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Naps

Study Suggests Naps Could Be Hazardous To Your Health

A lot of us take a nap during the day and feel better afterward, but could those naps be bad – or even kill us?

04/14/2014

Expired Medication

Seen At 11: What Should You Do With Expired Medications?

Have you ever reached for a pain reliever or other medicine only to find it has expired? As CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported Friday night, you may not want to throw it away just yet.

04/11/2014

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Study Links Erectile Dysfunction Drugs With Increased Risk Of Malignant Melanoma

A new study shows a possible link between popular erectile dysfunction drugs and an increased risk of developing a deadly form of skin cancer.

04/10/2014

Water BIG DL

Dr. Max Gomez: Schools Work To Make Water More Accessible To Students

Studies have shown that drinking water can help children maintain a healthy weight and stay focused in the classroom. Now, a new study has taken a look at whether water is readily available in schools and if kids are actually drinking it.

04/09/2014

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Dr. Max Gomez: Behind-The-Wheel Stress Could Improve Driving Performance In Teens

Traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of death for people aged 15-29, and the most dangerous time is during a new driver’s first few months behind the wheel.

04/08/2014

A woman gets a mammogram (file/credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dr. Max Gomez: New Study Heralded As ‘Groundbreaking’ Step In Treating Breast Cancer

The experimental drug is the latest example of what has been dubbed ‘targeted therapy’ which uses drugs that go after the very specific biochemical pathways that cancer cells use to divide and multiply.

04/07/2014

Acne treatment (file/credit:  TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)

Dermatologists Can Offer Help For Adult Acne Sufferers

About 10 to 15 percent of adults develop acne at age 30 or older. Adult acne is typically inherited.

04/04/2014

Tiger Woods (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Dr. Max Gomez: Tiger’s Violent Swing Likely Will Mean Longer Recovery Time

Modern back surgery is dramatically better than it was even just a few years ago. The surgery Woods and many others have had is now often an outpatient procedure, with an incision less than an inch long and the patient walking around within hours.

04/03/2014

Exercisers take part in cardiovascular training at a New York City gym. (Credit CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Regular Exercise Could Prevent Memory Loss

For many people the biggest fears associated with aging are memory loss, Alzheimer’s, and dementia.

04/02/2014

A woman gets a mammogram (file/credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Long-Term Study From Harvard Finds Benefits Of Mammograms May Be Overstated

One of the largest reviews to date finds that mammograms do save lives, but not as many as people believe. That benefit comes with some risks of its own, the study found.

04/01/2014

An injured knee (file/credit: Clipart)

Acupuncture May Offer Relief To Knee Pain Sufferers

Orthopedic surgeons said the pain can be the result of strained ligaments, cartilage tears or osteoarthritis.

03/28/2014

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Study: Autism May Begin Developing In Infants During Pregnancy

New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures and a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine are shining more light on autism.

03/27/2014

Montclair High School in Montclair, N.J. (Credit: CBS New York)

Montclair H.S. Students, Staff Aching To Avoid Nasty Stomach Virus

Custodial crews at Montclair High School spent the night scrubbing and disinfecting the building with a vengeance, after more than 100 young people were absent or sent home sick.

03/26/2014

March Madness Fans

Seen At 11: Can March Madness Be Unhealthy?

For some March Madness fans, emotions can become so intense that it can affect their health, turning the tournament into a fan hazard.

03/26/2014

Patient undergoing transcranial magnetic stimulation to alleviate symptoms of fibromyalgia (credit: CBS 2)

Study: Electromagnetic Therapy Offers Relief To Fibromyalgia Sufferers

There is new hope for people with fibromyalgia – and it comes from magnets. Fibromyalgia is the most common cause of chronic, widespread pain in the U.S., affecting between six and 12 million people nationwide.

03/26/2014

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