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A woman is having butt augmentation reversal surgery after she went to someone claiming to be a doctor for cut-rate plastic surgery. (Photo: CBS2)

Woman Undergoes Painstaking Procedure To Reverse Botched Butt Augmentation

Here’s a serious warning about cut-rate plastic surgery and its terrible consequences. CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez recently spoke to one young woman about her agonizing ordeal.


Researchers say there may be a link between bleach and illness in children. (Credit: CBS2)

Research Points To Link Between Use Of Bleach, Infections In Children

They found that children living in homes that are cleaned with bleach weekly had a 20 percent higher rate of childhood infections than those who did not.


BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 19, 2014: Greg Mitri shovels his way through nearly five feet of snow on November 19, 2014 in the Lakeview neighborhood of Buffalo, New York. The record setting Lake effect snowstorm dumped up to six feet of snow in less than 24 hours closing a one hundred mile section of The New York State Thruway as well as other major roads around Buffalo. Four deaths have already been  attributed to the storm and a second round beginning late Wednesday evening will bring up to three more feet of snow overnight. (Photo by John Normile/Getty Images)

As Blizzard Strikes, Health Experts Warn Of Heart Attack Threat From Shoveling Snow

With a historic blizzard pounding the Tri-State Area Monday and Tuesday, there are a number of health concerns to be on the watch for – especially for anyone shoveling snow.


Turkey Slurpee

Viral ‘Turkey Slurpee’ Stunt Can Be Dangerous, Doctors Warn

The “Turkey Slurpee” is a popular trick involving slurping up a slice of cold-cut meat, and more and more people are posting videos online to demonstrate their facility at it.


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Lenox Hill Hospital To Cover Visiting Couple’s Medical Bill After Son Born Prematurely

A United Kingdom couple visiting New York City got a late holiday gift.


A woman gets a mammogram (file/credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Long-Term Study From Harvard Finds Benefits Of Mammograms May Be Overstated

One of the largest reviews to date finds that mammograms do save lives, but not as many as people believe. That benefit comes with some risks of its own, the study found.


Patient undergoing transcranial magnetic stimulation to alleviate symptoms of fibromyalgia (credit: CBS 2)

Study: Electromagnetic Therapy Offers Relief To Fibromyalgia Sufferers

There is new hope for people with fibromyalgia – and it comes from magnets. Fibromyalgia is the most common cause of chronic, widespread pain in the U.S., affecting between six and 12 million people nationwide.


Aleve gelcaps (credit: Getty Images)

FDA: Aleve Safer Than Rival Pain Relievers

A Food and Drug Administration review posted online Tuesday said naproxen — the key ingredient in Aleve and dozens of other generic pain pills — may have a lower risk of heart attack and stroke.


New guidelines were released for administering the cholesterol-lowering drug statins. (credit: CBS 2)

Cholesterol Drug Guidelines Stir Debate

Last week, the nation’s top heart organizations released new guidelines about who should receive the drugs and a new online calculator.


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Lenox Hill ER Doctor Talks Boston Bombing Victims

The Boston bombings left three people dead and more than 170 people injured. Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital, visited The Couch to give us insight into treating victims of such attacks.


Defensive lineman Dennis Byrd of the New York Jets tackles San Diego Chargers quarterback Billy Joe Hobert during a game at Jack Murphy Stadium in 1990. (Credit: Ken Levine /Allsport)

Schwartz: Dennis Byrd Will Finally Get The Honor That He Deserves

Byrd’s triumph over tragedy will take center stage this Sunday when his No. 90 jersey is retired at halftime of the Jets-Dolphins game at MetLife Stadium. The painful memories of that fateful December Sunday from 20 years ago will surely come to mind.


A drop-off site for prescription drugs (Credit: Sophia Hall/ WCBS 880)

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Provides An Opportunity To Fight Abuse

Do you want to help fight prescription drug abuse and the deadly consequences like the recent rash of pharmacy shootings? Well, Saturday was the day to do it. And all you had to do was check your medicine cabinet.


David Hassan (credit: CBS 2)

Ex-Marine David Hassan Wins Fight Over ‘Female’ Birth Certificate

Ex-Marine David Hassan couldn’t get a passport or other legal documents because of snafu on his birth certificate that he indicated he was female to New York City officials. However, that has issue has since been corrected.


David Hassan (credit: CBS 2)

Ex-Marine David Hassan Suing Over Botched Birth Certificate Indicating He’s Female

Caught in a legal limbo, and unable to get a license, car title or passport, the former Arabic translator is returning fire with a lawsuit filed by his lawyer.


Dr Max Gomez advises patients to weight their options when considering weight loss procedures. (Credit:CBS2)

Weighing The Options, Which Weight Loss Procedure Is Best?

An estimated 220,000 Americans have weight loss surgery every year. That’s double the number of a decade ago. There are two common types of procedures, and a new study has found that one may be more effective.