Health

Blood donor
Dreamstime
January 13, 2019 - 1:50 pm
A New Yorker is donating blood to a Florida toddler with a very rare blood type who needs donors for a bone marrow transplant.
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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
Photo illustration by Calvin Mattheis/News Sentinel
January 12, 2019 - 4:25 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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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 file photo, Henry Beverly, 73, battles the flu while tended to by nurse Kathleen Burks at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston, Ga. As of January 2019, the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter’s unusually brutal one, health officials say. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
January 11, 2019 - 11:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It's early, but officials say the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter's unusually brutal one. In most parts of the country right now, the flu strain causing the most illness is a somewhat milder virus. It tends not to cause as many hospitalizations and...
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Hospital
Dreamstime
January 08, 2019 - 1:32 pm
The death rate from cancer in the United States has hit a milestone: a steady decline for 25 years in a row.
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HEROIN 181ST STREET SUBWAY
Spencer Platt/Getty Images/1010 WINS
January 08, 2019 - 8:11 am
A 1 line station in Upper Manhattan has become a junkyard for junkies, riders say.
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Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo
Tania Savayan/The Journal News
January 07, 2019 - 12:11 pm
Hillary Clinton is joining Gov. Andrew Cuomo at Barnard College on Monday in a push to pass legislation decriminalizing abortion in New York State.
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Gym equipment
Dreamstime
January 06, 2019 - 4:09 pm
If you’re aiming to get more exercise in 2019, you better bring some hand sanitizer.
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HealthPlus Surgery Center
Google Street View
January 02, 2019 - 12:26 pm
A New Jersey surgery center is looking at lawsuits after thousands of patients were potentially exposed to serious blood-borne disease like HIV and hepatitis B and C.
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Birth certificate
Dreamstime
December 31, 2018 - 2:33 pm
New York City residents are about to have new option for denoting gender on their birth certificates: gender "X.''
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