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City Agrees To Faster Cleanup Of PCBs In Schools (NY Times, May 22, 2013)
Indian Point Nuclear Plant Draws Mixed Grades (WNYC, May 14, 2013)
Rally For SUNY Downstate Medical Center (NY 1, May 10, 2013)
Cuomo Asks Feds For Help on Brooklyn Hospital Closures (Daily News, May 9, 2013)
NYC Set To Pass Sick Days Plan (Associated Press, May 8, 2013)
Report Sees Widespread Mold After Sandy (The Brooklyn Bureau, May 8, 2013)
Council Hears Testimony on Raising Age Limit on Tobacco Sales (Wall Street Journal, May 3, 2013)
Business Owners Take Aim At Proposed Smoking Laws (NY Times, May 3, 2013)
Queens Elementary School To Serve Only Vegetarian Meals (Daily News, May 1, 2013)
Paid Sick Leave Vote Delayed, Again (Gotham Gazette, Apr 25, 2013)
Cancer Rate 15% Higher Than Normal For 9/11 Responders (Daily News, Apr 24, 2013)
Day Centers Sprout Up, Luring Fit Elders And Costing Medicaid (NY Times, Apr 23, 2013)
City Dealing With Inflating Price of Employee Health Coverage (NY Post, Apr 18, 2013)
Paid Sick Leave Bill Likely To See Vote Next Week (Gotham Gazette, Apr 17, 2013)
Medical Marijuana Gaining Steam In Albany, Cuomo Stalls (Daily News, Apr 17, 2013)
Gently Sterilizing Rats In The City (The Atlantic Cities, Apr 2, 2013)
Put Cigarettes Out Of View? Itâ€™s Been Tried (NY Times, Mar 20, 2013)
Smoking By Teens Steadies (Wall Street Journal, Mar 20, 2013)
Soda Ban Faces Long Battle Ahead (Wall Street Journal, Mar 13, 2013)
Minority Groups And Bottlers Team Up In Battles Over Soda (NY Times, Mar 13, 2013)
Senate Conference Proposes To Halt Fracking Consideration (Albany Times Union, Mar 6, 2013)
Cuomo Says He Wasn't About To OK Fracking (Associated Press, Mar 5, 2013)
Cuomo To Put Health Programs In Categories To Compete For Grants (Albany Times Union, Mar 5, 2013)
Report Finds Toxins In Gravesend Bay, Boosts Opposition To Waste Transfer Station (Daily News, Mar 5, 2013)
Contractors Complain About Paid Sick Leave Proposal (Crain's, Mar 4, 2013)
Bracing For Bloomberg's Ban On Large Sugary Drinks (Wall Street Journal, Mar 4, 2013)
Cuomo Wants to Close Undetermined Number of State Psychiatric Centers (Albany Times Union, Feb 28, 2013)
Cuomo Not Interested in Expanding Bloomberg's Soda Ban (Daily News, Feb 28, 2013)
Empire State Pride Agenda Calls For Collection Of Sexual Orientation Info (Albany Times Union, Feb 27, 2013)
Court Upholds City's Ban On Flavored Tobacco (NY 1, Feb 27, 2013)
Fracking Rules To Miss Deadline; Review Lingers (Associated Press, Feb 27, 2013)
Brooklyn DA Unveils New Focus On Health Care Fraud (Associated Press, Feb 26, 2013)
Mayor: State Should Follow On Sugary Drinks (Wall Street Journal, Feb 26, 2013)
Quinn, Alone, Stands Firm On Upper East Side Waste Transfer Station (Capital, Feb 26, 2013)
Court Temporarily Halts Plan to Close Brooklyn Hospital (NY Times, Feb 22, 2013)
Pennsylvania Gas Drilling Health Study Gets $1 Million Grant (Wall Street Journal, Feb 19, 2013)
Hospital Crisis Pits Brooklyn Against Manhattan (Crain's, Feb 15, 2013)
City Eyeing Wider Use of Biodiesel (City Limits, Feb 13, 2013)
Cuomo Puts Off Decision on Drilling (NY Times, Feb 13, 2013)
Bloomberg Lauds Companies for Cutting Salt Content (NY Times, Feb 12, 2013)
Report Says City Schools Not In Compliance With Phys Ed Programs (NY 1, Feb 8, 2013)
Bellevue Hospital Fully Returns After Sandy (City Room, Feb 8, 2013)
Pension Fund Reaches Deal with Cabot Oil on Fracking Disclosure (Associated Press, Feb 6, 2013)
Massive Salaries for Executives at Medicaid Funded Non-Profits (NY Post, Feb 5, 2013)
"Energy Highway” Seeks Indian Point Alternatives (City Hall, Jan 31, 2013)
Senate Coalition Leaders Disagree Over Abortion Rights (WNYC, Jan 30, 2013)
Some Worried About Cuomo Cost-Cutting Of Anti-Psychotics (Associated Press, Jan 28, 2013)
Soda-Ban Challenge Has Day in Court (Wall Street Journal, Jan 24, 2013)
Multiple New Marijuana Proposals Waft Towards Albany (Politicker, Jan 22, 2013)
As the Sandy Debris Accumulates, Some Question How Best to Handle it (WNYC, Jan 15, 2013)
City to Restrict Painkillers in Public Hospitals (NY Times, Jan 11, 2013)
NY In Midst of Flu Epidemic (NY Post, Jan 11, 2013)
Rat Map: An Interactive Look At 311 Calls About The Rodents (Gothamist, Jan 4, 2013)
Bans And Rules Muddy Prospects For Gas Drilling (NY Times, Jan 4, 2013)
NYC’s Rules On Mental Illness And Guns (City Limits, Jan 3, 2013)
Fire Deaths In NYC Hit Lowest Number In Nearly A Century (Daily News, Jan 3, 2013)
Gas Drilling Called Safe In New York (NY Times, Jan 3, 2013)
9/11 Cancer Study Won't Settle Debate Over Risks (Associated Press, Dec 19, 2012)
No Clear Link Between Cancer and 9/11 Debris, Study Finds (NY Times, Dec 19, 2012)
NY Court Upholds 9/11 Benefits for 3 NYPD Officers (Associated Press, Dec 14, 2012)
City Sees Decline in Obesity Rate for Kids (WNYC, Dec 12, 2012)
With Bellevue Psychiatric Unit Offline, Mentally Ill Face New Challenges (WNYC, Dec 11, 2012)
Workers and Residents Sickened or Injured in 9/11 Attacks Still Haven't Been Paid (NY Post, Dec 10, 2012)
With Some Hospitals Closed After Hurricane, ER’s at Others Overflow (NY Times, Dec 4, 2012)
Leery of a Merger, Brooklyn Hospital Plans to Declare Bankruptcy (NY Times, Dec 3, 2012)
Behind a Call That Kept Nursing Home Patients in Storm’s Path (NY Times, Dec 3, 2012)
State Files for 90-day Extension on Fracking Rules (NY Post, Nov 28, 2012)
Over 800 Apartment Buildings in City Still Lack Heat (Associated Press, Nov 27, 2012)
Drillers Impatient with Slow Pace of Fracking Review (WNYC, Nov 20, 2012)
Nearly a Million Still Without Power in Region (Wall Street Journal, Nov 7, 2012)
174 Public Housing Buildings Still Lack Heat and Hot Water and 114 Lack Power (NY Times, Nov 6, 2012)
Feds May Put Up FEMA Trailers in NYC (Daily News, Nov 6, 2012)
Bellevue Evacuated (Daily News, Nov 1, 2012)
Court Rules School Authorities Violated Environmental Law at Bronx School (Daily News, Oct 29, 2012)
Comptroller:Obesity Costing NY Billions (Crain's, Oct 26, 2012)
Obesity Costs NY $1.2B A Year, Report Says (Journal News, Oct 25, 2012)
Cuomo’s Medicaid Changes Are at Washington’s Mercy (NY Times, Oct 24, 2012)
Rooms for Affluent Moms at Lenox Hill Hospital Put Newborns at Risk: Nurses (Daily News, Oct 18, 2012)
Effort to Speed Up Repairs Will Save the City $200 Million (NY Times, Oct 18, 2012)
Did the Sanitation Department Trash a Cost-Saving Garbage Solution? (NY World, Oct 17, 2012)
Fiscal Woes, Long-Held Fears Spur Waste-to-Energy Debate (City Limits, Oct 17, 2012)
City’s Circumcision Regulations Delayed (Wall Street Journal, Oct 17, 2012)
Industry sues over sugary-drinks crackdown (Associated Press, Oct 15, 2012)
Bronx's lack of animal shelter leads rescuers to take matters into own hands (NY Times, Oct 12, 2012)
New style of health care emerges to fill hospital’s void (NY Times, Oct 10, 2012)
Cuomo’s fracking dilemma poses political risk beyond New York (Bloomberg, Oct 9, 2012)
Cuomo: 'No step back' in hydraulic fracking (Albany Times Union, Oct 3, 2012)
Meningitis outbreak hits HIV-positive men in New York (ABC News, Oct 1, 2012)
Medicaid eyed for all ex-cons (NY Post, Oct 1, 2012)
Prescription drug overdoses, deaths up: city health officials (NY Post, Sep 28, 2012)
Weakend paid sick leave gains favor in City Council (NY Times, Sep 28, 2012)
Anger Over Hikes in Rec Center Fees (NY Post, Sep 27, 2012)
Judge rejects NY gas drilling lawsuit against feds (Associated Press, Sep 26, 2012)
New initiative gets private hospitals to offer healthier vending options (Daily News, Sep 24, 2012)
More access to contraceptives in city schools (NY Times, Sep 24, 2012)
NY overbilled feds $15 billion for Medicaid over 20 years (Lower Hudson Journal, Sep 20, 2012)
Poor smokers spend 25 percent of income on cigarettes (NY Times, Sep 20, 2012)
Attorney General Schneiderman's fight against prescription drug abuse (City Hall, Sep 17, 2012)
Health Board Approves Parental Consent for Circumcision Rite (VIN News, Sep 14, 2012)
Soda Industry Looks to Block Expansion of Soda Ban (NY Times, Sep 13, 2012)
Feds ready to recognize 9/11 cancer link (NY Post, Sep 10, 2012)
Lunch trays got too lean in city’s fight against fat (NY Times, Sep 5, 2012)
City has sudden jump in West Nile cases (NY Times, Sep 3, 2012)
Rival calls on Speaker Quinn to allow sick leave vote (Wall Street Journal, Sep 3, 2012)
Changes to Soda Ban Won't be Revealed Until Vote (Wall Street Journal, Aug 30, 2012)
For disabled veterans awaiting benefits decisions, location matters (WNYC, Aug 29, 2012)
Gauging the impact of noise on children’s learning (MetroFocus, Aug 28, 2012)
Indian Point shutdown could trigger blackouts: study (NY Post, Aug 27, 2012)
Health insurance could cost New Yorkers over $100,000 a year (Daily News, Aug 27, 2012)
Medical malpractice lawsuits cost city $134 million this year (Daily News, Aug 27, 2012)
Poll:60 Percent Oppose Soda Ban (NY Times, Aug 23, 2012)
State Looks to Holistic Approach to Health Care (MetroFocus, Aug 23, 2012)
West Nile cropping up in NY (Wall Street Journal, Aug 20, 2012)
Merits of a power line from Quebec are debated (NY Times, Aug 20, 2012)
Poll: voters dislike Bloomberg's soda plan (NY Post, Aug 16, 2012)
Number of NYC teen marijuana users reaches new high (NY Post, Aug 13, 2012)
Sewage puts Ironman swim in doubt (Wall Street Journal, Aug 10, 2012)
Cuomo signs bill requiring public notification of sewage spills in rivers, streams (Albany Times Union, Aug 10, 2012)
Health insurer refunds may stall in employers’ hands (NY Times, Aug 10, 2012)
Waste storage becomes issue in Indian Point relicensing (WNYC, Aug 8, 2012)
State to make synthetic drugs like bath salts and fake marijuana illegal (Daily News, Aug 7, 2012)
State asks feds to reinvest billions in Medicaid savings (Albany Times Union, Aug 7, 2012)
Community hospital in Brooklyn running out of cash (NY Times, Aug 3, 2012)
Residents try to take out trash district (Wall Street Journal, Aug 1, 2012)
Controlling the cost of Medicaid (MetroFocus, Aug 1, 2012)
Shift in how state pays bills cuts summer food programs (Albany Times Union, Jul 31, 2012)
Audits: State overpaid $33 million in Medicaid bills (Albany Times Union, Jul 25, 2012)
Health Dept to conduct survey on underage and excessive drinking (NY Post, Jul 25, 2012)
Some fracking critics use bad science (Associated Press, Jul 23, 2012)
City works with Bronx to increase healthy foods (NY Times, Jul 19, 2012)
Poor children drive city's asthma rate (Wall Street Journal, Jul 18, 2012)
Trans-fat ban made food a bit healthier: report (Associated Press, Jul 17, 2012)
NY law aimed at painkiller addiction called model (Associated Press, Jul 17, 2012)
Troubled New York hospitals forgo coverage for malpractice (NY Times, Jul 16, 2012)
FreshDirect pushes for on-line food stamp shopping (Crain's, Jul 12, 2012)
Two hospital safety reports, different rankings (MetroFocus, Jul 11, 2012)
Feds snuff out the roll-your-own cigarette tax loophole (Albany Times Union, Jul 10, 2012)
Soda industry escalates campaign (City Room, Jul 6, 2012)
Consumer Reports: Harlem, Kings County hospitals rank low on safety (NY Post, Jul 5, 2012)
Soda makers begin their push against NYC ban (NY Times, Jul 2, 2012)
NY moves forward with health plan (Associated Press, Jun 29, 2012)
Merger talks between major hospitals break off (Wall Street Journal, Jun 22, 2012)
Organ donation by driver license bill (Albany Times Union, Jun 21, 2012)
Experts say science lacking on 9/11 and cancer (Associated Press, Jun 20, 2012)
Environmental groups say they will fight Cuomo’s gas drilling plan (NY Times, Jun 20, 2012)
State seeks input on federal health funding request (WNYC, Jun 18, 2012)
Medical community wary prescription drug regulation could be burden (MetroFocus, Jun 15, 2012)
Health panel may target other snacks (Daily News, Jun 14, 2012)
Institute’s gas drilling report leads to claims of bias (NY Times, Jun 12, 2012)
Obesity ills that won’t budge fuel soda battle by Bloomberg (NY Times, Jun 12, 2012)
Cancer will be covered by 9/11 fund (Wall Street Journal, Jun 11, 2012)
Study: Paid sick days make business sense (Daily News, Jun 6, 2012)
Deal expected on real time reporting of prescription drug sales (Associated Press, Jun 6, 2012)
Parents Protest City’s Slow Response to PCBs in Bronx School (Daily News, May 31, 2012)
Bill Seeks Helmets for Adult Bikers in City (Wall Street Journal, May 31, 2012)
78th Precinct Gets Bedbugs (NY Post, May 30, 2012)
Critics Delay State Park Ban on Smoking (Albany Times Union, May 30, 2012)
Binge-drinking ER visits skyrocket (Daily News, May 29, 2012)
Assemblymember to sue over Gravesend waste transfer station (NY Post, May 29, 2012)
Drilling companies fighting property owners to retain leases (Wall Street Journal, May 29, 2012)
Logistics hang over a ruling on 9/11 cancer (NY Times, May 29, 2012)
FreshDirect Expands Delivery Service in Bronx (NY Times, May 24, 2012)
Audit: NY overcharged Medicaid for disabled care (Poughkeepsie Journal, May 18, 2012)
State Bill Would Ban Tanning Beds for Minors (Associated Press, May 11, 2012)
New York Kosher Label Act is Constitutional: Court (Bloomberg, May 11, 2012)
State Nurses Association Launches Ad Campaign for Contract Demands (Daily News, May 8, 2012)
Medicaid Rolls Soar, Costs Down (Albany Times Union, May 2, 2012)
City Considers Banning Happy Hour (NY Post, Apr 30, 2012)
Cuomo Aims to Salvage Health Pact (Wall Street Journal, Apr 27, 2012)
Bedbug Violations Drop, Growth of Complaints Slows (WNYC, Apr 26, 2012)
City Fights West Nile Virus (NY Times, Apr 23, 2012)
With Classroom Breakfasts, a Concern That Some Children Eat Twice (NY Times, Apr 20, 2012)
Smoking Ban Enforcement Steps Up in Parks (Wall Street Journal, Apr 19, 2012)
Effort to Decriminalize Possession of Condoms by Sex Workers (Albany Times Union, Apr 18, 2012)
Pro-Choice Groups Seek Cuomo's Support on Reproductive Rights Law (WNYC, Apr 18, 2012)
Mayor to Create Policy on Smoking in Apartment Buildings (Wall Street Journal, Apr 18, 2012)
Subway Restaurants Closed for Health Violations More than Any Other Chain (Daily News, Apr 18, 2012)
Audit Finds Fraud in Construction Bids at SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Daily News, Apr 11, 2012)
Cuomo says Medicinal Marijuana Won't Pass This Year (Albany Times Union, Apr 10, 2012)
Smoking Banned in State Parks (Daily News, Apr 10, 2012)
Traffic, Pollution, Accidents: Are Trucks to Blame? (City Limits, Apr 9, 2012)
Medicinal Marijuana Debate Rises in Albany (Wall Street Journal, Apr 9, 2012)
