Should young children be banned from playing tackle football? A public hearing on the future of play is underway in Manhattan today. New York State lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban tackle games for children under the age of 12. CBS2's Chris Wragge reports.

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New York Again Considers Banning Tackle Football For Children Under 12Should young children be banned from playing tackle football? A public hearing on the future of play is underway in Manhattan today. New York State lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban tackle games for children under the age of 12. CBS2's Chris Wragge reports.
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New Study Finds 48% Of Kids Not Getting Enough SleepExperts recommend a minimum of nine hours a night for children ages 6 to 17. CBS2's Chris Wragge reports.
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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.
Couple Working To Raise $2 Million To Fight 2 Sons’ Rare Brain DiseaseA family from Brooklyn is trying to raise more than $2 million to help their sons, who have a rare genetic disease. CBSN New York's Cindy Hsu reports.
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Newark Water Emergency: How Lead Levels Can Affect ChildrenLead exposure can bring on quite a few health defects, but there are preventive measures you can take to reduce the risk. Dr. Judy Aschner, chair of pediatrics and physician-in-chief from the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, explains how.
Study Finds More Children Allergic To SesameCBS2's Kenneth Craig has the latest on the growing number of children being diagnosed with sesame allergies.
'Toddlers Who Care' Event Raises Awareness Around Rare Birth DefectA Long Island couple whose baby was born with a very rare birth defect is working to help others recognize the signs and avoid some of the suffering they went through. WLYN's Marc Liverman reports.
New Procedure To Repair Spina Bifida In FetusesCBS2's Dr. Max Gomez has the latest on a new surgery to address spina bifida while a child is still in the womb.
Brooklyn Schools Shut For Violating Measles PolicyTwo schools in Williamsburg have been closed for violating New York City's policy regarding the measles outbreak.
N.Y. Lawmakers Expected To Pass Bill Ending Religious Exemption For VaccinesThe move comes after the recent outbreak of measles.
Heart Disease Risk In ChildrenCBS2's Dr. Max Gomez has the latest on the risks for heart disease in children.
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Dietary Supplements May Be Harming ChildrenCBS2's Dr. Max Gomez has the latest on the new warning about dietary supplements taken by minors.
Laundry Pods Still A Danger For Kids, People With DementiaCBS2's Dr. Max Gomez has the latest on the dangers of laundry pods, especially in the hands of children and people with dementia.
New Procedure Saves Young Cancer Patient's LegCBS2's Dr. Max Gomez has the latest on an amazing medial procedure that saved a young boy's leg from amputation.
Girl Fighting Cancer Wears 'Star Wars Stormtrooper CostumeAudrina Hatton-Wright, age 4 and dressed as a "Star Wars" stormtrooper, rang the radio-therapy bell at a British hospital to mark her final radiation treatment. CBS2's Chris Wragge reports.
Study: Playing For Fun, Not To Win, Key To Get Young Children Into Sports For LifeThe American Academy of Pediatrics says children should be physically active pretty much as soon as they can walk, run and play. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Anti-Vaxxers Rally In AlbanyParents against giving their children vaccinations to contagious diseases like the measles rallied in Albany to protest a bill that would end religious exemptions to vaccines.
NJ Gov. Murphy Signs 4 Bills To Improve Maternity CareNew legislation in New Jersey aims to improve maternity care especially for lower-income Medicaid patients. CBS2's Maurice DuBois reports.

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