Lenox Hill Hospital

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.

04/01/2014

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.

03/26/2014

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.

01/29/2014

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.

11/18/2013

4.17.13 Dr. Robert Glatter

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.

04/17/2013

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.

10/24/2012

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.

04/28/2012

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.

02/09/2012

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.

02/08/2012

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.

01/16/2012

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Parents Claim They Couldn’t Get Access To Their Newborns Due To Birth Of Jay-Z And Beyonce’s Baby

One More than one new parent at the hospital is furious, claiming Blue Ivy’s arrival kept them from spending time with their own newborns in intensive care.

01/09/2012

US singer Beyonce (R) and her husband US rap singer Jay-Z (L) watch the men's final match between Spain's Rafael Nadal and Sweden's Robin Soderling in the French Open tennis championship at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 6, 2010, in Paris. The couple are now the proud parents of a baby girl.  (credit: BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)

Father Says Hospital Kept Him From His Newborns To Accommodate Beyonce’s Delivery

Neil Nash-Coulon of Bedford-Stuyvesant says the hospital even kicked his family out of the waiting area.

01/08/2012

Roosevelt Hospital - New York, NY - Sep 5, 2011 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

NYC Hospitals Cited For Leaving Items In Patients, Using Wrong Blood

Several New York City hospitals have landed on the 2011 watch list after reporting deadly patient-safety lapses including leaving sponges and surgical instruments inside patients, according to the Niagara Health Quality Coalition.

09/05/2011

Birth Control Pill (file)

Could The Birth Control Pill Boost Brain Power?

New research finds the birth control pill could also boost a woman’s brain power. CBS 2’s Dr. Holly Phillips reports.

08/25/2010

St. Vincent's Hospital

Greenwich Loses St. Vincent’s, Emergency Care

There were thousands of broken hearts in Greenwich Village Friday. St. Vincent’s, a beloved hospital, shut its doors after serving the community for almost 160 years, CBS 2’s Magee Hickey reports.

04/30/2010