Bloomberg Defends Decision Not to Release 911 System Report (Daily News, Apr 4, 2012)
Indian Point Seeks Relicensing, Officials Call for Better Evacuation Plan (WNYC, Apr 3, 2012)
Mold Claims for Damages Get New Life (Wall Street Journal, Apr 2, 2012)
State Makes ‘Synthetic Marijuana’ Illegal (WNYC, Mar 30, 2012)
State Health Agencies Take on Investigation of Toxic Bronx School (Daily News, Mar 28, 2012)
Health Commissioner Issues Public Health Alert Over Synthetic Marijuana (Daily News, Mar 23, 2012)
Panel Reveals Data of Cancers it May Recommend for Inclusion Under Zadroga Act (Daily News, Mar 23, 2012)
City Shares Police Department 9/11 Cancer Records (WNYC, Mar 22, 2012)
Health Care Union Asks Albany for Another Bailout of its Insurance Fund (Wall Street Journal, Mar 22, 2012)
City to Remove 'Pink Slime' from School Cafeterias (Wall Street Journal, Mar 22, 2012)
State Faults Care for the Disabled (NY Times, Mar 22, 2012)
City Could Eliminate Office of Minority Health (WNYC, Mar 20, 2012)
Under Pressure, State Moves to Soften Tough Medicaid Audits (NY Times, Mar 19, 2012)
Community Complains About World Trade Center Site Security Plan (WNYC, Mar 15, 2012)
Will New York City Get A Subway For Garbage? (Forbes, Mar 13, 2012)
Bed-Stuy Food Pantry Provides Vegetables with Hydroponic Farm (Daily News, Mar 13, 2012)
Assembly Calls for Fracking Health Impact Study (Associated Press, Mar 13, 2012)
Insurance Companies, Greedy Doctors Behind Unanticipated Medical Bills (Daily News, Mar 8, 2012)
Council Cites Complaints About Restaurant Gradings (Bloomberg, Mar 8, 2012)
Green Building in the Bronx Draws Professionals as Residents (Wall Street Journal, Mar 6, 2012)
For Many Asian New Yorkers, Smoking Still a Way of Life (NY Times, Mar 2, 2012)
Educators Tell Council Why Millions Goes Unclaimed From Medicaid (NY Times, Mar 2, 2012)
'Alarming' Number of Lawsuits at Brownsville Hospital (Daily News, Mar 1, 2012)
Hydrofracking Opponents: No Streamlined Funding for Agencies (Albany Times Union, Mar 1, 2012)
Department of Health Suspends Peninsula Hospital (Crain's, Feb 27, 2012)
NYC Suicide Rate Half National Average (Daily News, Feb 24, 2012)
A Shift From Nursing Homes to Managed Care (NY Times, Feb 24, 2012)
Judge’s Ruling Complicates Hydrofracking Issue (NY Times, Feb 23, 2012)
Freelancers Union Gets Federal Funds to Expand Insurance Coverage (WNYC, Feb 22, 2012)
Soundview Health Care Network Clinics will Remain Open Until Mar. 5 (Daily News, Feb 21, 2012)
Wastewater a Key Issue in State's Hydro-Fracking Debate (Associated Press, Feb 21, 2012)
Additional Ailments Considered For 9/11 Health Fund (Wall Street Journal, Feb 20, 2012)
City to Test Health Data Query Standard (Information Week, Feb 15, 2012)
Hospitals Not Doing Enough to Help Poor: Report (WNYC, Feb 14, 2012)
Thruway Seeks Local Vendors for Farmers Markets (Associated Press, Feb 10, 2012)
Engines Idling Despite Law (CNN.com, Feb 7, 2012)
Bloomberg, UFT Donate to Planned Parenthood (Crain's, Feb 6, 2012)
Agency Rejects Indian Point Fire Safety Plan (NY Times, Feb 2, 2012)
Spike in Deaths Blamed on 2003 Blackout (Reuters, Jan 27, 2012)
No Energy Industry Backing for the Word 'Fracking' (Associated Press, Jan 27, 2012)
Black Market Sale of HIV Medication Catches Lawmakers' Eyes (City Limits, Jan 27, 2012)
Ritz-Carlton Has Bedbugs (NY Times, Jan 26, 2012)
City Building-Safety Laws Cut Accidents 18 Percent (Bloomberg, Jan 24, 2012)
Analysis: State Making Progress on Health Care (Associated Press, Jan 23, 2012)
Fracking Advocates Say Local Bans Are ‘Kiss of Death' (Bloomberg, Jan 18, 2012)
The Challenges Facing Green Cart Vendors (City Limits, Jan 17, 2012)
Expectations Run High for Education, Health Care in Cuomo’s Budget (WNYC, Jan 17, 2012)
Study Finds Bushmeat Smuggled into City Could Spread Disease (Daily News, Jan 12, 2012)
New York Closes Heated Fracking Comment Period (Reuters, Jan 12, 2012)
Fed Report Criticizes NY For Care of Disabled (NY Times, Jan 11, 2012)
Drilling Critics Divided Over Tough Regulations and Outright Ban (NY Times, Jan 10, 2012)
Albany to Tackle Health Exchanges in Coming Months (WNYC, Jan 9, 2012)
Food Stamps Increasingly Deployed at Greenmarkets (WNYC, Jan 4, 2012)
Supporters of Espada's Bronx Health Care Network Protest Cuomo (Daily News, Jan 3, 2012)
Nowhere to Go, Patients Linger in Hospitals, at a High Cost (NY Times, Jan 3, 2012)
Cuomo Gets Leverage on Bloomberg in City's New Taxi Deal (Daily News, Dec 22, 2011)
Few Bids For School Lunch Program (Crain's, Dec 19, 2011)
Obesity Falls for New York School Kids (NY Times, Dec 16, 2011)
City Recommends AIDS Drugs for Anyone with HIV (Associated Press, Dec 1, 2011)
Anti-Fracking Activists Speak as City Spotlights Hazards to Water Supply (WNYC, Dec 1, 2011)
Panel Urges Sharp Chance For Hospitals in Brooklyn (NY Times, Nov 29, 2011)
New State DWI Law Largely Ignored (Staten Island Advance, Nov 28, 2011)
Bill Would Require Street Vendors to Post Health Grades (NY Post, Nov 26, 2011)
City Paid Out $135 Million in Malpractice Suits (Daily News, Nov 14, 2011)
Regulators Approve Emergency Room at St. Vincent's Site (WNYC, Nov 14, 2011)
City's Paperwork Blunders Raise Grades for Some Restaurants (am New York, Nov 13, 2011)
State Did Not Protect Anonymity of Disabled Agency's Whistleblowers (NY Times, Nov 12, 2011)
Health is a Growing Concern at Wall Street Protest (NY Times, Nov 11, 2011)
Seeking a Cure for Troubled Hospitals in Brooklyn (NY Times, Nov 10, 2011)
Hundreds in State Care Die of 'Unknown Causes' (NY Times, Nov 6, 2011)
Safety, Sanitation Concerns Raised About Shelter for Homeless Youth (NY Times, Nov 6, 2011)
Settlement in Medicaid Suit Raises Concern About Cuts to Care (NY Times, Nov 5, 2011)
City to Pay $70 Million to Settle Medicaid Suit (NY Times, Nov 1, 2011)
Bloomberg Eyes Health Care Hike for City Employees (Daily News, Oct 26, 2011)
New York's Largest Health Insurer Agrees to Reveal Rate-Hike Data (Wall Street Journal, Oct 26, 2011)
Number of Eateries Closed by Health Department Spikes (Daily News, Oct 24, 2011)
Major Hospital Groups Consider Partnership (NY Times, Oct 21, 2011)
Concerns Over Maintenance Costs for Bloomberg's Million Tree Initiative (NY Times, Oct 19, 2011)
State Way Below National Average for Percentage of Organ Donors (MetroFocus, Oct 18, 2011)
Midtown Most Dangerous Neighborhood for Pedestrians (NY Post, Oct 18, 2011)
Demand For Ambulatory Services Grows in City (Daily News, Oct 17, 2011)
Chancellor to Meet With Angry Bronx Parents About Dangerous Toxins (Daily News, Oct 14, 2011)
Health Insurers Fight to Keep Secrets (NY Times, Oct 12, 2011)
State Helped Health Workers Union that Supported Cuomo's Budget (Wall Street Journal, Oct 7, 2011)
Audit Finds Many Schools Flunking Phys Ed (NY Times, Oct 5, 2011)
High Price Puts Milk Out of Reach for Low Income New Yorkers (WNYC, Oct 4, 2011)
Shutdown of Queens Home Health Care Agency Could Indicate Problems Ahead (Crain's, Oct 2, 2011)
Audit Criticizes Care at City Animal Shelters (Daily News, Sep 30, 2011)
State's New Shipping Plan Sparks International Feud (NPR, Sep 28, 2011)
Health Insurers Push Premiums Sharply Higher (NY Times, Sep 28, 2011)
Cuomo Cracks Down on Hospital Visits For Addicts and Mentally Ill (NY Post, Sep 26, 2011)
Nursing Homes Claim They Were Shorted on Medicaid by State (Daily News, Sep 26, 2011)
Overuse of Pesticides Often Creates More Danger Than Bedbugs (NY Times, Sep 23, 2011)
Signing Leases for Drilling, and Now Having Regrets (NY Times, Sep 23, 2011)
Union says Rats Increasing After MTA Cuts Back on Staff (Daily News, Sep 22, 2011)
Promoting City's Efforts on Health, To the World (NY Times, Sep 21, 2011)
More Firefighters Suffer Burns on the Job (Daily News, Sep 20, 2011)
Settlement Will Allow Hundreds of Mentally Ill to Leave Confinement (NY Times, Sep 13, 2011)
GOP State Senators Seeks to Block New York From Participating in Healthcare Law (NY Times, Sep 12, 2011)
Chelsea Has Top Abortion Rate of City's Neighborhoods (Daily News, Sep 9, 2011)
Activists Find Contaminated Caulk in City Schools (Wall Street Journal, Sep 8, 2011)
Study Finds 9/11 Firefighters Have Increased Cancer Risk (Wall Street Journal, Sep 2, 2011)
Fire Department Study to Find 9/11 Cancer Link (NY Post, Aug 31, 2011)
Number of New Yorkers Qualifying for Medicaid Hits Record (NY Post, Aug 31, 2011)
Zone for 9/11 Compensation in Lower Manhattan Is Expanded (NY Times, Aug 31, 2011)
Zadroga Zone Expands 10 Blocks (NY Post, Aug 30, 2011)
Medical Evacuations Post Problems (NY Times, Aug 29, 2011)
Judge Temporarily Blocks State Closure of Espada's Health Clinic (NY Post, Aug 25, 2011)
No Zadroga Aid for Volunteers at Ground Zero, GOP Hopeful Turner Says (Daily News, Aug 24, 2011)
Rikers Island Tosses $11,000 Worth of Rotten Beef Patties (Daily News, Aug 24, 2011)
State Recoups $2.3 Million in Medicaid Overpayments (Associated Press, Aug 23, 2011)
City's Beaches Cleanest They've Been in Four Years (Daily News, Aug 23, 2011)
Parents Concerned by Cancer Scare at Bronx School (NY 1, Aug 19, 2011)
'Shameful' Check Of 9/11 Workers Turns Up Nothing (Wall Street Journal, Aug 18, 2011)
Insurers Push Patients Away from Emergency Rooms (Crain's, Aug 16, 2011)
Cuomo Bans Smoking on MTA Platforms (Daily News, Aug 16, 2011)
Chief of Struggling Brooklyn Hospital Got $4 Million (Daily News, Aug 15, 2011)
Espada Vows to Stop State from Closing Clinic (Associated Press, Aug 12, 2011)
Cuomo Administration Axes Espada Clinic's Medicaid (Associated Press, Aug 11, 2011)
City Cuts Free STD Screenings at its Health Clinics (Daily News, Aug 11, 2011)
City Schools to Require Sex Education Classes (NY Times, Aug 10, 2011)
Contamination Still a Problem in the Hudson, Report Finds (MetroFocus, Aug 10, 2011)
Sex Ed Classes Now Uneven (Daily News, Aug 10, 2011)
Parents Have Mixed Reaction to Sex Education (Daily News, Aug 10, 2011)
City Knew Bronx School Was Toxic for Six Months (Daily News, Aug 9, 2011)
High Incidence of Cancer Among Police Who Worked at Ground Zero (NY Post, Aug 8, 2011)
Indian Point May Enlist Giuliani as Defender (NY Times, Aug 4, 2011)
Bloomberg: Food Trucks, Carts Should Get Grades Too (Wall Street Journal, Aug 2, 2011)
Companies Reap Millions in Nonprofit Care for Disabled (NY Times, Aug 2, 2011)
Delancey and Essex Among City's Most Dangerous Intersections (Daily News, Aug 1, 2011)
Hospitals in Brooklyn Defended at Hearing (NY Times, Jul 29, 2011)
New Calorie Count Study Shows Big Drop at Some Chains (The Economist, Jul 29, 2011)
Many Eatery High Marks Are Close Call (Wall Street Journal, Jul 28, 2011)
Anger Voiced at Meeting on 9/11 Victim Fund (Associated Press, Jul 28, 2011)
Responders Outraged Zagroda Bill Doesn't Cover Cancer (Daily News, Jul 27, 2011)
With St Vincent's Closed, Hospital, Vendor Fight Over Records (Crain's, Jul 26, 2011)
Prosecutor Says Hospital Executive Sought to Bribe Three Legislators (NY Times, Jul 26, 2011)
NY Downtown Hospital Overwhelmed (NY Post, Jul 25, 2011)
Queens Hospital Set to Close (Crain's, Jul 25, 2011)
In Heat Waves, Sweltering Nights Carry Dangers (Associated Press, Jul 22, 2011)
Bedbugs Triple in Schools (Daily News, Jul 22, 2011)
City Under Excessive Heat Watch Through Friday (WNYC, Jul 21, 2011)
Cuomo Doesn't Say 'No' to Legalizing Medical Marijuana (Daily News, Jul 21, 2011)
City May See Temperatures Exceeding 100 Degrees (Bloomberg, Jul 19, 2011)
Sen. Avella Criticizes Tree Program for Lack of Maintenance Funds (NY Post, Jul 19, 2011)
Governor Signs Bill to Combat Texting While Driving (NY 1, Jul 13, 2011)
New York Teaching Hospitals Could Lose $1 Billion Plus in Deficit Deal (NY Times, Jul 13, 2011)
Hospitals Seek to Derail 911 Fee (Wall Street Journal, Jul 12, 2011)
Low Health Department Grade Hurts Business, Restaurants Find (Daily News, Jul 10, 2011)
Cuomo Names Auditor to Root Out Medicaid Fraud (NY Post, Jul 10, 2011)
State Plan to Modernize Medicaid Billing System Hit by Delays, Cost Overruns, Errors (Wall Street Journal, Jul 9, 2011)
South Asians at Highest Risk for Diabetes in City (Reuters, Jul 8, 2011)
Seniors in Public Housing Less Healthy Than Peers Citywide (WNYC, Jul 8, 2011)
Giant Hogweed Spreading Across State (Christian Science Monitor, Jul 7, 2011)
Report: Dirtier Air and Higher Costs Possible if Indian Point Closes (NY Times, Jul 7, 2011)
Program Gives Food Stamp Recipients a Bonus at Farmers Markets (Crain's, Jul 6, 2011)
NY to Address Troubled Brooklyn Hospitals (Crain's, Jun 29, 2011)
New Yorkers Living Longer, Smoking Less (Associated Press, Jun 23, 2011)
Expanded Boundaries Likely to Make More Eligible for 9/11 Compensation (NY Times, Jun 22, 2011)
Restaurants Face Fines for Not Posting Inspection Grades (Crain's, Jun 15, 2011)
State Tries Negotiation to Curb Malpractice Costs (NY Times, Jun 13, 2011)
Cuomo Seeks to Tighten Law on Texting and Driving (Capitol Confidential, Jun 11, 2011)
AIDS Program Cuts Stir Protest (City Limits, Jun 6, 2011)
Bronx Apartment Building Designed to Combat Obesity (NY Times, Jun 2, 2011)
Suicide Rates Among Latina Teens Skyrockets (Daily News, Jun 2, 2011)
Smoking Still Allowed in Some City Parks (Wall Street Journal, Jun 1, 2011)
Brookdale Hospital Faces Financial Woes (Crain's, May 28, 2011)
Ban on Smoking in Parks Goes into Effect (Daily News, May 25, 2011)
State Bans 'Bath Salts' (Albany Times Union, May 24, 2011)
State Senate Approves Ultimate Fighting (Daily News, May 24, 2011)
Smokers Slam New Ban (NY Post, May 24, 2011)
Exercise More, Live Longer, Health Commissioner Says (Daily News, May 20, 2011)
City Launches Prescription Drug Discount Card (WNYC, May 19, 2011)
Going Bankrupt Costs St. Vincent's Millions (Crain's, May 11, 2011)
Audit Finds Long Waits for Breast Exams (NY Times, May 5, 2011)
A 9/11 Judge Sets Time Limit for Trials at a Month (NY Times, Apr 28, 2011)
Judge Strikes Down Anti-Smoking Poster Requirement (Wall Street Journal, Apr 27, 2011)
Hard Times Spark Increase in Suicides (Daily News, Apr 21, 2011)
Removing PCBs From Schools Now Complicated By Asbestos (WNYC, Apr 14, 2011)
City Backs State Push to Ban Sale of 'Alcopops' Like Four Loko (Daily News, Apr 13, 2011)
Delayed Sanitation Facilities May Burden Low-Income Communities (Wall Street Journal, Apr 13, 2011)
Drilling Debate Over Natural Gas Heats Up (Daily News, Apr 13, 2011)
Bad X-Rays Found Again at Brooklyn Hospital (NY Times, Apr 13, 2011)
9/11 Fund Appointment Near (NY Times, Apr 8, 2011)
State Health Official Supports Fast Food Toy Ban (Daily News, Apr 8, 2011)
State-Run Institutions Bill Medicaid $2 Billion Per Mentally Disabled Patient (Wall Street Journal, Apr 7, 2011)
