Gotham Gazette

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  • Turn to Communities to Turn Around New York’s Unprecedented Health Disaster

    Mayor Adams promotes good health (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)

    New York City and State face unprecedented mass illness--from chronic disease that has been allowed to fester for decades, ongoing endemic COVID-19, and uncountable already existing cases of Long Covid--plus rising overdose rates and emergency illness from drug use, and more. With all this, mass trauma has overtaken whole communities. There will never be sufficient professional personnel, from clinicians to police officers, to contend with this unprecedented

  • Warning: Top Medical Researchers Leaving New York at Unhealthy Rates

    doctors lab

    photo via @sloan_kettering

    Dr. Rudolph Leibel, a man who has won international acclaim for his study of how genes impact obesity and type-2 diabetes, is warning that New York isn't doing enough to keep its most brilliant medical researchers in the state.

    Texas, California, Florida, Virginia, and Massachusetts are all investing heavily in poaching major researchers like Leibel and they are succeeding, convincing them to pull up their New York stakes and take