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Bath Salts

New York State Health Commissioner Bans Sales Of Bath Salts

The substance is most often sold in small convenience stores. It causes hallucinations, paranoia, delusions, suicidal behavior and violence as well as chest pains and increased blood pressure.

05/24/2011

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Police Arrest Psych Patient Who Allegedly Attacked EMS Workers

New York City police said a psychiatric patient attacked two emergency medical service workers in the back of an ambulance and then fled in a stolen car.

05/16/2011

A memorial on Main Street - Smithtown, NY - May 6, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Two Young Sisters Struck On Main Street In Smithtown; Businesses Want Changes

The accident occurred in Smithtown on a stretch of roadway that has been the site of several recent pedestrian accidents.

05/06/2011

Bath Salts

Suffolk County Bans Bath Salts

Sold inside blue or black packets, the bath salts are actually MDPV, a powder that when snorted causes hallucinations, suicidal thoughts and paranoia.

04/27/2011

Premature Infant (AP File Photo)

Health Dept. May Inspect NY Hospitals Over X-Rays For Premature Babies

The state health department was considering spot checks of other hospitals after inspectors found a Brooklyn medical center continued to X-ray premature babies long after it said the practice had been discontinued.

04/13/2011

Ex-NY Hospital Executive David Rosen Indicted On Bribery Charges

A Manhattan grand jury charged David Rosen with bribing Kruger and Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. in exchange for favorable treatment in Albany for his MediSys Health Network. All three deny any wrongdoing.

04/01/2011

Generic Hospital Bed File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Board Fires NYC Hospital Exec Facing Charges

David Rosen, chief executive of MediSys Health Network, has been replaced with his second-in-command. He’s among eight people charged last week with participating in a federal influence-peddling case.

03/16/2011

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NYC Cabbie Charged After Allegedly Hitting Passengers

Four men hailed the cab on Manhattan’s West Side, asking to be taken to the Bronx. They said the cabbie, Mohammed Azam, refused and suggested they all go to a nearby police precinct instead.

03/07/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo’s Medicaid Reform Task Force Hits Target

The goal of the overhaul is to move nearly every one of the state’s 4.7 million recipients of the government healthcare program to managed care in three years, ending the use of hospital emergency rooms that drive up costs.

02/25/2011

Nick Mauriello (Credit: HauppaugeWrestling.com)

Hauppauge H.S. Wrestler Battles Life-Threatening MRSA

One of Hauppauge High School’s elite wrestlers, 16-year-old Nicholas Mauriello, was fighting for his life in a Suffolk County hospital room Tuesday, battling two bacterial infections.

02/08/2011

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Woman, Baby, 3 Others Sickened By Fumes In NYC

Officials said three neighbors were also affected by the gas leak. All had nonlife-threatening injuries.

01/31/2011

Ambulance - Graphic: AP

Hempstead Comes To The Rescue In Snowstorm

For most of us trying to dig out, it’s a nuisance. But, for others in the town of Hempstead on Long Island, it’s a matter of life and death.

01/27/2011

Garden State Parkway (Credit: AP)

Woman Gives Birth By Garden State Parkway

The birth happened along the northbound lanes of the toll road just south of its interchange with Interstate 80.

01/10/2011

Saint Barnabas Medical Center - Livingston, NJ - File / Photo: Saint Barnabas Health Care System

NJ Baby Couldn’t Wait For Hospital To Enter The World

An SUV became a delivery room for a New Jersey mom whose route to a hospital Monday was delayed by snow.

12/28/2010

Emergency Room (credit: CBS 2)

EMTs Disarm Psychiatric Patient Going For Cop Gun

The officer and two EMTs pinned the man to the ground until help arrived.

10/31/2010

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