The phrase “medical marijuana” has a nice clinical ring to it, but doctors and researchers are divided on the data: some are confident that smoking pot can help a wide range of pains and other symptoms. Others remain skeptical.
Thousands of people gathered Wednesday in Union Square and marched downtown for the annual May Day rally.
Teammates from the Norman Thomas High School baseball team reacted to news of the NBA's first openly gay athlete. "I believe a team is a family," said one player. "To each his own."
Jason Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran, published an essay in Sports Illustrated, explaining his identity, his reasons for keeping his sexual orientation secret and for coming out.
After years of on-again-off-again debate, Congress is close to passing a bill that would require online retailers to collect sales tax. The move would end the advantage the virtual marketplace has over local bricks-and-mortar stores
Six months after Sandy struck much of the eastern Seaboard, a group of ‘hactktivists” are working out ways digital technology can improve the response to future disasters.
A lovely spring weekend warmed up the Rockaways, but residents acknowledged the six-month anniversary of Sandy's devastation with a list of ongoing challenges, large and small.
SUNY is withdrawing its plan to close Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn – at least for the time being.
The city is selling a dilapidated courthouse in the Rockaways to a private developer and a group of physicians who pledge to transform it into a new healthcare facility. Officials say the new clinic will help the community, following the closure Peninsula Hospital last year
No one under 21 would be able to buy cigarettes in New York City, under a new proposal announced Monday that marks the latest in a decade of moves to crack down on smoking in the nation's largest city.
Boston is on lock-down this morning as police continue to hunt for the 2nd suspect in the Boston marathon bombings. Overnight, the two suspects killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt. One suspect was killed, the surviving Boston bombing suspect has been identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass.
A New York State district court judge has issued a second temporary restraining order halting the closure of Long Island College Hospital.
With aging buildings, uninsured patients and cuts from the government, many hospitals across New York State are facing financial problems. There has been talk in Albany that allowing private investment could help improve their prospects, but a proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to do that has run into snags.
Sugary beverages may still be available in all sizes, thanks to a New York State judge’s rejection of the Mayor Bloomberg’s big beverage ban, but the mayor is continuing his campaign to change how retailers sell products he and other officials believe are harming New Yorkers.
A state judge has overturned the decision to close Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn.
Downtown Hospital, which teetered on the edge of bankruptcy before being recently acquired by New York Presbyterian, is dismissing about 70 medical residents.
A state judge's ruling that blocked Mayor Bloomberg's plan banning the sale of large sugary beverages is a setback amid a string of influential victories for the mayor's health initiatives, including banning trans fats in restaurants and smoking in public places.
The city is fighting a state judge's decision to halt the city's ban on large, sugary drinks that was slated to go into effect on Tuesday.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg could soon be able to test his latest health hypothesis. New York City on Tuesday is set to become the first place in the country to limit the size of sodas and other sugary beverages in certain retail settings.
If automatic spending cuts poised to kick in at midnight Thursday, $85 billion will come out of the federal budget – and healthcare, in particular hospitals, will get a larger slice of those cuts than any sector other than the military.