Washington Heights Unofficially Crowned City's Rat Capital (Daily News, Apr 7, 2011)
Rats Run Rampant as Result of Layoffs, Says Stringer (WNYC, Apr 6, 2011)
Long Island City Officials Call on State to Revoke Asphalt Plant Permit (Daily News, Apr 6, 2011)
Councilmembers to Consider Banning Fast-Food Toys (Reuters, Apr 6, 2011)
Abortion Foes Highlight High Citywide Rate (Associated Press, Apr 6, 2011)
Manhattan Borough Pres Says Budget Cuts Causing More Rats (Daily News, Apr 5, 2011)
Fund Will Pay for Brain Injuries at Birth (Albany Times Union, Apr 4, 2011)
Officer’s Death Shows Struggle to Define Link to 9/11 (NY Times, Mar 31, 2011)
Cuomo to Tighten Requirements for Workers in Homes for Disabled (NY Times, Mar 30, 2011)
Nurse Fired for Exposing Hospital Gaffe? (Daily News, Mar 28, 2011)
Lessons for Albany on Malpractice Limits (NY Times, Mar 25, 2011)
Cuomo Retreats, Says State Needs Indian Point Power Plant (Wall Street Journal, Mar 24, 2011)
State Senate Moves to Ban Salvia (Daily News, Mar 22, 2011)
Governor Hits School Districts, Defends Education Cut (Reuters, Mar 18, 2011)
Organ Recipient Gets HIV from Public Hospital (Wall Street Journal, Mar 17, 2011)
Cuomo: State Will Review Safety at Nuclear Plant (Associated Press, Mar 17, 2011)
Apartment Buildings Seek to Ban Smoking (Wall Street Journal, Mar 16, 2011)
High Hospital Salaries Under Scrutiny (NY Post, Mar 16, 2011)
Hospital Chief Charged in Kruger Case is Fired (NY Times, Mar 16, 2011)
St. Vincent's Hospital to Become Emergency Clinic, Condos (Associated Press, Mar 11, 2011)
Cuomo Medicaid Team Continues After Ethics Claim (Associated Press, Mar 10, 2011)
Poor, Infirm say Cuomo Medicaid Plan Hurts Them (Wall Street Journal, Mar 4, 2011)
Cuomo Amends his Budget for Medicaid, Schools (Associated Press, Mar 4, 2011)
For Medicaid Savings, Going Where the Money Is: The Costliest Cases (WNYC, Mar 4, 2011)
Proposed Malpractice Limits Face a Fight in Albany (NY Times, Mar 3, 2011)
State to Seek Contents, Health Impacts of Cleansers (Associated Press, Mar 3, 2011)
Council OKs Bill Mandating Pregnancy Center Disclosure (Associated Press, Mar 3, 2011)
Council Favors Pregnancy Center Disclosures (NY Times, Mar 3, 2011)
City Council Member Items Fund Controversial Bran Scans (NY Times, Mar 2, 2011)
Former State Health Chief Dies at 60 (Daily News, Mar 1, 2011)
Abortion Clinics and Crisis Centers Face Off (Daily News, Mar 1, 2011)
Pregnancy Clinic Bill Set to Move at Council (Wall Street Journal, Feb 26, 2011)
Anti-Abortion Billboard in SoHo to Come Down (WNYC, Feb 25, 2011)
State Panel Approves Medicaid Cuts, Forwards to Cuomo (WNYC, Feb 25, 2011)
State May Cap its Medicaid Costs at $15.1 Billion (NY Times, Feb 25, 2011)
Cuomo Weighs Proposals to Cap New York's Medicaid Costs at $15.1 Billion (NY Times, Feb 25, 2011)
Cuomo's Medicaid Reform Task Force Hits Target (, Feb 25, 2011)
Cuomo in Medicaid Deal (, Feb 25, 2011)
New York Medicaid Panel Backs Cuts (, Feb 25, 2011)
Panel Returns to Albany to Trim Medicaid (WNYC, Feb 24, 2011)
City Plans to Remove School Lights Leaking Toxins (Associated Press, Feb 24, 2011)
City to Replace School Lighting Tainted by PCBs (NY Times, Feb 24, 2011)
PCB Plan Criticized (Wall Street Journal, Feb 24, 2011)
Mayor Signs Bill Banning Smoking in Parks (NY 1, Feb 23, 2011)
Very High Levels of PCB Found at Bushwick School (NY Times, Feb 23, 2011)
Council Funds Went to Anti-Abortion Group (Gotham Gazette - Wonkster, Feb 23, 2011)
Cuomo Friend, Adviser Also Serves as Consultant to Healthcare Industry (NY Times, Feb 23, 2011)
City Reportedly Will Agree to Remove PCBs from Schools (Wall Street Journal, Feb 23, 2011)
Bill for 9/11 Responders Won't Aid Cancer Victims (WNYC, Feb 15, 2011)
City Launches App for Free Condoms (Huffington Post, Feb 15, 2011)
Data Are Stolen From City Hospitals (Wall Street Journal, Feb 14, 2011)
Hospital Saved By Cuomo Grant (Daily News, Feb 13, 2011)
State Probing Overbilling of Medicaid (Wall Street Journal, Feb 11, 2011)
Principals Ordered to Collect Lunch Fees or Pay Up (NY Times, Feb 9, 2011)
Court Rules Tenants Have Right to Be Free of Second-Hand Smoke (Crain's, Feb 9, 2011)
First Hospital to Open in Decades (Wall Street Journal, Feb 6, 2011)
City Confirms Cholera Cases (City Room, Feb 5, 2011)
City’s High Abortion Rate Defies Easy Explanation (NY Times, Feb 4, 2011)
One in Five New Yorkers Skips Medication, Doctor Visits to Save Money (Daily News, Feb 4, 2011)
Parents Seek More Action on PCBs in Schools (NY Times, Feb 4, 2011)
Smoking Ban for Beaches and Parks Is Approved (NY Times, Feb 3, 2011)
New York Snuffs Out Smoking (Wall Street Journal, Feb 3, 2011)
Gowanus Canal Inquiry Underlines Severity of Pollution (NY Times, Feb 3, 2011)
Cuomo's Medicaid Plan Roils Albany (Wall Street Journal, Feb 3, 2011)
PCBs Found in Brooklyn School (Wall Street Journal, Feb 1, 2011)
State Medicaid Fraud Agency Loses Money (Wall Street Journal, Jan 27, 2011)
Over Half of Restaurants Receive 'A' Grade (Wall Street Journal, Jan 26, 2011)
The Man Who Would Cut the State's Medicaid Costs (NY Times, Jan 26, 2011)
Councilmember Reyna Seeks BQE Cover-Up for South Williamsburg (NY Post, Jan 26, 2011)
Commissioner Won't Push for Soda Tax (Daily News, Jan 25, 2011)
Most Restaurants Get High Grades (Wall Street Journal, Jan 25, 2011)
CUNY Hope to Ban Smoking on Its Campuses (NY 1, Jan 24, 2011)
Bill Would Let Pregnant Women Park Free (Daily News, Jan 23, 2011)
Medicaid Cuts Could Doom Some Hospitals (NY Post, Jan 22, 2011)
How Health Care Repeal Would Affect New York (City Limits, Jan 21, 2011)
Bedbugs Evolved to Become Resistant to Pesticides (Wall Street Journal, Jan 20, 2011)
What it Means for Restaurants to Get a Good Grade (NY Times, Jan 19, 2011)
Bronx Ranks Last in City Health (Daily News, Jan 13, 2011)
Fear of Medicaid Suit’s Impact on Policy Grows (NY Times, Jan 13, 2011)
U.S. Suit Charges City Overbilled Medicaid by Tens of Millions (NY Times, Jan 12, 2011)
City Charged in Medicaid Suit (NY Post, Jan 12, 2011)
New York Reps. Set to Lead Battle to Keep Obamacare (Daily News, Jan 10, 2011)
Budget Delay Could Mean 4-Month Treat Gap for 9/11 Responders (Daily News, Jan 10, 2011)
Religious Leaders Call for Reduction in City’s Abortion Rate (NY Times, Jan 7, 2011)
Attorneys Sending Out Mixed Signals on Zadroga Law (Daily News, Jan 5, 2011)
Activists Divided Over HIV Ad (NY Times, Jan 4, 2011)
Obama Signs Health Bill for 9/11 Responders (Associated Press, Jan 2, 2011)
Storm Turns Dangerous as Ambulances Can't Get Through (NY Times, Dec 30, 2010)
In Late Flurry, Senator Gains Her Foothold (NY Times, Dec 23, 2010)
Senate Passes 9/11 Health Bill as Republicans Back Down (NY Times, Dec 23, 2010)
Health Bill for 9/11 Responders Is Approved (Wall Street Journal, Dec 23, 2010)
EPA Presses City on Removal of PCBs from Schools (NY Times, Dec 22, 2010)
GOP Senator Threatens to Block 9/11 Health Bill (Wall Street Journal, Dec 22, 2010)
More New Yorkers Treated for 9/11 Ailments (NY Post, Dec 16, 2010)
Harlem Hospital Doctors Threaten to Strike (NY Times, Dec 14, 2010)
Spouses Refuse Health Care to Qualify for Medicaid (NY Times, Dec 13, 2010)
Health Clinics Face Uncertain Future After 9/11 Bill Failure (Associated Press, Dec 12, 2010)
Park Advocates Slam City for Neglecting Rabies Concerns (Brooklyn Papers, Dec 12, 2010)
City to Charge for Ambulances (Wall Street Journal, Dec 9, 2010)
City Delays Cleanup of PCBs at Schools (Wall Street Journal, Dec 8, 2010)
9/11 Health Bill Headed for Vote on Monday (Daily News, Dec 4, 2010)
Cuomo in Talks with Health-Care Union Over Medicaid (Wall Street Journal, Dec 3, 2010)
Council Considers Rules on Phone Antennas (NY Times, Dec 2, 2010)
Nassau, MTA Fight Over Bus Budget (Wall Street Journal, Dec 2, 2010)
Health Ads Take Aim at Holiday Drinking (NY Post, Dec 1, 2010)
Judge Rejects Hospital Layoffs (NY Post, Dec 1, 2010)
Employer Health Coverage Declining in NY (Crain's, Nov 28, 2010)
More Companies Pledge to Participate in City-Led Salt Reduction Initiative (WNYC, Nov 24, 2010)
Council Report Examines Food Industry (NY Times, Nov 22, 2010)
9/11 Workers Settle for At Least $625 Million (NY Times, Nov 22, 2010)
9/11 Workers Settle Suit (Daily News, Nov 22, 2010)
Recovery Workers Settle Health Suit (NY Post, Nov 22, 2010)
Deutsche Bank Saga Nears End (WNYC, Nov 17, 2010)
As Bloomberg Fought Sodas, Education Nominee Sat on Coke Board (NY Times, Nov 17, 2010)
Bloomberg Lines Up First Responders for 9/11 Bill (Daily News, Nov 16, 2010)
New Yorkers Increase Alcohol Intake (am New York, Nov 16, 2010)
State Seeks to phase Out Sales of Alcoholic 'Energy' Drinks (NY 1, Nov 14, 2010)
Doubts Rise on Bedbug-Sniffing Dogs (NY Times, Nov 12, 2010)
Judge Extends Deadline for Settlement of 9/11 Health Suit (Wall Street Journal, Nov 10, 2010)
Customers Skipping Restaurants with Low Health Department Grades (NY Post, Nov 9, 2010)
Restaurants Hide Low Health Grades (NY Post, Nov 8, 2010)
World Trade Center Health Settlement Deadline Nears (NY 1, Nov 7, 2010)
Higher Levels of Lead Seen in City Tap Water (NY Times, Nov 5, 2010)
Inside A Pregnancy Center (NY Times, Oct 31, 2010)
Smoking Deaths Drop 17 Percent in Eight Years (Reuters, Oct 29, 2010)
MTA Campaign to Quiet Buses (Daily News, Oct 29, 2010)
Obama Releases Aid for 9/11 Health Study (Daily News, Oct 29, 2010)
E-Mails Reveal Dispute Over City’s Ad Against Sodas (NY Times, Oct 29, 2010)
Bedbugs Could Scare Away Tourists (Associated Press, Oct 27, 2010)
Councilman Wants to Put Out Hookah Bars (WNBC, Oct 26, 2010)
State Approves Slew of Health Insurer Rate Hikes (Crain's, Oct 22, 2010)
The Death of New York Hospitals (New York Magazine, Oct 18, 2010)
9/11 Workers Would Get $47 Million More in New Pact (NY Times, Oct 15, 2010)
Council Speaker Shelves a Sick-Leave Bill (NY Times, Oct 15, 2010)
Quinn Kills Mandatory Sick Days Bill (Daily News, Oct 15, 2010)
Where Restaurants Plead Their Case Over Health (NY Times, Oct 14, 2010)
Largest Ever Medicare Fraud Ring Charged (WNYC, Oct 14, 2010)
New York Faces $200 Billion in Retiree Health Costs (NY Times, Oct 13, 2010)
Council Bill Would Set Rules for Pregnancy-Crisis Centers (Wall Street Journal, Oct 12, 2010)
Unusual Coalition Forms to Fight Bloomberg's Anti-Soda Move (City Hall, Oct 11, 2010)
Merger Deal Will Save Brooklyn Hospital (NY Post, Oct 11, 2010)
Bloomberg's Company Gives Free Soda to Employees (NY Times, Oct 9, 2010)
Bloomberg Blasts Paid Sick days (NY Post, Oct 8, 2010)
Drunkenness a Big Reason for Cyclist Injuries (NY Post, Oct 7, 2010)
Soda Is Target of New Assault (Wall Street Journal, Oct 7, 2010)
Ban Sought for Purchases of Sugary Drinks with Food Stamps (Associated Press, Oct 7, 2010)
Senate Democrats Put 9/11 Health Bill on Fast Track (Daily News, Oct 1, 2010)
House Passes Bill to Help With 9/11 Health Care (NY Times, Sep 30, 2010)
House Passes 9/11 Health Bill (Wall Street Journal, Sep 30, 2010)
9/11 Health Bill Vote in Doubt (Wall Street Journal, Sep 29, 2010)
Sick Leave Bill Sparks Study and Debate (Wall Street Journal, Sep 28, 2010)
Bedbugs Showing Up in City Schools (NY Times, Sep 25, 2010)
Ravitch Calls for Medicaid Overhaul (NY Times, Sep 20, 2010)
Hospital Safety Improves, But Just Slightly (Albany Times Union, Sep 20, 2010)
Senator to Introduce Mandatory Flu Vaccines Again (Daily News, Sep 19, 2010)
Bloomberg says Indian Reservation Breaking Cigarette Tax Laws (NY 1, Sep 17, 2010)
Bloomberg Would Ban Smoking in Parks and Plazas (NY Times, Sep 16, 2010)
Bloomberg to Limit Smoking in City Parks, Beaches (Daily News, Sep 15, 2010)
New York Number Six for Stressful Cities (Reuters, Sep 8, 2010)
40 Percent of City Students Overweight, Study Finds (Daily News, Sep 6, 2010)
Huge Gap Between Rich and Poor in Childhood Obesity Rates (NY Post, Sep 6, 2010)
Ruling Puts Night Clubs on Guard (Wall Street Journal, Sep 3, 2010)
Public Hospitals Want to Revise University Affiliations (NY Times, Sep 3, 2010)
New Law to Require Landlords to Reveal Past Bedbug Sightings (Albany Times Union, Aug 31, 2010)
New Urgent Care Facility May Open Near -- But Not at -- St. Vincent's (NY 1, Aug 27, 2010)
Restaurants Anxious About Grading System (Wall Street Journal, Aug 27, 2010)
Deadline Extended for Ground Zero Responders (Associated Press, Aug 26, 2010)
New York Named Most Bedbug Infested City (Reuters, Aug 25, 2010)
State Offers Coverage to Uninisured With Preexisting Conditions (Daily News, Aug 24, 2010)
Sniffing Out Bedbugs (Wall Street Journal, Aug 22, 2010)
Bed Bugs Spread Stigma (NY Times, Aug 21, 2010)
Smokers Brace for New Ban (Staten Island Advance, Aug 21, 2010)
Office Buildings Get Bed Bugs (USA Today, Aug 20, 2010)
9/11 Health Settlement Coming Soon (Wall Street Journal, Aug 20, 2010)
9/11 Responders Slam Obama (Daily News, Aug 18, 2010)
A Tale of Two Bodegas (City Limits, Aug 17, 2010)
Bed Bugs Spread to One in Ten (Daily News, Aug 16, 2010)
Bloomberg Tells Governor to Crackdown on Smokes (Daily News, Aug 14, 2010)
U.S. Senate May Vote on 9/11 Health Bill (Daily News, Aug 12, 2010)
Several Elite Restaurants Get Poor Grades on Cleanliness (NY Post, Aug 8, 2010)
Grocery Stores in Poor Neighborhood Can be Viable, Study Finds (Crain's, Aug 1, 2010)
First Responders Blast Congress For Failure to Pass 9/11/ Health Bill (Daily News, Aug 1, 2010)
House Blocks 9/11 Health Bill (NY Times, Jul 30, 2010)
Republicans Balk at Ground Zero Health Bill (Daily News, Jul 30, 2010)
City to Coordinate Bedbug Plan (Wall Street Journal, Jul 29, 2010)
New York Emergency Rooms Have Long Waits, Report Confirms (Crain's, Jul 28, 2010)
Bill on Health Care for 9/11 Responders Faces New Obstacle (Daily News, Jul 28, 2010)
Restaurant Grading Begins (NY Times, Jul 28, 2010)
Bill Would Change HIV Testing Across the State (City Limits, Jul 26, 2010)
City Jail Doctor Resigns Amid Questions About His Certification (NY Times, Jul 19, 2010)
Grading Restaurants (WNYC, Jul 15, 2010)
Largely Unnoticed, City Food Policy Chief Leaves Job (NY Times, Jul 14, 2010)
Audit Can't Account for Columbia Hospital's Work for City (Daily News, Jul 9, 2010)
Council Cuts Health Plan for the Poor (NY Times, Jul 9, 2010)
Bloomberg Considers Smoking Ban at Parks and Bridges (NY Times, Jul 7, 2010)
Doctors Investigating Thyroid Cancer in 9/11 Responders (NY Post, Jul 4, 2010)
How the Soda Tax Failed (NY Times, Jul 3, 2010)
State to Delay Federal Health Plan for Uninsured (Daily News, Jul 2, 2010)
Another Manhattan Hospital to Close (Crain's, Jun 29, 2010)
Law Would Require Cleaner Heating Oil (NY Times, Jun 24, 2010)
