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Exercisers take part in cardiovascular training at a New York City gym. (Credit CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Regular Exercise Could Prevent Memory Loss

For many people the biggest fears associated with aging are memory loss, Alzheimer’s, and dementia.

04/02/2014

FILE - Vice President Joe Biden (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

1 Year After Newtown School Shooting, Biden To Boost Mental Health Services

The Obama administration has made mental health a focus of efforts to reduce gun violence. Relatives of the victims will be at the White House for the announcement Tuesday.

12/10/2013

Crown Heights Mentally Ill Housing Site

Crown Heights Residents Decry Planned Mental Health Housing On Block

Controversy has erupted in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where a local nonprofit plans to build a facility that will predominantly house people who are mentally ill.

09/30/2013

Sandy's damage in the Mantoloking/Avon-By-The-Sea area is seen from Chopper 880 - Oct. 31, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

NJ Agency Launches ‘Hope And Healing’ Ad Campaign Aimed At Sandy Victims

About 200 counselors from New Jersey Hope and Healing Helpline have given emotional support to 300,000 callers since Sandy hit 11 months ago.

09/25/2013

Former President Bill Clintonspeaks with President Barack Obama on stage during the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting on Sept. 24, 2013 in Midtown. (credit: Getty Images)

At Clinton Global Initiative, Obama Sticks Up For Health Care Law

President Barack Obama defended his health care overhaul during an appearance Tuesday at the Clinton Global Initiative in Manhattan.

09/24/2013

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New Connecticut Gun Laws Begin Taking Effect Today

Parts of Connecticut’s law addressing the Newtown school massacre, including the creation of new credentials to purchase long guns and ammunition, took effect Monday.

07/01/2013

AmeriCares relief supplies (credit: AmeriCares)

Stories From Main Street: Stamford-Based AmeriCares Helps Those In Need Around The World

Whether it’s a tornado in Oklahoma, a tsunami in Japan, or an earthquake in Haiti, whatever the disaster is, chances are that many of the relief supplies came from a 50,000-square-foot warehouse in Stamford, Connecticut.

06/10/2013

Erica DePalo (Credit: CBS 2)

No Prison Time For Onetime ‘Teacher Of The Year’ Who Had Sex With Student

A former Essex County teacher of the year was spared prison time Monday, after admitting to having sex with a 15-year-old student.

04/29/2013

Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office/file)

Gov. Christie Announces Plan For Curbing Gun Violence

The proposal calls for expanding government-funded mental health treatment, requiring parental sign-off before minors can buy or rent violent video games and mandating would-be gun owners show government-issued IDs.

04/19/2013

Cristiana Verro browses for guns on sale at the National Armory gun store in Pompano Beach, Florida - April 11, 2013 (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Background Checks For Gun Buyers

Today we’re focusing on background checks for gun buyers. Are they really in a government registry? If not, would a government registry be created? If not, why not?

04/12/2013

Cans of Food (file / credit: clipart.com)

Study: Long Island Poor Lack Access To Healthy Food

A forum was held in Garden City Tuesday morning, called “The Truth and the Facts: Food Inequality on Long Island.”

04/09/2013

"The Family Guide To Mental Health Care" book cover (credit: CBS 2)

State Official Out With New Book On Mental Illness

Dr. Lloyd Sederer is the medical director of the New York State Office of Mental Health and the author of “The Family Guide To Mental Health Care.”

03/24/2013

Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New York (file / credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Veterans Affairs Dept. Says It Won’t Comply With New York’s New Gun Law

The federal Department of Veterans Affairs says its mental health professionals won’t comply with a new gun law in New York that requires them to report the names of patients they believe likely to hurt themselves or others.

03/11/2013

Gov. Chris Christie at the Hilltop Group Home in Robbinsville - Mar. 7, 2013 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Christie To Tour Facility For Disabled As He Pushes For Group Homes

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will today tour The Arc, a facility for the developmentally disabled in North Brunswick, as he pushes to close institutions in favor of group homes.

03/11/2013

Woman aiming gun (file/credit: CBS 2)

Gun Violence Poll: Majority Of Mental Health Professionals Back Gun Control

The respondents also overwhelmingly said more needs to be done to reduce the stigma of getting help.

02/28/2013

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