middle East. And while the disease was apparently transmitted casually, it may not be as scary as it sounds.

05/19/2014

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