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New Bills: Bed Bugs to Base Jumping

Mar 10, 2008

What do old mattresses, BASE jumping and meat from cloned animals all have in common? Some members of the City Council want to regulate them. In February, City Council members introduced

 

Making Fast Food A Little Healthier

Mar 03, 2008

Image courtesy of jarbo / Jared Cherup. Steps to a Fitter City Putting Bodegas on a Diet: Many New Yorkers must shop at small groceries, which offer a smorgasbord of chips but

 

Making Fast Food A Little Healthier

Mar 03, 2008

Image courtesy of jarbo / Jared Cherup. Steps to a Fitter City Putting Bodegas on a Diet: Many New Yorkers must shop at small groceries, which offer a smorgasbord of chips

 

Creating Healthy Bodegas

Mar 03, 2008

Image courtesy of lornagrl / Lorna. Steps to a Fitter City Putting Bodegas on a Diet: Many New Yorkers must shop at small groceries, which offer a smorgasbord of chips but not

 

Fresh Food and Fresh Ideas

Mar 03, 2008

Image courtesy of Susan NYC / Susan. Bagging Green Carts For critics of the green cart legislation, the issue is more about protecting small business than promoting healthy eating. Here are

 

Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

Mar 03, 2008

Images courtesy of lornagrl / Lorna, jarbo / Jared Cherup and Susan NYC. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made public health a signature issue for his administration. During his six years in

 

Barred Medicine: Health Care on Rikers Island

Feb 11, 2008

Date unknown. Image courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration / New Deal Network WPA Nurses assisting patients at Rikers. The original caption read "The New York City institutions have an

 

Language Barriers at the Drugstore

Feb 04, 2008

When Catalina Martinez of Ridgewood walks into a pharmacy to get a prescription, the task may not be as easy as it seems. Beyond the long lines and their physician's unintelligible

 

Breaking Down Barriers to Mental Health Care

Jan 18, 2008

Dally Sanchez spent her adolescence getting "treatment" - and the memories still sting: As a traumatized incest survivor, she recalls dealing with a social worker who couldn't talk to her

 

New Yorkers vs. the Rat

Nov 26, 2007

When the newly renovated northern end of City Hall Park officially reopened in October, organizers planned a celebration complete with performances on the freshly cut lawn. But, said Skip Blumberg,