Judge Signs Off on Deal for 9/11 Responders (Associated Press, Jun 24, 2010)
Judge Approves $712.5 Million Ground Zero Settlement (NY Post, Jun 24, 2010)
US District Court Approves Ground Zero Health Settlement (NY Times, Jun 24, 2010)
Despite Tax Hike, Most Smokers Plan to Keep Puffing (Daily News, Jun 23, 2010)
9/11 Workers Settlement Back in Court Today (NY Post, Jun 23, 2010)
Lyme Disease Cases Rise 20 Percent (Daily News, Jun 18, 2010)
Harlem Hospital Completes Heart Test Review (NY Times, Jun 17, 2010)
ERs Fill Up Downtown (Wall Street Journal, Jun 17, 2010)
City Could Throw Out Second Sell By Milk Dates (WNYC, Jun 16, 2010)
Advocates Propose Beach, Park Smoke Ban (NY 1, Jun 11, 2010)
State Law Limits Rise in Health Insurance Rates (NY Times, Jun 10, 2010)
Co-op City Workers Return to Job (NY Post, Jun 9, 2010)
Legislature Accepts Paterson's Proposed Cuts (Daily News, Jun 8, 2010)
Measure Cuts State Health Care Spending by $385 Million (NY Post, Jun 8, 2010)
Legislature Enacts Healthcare Cuts (NY Times, Jun 7, 2010)
Tobacco Companies Sue Over City Smoking Ads (NY Times, Jun 5, 2010)
Trash Piles Up in Co-op City (Associated Press, Jun 4, 2010)
Thousands More Unread Heart Tests (NY Times, Jun 4, 2010)
NY Leads States in Extra Medicare Payments (NY Times, May 31, 2010)
Lawyers for Ground Zero Workers Agree to Lower Fees (Daily News, May 29, 2010)
Some Ignored Heart Tests Showed Illness (NY Times, May 27, 2010)
Heart Tests at Hospital Went Unread (NY Times, May 26, 2010)
Hospital Crunch in Queens (Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2010)
Paterson Trims Soda Tax Proposal (NY 1, May 21, 2010)
Health Commissioner Now Bikes to Work (Daily News, May 20, 2010)
St. Vincent's Closing Threatens Malpractice Suits (Daily News, May 13, 2010)
Assembly Bill Would Force Bedbug Notification (Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2010)
Program to Fight Asthma Puts Pressure on Landlords (NY Times, May 12, 2010)
State Shows Cancer Clusters with Map (Albany Times Union, May 11, 2010)
Administration Will Prop Up Public Hospitals (NY Post, May 11, 2010)
Bill's Proponents Relax Requirement for Paid Sick Leave (Daily News, May 10, 2010)
EPA Ripped Over Schools PCB Testing (Daily News, May 5, 2010)
State Overpaid Out-of-State Medicaid Bills (Daily News, May 4, 2010)
Residents Say Goodbye to St. Vincent's (NY Times, May 1, 2010)
St. Vincent's Closes (WNBC, Apr 30, 2010)
Plan for St. Vincent's Worries Area Residents (WCBS, Apr 30, 2010)
Thousands of Jobs Lost as St. Vincent's Closes (Daily News, Apr 30, 2010)
Mayor's Office Fights Housing Subsidy for People with AIDS (NY Times, Apr 30, 2010)
Mayor: Avoid Federal Regulation, Reduce Salt Voluntarily (NY Post, Apr 28, 2010)
Companies Sign on to Salt Cuts (Reuters, Apr 27, 2010)
Mayor Says Companies Will Sign on to Salt Cuts, Or Else (NY Post, Apr 27, 2010)
Salt Cuts on the Way (WNYC, Apr 27, 2010)
Salt Cuts to Come At Heinz, Starbucks (am New York, Apr 27, 2010)
Hospital Receives Grant for Village Services (WNYC, Apr 27, 2010)
Non-Emergency Clinic to Open at Saint Vincent's (NY Times, Apr 27, 2010)
State Gives Hospital Grant to Open Clinic in Village (Daily News, Apr 27, 2010)
Rally for St. Vincent's (NY 1, Apr 25, 2010)
Applicants Vie to Take Over St. Vincent's Services (Crain's, Apr 25, 2010)
King's County Hospital Psych Ward Full of Danger (Daily News, Apr 25, 2010)
City Calls for Condom Use During Heterosexual Anal Sex (am New York, Apr 22, 2010)
High Lead Levels in Jerome Park Ballfields (Daily News, Apr 22, 2010)
Lead Poisoning - A Stubborn Problem (NY Times, Apr 22, 2010)
Soundview Patients Could be Hardest Hit by Espada Looting (Daily News, Apr 22, 2010)
St. Vincent's Supporters File Suit to Stop Closing (NY Post, Apr 21, 2010)
St. Vincent's Files for Bankruptcy (NY 1, Apr 15, 2010)
Gillibrand Wants More Grocery Stores (Crain's, Apr 13, 2010)
Thousands at St. Vincent's Get Pink Slips (NY Times, Apr 13, 2010)
The End of the Road for Saint Vincent's (Daily News, Apr 10, 2010)
College Health Plans Shortchange Students (NY Times, Apr 9, 2010)
Lung Function of 9/11 Rescuers Fell, Study Find (NY Times, Apr 8, 2010)
Study: 9/11-Related Lung Damage Long Lasting (NY Post, Apr 8, 2010)
Study Finds 9/11-Related Lung Damage Long Lasting (Associated Press, Apr 8, 2010)
Brooklyn Bridge Park Responds to Playground Complaints (NY Post, Apr 8, 2010)
City Hospitals Face Difficult Influx Post-St. Vincent's (Daily News, Apr 8, 2010)
Nearby Hospitals to Fill Gap when St. Vincent's Closes (NY Times, Apr 8, 2010)
New Brooklyn Playground Gets Overheated (Daily News, Apr 7, 2010)
St. Vincent’s Votes to Shut Hospital in Manhattan (NY Times, Apr 7, 2010)
St. Vincent's Hospital to Scrap Inpatient Services (Daily News, Apr 7, 2010)
Board Votes To Close St. Vincent's Hospital (NY 1, Apr 7, 2010)
A New Business Emerges: Restaurant Consultants (NY Times, Apr 6, 2010)
School Nurses on the Chopping Block (City Hall, Apr 6, 2010)
Health Commissioner Pushes for Soda Tax (NY Times, Apr 5, 2010)
Court Denies State Lawyers Access to Psychiatric Patients (NY Times, Apr 5, 2010)
St. Vincent's Needs Financial Miracle to Survive (Crain's, Apr 4, 2010)
Compensation for Ground Zero Workers Called Illogical (NY Post, Apr 4, 2010)
Fraud at City Dental Clinics (NY Post, Mar 31, 2010)
Lobbyists Kill Soda Tax (Daily News, Mar 26, 2010)
Democrats Who Rejected Health Bill May Face Trouble (NY Times, Mar 26, 2010)
Hospital Chief Epects to Cut Thousands of Jobs (NY Times, Mar 26, 2010)
Judge Upholds Flavored-Tobacco Ban (NY Post, Mar 25, 2010)
Proposed Amendments to Healthcare Bill Would Give New York $2.1 Billion More (Crain's, Mar 23, 2010)
Senate Democrats' Budget Plan Cuts Education and Health Care (Albany Times Union, Mar 23, 2010)
Health Bill Could Still Restore $1 Billion to State (Daily News, Mar 22, 2010)
McMahon Votes No on Health Care (Staten Island Advance, Mar 22, 2010)
Protestors Rally Against Bake Sale Ban (NY 1, Mar 19, 2010)
Board of Health Approves Grades For Restaurants (Crain's, Mar 17, 2010)
Hurdles Remain to Ground Zero Settlement (NY Times, Mar 14, 2010)
Proposed Cuts in AIDS Services Criticized (Gay City News, Mar 13, 2010)
Judge Has Questions About Ground Zero Settlement (NY Post, Mar 13, 2010)
Heart Problems Seen in 9/11 Responders (NY 1, Mar 13, 2010)
Settlement in Ground Zero Workers Case (Associated Press, Mar 12, 2010)
Bloomberg Calls for Sugar Tax (NY Post, Mar 7, 2010)
St. Vincent's to Sell Off Outside Programs (NY Post, Mar 5, 2010)
State Must Move Mentally Ill out of Group Homes (NY Times, Mar 2, 2010)
St. Vincent's Gets $6 Million to Stay Open -- For Now (NY 1, Mar 2, 2010)
Bloomberg Opposed to Alcohol Tax for Now (Daily News, Feb 26, 2010)
Sexual Assault at Kings County Hospital (NY Times, Feb 26, 2010)
Bake Sales? No. Pop Tarts? Yes. (NY Times, Feb 26, 2010)
Health Department Considers Alcohol Tax (Daily News, Feb 25, 2010)
Advocates Push to Legalize Medical Marijuana in New York (WNYC, Feb 24, 2010)
City Hospitals Fear Loss of Subsidies (NY Times, Feb 22, 2010)
Borough President's Proposal for Food System Overhaul (Crain's, Feb 19, 2010)
St. Vincent's Workers Agree to Pay Cut (NY Post, Feb 18, 2010)
Bronx Least Healthiest County in State (Daily News, Feb 18, 2010)
St. Vincent's Lays Off 300 Workers (NY Times, Feb 13, 2010)
St. Vincent's Takes Scalpel to Managers' Pay (Crain's, Feb 12, 2010)
Thousands Get Mumps in New York Area (CNN.com, Feb 10, 2010)
Paterson Gives St. Vincent's Second Loan (NY Times, Feb 8, 2010)
St. Vincent's on Brink of Closing (NY Times, Feb 7, 2010)
A Look At 9/11 Workers Suing Over Health Care (Associated Press, Feb 7, 2010)
Continuum Yanks St. Vincent's Offer (Crain's, Feb 5, 2010)
St. Vincent's Four Week Reprieve (NY Times, Feb 4, 2010)
Bronx District Has Highest Hunger Rate in Nation (Daily News, Feb 4, 2010)
How St Vincent's Hospital Reached the Brink of Extinction (NY Times, Feb 3, 2010)
How Much Salt is in New York's Favorite Dishes? (NY Times, Jan 31, 2010)
Murky Laws Endangering New York's Needle Exchange Program (Daily News, Jan 29, 2010)
A-List Clubs May Lose Licenses for Smoking (NY Post, Jan 28, 2010)
D Train Deafening for Nearby Businesses (am New York, Jan 27, 2010)
City to Revoke Permits of Clubs Violating Smoking Ban (Daily News, Jan 27, 2010)
Takeover Risk for St. Vincent's Hospital (Associated Press, Jan 27, 2010)
Takeover Could Mean the End for St. Vincent's (NY Post, Jan 26, 2010)
Life Expectancy Hits Record High (Daily News, Jan 26, 2010)
City Deaf to Car Alarm Complaints (NY Post, Jan 24, 2010)
Code Violations Found in Manhattan Schools (NY Times, Jan 21, 2010)
City Agrees to Study Risks of PCBs in Schools (NY Times, Jan 20, 2010)
Researchers Find Calorie Count Inaccuracies (NY Times, Jan 12, 2010)
Deal Made to Monitor Brooklyn Hospital (NY Times, Jan 8, 2010)
Over 1 Million Uninsured in City (NY Post, Jan 8, 2010)
Study Says Calorie Rule Matters (Crain's, Jan 7, 2010)
Heroin Pamphlet Eyed by DEA (USA Today, Jan 5, 2010)
A Tan at a Price (Staten Island Advance, Jan 5, 2010)
How the Health Care Bill Could Affect New York (Albany Times Union, Jan 2, 2010)
Bar and Nightclub Owners Vow to Reduce Drunk Driving (Daily News, Dec 24, 2009)
State Medicaid Program Squandered $92 Million (Daily News, Dec 23, 2009)
Cassano Named Fire Commissioner (Staten Island Advance, Dec 22, 2009)
City Sued Over Fire Response (Daily News, Dec 22, 2009)
Pols Say Health Care Bill is Bad for New York (Daily News, Dec 22, 2009)
Upper East Side Has Some of City's Dirtiest Air (NY Times, Dec 17, 2009)
City Cuts 24 Schoolyards from Parks Plan (Associated Press, Dec 17, 2009)
With Shortage, FDNY Pass on Defibrillator Maintenance (Daily News, Dec 15, 2009)
New Soda Video Launched by City (Associated Press, Dec 15, 2009)
St. Vincent's Hospital Lays Off 180 (Crain's, Dec 9, 2009)
Activists Challenge Bloomberg Record on HIV/AIDS (City Hall, Dec 9, 2009)
City to Study Ways to Improve Food System (Crain's, Dec 8, 2009)
More Kids Test Positive for STDs (NY Post, Dec 7, 2009)
Quinn to Unveil New Food Policy (NY Times, Dec 6, 2009)
Federal Government Rejects State's Housing Plan for Mentally Ill (Daily News, Nov 29, 2009)
Medicaid Audit Finds City Hospitals Misspent Funds (NY Post, Nov 29, 2009)
Schools Report Rise in Bed Bug Cases (NY 1, Nov 25, 2009)
Pressure on Region's Democrats to Back Health Care Overhaul (NY Times, Nov 23, 2009)
Paterson Paints Grim Picture of State Finances (NY Times, Nov 10, 2009)
Addressing a joint session of the Legislature during its traditional off-season, Gov. David Paterson used stark language to describe the gravity of the state’s economic health and tried to prod lawmakers to make major cuts to health and education programs.
Swine Flu Clinics Don't Draw Crowd (NY Times, Nov 9, 2009)
Bellevue Birth Center Closed (NY Times, Nov 8, 2009)
Paterson Urges Action on Drunk Driving Bill (Daily News, Nov 6, 2009)
Officials Defend Vaccine Distribution to Companies (NY Times, Nov 6, 2009)
New York Hospitals Worry Health Bill Will Hurt Them (NY Times, Nov 3, 2009)
Swine Flu Vaccine Starts at 125 Schools (Associated Press, Oct 29, 2009)
Flu Vaccine Begins in Elementary Schools (Daily News, Oct 29, 2009)
City Parents Opting Out of Swine Flu Vaccine (NY Times, Oct 29, 2009)
Swine Flu Shots in Schools Begin Today (Daily News, Oct 28, 2009)
Department Study Says Calorie Count Affects Choices (Reuters, Oct 27, 2009)
Gov. Paterson Drops Flu Shot Mandate for Health Workers (Daily News, Oct 23, 2009)
Paterson Administration Fears Cost of National Health Care Overhaul (NY Times, Oct 22, 2009)
Paterson Pushes Sugary Drink Tax Again (Daily News, Oct 21, 2009)
Hospitals Grilled on Delayed Reports (Daily News, Oct 20, 2009)
Nurses on the Frontlines (NY Times, Oct 18, 2009)
Police No Longer to Taser Suspects’ Chest (Daily News, Oct 18, 2009)
Judge Puts Vaccines on Hold (NY Times, Oct 18, 2009)
Families of Mentally Ill Have Mixed Feelings About Move Away From Adult Homes (NY Times, Oct 9, 2009)
School's Vending Machines to Become Healthier (NY Times, Oct 7, 2009)
Firefighters Sent Out with Wrong Info (Daily News, Oct 6, 2009)
New Yorkers Ignore Calories Postings (NY Times, Oct 6, 2009)
First Doses of Vaccine Out (NY Times, Oct 6, 2009)
Vaccines Hit Long Island (Newsday, Oct 6, 2009)
The New Pandemic (New York Magazine, Oct 6, 2009)
Bellevue Warned of Inspections (Daily News, Oct 4, 2009)
Junk Food Industry Launches Ads to Counter City's Campaign (NY Post, Oct 2, 2009)
Commission Condemns State Liquor Authority (NY Post, Oct 2, 2009)
Bloomberg Supports Park Smoking Ban (Daily News, Oct 1, 2009)
Healthcare Workers Protest Mandatory Flu Shots (Crain's, Sep 30, 2009)
Counterattack Ads Target City's Anti-Obesity Campaign (AM New York, Sep 30, 2009)
City to Get First Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine Next Week (Daily News, Sep 30, 2009)
Health Department Hosts Soda Machines (NY Post, Sep 29, 2009)
Sen. Schumer to Put Government Option in Health Bill (Daily News, Sep 28, 2009)
A Plan to Add Supermarkets to Poor Areas (NY Times, Sep 24, 2009)
Health Care Workers Resist Flu Shots (NY Times, Sep 21, 2009)
Health Officials Look to Fight Seasonal Flu Too (NY Post, Sep 20, 2009)
Council Passes Cleaner School Bus Bill (Crain's, Sep 18, 2009)
Union Disputes Fire Response Times (NY 1, Sep 17, 2009)
New Yorkers Express Doubts About Ban on Smoking in Parks (, Sep 16, 2009)
New York's War on Reservation 'Smoke Shops' (Associated Press, Sep 16, 2009)
Too Soon to Know if Swine Flu Back in Big Way (Daily News, Sep 15, 2009)
City Sets Ambitious Health Agenda (Crain's, Sep 15, 2009)
Do Outer Boroughs Need a Diet? (NY Times, Sep 14, 2009)
Uninsured NYers on the Rise (Crain's, Sep 12, 2009)
The percentage of uninsured adults aged 19-64 rose to 19% from 17.2% in 2008, according to census figures released Thursday. A total of 2.72 million New Yorkers were uninsured last year, which means that 14.1% of the state's population had no insurance at some point during the year. =
Chambers Unite Against Sick-Days Bill (Crain's, Sep 9, 2009)
With Swine Flu in Mind, Alternatives to Handshakes (NY Times, Sep 4, 2009)
Business Groups Ill Over Paid Sick Days (Crain's, Sep 4, 2009)
City Plans to Vaccinate Students for Swine Flu (Associated Press, Sep 2, 2009)
The nation's largest school district said Tuesday it will offer free swine flu vaccinations to its 1 million-plus schoolchildren as New York City takes bold steps to avoid becoming the country's flu epicenter again in the fall. The vaccine is still being tested and analyzed.
