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Seen At 11: Over-The-Counter DNA Tests Could Save Lives

It has been suggested that a simple over-the-counter-test could save lives by predicting a user’s “future health”, but some say that the test could do more harm than good.


Julia Roberts uses smartphone apps to keep track of where her children are. (credit: CBS 2)

Experts Warn Apps Alone Can’t Protect Children

Beth Blecherman, founder of, said there are a growing number of apps that not only track children, but can also restrict which apps kids can use.



Seen At 11: Kratom — As Addictive As Heroin And Perfectly Legal

A drug known as kratom produces a high like cocaine, and can be as addictive as heroin – but is completely legal.


Shoppers can save $100 a month by taking surveys and using coupons found on receipts, said financial expert Denise Winston. (credit: CBS 2)

Shoppers Looking To Save Money Can Cash In On Their Receipts

Receipts are not just a record of what you bought; they often contain valuable coupons and offers.


Dermatologists suggested taking a close look at the ingredients before making your next skin care purchase. (Credit CBS 2)

Experts Clear Up The Confusion Surrounding Skin Care Products

To help cut through the confusion skin care experts pointed out five ingredients that should be on everyone’s shopping list.


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Seen At 11: How Safe Is The Hottest New Fitness Trend?

The trend puts participants in rooms that range from a toasty 82-degrees to a nearly oppressive 95-degrees, more than 20-degrees warmer than recommended.


Judah, a 4-year-old dog, has suffered from depression. (credit: CBS 2)

Pets, Just Like People, Suffering From Depression

More and more these days, veterinarians see pets suffering from the same illnesses that humans do, such as cancer and kidney disease. Now, some dogs and cats are even being diagnosed with depression.


Residents walk amongst debris and destroyed houses in Tacloban, Philippines on Nov. 10, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Filipino Man Travels Days To Reunite With Family After Typhoon Haiyan

In some cases, worried family members who haven’t heard from their loved ones are taking matters into their own hands.


There are companies out there paid to find out everything about your finances -- and you have no ammunition to fight back because what they do is all legal. (Photo: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Consumer Reporting Agencies Can Legally Obtain Your Personal Info

We know how important a credit report can be. It affects everything from getting a loan, a job, even a date. Now, there’s a new kind of report, so detailed, it reveals your most private information — and it’s all perfectly legal.


AdhereTech's high tech pill bottle (credit: AdhereTech)

Seen At 11: High-Tech Health Advances

There are smartphones and smart devices, but so-called smart pills and other high-tech advances could revolutionize the way your health is monitored.


Nassau County Executive candidates Tom Suozzi, Ed Mangano debate. (credit: CBS 2)

Candidates For Nassau County Executive Face Off In Debate Ahead Of Election Day

CBS 2′s Kristine Johnson moderated the debate between incumbent Republican Ed Mangano and Decmoratic challenger Tom Suozzi, who is seeking to get his old job back.


Mary Pat Christie talks with CBS 2's Kristine Johnson on Oct. 22, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Mary Pat Christie: Superstorm Sandy Will Have Made New Jersey Stronger

Mary Pat Christie has headed the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, making recovery possible for many New Jersey residents.


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Seen At 11: Did Your Tax Break Get Thrown Out With Your Junk Mail?

This year, the state did things differently and some homeowners could be missing out on their money.


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Seen At 11: Empathy Themed Video Games Could Change The Way You Think

There is a new type of video game out and it’s one that doesn’t involve violence.


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Seen At 11: Is Your Favorite Fitness App Keeping Your Personal Info Secure?

Health and fitness apps designed to help with everything from diet and exercise to monitoring a health condition have been gaining popularity.