Health

Barbara Paskoff and Carol Pack
WCBS 880
January 24, 2019 - 5:00 am
Yes there is AARP, but seniors say it's sometimes hard to feel like you aren't invisible in 2019 America.
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Marijuana weed
TREVOR HUGHES, USA TODAY
January 23, 2019 - 6:30 pm
TRENTON (WCBS 880) — People suffering from opioid addictions are now eligible for medical marijuana in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy made announced Wednesday the new initiatives to fight the opioid epidemic, including removing the requirement for prior authorization for Medication Assisted Treatment...
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Johnsonville Pork Patty
USDA
January 23, 2019 - 1:17 pm
A recall has been issued for more than 48,000 pounds of Johnsonville raw ground pork patty products.
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Food cart in New York City.
Steve Scott/WCBS 880
January 18, 2019 - 4:05 pm
New York City’s 5,500 food carts and trucks are already being inspected and being given letter grades by the Health Department.
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2015, file photo shows the Food and Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md. The FDA says it is resuming inspections of some of the riskiest foods such as cheeses, produce and infant formula as early as Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
January 14, 2019 - 7:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said it will resume inspections of some of the riskiest foods such as cheeses, produce and infant formula as early as Tuesday. The routine inspections had been briefly halted as a result of the partial government shutdown. FDA Commissioner Scott...
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FIL E- In this Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to reporters on the opening day of the legislative session at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use in New York are gaining steam and the governor predicts a bill will pass in 2019. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
January 13, 2019 - 10:41 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use in New York are gaining steam, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicts a bill will pass this year. But don't expect to see pot shops opening up from Brooklyn to Buffalo anytime soon. While there's broad agreement on the idea of...
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E-cigarette Juul
Calvin Mattheis/News Sentinel, Knoxville News Sentinel
January 12, 2019 - 4:28 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to raise the state's minimum age to buy tobacco and electronic cigarette products from 18 to 21 to curb their use by younger people.
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BQE DOT protest
WCBS 880
January 12, 2019 - 1:22 pm
Neighbors gathered Saturday to fight a plan by the city’s Department of Transportation to build a temporary extension of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
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Drinking Soda
Dreamstime
January 11, 2019 - 6:36 pm
New Yorkers are heading into 2019 a little healthier than before.
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Sugar
Dreamstime
January 10, 2019 - 7:24 pm
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A little sugar bowl could be added to chain restaurants’ menus in New York City. A bill introduced Wednesday would mandate eateries warn customers about items that contain over 12 grams of added sugar. City Councilman Mark Levine, who introduced the measure, says the Health...
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