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Senator Schumer Warns About Spread Of Chik-V Virus

Posted On June 23, 2014

(New York, NY) -- Senator Chuck Schumer is warning that spectators leaving the World Cup could spread a mosquito-borne illness to other areas around the globe, including New York. Christin Marks reports.   Play Clip

Senator Warns Chik-V Virus Could Spread

Posted On June 23, 2014

(New York, NY) -- Senator Chuck Schumer is warning that spectators leaving the World Cup could spread a mosquito-borne illness to other areas around the globe, including to his home state of New York. Schumer says cases of the Chikungunya virus are rapidly rising and he is calling on the CDC to issue a health…

California Health Department Reports Two West Nile Cases

Posted On June 20, 2014

(Sacramento, CA) -- The California Department of Public Health is reporting the first two human West Nile virus infections of the season. Kerry Padgett with the CDPH has details about the cases.   Padgett says these reported cases remind us that taking a few minutes to protect ourselves and our families from mosquito bites can…

NY Lawmakers Greenlight Medical Marijuana

Posted On June 20, 2014

(Albany, NY) -- New York lawmakers are giving the go-ahead to medical marijuana.   Senator Diane Savino sponsored the bill approved by both the Senate and the Assembly. Under the restrictive measure, the governor has the authority to end the program on the recommendation of either the State Police Superintendent or the Health Commissioner. The…

Brian Cuban Helping The Heal For Eating Disorders

Posted On June 20, 2014

(New York, NY) -- Brian Cuban is known as the younger brother of famed Dallas Mavericks owner investor Mark Cuban. But he's also making a name for himself as an authority and activist on Male Eating Disorders. Cuban serves on the Advisory Board for non-profit organization Project Heal, which is hosting a fundraising gala tonight…