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World Trade Center Health Registry

Sep 10, 2003

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

 

World Trade Center Health Registry

Sep 10, 2003

 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

 

Obesity

Aug 12, 2003

  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

 

Court Overturns Current Lead-Paint Law

Jul 15, 2003

 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

 

School Buses Can Be Dangerous to Kids' Health

Jun 05, 2003

 The children are there on West 26th Street every morning, waiting to board the yellow school bus. They say their quick good-byes to parents and caregivers, and the adults rush

 

Survey of Emotional Distress

May 08, 2003

  More than six percent of New Yorkers report suffering from "severe emotional distress," with Hispanics and the poor among the most likely to suffer such distress, according to a citywide

 

Recruiting Foster Parents

May 06, 2003

ASTHMA INITIATIVE A Harlem Hospital study is producing an alarming finding: as many as one in four children in Harlem have asthma. Only halfway through an ambitious effort to test every

 

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Apr 10, 2003

 If it weren't for the daily drama of the televised war in Iraq, the mysterious flulike illness from Asia known as SARS, for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, would probably be

 

Diabetes

Mar 11, 2003

 Diabetes rates have doubled in adults in New York City in the last eight years, according to a recent report from the Department of Health (pdf file), which says the