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Study Shows Soaring STD Rates In Many Areas Of New York City

A study by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has found that large parts of the city are plagued with soaring rates for multiple STDs – including HIV/AIDS.


Police say Angel Anthony Cintron is the man wanted for a string of hypodermic needle robberies in the Bronx. (credit: NYPD)

Police Investigating Manhattan Hypodermic Needle Mugging

Police said they are investing to determine if the suspect, Angel Anthony Cintron, used a needle to threaten a 13-year-old boy into giving up his cell phone.


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NYPD Identifies Man It Believes Is Hypodermic Needle Robber

There was a break in a case Friday night as the NYPD continued to hunt down a serial thief that is stalking the streets armed with a hypodermic needle.



Are Kindergarten Kids Getting Their Vaccines?

Federal immunization goals remain unmet, the CDC says.


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CDC: All Baby Boomers Should Get Screened For Hepatitis C

One in 30 baby boomers has been infected with hepatitis C, and most have no clue.


Incurable Gonorrhea Threat Forces Drug Change

Gonorrhea just got a little more painful to treat, but at least it’s still treatable.


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City-Wide Effort Launched To Promote Hepatitis C Testing

Former Mets pitcher John Franco told WCBS 880 he realized as a baby-boomer with a tattoo, he ought to get tested for Hepatitis C. He is a part of the “Find Hep C” effort to raise awareness.


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Connecticut Doctor Accused Of Insider Trading In Manhattan

An Ivy League-trained physician who became a health care investment analyst surrendered Wednesday on charges that accuse him of evading $30 million in losses.


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NYC Patient Infected With AIDS Virus Through Kidney Transplant

The case is considered extremely rare, but some health officials noted that there is no strict policy for when live donors should be tested for the AIDS virus before a transplant.


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Hepatitis Scare At Lawrence Hospital In Bronxville

The state Health Department says 10 patients who had surgery in January at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville should be tested for hepatitis and HIV infections.


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Hepatitis C On Long Island a ‘Silent Epidemic’

A new study shows seven out of ten Long Islanders with Hepatitis C don’t even know they are infected.


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Hepatitis And HIV Warning In Rockland County

If your blood was tested at one Rockland County medical facility, you may have reason to worry.


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More Exposed To Hepatitis A Risk At NY Church

Health officials will return to Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Massapequa Park on Friday, offering vaccines to anyone who may have been exposed.


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Officials Administer Hepatitis Vaccinations At L.I. Church

It’s not what you normally think about on your way to church. But on Tuesday parishioners were returning to pray for good health and to receive injections after being exposed to a potentially dangerous virus.


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Hepatitis Scare Rocks Long Island Parish

Nassau County health officials said Monday that thousands of parishioners at a Massapequa church may have been exposed to hepatitis A on Christmas Day.