Caroline Lewis

Caroline Lewis appears in the following:

Is monkeypox an STI? Why the answer matters for slowing New York’s outbreak

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Labeling monkeypox as a "sexually transmitted infection" could ensure free access to some health care, but the virus doesn't fit the classic definition.

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Rise in violent incidents and injuries force staff to quit at NYC psychiatric ward

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Psychiatric staff at one of New York City’s public hospitals are growing alarmed about high numbers of workplace injuries amid what they describe as an overall atmosphere of violence.

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New Yorkers share their tips for finding baby formula as shortage moves toward its fourth month

Monday, June 06, 2022

It’s been more than three months since federal officials linked a bacterial outbreak to Abbott Nutrition, forcing a voluntary recall and precipitating the national crisis.

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Supervised injection sites in NYC have saved lives. But officials won't provide funds

Saturday, June 04, 2022

Operators of the sites say the two facilities have intervened in more than 300 potentially fatal overdoses. But a lack of government funding is making it hard for them to expand.

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How cannabis edibles get tested for THC levels in New York

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Some confectioners are experimenting with THC syrups that can be added to beverages. Others are trying nanotechnology to make edibles with highs that are more consistent.

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NY lawmakers push to protect abortion clinics from facing out-of-state lawsuits

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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One of the bills would prevent the governor of New York from recognizing any demand from another state to extradite an abortion provider.

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Advocates in New York are working to further secure abortion access

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

With Roe vs. Wade unlikely to stand, New York lawmakers aim to protect the rights of both providers and patients — including patients who come to New York for services their home states have banned.

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NY abortion providers could see influx of out-of-state patients if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

The share of abortions obtained by out-of-state residents has steadily increased in New York since record numbers of anti-abortion restrictions began rolling out about a decade ago. 

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Checking In on N.J. Cannabis Sales

Monday, April 25, 2022

WNYC's Caroline Lewis — and new cannabis customers — recount how the first weekend went for legal recreational weed sales in New Jersey.

Here's where to buy legal weed in NJ when recreational sales start

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Wednesday is America’s unofficial weed holiday, but in an attempt to avoid mass chaos at dispensaries, recreational cannabis sales will start in New Jersey on Thursday, April 21st.

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NYPD releases information about a person of interest in a subway shooting

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

New York City authorities have identified 62-year-old Frank R. James as a "person of interest" in a subway shooting Tuesday morning in Brooklyn that left 23 people wounded.

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Unlicensed marijuana dispensaries are multiplying in New York City, despite state warnings

Monday, April 04, 2022

Some of the dispensaries seek to exploit loopholes in the state’s cannabis law. Others have thrown any pretense that they’re not really selling weed out the window.

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Hochul keeps delaying nursing home staffing rules, raising concerns among unions, advocates

Monday, March 21, 2022

New minimum staffing requirements for nursing homes were supposed to take effect in January. Hochul has already delayed enforcement three times.

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Local veterans push back on VA plan to close Brooklyn hospital as part of larger health care overhaul

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The plan is part of a larger nationwide overhaul of the VA health system that could affect several facilities in New York City and the surrounding areas.

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Cannabis equity advocates hail ‘innovative’ approach for recreational weed licenses in NY

Thursday, March 10, 2022

“We acknowledge that if we want a different outcome for our equity entrepreneurs, we have to take a different approach,” said the executive director of the Office of Cannabis Management.

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Clubhouse for New Yorkers with serious mental illness plans $40 million Bronx expansion

Friday, March 04, 2022

As of 2019, the borough had among the highest psychiatric hospitalization rates of any county in the state.

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NY home care workers awarded $30 million for unpaid wages

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

The award is the result of years of arbitration between health care union 1199SEIU and home care agencies – but some labor organizers say it isn’t enough money to pay back wages.

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When Will NJ Get Legal Weed?

Monday, February 07, 2022

New Jersey's original opening date for recreational sales of cannabis is likely going to get pushed back. Here's what's behind the delay.

Why Coney Island and Brighton Beach were hit so hard by omicron

Monday, February 07, 2022

The iconic oceanside neighborhoods experienced a fatality rate nearly three times the citywide average.

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COVID-19 hospitalizations reach new peak in New York City

Monday, January 10, 2022

Hospitalizations in New York City, the original heart of the pandemic in early 2020, are growing exponentially because of omicron, and have now surpassed last winter's peak.

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