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Â The flu season has reached epidemic levels and has yet to reach its peak,
despite a drop-off in cases in some states.
Nationwide, nearly four dozen children, about half of them under
Catalina Pena and her two sons. High lead levels were found in their Washington Heights apartment.
To many advocates in health and social services, lead contamination poses an unacceptable threat
Â The recent chilling plunge in temperatures has been a rude reminder to New Yorkers that, yes, it really is winter. And, yes, unfortunately, flu season has arrived, and this month
Â When Prisoners Come Home, Gotham Gazette's Social Services topic page update for January, painted a disturbing picture of how much support released prison and jail inmates need to have
Â Since this health column last reported on the plight of the millions of uninsured and under-insured people in New York and across America, the situation has, unfortunately, gotten worse.
The city's health department has announced plans for what could become the largest public-health investigation ever: a comprehensive survey to follow the health of those people most directly exposed to
Â The city's health department has announced plans for what could become the largest
public-health investigation ever: a comprehensive survey to follow the health
of those people most directly
According to an alarming study released last month by the city's health department and Department of Education, almost half (43 percent) of the children in New York City's public elementary
Â In the wake of the state Court of Appeals' unanimous decision on July 1 to strike
down the city's lead-paint law, there is much celebrating by advocates for the
Â The 2004 state and city budgets look significantly less dire than they did only a few short weeks ago in terms of their impact on New York City's health care.