FILE -- A Suffolk County police car is seen in Huntington Station, N.Y. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Suffolk County Police Officer Saves Boy During Severe Allergic Reaction

A Suffolk County police officer came to the rescue this week, using an epipen to save a 12-year-old boy suffering from a severe allergic reaction.


A new federal law will offer incentives to schools that stock up on EpiPens. (Credit CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: New Federal Law Urges Schools To Stock Up On EpiPens

A new federal law that will take effect in 2014 urges schools to stock up on EpiPens to protect children who suffer from severe food allergies.


Giovanni Cipriano, 14, died after an allergic reaction to peanuts. (credit: Go Fund Me page)

Following Son’s Death, L.I. Family Urges Parents To Come Up With Food Allergy Plan

Giovanni Cipriano,14, had an anaphylactic reaction to eating trail mix he didn’t know contained peanuts. Gio slipped into a coma, was on life support for weeks and died last month.


EpiPen (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Long Island Mom Fights To Get EpiPens In All Schools

A nearly tragic incident has prompted one Long Island mother’s crusade, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.


Honey bees

HealthWatch: Insect Stings

Summer weekends often mean insect stings. For most people, those bug bites are a nuisance, but for millions, they can be life-threatening, Dr. Max Gomez reports.