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Danny Lewis

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Ebola, Chikungunya, the Plague, Oh My!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Stories about diseases are flying around the media these days. But how worried should New Yorkers really be?

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West Nile Virus Plan Could Help Fight Chikungunya

Thursday, July 31, 2014

New York health officials say they're prepared to adapt plans designed to fight West Nile Virus if they must combat chikungunya.

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Women Are Getting More Concussions and Researchers Don't Know Why

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WNYC

Traumatic brain injury rates are rising for women, and researchers say they don't have enough data to find the cause.

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Paid Sick Leave Kicks Off, to Mixed Reactions

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What do the bosses have to say about New York City's new paid sick leave law?

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Fake Marijuana is Real Cause for Alarm

Monday, July 28, 2014

Officials are warning New Yorkers about the dangers of smoking synthetic marijuana.

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Midway Through Tick Season, On the Lookout for Lyme Disease

Monday, July 28, 2014

July is the height of tick season in New York and New Jersey, and even though it's been milder than in the past, local officials want people to keep up their guard against the disease.

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Hospitals Hindering Nurse Practitioners

Monday, July 28, 2014

A new report says many hospitals aren't putting their skills and education to good use.

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Disability Access Lagging at Polling Places

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Inadequate signage and locked doors on access ramps make it difficult for disabled people to vote.

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Side Effects and Stigma Keep Minorities from HIV Treatment

Monday, July 21, 2014

It's easy to get a prescription for HIV and AIDS medication in New York. But when you're scared of the treatment and what people might think, the hard part is asking for one.

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Comptroller Finds Homeless Services Agency Mishandled Sandy Money

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Scott Stringer said the lack of record keeping makes it look like crucial monitoring didn't happen at all.

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Lawsuit Blames NY's Medicaid Overhaul for Home Care Cuts

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A class-action lawsuit filed against New York State says the 2011 Medicaid overhaul left the disabled and chronically ill without help at home.

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Stringer Says Tracking Lawsuits Could Save NYC Millions

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

WNYC

New York City's fiscal watchdog says making records of civil claims publicly available will save taxpayers money.

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New York State Has Second-Lowest Painkiller Prescription Rate in the Country

Thursday, July 03, 2014

WNYC

But there may be unintended consequences— like more heroin use.

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Heads Up! Former U.S. Soccer Player Says Headers Are Bad for Kids

Thursday, July 03, 2014

WNYC

The U.S. may be out of the World Cup, but a former soccer pro is calling attention to concussion risks for kids.

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Court Won't Reinstate City's Big Soda Restriction

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The state's Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the city's health department overstepped its bounds when it restricted the size of sodas.

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Rates Could Yo-Yo as Insurance Exchange Heads into 2015

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Yorkers who bought insurance from the state health exchange could see big price hikes next year.

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Medical Community Calls for More Hepatitis Awareness

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

WNYC

Experts are voicing support for a bill that would require New York City to issue an annual report on its efforts to stop the spread of hepatitis B and C, the leading causes of liver cancer.

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Health Exchange Shoppers Love NY's Newcomers, Nonprofits and Silver

Monday, June 23, 2014

These are some of the findings in the latest report about who's enrolled in the state exchange and how it's working.

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Healthcare Workers Picket for Better Benefits

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WNYC

1199 SEIU healthcare workers want to see their free health benefits continue under any new contract.

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Praise for Produce in Poor Neighborhoods

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Green carts are all over New York City's food deserts, and a new study shows that the 6-year-old program has vendors making profits and customers coming back.

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