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A new local anesthetic could help patients recover from reconstructive surgeries. (Credit CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: New Anesthetic Can Hold Off Pain For Days After Surgery

A time release local anesthetic uses hi-tech micro-encapsulation and can allow a knee replacement patient to be pain-free for up to four days.


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Seen At 11: Stopping The Spread Of Preventable Infections

Deadly and preventable infections have been spreading like wildfire and it hasn’t been limited to schools and offices.


Nerve stimulation could offer new hope to heart attack victims. (Credit CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Nerve Stimulation Offers Hope For Heart Attack Victims

Doctors have become very good at saving heart attack victims, but once damaged the heart muscle can weaken until it eventually fails.


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Dr. Max Gomez: Peanut Allergy Patch Study Underway At Centers Across U.S.

Peanut allergies are one of the most common food allergies and can cause deadly allergic reactions. Doctors have tried oral therapies and allergy shots, with only moderate success.


Screen capture of the video game "Play to Cure: Genes in Space." (credit: CBS 2)

Researchers Turn To Video Game To Help Decode Cancer

“Play to Cure: Genes in Space” was developed by scientists in Great Britain to help them decode massive volumes of genetic material from breast tumor samples.


Snow surrounds a car on Feb. 5, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Video: Scenes From The Storm

Another winter storm slammed the Tri-State area on Wednesday and CBS 2′s reporters were out capturing everything from the first flakes to slush filled streets and sidewalks from the suburbs, through the Five Boroughs, and out on Long Island.


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Study: At-Home Tests Can Effectively Detect Most Colon Cancers

For those people 50 years or older, they’ve probably been told they should have a colonoscopy to screen for cancer. Many, however, don’t heed the advice.


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Dr. Max Gomez: Five Numbers That Could Save Your Life

There are five numbers that everyone should know by heart but most people probably don’t.


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Dr. Max Gomez: Study Finds Acupuncture Can Relieve PMS

A new review of eight acupuncture studies has found the practice was able to reduce PMS symptoms by 78 percent within just two to four treatments.


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FDA: Aleve Safer Than Rival Pain Relievers

A Food and Drug Administration review posted online Tuesday said naproxen — the key ingredient in Aleve and dozens of other generic pain pills — may have a lower risk of heart attack and stroke.


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New NY Law Requires Newborns Be Checked For Congenital Heart Defects Before Leaving Hospital

The measure, which took effect Monday, requires all birthing facilities to administer the test called pulse oximetry screening. The one-minute procedure provides early detection of heart defects.


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Study: Yoga Shown To Have Health Benefits For Cancer Survivors

After analyzing blood samples from nearly 200 breast cancer survivors over five years, researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center found that six months after taking up yoga, fatigue was reduced by 57 percent and inflammation was cut by up to 20 percent.


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Shock Study: Some Soft Drinks Contain Cancer-Causing Chemical

The issue is with the caramel coloring in many soft drinks. It is what gives them their brown color. Some contain a possible human carcinogen.


People walk through the snow during a winter storm in lower Manhattan on Jan. 2, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Are You Believing Some Cold Weather Myths?

A lot of advice you’ve gotten from people like your mom is a myth.


Inflated Obalon capsule (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: New Capsule May Help Fight Obesity

A new capsule from Europe may help obese patients slim down. It’s a pill called Obalon, that, when swallowed, expands to become a balloon in your stomach.