AG: Westchester Doctor Traded Illegal Prescriptions For Pornographic Photos

KIND OF PUTS A DAMPER ON THE BARTER SYSTEM

CBS New York

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Authorities say a Westchester County doctor mailed illegal prescriptions to a former patient in exchange for money and sexually explicit photos.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Dale Dudley of New Rochelle was arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court Friday on felony charges of criminal sale of a prescription and misdemeanor counts of willful violation of health laws.

Dudley was in custody and couldn’t be reached for comment. Attorney information wasn’t available and a phone listing wasn’t in service.

The complaint says Dudley treated the woman for heroin addiction at a Bronx clinic in 2007 and 2008 and stayed in contact afterward.

Investigators say they recorded conversations this year where she asked Dudley to mail Xanax prescriptions. Authorities say he wrote them on forms from the Bronx clinic where he no longer works.

Schneiderman has implemented the I-STOP online system to track prescription drugs in New York State…

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New York Food Stamp Families Adjust As Benefit Cuts Kick In

CBS New York

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Some New York families could feel the pinch in November when food stamp benefits are reduced.

Most families who get food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly referred to as SNAP, will be losing about $36 a month, 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported.

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“We’re gonna have to cut back on a lot of things that the children need. Milk, stuff like that,” one Harlem resident said.

Benefit reductions will be based on a variety of factors including income and household size.

For many New York families the reduction in benefits will mean finding other ways to put food on the table.

“What are we gonna eat? Only chicken and bread and crackers,” one woman said, “Go to the church, go to the pantry to see…

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Suit: Campbell’s, Heart Organization Misled Consumers Over Salt Content In Soup

CBS Chicago

(CBS) — People trying to watch their salt intake know it’s tough to figure out what is good or bad to eat sometimes.

But you’d think food products with the American Heart Association’s “Heart Check” endorsement would be good for you, right?

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports you might be surprised.

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Campbell’s soup cans with the “Heart Check” certification have 410 mg of salt per serving for their “Healthy Choice Soup.”

“It’s not heart healthy in terms of sodium, absolutely not,” says Dr. Christy Tangney, a nutritionist at Rush University Medical Center.

Shoppers were surprised as well when Zekman showed them the sodium content listed on the label on the back of the can.

“Wow,” said Daniel Savage, who has to watch his sodium intake because of a medical condition. “Four hundred and ten milligrams. That’s terrible.”

The 410 mg of sodium per serving is…

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Seen At 11: High-Tech Health Advances

WELL, WE’VE GOT PILLS FOR JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE, SO . . . ?

CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There are smartphones and smart devices, but so-called smart pills and other high-tech advances could revolutionize the way your health is monitored.

As CBS 2’s Kristine Johnson reported, smart pills allow your doctor can see exactly what’s happening inside your body from afar.

The high-tech health advance would let the patients identify the problem without being a doctor.

As Johnson explained, a smart pill user could conduct a physical exam and make a diagnosis.

The little gadget is one of the newest cutting-edge tools using wireless smart technology to revolutionize the health care industry.

“Putting sensors, smart technology into everyday objects that people have used for tens, hundreds of years,” Josh Stein with AdhereTech told Johnson.

The smart pill bottle, made by the New York-based company AdhereTech, uses cellphone technology to measure exactly how many pills are in the bottle at…

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