An estimated 20 million LASIK procedures have been performed since 1998. The FDA website is filled with stories of complications, including pain, dizziness and detached retinas. CBS2's Chris Wragge reports.
Doctors Warn Of Complications Surrounding LASIK Eye SurgeryAn estimated 20 million LASIK procedures have been performed since 1998. The FDA website is filled with stories of complications, including pain, dizziness and detached retinas. CBS2's Chris Wragge reports.
Small, Battery-Powered Device Offers Non-Drug Relief To Victims Of Migraine HeadachesWhile the relief isn’t always instantaneous, several studies have demonstrated the gammaCore’s effectiveness. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Possible Mumps Exposure In Rye, NYA medical group is warning of potential mumps exposure at the Westmed Urgent Care Center in Rye.
Technology Helping Runners Reach Their Peak Ahead Of NYC MarathonIf you ask runners, most will agree there is no other race like the New York City Marathon. CBSN New York's John Dias explains how technology can now help optimize performance for any athletic competition.
Breakthrough Hold Promise For Those With Celiac Disease, Gluten IssuesCeliac is a painful intestinal disease where gluten, a protein in wheat and other grains triggers the immune system to attack the patient’s small intestine. The trick is how to rein in that autoimmune attack. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
$260 Million Lawsuit Settlement In Ohio Over Opioid CrisisThe top three drug distributors - McKesson, Cardinal Health and Amerisource Bergen - will pay $215 million while drugmaker Teva will pay $20 million in cash and contribute $25 million worth of a drug used to treat opioid addiction. CBS2's Kristine Johnson reports.
Paterson, N.J., Announces Pilot Program To Combat Opioid AddictionMayor Andre Sayegh and Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced grant funding to pilot a comprehensive opioid abuse program in Paterson, which will include the creation of an Opioid Response Team ("ORT").
Hackensack Meridian Health Starts Anti-Vaping CampaignNew Jersey's largest health network announced Thursday it is contributing $1 million to fund a initiative designed stop young people from using e-cigarettes. CBSN New York's Kiran Dhillon reports
Healthwatch: Pregnancy And VaccinesThe Centers for Disease Control says most pregnant women in the U.S. are not getting two recommended vaccines that could protect them and their babies. CBS2's Chris Wragge reports
Nassau County Lawmakers Introduce Anti-Vaping BillYou can't smoke cigarettes at public parks and playgrounds used by children and families in Nassau County, and lawmakers don't want you to be able to vape their either. CBS2's Mary Calvi reports.
Traumatic Emergencies Leaving Mental Scars On Heroic Rescuers As WellThe recent subway rescue of a 5-year-old girl opens up a conversation about what mental health programs are available to those who end up helping in emergencies. CBSN New York's Natalie Duddridge reports.
Report Finds Nearly 3,000 New York City Kids Exposed To LeadA shocking report finds 2,700 New York City kids tested positive for lead exposure when city agencies could have prevented it. CBS2 urban affairs expert Mark Peters talked with CBSN New York's Valerie Castro about the report.
NJ School Athletes To Watch Opioid VideoHigh school athletes are being required to watch an opioid video with help of professional athletes in New Jersey. CBSN New York's Meg Baker reports.
5 Bad Habits That Can Make You Look OlderCBS2's Cindy Hsu speaks to experts about the bad habits that can age your skin and make you look older than you really are.
Mosquitoes Spreading Rare Disease Causing Fever, Chills, Brain SwellingState health officials in Michigan are reporting two more people have died of a rare mosquito-borne virus. CBS2's Don Dahler reports.
Doctors Save Vaping VictimA Long Island man who said he was in bad shape after vaping THC was saved by doctors at North Shore University Hospital. CBSN New York's Cindy Hsu reports
New York Lawmakers Consider Letting Kids Take Mental Health Days From SchoolShould students be allowed to take mental health days from school? CBSN New York's Hazel Sanchez reports.
Debate Goes On Over Biking, Helmets And Rides Through New York CityA bike battle is brewing in the city in the wake of increased cyclist deaths. Dr. Joseph Herrera, chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance, Mount Sinai Health System, spoke with CBSN New York's Jessica Layton about helmets and injury risks.
Rabbi With ALS Makes NYC TripAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis has taken a lot from a California rabbi. But he didn’t let it take away the opportunity to be there for his son’s bar mitzvah in Crown Heights. CBSN New York's Nick Caloway reports.
Newark Water Emergency: Volunteers Visiting 18,000 Homes Amid Lead CrisisVolunteers are expected to visit around 18,000 homes across Newark to pass out safe water and sign up residents to replace lead service lines at no cost, part of a $120 million program. CBSN New York's Cindy Hsu reports.
Komen Race For The Cure: CEO Linda TantawiSusan G. Komen Greater New York City CEO Linda Tantawi talks with CBS2's Venessa Murdock about today's race.
Samvincible: Paralyzed Lifeguard Inspiring Others In His Fight To RecoverSam Jarmer is a 16-year-old lifeguard who suffered a spinal cord injury in Jury. CBS2's Meg Baker reports.
Mom, Son Celebrating Fight Against CancerAt 24 weeks, Carly Klareich had a lumpectomy but waited on chemotherapy until doctors induced the birth of her child three weeks early to fast track her treatment. CBS2's Vanessa Murdock reports.
Hempstead Pushing To Altogether Ban Sale Of Flavored Vaping ProductsOfficials moved Tuesday to ban certain vaping products that critics say are getting kids sick. Lawmakers in the Town of Hempstead say it is a call to arms, reports CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff.