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Five more NYC hospitals are slated to be closed St. Mary's Hospital in Central Brooklyn closed its doors in the summer of 2005, succumbing to long standing financial pressures.
Ebrima Bandeh spends his days stocking shelves at Whole Foods, a grocery store that offers a choice between purple and white cauliflower and has a special escalator for
In the news recently we have seen the controversial proposal by the City’s Health Department to address the epidemic of obesity by limiting the use of transfats by restaurants and
In an important victory for immigrant communities in New York City and throughout the state, the New York State Department of Health has adopted regulations setting basic standards for hospitals’
Twenty-five years ago the first cases of HIV were diagnosed. Within a few short years, children were especially hard hit. A growing number of children lost their parents to AIDS.
At each of the City Council's stated meetings, council members introduce bills, most of which will never become laws (for the process by which bills become laws, click here). As
The big news story on the fifth anniversary of 9/11 seems to be the discovery of the "abandoned heroes" and forgotten victims of the
If in 1969, you were a 21-year-old college student in Illinois, and you wanted an abortion, it was an expensive operation -- and an illegal one. Four states had passed
Every year since 1993, Assemblyman Richard Gottfried has introduced a bill that would give the families of incapacitated patients the legal right to make their medical decisions
Nearly every person in Massachusetts will have health insurance by next July, officials there claimed recently, thanks to a plan that combines government action with responsibilities