City Announces Flu Plans (NY Times, Sep 2, 2009)
Girding for a second wave of the swine flu pandemic that has already killed more than 50 people in New York City, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg outlined a strategy on Tuesday that was equal parts infection control and panic control.
School Nurses Question Swine Flu Plan (Daily News, Sep 2, 2009)
The city is depending on public school nurses to spearhead its massive swine flu vaccination plan at elementary schools this fall. But the nurses are balking at some aspects of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal, including whether they should be the ones giving the nasal spray and shots to students.
Raudcous Candidates Forum Focuses on AIDS (City Hall, Sep 2, 2009)
Mark Green was the only Democratic public advocate candidate who did not ppear at a forum on HIV/AIDS last night, prompting crticism froom the moderator and the crowd. The comptroller candidates also appeared.
City Takes Aim at Soda (NY Times, Sep 1, 2009)
City Releases New Ad on Soda (Daily News, Sep 1, 2009)
Health Department Wants you to Rethink Soft Drinks (Associated Press, Sep 1, 2009)
Critics Take on New Health Ads (NY Post, Sep 1, 2009)
Paid Sick Leave Bill Disturbs Small Business Owners (Staten Island Advance, Sep 1, 2009)
Government Eyes Private Beach Clubs (NY Times, Sep 1, 2009)
Hospital Chief Accuses State of Not Preparing for Swine Flu (Daily News, Sep 1, 2009)
Jamaica's Greencarts (NY Times, Aug 22, 2009)
City Council Requires Pharmacies to Translate (Gotham Gazette, Aug 21, 2009)
NYC Prepares for Another Wave of Swine Flu (Newsday, Aug 17, 2009)
Weiner Endorses Zuckerman (yournabe, Aug 14, 2009)
Rep. Anthony Weiner threw his considerable support behind Bob Zuckerman and his bid to represent the 39th City Council District, calling him a “serious candidate for a serious time” who will “push for universal health care.”
Paterson Calls for Tougher Penalties on Driving Drunk with Kids (Daily News, Aug 14, 2009)
Lead Paint Still a Concern (City Limits, Aug 12, 2009)
Family of First Swine Flu Victim to Sue (Crain's, Aug 12, 2009)
Young Officers from World Trade Center Developed Cancer (Associated Press, Aug 9, 2009)
Study: City Hospitals See Decline in Patient Approval (NY 1, Aug 5, 2009)
Post-9/11 Stress Rising (NY Post, Aug 5, 2009)
Councilman's Survey Shows Discrepancy in Prescription Pricing (NY Post, Aug 3, 2009)
Hospitals Need Super Monitor: Gioia (Daily News, Jul 29, 2009)
Responding to Duane's Plea, Senate Caps Rents for People with AIDS (Gay City News, Jul 26, 2009)
Deadly Errors, Cover-Ups Plague City Hospitals, Investigation Finds (Daily News, Jul 26, 2009)
City and State Agree on Medicaid Settlement (NY Times, Jul 22, 2009)
City and State to Pay Federal Government for School District Services (NY Post, Jul 22, 2009)
City and State Improperly Billed Feds for Medicaid Services (Reuters, Jul 22, 2009)
Trans Fats Gone From Most City Restaurants (Reuters, Jul 21, 2009)
City Prepares for Resurgence of Swine Flu in the Fall (NY Times, Jul 21, 2009)
To Bolster Pension Fund, Health Care Union Agrees to Wage Freeze (NY Times, Jul 21, 2009)
Pedestrian Accidents Up; Vehicle Tickets Down (NY Post, Jul 15, 2009)
Study Finds Obesity Affects School Performance (NY Post, Jul 14, 2009)
On National Scale, New York Hospitals Fare Poorly on Readmissions (NY Times, Jul 10, 2009)
Drivers in New York Rush Hour Wasted 380 Million Hours (Newsday, Jul 10, 2009)
City to Put Up 250 Toxic-Fish Warning Signs at Fishing Spots (Daily News, Jul 9, 2009)
City to Expand Domestic Violence Outreach Program (NY 1, Jul 7, 2009)
Subway Causes Hearing Loss, Study Says (NY Post, Jul 5, 2009)
Toxic Fumes Kill Three At Sewage Plant (Daily News, Jun 30, 2009)
State Allows Payment for Egg Donations for Research (NY Times, Jun 26, 2009)
City May Require Warning Signs for Tobacco Retailers (Newsday, Jun 25, 2009)
Two More Swine Flu Deaths Reported in City (Newsday, Jun 24, 2009)
Public Health Study Begins on Newtown Creek (Daily News, Jun 22, 2009)
The Newtown Creek Community Health & Harm Narratives Project has trained six community members in oral history methods to record widespread stories of people who lived near the heavily polluted Newtown Creek and developed a deadly illness.
Swine Flu Deaths Up to 30 (Newsday, Jun 20, 2009)
New Report Outlines Dire Climate Change Projections for City (NY Observer, Jun 18, 2009)
New Health Chief Doesn't Feel Safe Cycling in City (Daily News, Jun 18, 2009)
Former Mayor Ed Koch to Have Heart Surgery (Staten Island Advance, Jun 17, 2009)
de Blasio Calls for Hand Sanitizers (Newsday, Jun 13, 2009)
City Councilmember Bill de Blasio, who is running for public advocate, is criticizing the Department of Education for not requiring hand sanitizers in classrooms to help combat the spread of swine flu.
Swine Flu Death Toll in City Reaches 16 (Newsday, Jun 13, 2009)
Three More City Residents Die From Swine Flu (NY 1, Jun 11, 2009)
Swine Flu Death Toll Climbs to Eight (Daily News, Jun 8, 2009)
Lawmakers Want Safety Devices on Authority Elevators (NY Times, Jun 7, 2009)
Two More Die From Swine Flu (Reuters, Jun 4, 2009)
The Toll of the Swine Flu in Queens. (New Yorker, Jun 2, 2009)
Several Schools Closed for Swine Flu Reopen (NY 1, Jun 1, 2009)
Baby's Death Linked to Swine Flu (Daily News, Jun 1, 2009)
City to Pay $2 Million in Death After Hospital Wait (NY Times, May 28, 2009)
Threat of Violence Still Plagues Kings County Psych Ward (City Limits, May 27, 2009)
Two More Deaths in City Linked to Swine Flu (NY Times, May 27, 2009)
City's Handling of Swine Flu Criticized (Daily News, May 27, 2009)
Elected officials continue to criticize the city government for keeping parents and teachers in the dark about the disease.
More Schools, including Four Brooklyn Yeshivas, Close over Flu Fears (NY 1, May 26, 2009)
As the city prepares to reopen more than a dozen schools Tuesday following the latest H1N1 outbreak, flu concerns at four Yeshivas in Brooklyn have prompted school officials to close their doors.
DOH Confirms City's Second H1N1-Related Death (NY 1, May 26, 2009)
The city's Department of Health confirmed Sunday that a Queens woman in her 50s with underlying health conditions died this Sunday as a result of complications brought on by the H1N1 virus.
Swine Flu Closes Dozens of Schools (Queens Chronicle, May 22, 2009)
Council Bills Would Tighten Smoking Laws (Daily News, May 22, 2009)
New York Swine Flu Cases Hit 333 (Newsday, May 22, 2009)
Flu Closings Failing to Keep Schoolchildren at Home (NY Times, May 21, 2009)
Toddler Who Died Did Not Have Swine Flu, Tests Show (NY 1, May 20, 2009)
Bloomberg Seeks to Navigate Flu Scare (NY Times, May 20, 2009)
The flu epidemic has showcased Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ability to marshal top-notch experts, dispense common-sense advice and exude confidence in a time of crisis. But as the public health scare intensified, and causing seven more schools to close, — it has also shown the weakness of Bloomberg’s “Father Knows Best” approach.
Paterson Wants Calorie Listings Statewide (Elmira Star-Gazette, May 19, 2009)
Upper East Side School Fears Swine Flu (NY Post, May 19, 2009)
Toddler Dies of Flu-Like Symptoms (Daily News, May 19, 2009)
HIV Cases Increase Among City Teens (NY Post, May 18, 2009)
Swine Flu at Rikers Prompts Call for Closure (Newsday, May 18, 2009)
City Defends Wait to Close Schools (Newsday, May 18, 2009)
Staten Island Looks to Recast Health Care System (Staten Island Advance, May 18, 2009)
First Swine Flu Death in NY (Daily News, May 17, 2009)
Bloomberg Picks New Health Chief (NY Post, May 17, 2009)
18 Schools Monitored for Swine Flu (NY Post, May 17, 2009)
City Health Commissioner to Head CDC (NY Times, May 15, 2009)
President Obama will announce on Friday that he has chosen Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the New York City health commissioner, as the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New York Times reports.
New School Closings in Swine Flu Outbreak (Daily News, May 15, 2009)
Erratic Progress of Flu Outbreak Could Be Tied to Old Immunities (Associated Press, May 15, 2009)
Children's hygiene habits tend not to be as fastidious as adults', but that isn't enough to explain the prevalence of young people in recent flu cases. One Health Department deputy commissioner suggested that old immunities might be keeping older American's from falling ill.
City Surveillance System Caught Outbreak (Bloomberg, May 15, 2009)
Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs said the city’s surveillance system detected the new surge in the flu outbreak within the last day. The two middle schools each reported about 17 percent absent with illness. The elementary school had only 29 ill students of about 1,500, but all 29 had visited the nurse with "flu-like symptoms."
State Confirms a Dozen More Swine Flu Cases (WNYC, May 14, 2009)
State Senators Push for Elderly Health Care (Associated Press, May 12, 2009)
Councilman Urges Smoking Divestment (Daily News, May 11, 2009)
State Officials: Swine Flu Now Treated Like Regular Seasonal Flu (WNYC, May 8, 2009)
City Has Six More Cases of Swine Flu; Total is 80 (Associated Press, May 7, 2009)
Responding to Tourists' Fear of Swine Flu, City Bumps Up Ad Campaign (Associated Press, May 6, 2009)
Fears of swine flu may be discouraging new visitors to New York City. NYC & Co., the city's tourism agency, will spend $1.7 million in advertising to draw more Spanish visitors.
St. Francis Prep Opens Again After Swine Flu Scare (Daily News, May 5, 2009)
City Says Swine Flu May Be No Worse Than the Usual Strains (Crain's, May 4, 2009)
Few Drunk Drivers Go to Jail (Associated Press, May 3, 2009)
Flu Scare Could Affect Plan to Close Hospitals (Daily News, May 3, 2009)
City to Push for Swine Flu Vaccine (Daily News, May 1, 2009)
City Can Handle 1 Million Ill (NY Post, May 1, 2009)
Five City Schools Close, Confirmed Flu Cases Rise (NY 1, Apr 30, 2009)
Suspected Swine Flu Shutters Two Brooklyn Schools (Associated Press, Apr 30, 2009)
Cops Get Masks to Guard Against Swine Flu (Daily News, Apr 30, 2009)
World Health Organization Raises Pandemic Threat Level to 5 (Associated Press, Apr 30, 2009)
Updates on Flu Spotlight New York’s Health Chief (NY Times, Apr 30, 2009)
Housing Authority Bans Specific Dog Breeds (NY 1, Apr 29, 2009)
The New York City Housing Authority will impose stricter rules on the size and type of pets residents are allowed to keep inside their public housing apartments. Among the rules: residents will no longer be allowed to keep Pit Bulls, Rottweilers and Dobermans -- full or mixed breeds.
Queens Cooks Get Healthier Recipes (Daily News, Apr 29, 2009)
No Cleanup Planned for Toxic School Sites (Daily News, Apr 29, 2009)
Mayor, Health Commissioner Calm on Swine Flu (WNYC, Apr 29, 2009)
With several dozen confirmed cases of swine flu in New York City, Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden and Mayor Bloomberg are urging calm and reminding New Yorkers that even a few flu deaths are normal in a city of 8 million. Both stress that the strain in New York City appears mild.
Borders Tighten As Swine Flu Cases Increase (NY Times, Apr 28, 2009)
Food Pantry Needs Grow on Staten Island (Staten Island Advance, Apr 28, 2009)
Queens Swine Flu Cases Grow (NY Times, Apr 28, 2009)
Queens School Closed After Swine Flu Cases Identified (Daily News, Apr 27, 2009)
Swine Flu Could Impact Tourism (Daily News, Apr 27, 2009)
8 Cases of Swine Flu Confirmed in Queens School (NY Post, Apr 27, 2009)
National Public Health Emergency Declared in Response to Swine Flu (NY Times, Apr 27, 2009)
Attorney General Cuomo Makes Deal with Prescription Drug Retailers for Multilingual Medical Labels (Daily News, Apr 22, 2009)
Five big drug retailers will print dosage information in six languages and give oral assistance in 150 native tongues under a deal reached Tuesday with state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.
Suit Says Faulty Elevators Violate Tenants' Rights (NY Times, Apr 21, 2009)
State Pols Look to Legalize Medical Marijuana (NY Post, Apr 21, 2009)
Restaurants Brace for More Regulations (City Limits, Apr 21, 2009)
Although restaurants are already losing budget-conscious customers to brown bags and home cooking, the City Council and Mayor Bloomberg have chosen this moment to propose new food safety regulations. In February, Council passed a resolution requiring restaurants to post a sign about food allergies. Then last month, mayor Bloomberg proposed revamping restaurant inspections, including the new letter grading system.
Bill Would Limit Fast Food Restaurants (NY Post, Apr 20, 2009)
City Councilmember Eric Gioia yesterday unveiled a healthy plan prohibiting fast-food restaurants from opening within one-tenth of a mile of a school.
City Spending $38,000 for Salt Study (NY Post, Apr 19, 2009)
The city is spending thousands of tax dollars to study a major menace to the city: table salt.
Bloomberg Slams Virginia Candidate's Gun Stance (Daily News, Apr 14, 2009)
Health Official Calls for Tax on Drinks With Sugar (NY Times, Apr 9, 2009)
Second Hand Smoke Exposure High in New York (WNYC, Apr 9, 2009)
Weiner Gets Campaign Donation from Hospital he Fought For (Daily News, Apr 5, 2009)
Mayoral contender Anthony Weiner fought doggedly to keep a troubled Queens hospital open - just months after its president raised more than $11,500 for his campaign.
Council Moves to Protect Access to Clinics (Gotham Gazette, Apr 3, 2009)
State Budget Decimates Staten Island Mental Health Program (Staten Island Advance, Apr 3, 2009)
Foster Children tell their AIDS Drug Trial Stories (Village Voice, Apr 1, 2009)
The Village Voice takes another look at a story that many thought had been closed in January, interviewing former foster children who were subjected to AIDS drug trials. Contrary to initial claims, there isn't good evidence that the drug trials killed a single participant, but foster care is meant to be held to a somewhat higher standard than that.
State Aids a Hospital Overflowing With Patients (Daily News, Apr 1, 2009)
Swamped by a recent spike in patient volume, Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens in Long Island City has been tapped to receive $1 million in reimbursements from the state Health Department.
Budget Ax Falls Heavily on Health Care (Crain's, Mar 31, 2009)
Psych Tests Violate Labor Law (NY Post, Mar 29, 2009)
Budget Slams Staten Island's Health Care (Staten Island Advance, Mar 29, 2009)
Health Department Set to Lower Building Temperature (Daily News, Mar 28, 2009)
The city Health Department plans to lower the minimum temperature required in buildings from 68 to 65, according to a proposal unveiled to its board members this week.
As New Lawyer, Gillibrand Defended Big Tobacco (NY Times, Mar 27, 2009)
Malpractice Change Could Hurt City (NY Post, Mar 26, 2009)
Mayor Bloomberg warned yesterday that a secret plan by Gov. Paterson to loosen a two-decades-old cap on legal fees from medical malpractice awards would "significantly" hurt New York City.
Tentative Deal Reported on State Healthcare Spending (NY Times, Mar 26, 2009)
Pension Reform Could Worsen Nurse Shortage (City Limits, Mar 24, 2009)
Transit Attacks Rats (AM New York, Mar 24, 2009)
City Hospitals Tighten Their Budget by $105 Million (Crain's, Mar 20, 2009)
City Wants to Dismiss 9/11 Health Claims (NY Post, Mar 15, 2009)
The city has asked a judge to toss out 9/11 claims by 4,600 cops, firefighters, and paramedics, arguing the "uniformed" personnel are not entitled to workplace protection under state labor laws.
