Health News

Mosquito testing
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Steve Burns
September 24, 2019 - 4:31 pm
Health officials in Connecticut say a second person has died after being diagnosed with a rare, mosquito-borne illness.
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Mosquito testing
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 20, 2019 - 5:47 pm
A person in Connecticut that was diagnosed with a rare mosquito-transmitted disease died Friday, the Department of Public Heath announced.
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E-Cigarettes
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Sophia Hall
September 19, 2019 - 1:13 pm
Two lawmakers from Long Island are looking to expand New York’s ban on flavored vaping products to a federal level.
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Measles Vaccine
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Associated Press
September 16, 2019 - 7:05 pm
The nation's worst measles epidemic in 27 years could be in its final stages as a week went by with no new reported cases.
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Vaping
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Peter Haskell
September 16, 2019 - 4:01 pm
With six vaping-related deaths throughout the country, one New Jersey senator is calling for a moratorium on the sale and use of all e-cigarettes.
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Legionnaires’ Disease
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Mike Smeltz
September 11, 2019 - 3:22 pm
At least two people have been sickened with Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx.
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Measles Vaccine
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Associated Press
September 09, 2019 - 7:40 pm
Parents of unvaccinated children in New York state are protesting the repeal of a religious exemption to school immunization requirements.
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Sean Adams
September 09, 2019 - 3:00 pm
NEW YORK ( WCBS 880 ) — Nearly two decades after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, the death toll continues to rise and the story continues to unfold. “It certainly is evolving,” says Dr. Michael Crane. When commercial jetliners struck the World Trade Center on that day nearly 18 years ago, the...
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New Jersey State Capitol Building
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Sean Adams
September 09, 2019 - 1:20 pm
A New Jersey mom is pushing lawmakers to approve a bill that would require newborns to be screened for a rare disorder that her 19-month-old son was diagnosed with.
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Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health
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Sean Adams
September 08, 2019 - 4:00 pm
In this week’s Stories from Main Street, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams heads to the World Trade Center Health Clinic at Mount Sinai, where doctors continue to treat new 9/11 victims every day.
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