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Twin Crises In Health Care

Dec 11, 2006

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.


The Challenge of Eating Healthy

Nov 20, 2006

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


Hospital Communication

Oct 04, 2006

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’


HIV 25 Years Later

Sep 28, 2006

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.


9/11 Health: Help at Last?

Sep 11, 2006

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


Abortion in New York City

Aug 28, 2006

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


Who Decides When The Patient Can't?

Jun 29, 2006

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


Health Insurance -- Looking For A Model

May 04, 2006

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