Brooklyn Leading Outer Boroughs in Farm-Food Groups (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 13, 2009)
Midtown Crane Collapse Exposes Gap in City Rules (Crain's, Mar 12, 2009)
Obama To Tap Former New York Health Official (Newsday, Mar 12, 2009)
St. Vincent's Hospital Plan Clears Major Hurdle (Crain's, Mar 11, 2009)
City Hospitals Fail to Report Mistakes (NY Times, Mar 10, 2009)
Life Proves Difficult for Homeless Youth, Study Shows (NY Times, Mar 10, 2009)
School-based Drug Counsellors Going Out to Bid (Daily News, Mar 8, 2009)
A Closer Look at the City's Happiest (and Unhappiest) Hoods (NY Times, Mar 8, 2009)
City Officials say Paterson's E.M.S. Plan Will Slow Response (Daily News, Mar 5, 2009)
Tourists Banned From Woolworth Building (Newsday, Mar 3, 2009)
Drug Law Reform on Fast Track (NY Times, Mar 2, 2009)
Two Queens Hospitals Prepare to Close (NY 1, Mar 2, 2009)
A Stir Over Plan to Grade City’s Restaurants (NY Times, Feb 26, 2009)
City Tries Get Handle on Resurgent Bed Bugs (AM New York, Feb 26, 2009)
State's Poor Face Obstacles to Renewing Health Insurance (NY Times, Feb 25, 2009)
Partitioned Apartments Common and Dangerous (NY Times, Feb 23, 2009)
93 Trade Center Victim Brings Port Authority to Court (Daily News, Feb 22, 2009)
Medicaid Costs Highest for Average Care (NY Post, Feb 22, 2009)
9/11 Suits to Start in 2010 (NY Post, Feb 22, 2009)
Does a New York Foie Gras Farm, the Nation's Largest, Torture Ducks? (Village Voice, Feb 20, 2009)
Food Stamp Rules Relaxing, But Not for New Yorkers (NY Times, Feb 18, 2009)
Fire Department to Take on Overtime (NY Post, Feb 10, 2009)
City Will No Longer Use Crumb Rubber Turf (Daily News, Feb 10, 2009)
The controversial material made from recycled tires will no longer be used in synthetic-turf fields for parks and schools, officials said yesterday. While insisting crumb rubber isn't toxic, the officials said they stopped using it because it overheats on hot days and could pose a health risk.
70 Percent of Firefighters Retire on Disability (NY Post, Feb 8, 2009)
Study: Lung Problems in 9/11 Responders Years Later (Newsday, Feb 5, 2009)
Paterson, Healthcare Industry Feud Over Cuts (Daily News, Feb 3, 2009)
State Legislators: Stall Healthcare Cuts (Albany Times Union, Feb 3, 2009)
Paterson Taking Heat for Health Care Proposal (NY Times, Feb 2, 2009)
Queens Politicians Look For Hospital Bailout (Crain's, Jan 30, 2009)
Queens politicians are looking for a way to save Caritas Healthcare Inc.'s Mary Immaculate and St. John's hospitals; money may come from New York or the feds.
Two Queens Hospitals in Danger of Closing (The Forum, Jan 29, 2009)
Stated Meeting: Shutting Engines At Schools (Gotham Gazette, Jan 29, 2009)
Concrete Testers Sue City Over Licenses (Associated Press, Jan 28, 2009)
Commissioner Looks to Cut Salt From Meals (NY Times, Jan 28, 2009)
DR. THOMAS R. FRIEDEN invited some of the biggest names in food processing to lunch last October. Grilled salmon and green salad were on the menu, but the subject was salt.
Former Health Commissioner Hit by Scandal (Daily News, Jan 27, 2009)
Former Health Commissioner Antonia Novell is accusd of abusing her office by having state emplyees do her personal errands.
Medical Examiner Ties Lung Cancer Death to 9/11 (Daily News, Jan 17, 2009)
Poll: New Yorkers Oppose 'Fat Tax' 2-to-1 (NY 1, Jan 16, 2009)
Avella Wants City to Prepare for Oil Shortages (Greenpoint Star, Jan 16, 2009)
A Queens politician will introduce legislation to create an Energy Volatility Task Force, which will examine how fluctuations in the price of oil could affect New York City. Councilmember Tony Avella announced the legislation on the steps of City Hall Tuesday afternoon with members of Sierra Club NYC.
Report: Jails Could Have Prevented Inmate Death (Village Voice, Jan 15, 2009)
Possible Second Meningitis Case (NY 1, Jan 14, 2009)
The Department of Health is looking into whether a second person may have possibly come down with meningitis at Stuyvesant High School. This possible new case comes days after the death of a Stuyvesant High School student.
Fire Deaths Drop 10 Percent (Newsday, Jan 13, 2009)
Fire deaths in New York City declined 10 percent and fire response times were quicker last year, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg acknowledged yesterday that pending budget cuts will make keeping those numbers under control a challenge.
Group Calls for Total Cell Phone Ban While Driving (Daily News, Jan 12, 2009)
New York City Health by Neighborhood (NY Post, Jan 12, 2009)
Paterson Puts Health On You (NY Times, Jan 11, 2009)
Staten Island Death Rate Much Higher Than City (Staten Island Advance, Jan 11, 2009)
Clubs Break Smoking Ban (NY Post, Jan 11, 2009)
While petty criminals celebrate fewer NYPD summonses for quality-of-life crimes, more scofflaw smokers are brazenly breaking the city's smoking ban.
Sugary Tax Exempts OJ (Daily News, Jan 10, 2009)
Fewer Quality of Life Summonses (NY Post, Jan 10, 2009)
Cops are writing fewer "quality of life" summonses because New Yorkers are simply "behaving better," Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday, pooh-poohing fears the decline could be a turning point back to sky-high 1980s crime rates.
Animal Shelters Scramble After Strep Outbreak Kills Dogs (Daily News, Jan 8, 2009)
Paterson to Propose Expanding Healthcare to Young Adults (Albany Times Union, Jan 7, 2009)
Air Cleaner in Lower Manhattan in 2008, Report Says (Downtown Express, Jan 7, 2009)
Binge Drinking Leads to HIV Risk, Report Says (NY Post, Jan 6, 2009)
Contractor Indicted in Crane Collapse (Daily News, Jan 6, 2009)
Support Program for Teens Could Be Cut (Staten Island Advance, Jan 6, 2009)
Hospitals Accused of Medicaid Scam (NY Post, Jan 5, 2009)
City to Spend Millions on Health Ads (NY Post, Jan 5, 2009)
New Yorkers Not Doing Enough to Treat Diabetes Issues (NY 1, Dec 31, 2008)
Council Introduces Hot Playground Mat Bill (Daily News, Dec 31, 2008)
Councilmembers Bill de Blasio and Jessica Lappin introduced legislation this month requiring warnings at the entrance to city playgrounds about black safety mats found under junglegyms and slides.
Federal Stimulus Could Help Shrink State’s Budget Gap (NY Times, Dec 29, 2008)
New Web Site Tracks Health by Zip Code (Daily News, Dec 29, 2008)
New System to Alert Police of Mentally Ill Suspects (Newsday, Dec 23, 2008)
New York Restaurants Go Unchecked (NY Post, Dec 21, 2008)
Upper East Side Crane Evidence Potentially Damaged (Daily News, Dec 19, 2008)
Paterson Plan Would Tax 'Lifestyle Drugs' (Daily News, Dec 19, 2008)
New Yorkers are Living Longer (AM New York, Dec 19, 2008)
Mayor MIchael Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden said that life expectancy has risen by a year and three months since 2001, giving New Yorkers a life-expectancy of 79 years old.
Women Live Longer than Men (NY Post, Dec 19, 2008)
Men trail women badly in how long they live, according to the city's Health Department. Figures released yesterday show that women born in 2006 can expect to live an average of 81.7 years, up five months from 2005, while men gained just 2.5 months in their life expectancy for an average of 75.9 years.
Where the Rats Are (Time Magazine, Dec 17, 2008)
Many Subway Deaths Linked to Drinking, Study Finds (NY Post, Dec 17, 2008)
Paterson Would Roll Back Pensions (NY Times, Dec 17, 2008)
Soda Tax Prompts Debate (NY Times, Dec 17, 2008)
NYC Eyes End to Adult Day Care (Albany Times Union, Dec 15, 2008)
Families of Alzheimer's patients fear services will lead to deterioration and financial burden.
Governor Paterson Proposes to Tax Sugar Soda (Daily News, Dec 14, 2008)
City Policy Protects Doctors Who Botch Surgery (NY Post, Dec 14, 2008)
The City's Health and Hospitals Corporation routinely requires plaintiffs in malpractice suits to drop individual doctors from the suit. The practice undermines State Health Department policies that require investigation of physicians named in multiple malpractice payouts.
Sleep Aid and Anti-depressant Perscriptions on the Rise (Crain's, Dec 13, 2008)
Prescriptions filled for anti-anxiety drugs, anti-depressants and sleep aids have surged in the city as New Yorkers struggle to cope with uncertainties brought on by the financial crisis.
Cigarette Rule Violators Slammed (NY Post, Dec 12, 2008)
Buildings Department inspectors blitzed construction firms with nearly 250 summonses in just three months for violations of a tough smoking law enacted after the deadly fire at the Deutsche Bank building.
Ground Zero Lawsuits to Begin in 2010 (NY Times, Dec 11, 2008)
Plans For More Medicaid Cuts Worry Hospital Officials (NY Times, Dec 11, 2008)
Next Fire Class Delayed Amid More Cuts (Associated Press, Dec 11, 2008)
Pharmacies Don't Translate Drug Information, Survey Finds (AM New York, Dec 10, 2008)
Senior Center Restructuring Plan Flounders (City Limits, Dec 9, 2008)
The Department for the Aging is enthusiastic about a proposal both to increase use of senior centers and likely decrease the total number of centers, but City Council doesn't share the enthusiasm for the revamp. Major budget pressures piled atop worries by older New Yorkers and elected officials about possible seniors' services reductions led some City Council members to pronounce a senior center restructuring "dead on arrival" before a hearing last week.
State Budget Cuts Medical Spending (Albany Times Union, Dec 9, 2008)
State Health Commissioner Dr. Richard Daines said Gov Paterson's healthcare budget proposal will help prevent serious illness by promoting preventive care and discouraging unnecessary, expensive hospitalizations and emergency room visits.
Could Gases Be Leaking Into Greenpoint? (NY Times, Dec 8, 2008)
Toy Safety Report Released For Holiday Season (NY 1, Dec 4, 2008)
HIV Testing Increases in City (Associated Press, Dec 2, 2008)
City to Raise Emergency Medical Costs (NY Post, Nov 26, 2008)
The city is raising the cost of an ambulance ride - with transports for the most critical patients going up to $850 per ride - as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's orders to slash costs to raise revenue and plug future budget holes.
Murder Renews Questions at Rikers (Village Voice, Nov 19, 2008)
Councilmen Spar Over Abortion Clinic Bill (NY Post, Nov 19, 2008)
Two legislators got into such a furious blow-up yesterday over an abortion clinic access bill that a City Hall hearing on the issue had to be recessed until tempers cooled.
Brooklyn Lab Could Boost City as Bio-Tech Center (NY Times, Nov 12, 2008)
Lines Growing at Food Pantries, (NY Times, Nov 11, 2008)
Since the spring, the number of people showing up hungry at food pantries and soup kitchens nationwide has surged, straining the capacity of many organizations in the vast, largely unseen and lightly financed network of volunteer emergency feeding operations. Many are newcomers who were reluctant to seek help until they had no choice.
Dogs Sniff Out Tobacco (NY Post, Nov 10, 2008)
City Sited for Unsafe Conditions at School (NY Times, Nov 10, 2008)
Paterson Identifies Cuts For Budget Hole (NY Times, Nov 10, 2008)
Tots Taught to Eat Healthy (Daily News, Nov 4, 2008)
The East Side House Settlement in Mott Haven has partnered with the Children's Museum of Manhattan to add health education classes to the Bronx group's early childhood literacy program.
St. Vincent's Building Can Be Razed (Associated Press, Oct 29, 2008)
Bloomberg Takes on Bootleg Cigarettes (NY Times, Oct 29, 2008)
Bootleg cigarette traffic from Long Island’s tiny Poospatuck reservation to New York City is brisk, so much so that some cigarette dealers on the reservation don’t even bother to set up storefronts, according to a motion filed in federal court on Tuesday.
Violations of Smoking Ban Increase Sharply (AM New York, Oct 21, 2008)
Efforts to Fight AIDS Hit by Spending Cuts (City Limits, Oct 21, 2008)
Addabbo Says He Has the Cure for Health Care (Queens Ledger, Oct 17, 2008)
Senate hopeful Joe Addabbo laid out his 3 Point Healthcare Plan to address the rising cost of healthcare last Friday. Addabbo’s plan includes converting life insurance to long-term care coverage, expanding the income threshold for Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage plan, and single-source drug coverage.
Addabbo Advocates for 3-point Health Care Plan (Queens Chronicle, Oct 17, 2008)
Health care is one of the primary concerns of the 21st century, according to Senate hopeful Joseph Addabbo Jr., who on Friday laid out a three-point plan to address the issue.
Rally Against Seventh Power Plant Planned for Northwest Queens (Queens Gazette, Oct 10, 2008)
State Pension Suits Settled (Newsday, Oct 7, 2008)
Crane License Procedures to be Overhauled (NY Times, Oct 7, 2008)
Young People Going Back to the Farm (WNYC, Oct 2, 2008)
Ground Zero Health Bill Stalls in Congress (NY Sun, Sep 30, 2008)
A measure that would have provided federal money to help 9/11 rescue workers who became sick after working a ground zero has stalled in Congress, at least partly because of opposition from Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Mayor Defends Opposition to 9/11 Bill (Daily News, Sep 30, 2008)
Citing cost, Mayor Bloomberg defended Monday his opposition to a torpedoed congressional bill to provide health care and compensation to Ground Zero workers.
New York Lags in Regulating Bed Bugs (NY Sun, Sep 29, 2008)
Bill Opposed by Mayor is Shelved (Associated Press, Sep 28, 2008)
Congress has shelved a $10.9 billion bill to provide health care for ground zero workers, partly due to opposition from New York City officials.
High Failure Rates Found in City Elevator Inspections (NY Times, Sep 26, 2008)
Harlem Forum Debates Supermarket Sweeps (Village Voice, Sep 26, 2008)
Astoria Residents Rally Against Fed Ex Truck Depot (Queens Gazette, Sep 26, 2008)
Bedbugs Emerge as New Area of Housing Law (NY Sun, Sep 26, 2008)
Ambulances With Scant Supplies of Heart Medicines (Staten Island Advance, Sep 25, 2008)
Many New Yorkers Have High Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke (NY 1, Sep 25, 2008)
Health Department Launches Gruesome Anti-Smoking Campaign (, Sep 23, 2008)
The Health Department is handing out more than 300,000 matchbooks with gruesome pictures inside of blackened lungs, bulging throat cancers and other smoking consequences.
Brooklyn Hospital Could Close (Daily News, Sep 23, 2008)
Quinn Seeks to Boost Health Car in Poor Areas (NY Times, Sep 23, 2008)
New York City plans to expand primary health care facilities in 11 high-poverty areas, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced on Monday, saying she hoped to put $26 million toward the effort in the next four years, city finances permitting.
City to Serve Healthier Food (NY Post, Sep 20, 2008)
OSHA Issues Violations in Collapse of Crane (NY Times, Sep 16, 2008)
Before Big Fire, a City Warning Over Contractor (NY Times, Sep 16, 2008)
In early 2006, New York State development officials approved the hiring of an unknown firm, the John Galt Corporation, to help demolish the Deutsche Bank building near ground zero. A recently obtained document shows that on April 11, 2006, city investigators accused state development officials of not only knowing about Galt’s questionable ties before they approved its hiring, but also misleading the investigators about the subcontractor, possibly to avoid questions that might have slowed or blocked its hiring.
MediSys May Figure in Case Of Seminerio (NY Sun, Sep 12, 2008)
Fewer Full-Calorie Drinks In Schools, Report Finds (NY Sun, Sep 11, 2008)
The country's largest beverage companies are supplying schools with fewer full-calorie drinks than they did four years ago, according to a new report.
Officials Say Green Cabs Are Safe (NY Post, Sep 11, 2008)
City officials see "no credible evidence" that new fuel-efficient taxis are unsafe - despite industry worries that they provide too little passenger space and aren't designed to take safety partitions.
9/11 Attacks May Have Left 70,000 With Stress Disorder (Associated Press, Sep 11, 2008)
More Asthma Among Those Near 9/11 Site (NY Times, Sep 11, 2008)
One Responder's Survivor Story (AM New York, Sep 9, 2008)
Examining What Really Killed a 9/11 Hero (New Yorker, Sep 8, 2008)
Infant Mortality Rate Lowest In Seven Years (NY 1, Sep 4, 2008)
Cigarette Suit Can Now Move Forward (NY Sun, Sep 3, 2008)
Hearing to Focus on Upstate Drilling (NY Sun, Sep 3, 2008)
The City Council will hold an emergency public hearing next week to address concerns that plans for natural gas drilling in the city's upstate watershed could contaminate local drinking water.
Elevator Failures Plague Housing Project for the Elderly (NY Times, Sep 2, 2008)
9/11 Benefits for First Responders Sought (Daily News, Aug 31, 2008)
City Councilmember David Weprin and state Sen. Eric Adams want the medical examiner to identify first responders who died as a result of their work at Ground Zero and reclassify them as victims of the terrorist attacks. Currently those who died from respiratory ailments and other conditions are listed as having died natural deaths. Declaring that they died in the line of duty would entitle their families to additional death benefits.
