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State Sen. Adriano Espaillat speaks at a news conference on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Public Hearing Held On Overcrowding At NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s ER

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat said NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital declined to participate in a public hearing he held Wednesday over the status of its emergency room.


Can I Pay For Contacts Or Glasses With My Health Insurance?

Some insurance plans may include coverage for contacts and glasses, though most don’t.


How Do I Choose A Doctor?

Finding a new primary care physician takes time, patience and research. Start by considering your personal needs.


How Do I Use My Health Insurance?

A main goal of Obamacare is to switch the nation’s healthcare system from one that focuses on treating illness to one that works to prevent illness and promote health and longevity.


Where Can I Get Care?

Your insurance company and state government maintain directories of doctors. These can be great starting places for learning where to get care.


A nanny pushes a child through the slushy intersection of Broadway and 14th Street at Union Square on February 5, 2014. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Frequent Blasts Of Winter Weather May Be Behind Uptick In Hospital Trips

The snow and ice have seemed never-ending this winter and they may be responsible for an uptick in hospital visits.


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Report: Bronx Nurse Pleads Guilty To Stealing Drugs From E.R.

She said she got the drugs from a secure medical-storage system by entering the name of a patient without the doctor’s permission. The patient had been recently discharged.


Signs posted outside Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, July 18, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Long Island College Hospital Ordered To Resume Services

Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn was back on life support this weekend.


Wires are seen dangling from the ceiling of Coney Island Hospital shortly after superstorm Sandy hit. (credit: Coney Island Hospital)

Half Of Coney Island Hospital ER Remains A Construction Zone Six Months After Sandy

Severe basement flooding destroyed the main building’s electrical system. The flooding destroyed all of the hospital’s diagnostic equipment.


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Report Finds Spike In Energy Drink-Related Emergency Room Visits

A report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration said ER visits doubled in the last four years from about 10,000 to more than 20,000.


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FDA Requires Lower Doses For Ambien, Other Sleep Medications

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of Ambien and similar sleeping pills to lower the dosage of their drugs, based on studies suggesting patients face a higher risk of injury due to morning drowsiness.


Beth Israel Medical Center Emergency Room Dec. 4, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Emergency Rooms See Influx Of Patients As Some Storm-Affected Hospitals Remain Closed

It would be an understatement to say the emergency room at Beth Israel Medical Center in the East Village is bursting at the seams.


Bellevue Hospital was evacuated on Oct. 31, 2012 due to damage by megastorm Sandy. (credit: CBS 2)

Bellevue, Coney Island Hospitals Won’t Fully Reopen Until Next Year

It will be 2013 before Bellevue and Coney Island hospitals fully recover from the storm.


New York City Taxi (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Doctors Warn Passengers Who Don’t Wear Seat Belts Of Facial Injuries From Taxi Partitions

Doctors say that taxi passengers who neglect to wear seatbelts are suffering from terrible facial injuries, even in minor fender-benders.


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Flying Squirrel Invades New Jersey Emergency Room

There was a wild scene inside the emergency room at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Rahway on Tuesday.