Can I Get Workers’ Comp For a Heart Attack?

Work Related While workers’ compensation law does vary from state to state, generally, you can get workers comp for an injury that is work related. If your job is to put books onto a shelf, and you break your leg falling off a ladder, your injury was a result of your work duties eligible for […]

When Is It Too Late to Sue a Government Agency?

Let’s say you slip and fall in a county courthouse. Or you’re riding a city bus when it crashes. If you’re injured, you may have an injury claim against the government. And while all injury lawsuits have time limits, known as the statute of limitations, cases against city, state, or federal entities often have shorter […]

When TED Talks, people listen

The TED Talks lecture series has become one of the Internet’s most popular and powerful platforms where important ideas spread around the world through the stories of remarkable people. Charlie Rose speaks to the people whose stories have changed lives and to the man who decides who talks and how far their messages will resonate. […]

Doctors’ letter calls on Columbia to oust Dr. Oz

A group of 10 prominent doctors from around the country is taking aim at Dr. Mehmet Oz, calling on Columbia University to oust the popular TV doctor from its faculty. In a letter addressed to Dr. Lee Goldman, Columbia’s Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine, they write: “We are surprised and dismayed […]

Food safety tips for barbecue season

A few simple rules can help keep your barbecue safe and enjoyable. istockphoto Barbecues and picnics are synonymous with warm weather, and following food safety rules will help ensure that everyone stays healthy. “First and foremost, remember that the ‘time-temperature danger zone’ is between 40 degrees F and 140 degrees F,” said Rebecca Blake, director […]

E-cigarette use triples among teens

April 17, 2015, 5:38 AM|New research found that electronic cigarettes became three times as popular with middle and high school students between 2013 and 2014. Plus, e-cigarettes are less likely to help smokers kick the habit. Eboni Williams reports on the day’s top health news. Article source: http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/9zFUoGt3Crw/

Doggie day care centers help dog flu spread

CHICAGO – Many urbanites use doggie day cares while they work long hours. Paying others to exercise their pets, owners can forgo long walks and enjoy guilt-free pooch snuggling in the evenings. While usually a healthy experience for the dogs, the day care environment, with dozens of pets mingling, contributed to an epidemic of dog […]

Bronx office manager accused of impersonating dentist

April 17, 2015, 11:47 AM|Prosecutors say New York dental office manager Valbona Yzeiraj treated unsuspecting patients when the real dentist was out of the office. Some patients suffered serious complications. CBS2’s Dick Brennan reports. Article source: http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/B404oGw4-9Y/

NY woman posed as dentist, prosecutors allege

NEW YORK – Patients went to a Bronx dentist for root canals, injections and to have their teeth pulled — but there was one major problem. As CBS2’s Dick Brennan reports, prosecutors said the woman who did the work never went to dental school, and was lying to unsuspecting patients. She called herself “Dr. Val,” […]

Maple syrup could cut use of antibiotics

Maple syrup is one of nature’s sweetest treats. But it turns out syrup could do much more than make your pancakes taste great. The sticky sap from maple trees may also make antibiotics more effective. A new study published Thursday in the journal Applied Environmental Microbiology suggests that adding maple syrup extract to certain common […]

Two dozen new cases in Indiana HIV outbreak

AUSTIN, Ind. – Indiana health officials say there are two dozen new HIV cases in southeastern Indiana, bringing the outbreak’s total cases to 130. The Indiana State Department of Health said Friday there are now 120 confirmed HIV cases and 10 preliminary positive cases. That’s up from 106 last week. CBS Evening News Indiana tries […]

​1985: CBS News discovers Ecstasy for the first time

This feature, The Way It Was, resurfaces and explores past stories from the CBS News archives. If there’s a topic you’d like to see, leave a suggestion in the comments section or send us a tweet at @CBSEveningNews. Just 30 years ago there was a new, unregulated drug spreading quickly across America’s streets. Young and […]