HIV Spreading at Three Times the National Rate (NY Times, Aug 28, 2008)
HIV Infection Rate Dwarfs That of Rest of Country (NY Sun, Aug 28, 2008)
New York Hospitals Face Tighter Money Squeeze than Others in U.S. (NY Sun, Aug 26, 2008)
Two separate financial reports are depicting growing financial problems for nonprofit hospitals nationwide and in New York, where analysts said hospitals have smaller operating margins and are under greater financial strain than in other areas of the country.
High Premiums for State's HMOs Threaten Their Survival (Daily News, Aug 24, 2008)
Fort Greene Food Co-op to be Working Members Only (Brooklyn Papers, Aug 21, 2008)
Transit Workers: City Buses Made Us Sick (Metro, Aug 19, 2008)
Union Asks for Different Fire Alerts (NY Post, Aug 18, 2008)
Progress Slow at World Trade Center (Newsday, Aug 18, 2008)
Hospitals, Paterson at Odds Over Proposed Cuts (NY Sun, Aug 15, 2008)
City Hospitals Most Affected by Proposed Medicaid Cuts (NY Sun, Aug 14, 2008)
Subway Rats Running Amok? (AM New York, Aug 14, 2008)
Long Island City Gets First Supermarket (Crain's, Aug 14, 2008)
Stringer Pushes for More City Inspections (Newsday, Aug 11, 2008)
Young Adults Turned Away At Shelters (NY Post, Aug 11, 2008)
The city has stomped all over the rights of countless homeless young adults - mostly pregnant women or those with kids - by callously turning them away from city shelters because they're under 21, advocates have told The Post.
Bloomberg Plans to Name Acting Commissioner as Commissioner (NY Times, Aug 6, 2008)
Less than 24 hours after the City Council approved a bill downgrading the qualification requirements for buildings commissioner, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced on Friday that he intended to appoint Robert D. LiMandri to the post.
Out-of-State Medicaid Fraud Costs New York (NY Post, Aug 5, 2008)
Lifeguards Union Criticized over Drownings (NY Times, Aug 3, 2008)
City Blood Supplies Said to be Critically Low (NY 1, Aug 3, 2008)
Most Chain Restaurants Posting Calorie Counts (Associated Press, Aug 2, 2008)
Gowanus Canal May be Source for New Antibiotics (Daily News, Jul 31, 2008)
Black AIDS Epidemic Rages in City (Crain's, Jul 31, 2008)
Fast Food Ban Gains Support Among City Lawmakers (NY Sun, Jul 31, 2008)
Support for a fast food ban in New York is growing among city lawmakers after the Los Angeles City Council passed an unprecedented bill Tuesday that would make the addition of new fast food restaurants in certain areas of the city illegal for at least one year.
Report Rates Orchard Beach City's Most Polluted (Daily News, Jul 30, 2008)
Parks Department Threatens to Ticket Barefoot Kids (Daily News, Jul 30, 2008)
The city has found a way to deal with complaints that super hot playground mats burn children's feet: Punish the parents. Parents at parks around the said they've been threatened with fines for allowing their kids to run barefoot among the slides and swings.
Fuel Price Hikes Squeeze Farmers at Local Markets (Associated Press, Jul 29, 2008)
Four in 10 Gay Men Don't Tell Doctors (Daily News, Jul 24, 2008)
Response Times Fall, But At What Cost? (NY Sun, Jul 23, 2008)
Protesters Demand Catsimatidis Build Supermarket (Village Voice, Jul 18, 2008)
Twenty-Five Percent of New Yorkers Obese (NY Post, Jul 18, 2008)
McDonalds, Dunkin' Donuts Top Calorie Culprits (AM New York, Jul 18, 2008)
Brooklyn Residents Organize Food Co-Ops in Response to Produce Shortage (Daily News, Jul 15, 2008)
Blood Clots Cited as Cause of Death for Woman on Hospital Floor (Associated Press, Jul 12, 2008)
Department of Health Targets Troubled Teens with MySpace Ads (NY Post, Jul 8, 2008)
Hospitals Failed to Meet Restructuring Standards (Associated Press, Jul 7, 2008)
Bakeries Miss Trans Fat Mark (Daily News, Jul 5, 2008)
The shell-encased treats at two of the city's top bakeries tested well above the Health Department's trans-fat limit that went into effect Tuesday, according to lab results commissioned by the Daily News.
Recovery Workers Submit Medical Records to Court (NY 1, Jul 3, 2008)
Lead Poisoning Cases Decline (NY Times, Jul 3, 2008)
Investigation at City Hospital After Patient Was Ignored (Newsday, Jul 2, 2008)
City Trans Fat Ban Moves to Final Stage (AM New York, Jul 1, 2008)
Health Inspectors Shut Fewer Restaurants (NY Post, Jun 29, 2008)
HIV Tests Target Bronx (NY Post, Jun 26, 2008)
City Is Pushing for HIV Tests for All in Bronx (NY Times, Jun 26, 2008)
Fresh Direct Gives Discounts to Disadvantaged South Bronx (Crain's, Jun 26, 2008)
City Challenges Sickness Claims by 9/11 Workers (NY Times, Jun 25, 2008)
Many New Yorkers Shun Condoms (AM New York, Jun 25, 2008)
Department Changes Testing, After False Positives (Associated Press, Jun 23, 2008)
Food Stamps No Longer Go As Far (NY Times, Jun 23, 2008)
A Death at Bellevue (Village Voice, Jun 18, 2008)
Ghost Bikes Offer Mute Testimony to Rise in Cycling Deaths (New York Magazine, Jun 16, 2008)
Shortage of Emergency Medical Workers Slows Response Times (NY Post, Jun 15, 2008)
City to Fund Female Condoms (Daily News, Jun 14, 2008)
The Health Department signed off on a nearly $2 million deal last week to buy 2 million female condoms, which will be distributed by clinics and organizations s. The city began offering free female condoms, which are inserted like diaphragms, about 10 years ago, but they have become so popular that officials have had to increase the supply.
Investigation Finds Expired Products At City Drug Stores (NY 1, Jun 13, 2008)
FDA Backs CIty in Calorie Count Dispute (Associated Press, Jun 13, 2008)
More City Residents Have Trouble Affording Food (NY 1, Jun 12, 2008)
Doctors Say Hospital Is Falling Victim to Its Own Real Estate Value (NY Times, Jun 10, 2008)
Health Dept: One-fourth of NYC Residents have Herpes Virus (AM New York, Jun 10, 2008)
Group Says Hospitals Divide Care (NY Post, Jun 9, 2008)
Principal Warns of Crane Construction Site (Daily News, Jun 9, 2008)
Stairs to Climb All End Up Locked (Daily News, Jun 8, 2008)
The city's push to get New Yorkers climbing stairs at home and at work is way out of step with reality, the Daily News found.
FBI Investigates Bronx State Senator and Health Group (Daily News, Jun 5, 2008)
Former White House Official Wins Contract to Track Health of 9/11 Workers (NY 1, Jun 5, 2008)
State Tax on Cigs Increases (AM New York, Jun 3, 2008)
Financial Dispute Stalls Razing of College Building Damaged on 9/11 (NY Times, Jun 1, 2008)
City Looks to Add Organ Donors (NY Times, Jun 1, 2008)
Using a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, a team of medical experts and bioethicists is looking to expand the city’s pool of organ donors by deploying a “rapid organ-recovery ambulance” to collect and preserve the organs of people who die of cardiac arrest.
Food Pantries Scale Back Operations (Crain's, May 30, 2008)
Car Accidents, Fires Top City Child Fatalities (NY 1, May 30, 2008)
Hospital Care in New York Ranked Among Most Aggressive (NY Sun, May 30, 2008)
Health Commissioner Sees Wasteful Council Health Initiatives (NY Post, May 29, 2008)
Some of the $70 million the City Council has allocated for health initiatives through nonprofit groups is being wasted on "poorly managed programs" and isn't producing the desired outcomes, according to the city's top health official.
State Ranks in Middle on Child Healthcare (NY 1, May 28, 2008)
Report: Williamsburg has Highest Obesity Rate (Daily News, May 22, 2008)
Ground Zero Workers Suffer From Stress (Daily News, May 21, 2008)
Crane Collapse Site Could Be Closed Indefinitely (NY 1, May 21, 2008)
Smoking Rate Declines In Staten Island (Associated Press, May 21, 2008)
Paterson Diagnosed with Glaucoma (NY Times, May 21, 2008)
Bloomberg Defends ACS (Daily News, May 21, 2008)
Mayor Bloomberg on Tuesday defended the beleaguered Administration for Children's Services, which was already investigating a Harlem mom before she allegedly killed her foster daughter with a pain patch meant for adults.
Politicians Ask Washington to Investigate Possible Toxins in Schools (NY Sun, May 19, 2008)
Teen HIV Rate Rises (Daily News, May 18, 2008)
HIV infection among New York City teens has risen to its highest level since 2001, a new data analysis shows. The number of young people ages 13 to 19 infected with the AIDS virus rose 29 percent between 2004 and 2006.
EMT Shortage to Hit City This Summer (Daily News, May 16, 2008)
City Facing EMT Emergency (NY Post, May 16, 2008)
Infections Acquired at Public Hospitals Drops (Associated Press, May 15, 2008)
Up To 15 Percent Of City Drivers Don't Use Seatbelts (NY 1, May 15, 2008)
Study Finds No Evidence of Risk in Synthetic Turf (NY Times, May 15, 2008)
Medicaid Cuts Could Cost New York Hospitals More Than $1 Billion (NY Times, May 14, 2008)
Bloomberg Budget Cuts AIDS Spending (Gay City News, May 12, 2008)
Bedbugs in the Subway (NY Times, May 8, 2008)
Over 360 Post 9/11 Workers Have Died (Daily News, May 8, 2008)
City Opposes Insurance Plan (NY Sun, May 7, 2008)
In a move that could harm the chances of two health insurers seeking to convert into a fused, for-profit corporation, the city is opposing the proposal by the Health Insurance Plan of New York and Group Health Incorporated, arguing it would result in lucrative stock options for top company executives, increase premiums and reduce benefits.
Supermarket Shortage Hits the City Hard (NY Times, May 5, 2008)
Veggie Carts Get Another Push (NY Post, May 5, 2008)
He has rid city bars and restaurants of cigarette smoke, banned artery-clogging trans fats, and required eateries to post calorie counts on menus.
Study: City's Air Still Bad (AM New York, May 1, 2008)
Shelter Shutdown Planned at Bellevue (NY Post, Apr 28, 2008)
New Bills: Allergens to Parade Rules (Gotham Gazette, Apr 28, 2008)
City Shortchanges Groups That Bury Vets (NY Post, Apr 28, 2008)
The city is having trouble providing burials for unclaimed veterans because it notoriously shortchanges charitable groups that help bury them, critics charge.
Crane Collapse Could Cost the City (Daily News, Apr 27, 2008)
The March 15 accident on E.51st St. killed seven people, injured 24, flattened a brownstone and left hundreds of people homeless.
Calorie Posting In Chain Restaurants Delayed (NY 1, Apr 24, 2008)
Judge Dismisses 9/11 Suit Against Whitman (NY Times, Apr 23, 2008)
City Hospitals Get High-Tech Incubators (Daily News, Apr 23, 2008)
Two Scientists See Possible Benefits in Gowanus Canal (Brooklyn Papers, Apr 23, 2008)
Abandoned Neponsit Health Center Fixed (Daily News, Apr 22, 2008)
Being A Blind Governor (NY Times, Apr 21, 2008)
Firefighters Sue Over Deutsche Bank Fire (NY Post, Apr 21, 2008)
Construction Booms, But Accidents Increase (NY Times, Apr 21, 2008)
Congestion Pricing Could Resurface, Advocates Say (Daily News, Apr 21, 2008)
Health Benefits Could Be Slashed (NY Post, Apr 20, 2008)
The Bloomberg administration has taken its first step toward slashing health-care benefits for city workers by $200 million - a plan announced in the mayor's preliminary 2008 budget.
Lawmaker Raises Flag on Trade Center Doctor (Daily News, Apr 18, 2008)
Judge: Calorie Counts will Stay on Menus (AM New York, Apr 17, 2008)
Fast Food Chains Start Posting Calorie Counts (AM New York, Apr 15, 2008)
City, Contactors Fight Over Liability for Sick 9/11 Workers (NY Post, Apr 13, 2008)
Pre-Schoolers Exposed To Dangerous Conditions in Brooklyn (NY 1, Apr 11, 2008)
Fewer Cockroaches in City (Daily News, Apr 10, 2008)
Tenants and NYU Battle Over Paint Removal (Crain's, Apr 9, 2008)
Upper West Side Couple Settles Suit Over a Neighbor's Smoke (NY Times, Apr 8, 2008)
Fate of Congestion Pricing Unknown (NY Times, Apr 7, 2008)
Congestion Pricing Deadline Today (Daily News, Apr 7, 2008)
Building Violations Found in Sidewalk Shed Sweep (Daily News, Apr 5, 2008)
A Buildings Department sweep found safety hazards at hundreds of sidewalk sheds set up at construction sites to protect pedestrians from falling debris.
Changes Needed for Plan to Pass In Albany (Daily News, Apr 5, 2008)
Mayor Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan would die on the statehouse floor if it came up for a vote now, but it could spring back to life by Monday's deadline, lawmakers say.
Council Considers Testing Water for Traces of Drugs (NY Times, Apr 4, 2008)
Leaders Say City Must Test Drinking Water (Associated Press, Apr 4, 2008)
Crane Faker Resigns (NY Post, Apr 4, 2008)
Probe Finds Feds Deny Officer Benefits Often (NY Post, Apr 2, 2008)
State Plans Nation's Highest Cigarette Tax (Associated Press, Apr 2, 2008)
Speaker Opposes Plan to Raze St. Vincent's Hospital Buildings (NY Times, Apr 2, 2008)
Legislators Reach Deal on Health Care in Budget Talks (NY Times, Apr 2, 2008)
Beloved Hospital’s Plans Cause Furor in the Village (NY Times, Apr 1, 2008)
Albany Is Next Stop for Congestion Pricing (NY Sun, Apr 1, 2008)
9/11 Lawyer Made Name in Lawsuit on Diet Pills (NY Times, Mar 30, 2008)
Judge Chews on Calorie Rule (NY Post, Mar 28, 2008)
Glitch by US Government Is Delaying Medicare Payments (NY Sun, Mar 28, 2008)
9/11 Cleanup Workers Hail Federal Court Ruling (Newsday, Mar 27, 2008)
Post-Smoking Ban, City Gains 10 Million Pounds (NY Sun, Mar 27, 2008)
10 Million Pounds Fatter (NY Post, Mar 27, 2008)
Appeal Allows Lawsuits by Ground Zero Workers (NY Times, Mar 27, 2008)
Smoking Rate on Staten Island Remains High (Metro, Mar 26, 2008)
Decrease in Health Clinic Visits Seen as an Anomaly (NY Sun, Mar 26, 2008)
10 Million Pounds Gained in 2 Years (City Room, Mar 26, 2008)
Legislation Would Erect Fence To Artificial Turf (NY Sun, Mar 26, 2008)
Crane Accidents Increase (Daily News, Mar 24, 2008)
Paterson Lends Support to Congestion Pricing (NY Times, Mar 24, 2008)
Unused Hospital Supplies Get Second Chance Overseas (NY Times, Mar 24, 2008)
Engineer’s Arrest Spurs Review of 29 Building Inspections (NY Times, Mar 22, 2008)
Inspector Charged in Crane Collapse (AM New York, Mar 21, 2008)
Buildings Chief Slammed After Crane Collapse (Newsday, Mar 20, 2008)
Medicaid Soars, Covering One-Third of New Yorkers (NY Sun, Mar 20, 2008)
City Council Sets Construction Site Hearing (NY Sun, Mar 19, 2008)
The City Council next month will examine safety for workers and bystanders at high-rise construction sites after a crane accident in Midtown on Saturday left seven dead.
Construction Is Up, Inspectors Down. Guess What? (NY Times, Mar 19, 2008)
Few Teachers Trained in New Ed Curriculum (Corrected Link) (NY Post, Mar 16, 2008)
Cabrini Medical Center to Close (NY Post, Mar 15, 2008)
Transportation Department Must Examine Bike Safety (Metro, Mar 13, 2008)
The Pedestrian Bicycle and Safety Act was unanimously passed by City Council yesterday, demanding the Department of Transportation identify the 20 most dangerous intersections for pedestrians and examine possible safety and capital improvements for these hot spots. It will also require the DOT to inspect patterns of crashes involving pedestrians and/or bicyclists — requiring safety measures, if needed — and study sites of pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries over the last five years.
Council to Hold Hearing on Tainted Tap Water (NY Sun, Mar 11, 2008)
Tensions Rise At Construction Sites (NY Sun, Mar 10, 2008)
State Wants Con Ed to Fix Steam Leaks (Daily News, Mar 10, 2008)
Traces of Pharmaceuticals Found in Water (Associated Press, Mar 10, 2008)
Advocates Charge City With Failing to Expand Animal Shelters (Daily News, Mar 9, 2008)
Homeless dogs and cats are dying by the thousands because of the city's broken promise to build animal shelters in Queens and the Bronx, advocates charged Saturday.
Add Alleycat Races to List of Bike Messengers’ Risks (NY Times, Mar 9, 2008)
Citywide Syphilis Surge Starts in Chelsea (Chelsea Now, Mar 7, 2008)
Traffic Accidents Cost Region $18 Billion Yearly (Newsday, Mar 6, 2008)
Let Druggists Give Flu Shots: Health Commissioner (NY Post, Mar 6, 2008)
Health Groups Look to Increase Cigarette Tax (Daily News, Mar 5, 2008)
Smoking Ad Sparks Backlash (Metro, Mar 5, 2008)
Should Pharmacists Give Flu Shots? (City Room, Mar 5, 2008)
Experiment in Queens Speeds Firefighters, and Draws Criticism (NY Times, Mar 5, 2008)
Menu Fight Over Calories Leads Doctor to Reject Post (NY Times, Mar 4, 2008)
Council Proposes Health Care for Small Businesses in Queens and Manhattan (Daily News, Mar 1, 2008)
More mom-and-pops may soon cover aches and pains. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn unveiled a $4.9million program Thursday to allow small businesses in Queens and Manhattan to offer low-cost health insurance - like their Brooklyn brethren already do.
Groups Urge a Moratorium on City Use of Artificial Turf (NY Times, Feb 29, 2008)
Weakened Green Produce Stand Bill Passes (Associated Press, Feb 28, 2008)
Nonprofit Diabetes Group Is Subject of Investigation (NY Times, Feb 28, 2008)
Bill Would Provide Health Care for Ground Zero Workers (NY Sun, Feb 27, 2008)
The city would pay the cost of health care for city workers suffering illnesses related to toxic exposure at ground zero until they can receive disability payments, if a bill by a City Councilmember Michael McMahon passes.
Measure Would Label Cloned Beef (NY Sun, Feb 27, 2008)
Meat from cloned animals sold in the city would have to be clearly labeled as such if legislation by City Councilmember Gale Brewer passes.
Green-Cart Vendor Showdown (NY Post, Feb 26, 2008)
The battle over the Bloomberg administration's green-cart proposal intensified yesterday, as critics warned that if consumers don't buy street vendors' veggies, the peddlers will resort to selling other items - which would hurt local businesses.
Unlikely Debris Will Be Searched (NY Times, Feb 25, 2008)
Dual Protests on Vendor Legislation (NY Sun, Feb 25, 2008)
The mayor and City Council speaker's plan to bring 1,000 new fruit cart vendors to poor neighborhoods is drawing glowing praise from health advocates and bitter criticism from supermarket owners and grocers. The two camps will hold dueling demonstrations on the steps of City Hall today, aiming to influence a council committee's vote on the bill scheduled for Wednesday.
Veggie Vendor Bill Snags (Daily News, Feb 24, 2008)
Council Speaker Christine Quinn and the city Health Department are working furiously to salvage a proposal that seemed like a slam-dunk when it was announced by Mayor Bloomberg and Quinn in December: putting street vendors in poor neighborhoods to sell fruits and vegetables.
For Engineer, a Cloud of Litigation After 9/11 (NY Times, Feb 23, 2008)
Council Scales Back Plan for More Produce Carts (Daily News, Feb 22, 2008)
Parks Department Vow Continued Use of Controversial Crumb Rubber Turf (Daily News, Feb 22, 2008)
Calorie Count Regulations Contested in Court (WNYC, Feb 21, 2008)
Manhattan Borough President Vows To Crack Down On Site Safety (NY 1, Feb 21, 2008)
Jewish Group Protests Condom Campaign (NY Sun, Feb 21, 2008)
Deutsche Bank Contractors Fined (Daily News, Feb 20, 2008)
One-Bite Law Could Soon Leave State (AM New York, Feb 20, 2008)
New Menu in City Jails: Bland but Healthy (Daily News, Feb 18, 2008)
Conflict on the Menu (NY Times, Feb 16, 2008)
Preliminary Mayor's Management Report (, Feb 15, 2008)
An interim look at the performance of various city agencies was released yesterday in a report called the Preliminary Mayor's Management Report. Published annually, it takes a look at the city's performance in the first four months of the fiscal year and forecasts performance expectations. Much of the information can be broken down by individual agency, issue, or community. Some significant highlights were: Sewer back up complaints jumped by 23 percent; the average response time to heat complaints rose by 50 percent (although stays within the goal of seven hours); and major felony crimes in schools were nearly a third lower than the same quarter last year.
New Staph Strain Will Likely be Seen in City (Chelsea Now, Feb 15, 2008)
MTA Officials Grilled Over Anti-Terrorism Program (NY 1, Feb 15, 2008)
Website Lets Users Shop Around For Best Deal On Prescriptions (NY 1, Feb 14, 2008)
City Hospitals Reinvent Role of Emergency Rooms (NY Times, Feb 12, 2008)
City Health Plan Is Short on Prevention (NY Sun, Feb 12, 2008)
Dumbo Getting Its Own Green Market (Brownstoner, Feb 12, 2008)
A Caribbean Corner of Brooklyn Fights to Survive (NY Times, Feb 11, 2008)
Schools Go Burger Free (Newsday, Feb 11, 2008)
New State Web Site Helps Locate Prescription Drugs (Capitol Confidential, Feb 10, 2008)
Suing the Smoker Next Door (NY Times, Feb 9, 2008)
Toxic Turf Ban Fight in Albany (Metro, Feb 7, 2008)
Push for 9/11 Health Funds (NY Post, Feb 7, 2008)
Hearing on 9/11 Care Today (NY Sun, Feb 6, 2008)
Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney will testify at City Hall today that Congress and the president need to increase the scope and amount of health care funding for first responders, residents of Lower Manhattan, and others affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Children With Prior Trauma at Risk from 9/11 (NY Times, Feb 5, 2008)
City Seeking Tougher Rules for High-Rise Construction (NY Times, Feb 5, 2008)
New York Hospitals Prepare for Steep Cuts in Federal Spending (NY Sun, Feb 4, 2008)
Restaurants Challenge Calorie Count Rule Again (NY Post, Feb 4, 2008)
The New York State Restaurant Association announced yesterday it filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court against the Department of Health over a new rule that mandates that chain restaurants print the calorie counts on their menus.
Council Mulls Bill To Boost Produce Carts (NY Sun, Jan 31, 2008)
The City Council today will discuss legislation requested by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to add 1,500 fruit and vegetable carts to poor neighborhoods across the city. Unions and small business groups have expressed concerns that the added competition could hurt supermarkets. Councilmember Leroy Comrie, a sponsor of the proposal, said yesterday he expects the council to modify the bill to address some of these issues.
Construction Industry, Unions Try to Make City Sites Safer (City Limits, Jan 30, 2008)
Traffic Deaths in City Hit Record Low (NY Post, Jan 30, 2008)
Mayor: Proposed Merger Of Health Insurers an Outrage (NY Sun, Jan 29, 2008)
A proposal by the insurers HIP Health Plan of New York and GHI to merge into one for-profit entity would result in "substantial new health care insurance costs" for the city, Mayor Bloomberg said. Testifying in Albany yesterday, the mayor called the proposed conversion an "outrage." But he said that if the state approves the deal, the city should see proceeds from the merger, particularly because so many current policyholders are municipal employees.
City Numbers Show Highest Cyclist Death Toll in Eight Years (StreetsBlog, Jan 29, 2008)
Officials Call For Swifter Gas Main Replacement (Daily News, Jan 28, 2008)
Con Edison's 2,500 miles of cast-iron gas mains under city streets are ticking time bombs that aren't being replaced fast enough to prevent more explosions and deaths, critics said Sunday.
Victim's Dad Rips Con Ed's Stray Voltage Plan (NY Post, Jan 25, 2008)
Safety Nets in City’s Skies Protect Workers and Passers-by. But Not Always. (NY Times, Jan 25, 2008)
New Rules May Grill Red Hook Vendors (Daily News, Jan 25, 2008)
City Parks Officials Seek Safety Review of Synthetic Surfaces (NY Times, Jan 24, 2008)
Rudy Giuliani and Air Quality After 9/11 (WNYC, Jan 24, 2008)
New Cost for Some Smokers and Drinkers (NY Times, Jan 24, 2008)
City Tries Again to Require Restaurants to Post Calories (NY Times, Jan 24, 2008)
Union Square Rehab to Slim Down Farmers’ Market (Metro, Jan 24, 2008)
Fast Food To Get Calorie Count (NY Post, Jan 23, 2008)
Plan to Aid Elderly Pedestrians (Daily News, Jan 22, 2008)
Health Board Set to Pass Calorie Rule -- Again (Daily News, Jan 22, 2008)
The city Board of Health is poised to reenact a bitterly contested rule requiring restaurants to post the calorie contents of each dish on their menus. The proposed regulation would make eateries with 15 or more U.S. outposts prominently display calorie counts before patrons order.
Con Ed: Stray Voltage on Streets Cut 80 Percent (Daily News, Jan 19, 2008)
Stray Voltage Still a Problem 4 Years Later (City Room, Jan 18, 2008)
Construction Dust a Major Concern for Lower Manhattan Residents (Metro, Jan 16, 2008)
Hospitals See Rise in Flu-Related Visits (City Room, Jan 16, 2008)
Those Bugs That Want to Suck Your Blood? There’s Help (City Room, Jan 16, 2008)
Bronx Gets a Bite of City’s New Rat Fight (Metro, Jan 11, 2008)
Health Department Launches Project to Eliminate Rats (AM New York, Jan 11, 2008)
Study Finds One-Fifth Of City Adults At Risk For HIV (NY 1, Jan 11, 2008)
Survey Details HIV Risks (NY Times, Jan 11, 2008)
City Death Rate on the Decline (Staten Island Advance, Jan 9, 2008)
Permits May be Required for Agent Detectors (NY Post, Jan 9, 2008)
Brooklyn Lawmaker Proposes Alcohol Tax (Daily News, Jan 8, 2008)
Attack Anxiety Caused Some Heart Problems (AM New York, Jan 8, 2008)
Study Charts Responders' Deaths After 9/11 (NY Post, Jan 7, 2008)
Teenagers in the City Smoke Less, Report Finds (NY Times, Jan 3, 2008)
Less High School Students Smoking, Mayor Says (Associated Press, Jan 3, 2008)
Mayor Makes Case for Higher Cigarette Taxes (NY Sun, Jan 3, 2008)
Weeding Out Begins Over September 11th Suits (NY Sun, Jan 3, 2008)
Council to Hold Hearing on Deutsche Bank (NY Post, Jan 2, 2008)
With the November deadline for demolition on the former Deutsche Bank building near Ground Zero having long passed, the City Council will hold a hearing on Jan. 10 to press members of the city-state Lower Manhattan Development Corporation on why the project remains at a standstill. The development corporation officials still face lawsuits filed by families of two firefighters killed in the August blaze at the building and a criminal investigation by the Manhattan district attorney.
Man Who Slipped on Pigeon Waste in Subway Awarded $6 Million (NY Post, Dec 24, 2007)
Stomach Flu Cases Double in City (Metro, Dec 21, 2007)
To Dismay of Inspectors, Prowling Cats Keep Rodents on the Run at City Delis (NY Times, Dec 21, 2007)
Immigrant Kids More Likely to Have Lead Poisoning (Associated Press, Dec 20, 2007)
Aiming to Put More Carts and Better Food on the Streets (City Room, Dec 19, 2007)
City Program to Bring Produce to Outer Boroughs (Crain's, Dec 19, 2007)
Lawmaker Wants Selling Recalled Toys Made a Crime (Newsday, Dec 18, 2007)
Ground Zero Health Program Hits a Setback in Washington (Daily News, Dec 17, 2007)
The Bush administration has halted an attempt to organize health monitoring for Ground Zero workers spread across the country - saying the program could cost far more money than Congress has provided.
Turf Concerns Get Council Hearing (Metro, Dec 13, 2007)
Cyclists Want Drivers to be Educated on the Danger of "Dooring" (Metro, Dec 12, 2007)
Food Shortage Calls for Greater Price Fix (City Limits, Dec 11, 2007)
Members Propose Removal of Remains by City (NY Sun, Dec 11, 2007)
The city would be responsible for removing human remains from trauma scenes on city property under legislation being debated today at the City Council.
Christie Whitman Lied About Ground Zero Air Quality, 9/11 Victims' Lawyers Say (Daily News, Dec 11, 2007)
Encouraging Minority Students to Pursue a Career in Medicine (NY Times, Dec 9, 2007)
Pollution Bills Proposed in Wake of Asthma Report (Downtown Express, Dec 7, 2007)
Councilmember Alan Gerson can’t reverse the effects of 9/11 on Downtown children’s health, but he’s trying to help them breathe a little easier. In new legislation announced last week, Gerson unveiled a five-prong attack on diesel fumes, a lung irritant and carcinogen that can worsen the symptoms of children who developed respiratory problems after 9/11.
Report: Primary-Care Providers Lose Money on Every Patient Served (NY Post, Dec 7, 2007)
Weiner’s Vision of Healthier Days Ahead (City Room, Dec 7, 2007)
Member of State Assembly Sets Out Plan for Universal Health Care (Daily News, Dec 5, 2007)
Rape Incidents Grow Among City Students (NY Post, Dec 4, 2007)
City Begins Major 9/11 Cancer Study (NY Post, Dec 3, 2007)
The city Health Department has launched a sweeping study - the first of its kind - of cancers among 9/11 responders and thousands of others who lived or worked near the World Trade Center.
Dating-Related Violence Rises Among Teenagers (City Room, Dec 3, 2007)
State to Change Procedures Alerting Patients to Dangers from Doctors (NY Times, Nov 29, 2007)
Children Exposed to 9/11 Dust Had Higher Asthma Rates (Daily News, Nov 29, 2007)
More Children Die in Shelters (NY Times, Nov 29, 2007)
The number of children dying in the city’s homeless shelters is on the rise, according to a report released yesterday by the New York City public advocate.
Post 9/11 Environmental Tests Downtown (NY Times, Nov 28, 2007)
The Pigeon Police (New Yorker, Nov 28, 2007)
Debate Over Proposed Rule for Nutritional Info on Menus (Newsday, Nov 28, 2007)
Lawmakers To Sue Over Hospital Closing (NY Sun, Nov 28, 2007)
Bloomberg Snubs Cop (Daily News, Nov 27, 2007)
Mayor Bloomberg Monday turned his back on a hero cop who died after working at Ground Zero but was denied a place on the memorial honor roll because he didn't arrive at The Pile until two days after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Councilman Blasts ExxonMobil (NY Sun, Nov 27, 2007)
Councilman Eric Gioia is criticizing ExxonMobil after the company declined to send a representative to a City Council hearing they had been invited to attend regarding the Newton Creek oil spill cleanup in his Queens district.
New York Manhole Covers, Forged Barefoot in India (NY Times, Nov 26, 2007)
Medical Examiner, Differing on Ground Zero Case, Stands His Ground (NY Times, Nov 26, 2007)
Citizen Vigilance Leads to Toy Recalls (, Nov 24, 2007)
Construction Deaths Drop (Daily News, Nov 21, 2007)
Beware of Dangerous Toys, Group Says (Metro, Nov 21, 2007)
Employee Benefit Costs Rise 6.3% in NY (NY Sun, Nov 20, 2007)
Student at Staten Island School Diagnosed with Superbug (Daily News, Nov 20, 2007)
A Health Dept.’s Quandary: Warn the Public or Supervise the Doctor? (NY Times, Nov 19, 2007)
The slow response by New York health officials to a case where patients were at risk for hepatitis opens a window into a debate over how to regulate doctors who endanger public health.
Growing Focus on Reused Medicine Vials (NY Times, Nov 18, 2007)
Councilmember Seeks ‘Super-bug’ Warning (NY Post, Nov 14, 2007)
City Councilmember Domenic Recchia will introduce a bill at tomorrow's council meeting mandating that city health officials immediately notify school authorities as soon as pupils test positive for the deadly staph infection known as MRSA.
Rates Remain High Where Smokes Run Cheap (City Limits, Nov 13, 2007)
One in Four Homeless is a Vet, Says Report (Daily News, Nov 13, 2007)
Brooklyn Councilman Looks to Pigeon Feeding Ban (Daily News, Nov 13, 2007)
His feathers ruffled and his mind racked with ghastly images of "rats with wings," a city councilman Monday declared war on pigeons and those who coddle them.
Officials Call for Panel on 9/11 Death Classification (Newsday, Nov 8, 2007)
Brooklyn Hospital Fights Closure (City Limits, Nov 6, 2007)
A Violation For Handling Bar Fruit (NY Times, Nov 6, 2007)
"Superbug" Doctor Named in Two Misdiagnosis Lawsuits (Daily News, Nov 1, 2007)
Prescription Information Not Translated, Groups Charge (NY Times, Oct 31, 2007)
‘Superbug’ Found in More Schools, Prompting Fears (Daily News, Oct 31, 2007)
Hospitals Violate Law Requiring Information on Insurance Assistance, Survey Finds (NY Sun, Oct 31, 2007)
Doctors Missed Deadly Infection (NY Post, Oct 30, 2007)
Cop at Ground Zero Was Not A Hero: Bloomberg (Daily News, Oct 30, 2007)
Mayor Bloomberg said Monday a police detective who died of lung disease after working hundreds of hours at Ground Zero was "not a hero."
Health Officials Try to Calm Parents About Staph (NY Times, Oct 27, 2007)
Some parents kept their children out of a Brooklyn middle school a day after learning about the death of a student who had been infected with a drug-resistant strain of bacteria.
City Says Drug Abuse, not Dust, Killed 9/11 (Daily News, Oct 26, 2007)
Brooklyn Student Dies from Staph 'Superbug' (AM New York, Oct 26, 2007)
Dead Student Had Infection (NY Times, Oct 26, 2007)
Labs Should Report Staph Infections, Health Department Says (NY Sun, Oct 25, 2007)
Inhalers’ Use Found to Help 9/11 Workers (NY Times, Oct 25, 2007)
Calorie Rule Back on Menu (Daily News, Oct 25, 2007)
City Reaches Tentative Contract with Nurses (NY Sun, Oct 24, 2007)
Workers at Private Hospitals Eligible for 9/11 Benefits (Newsday, Oct 24, 2007)
Medical Examiner Won't Add Detective to Post-9/11 Death Toll (Associated Press, Oct 19, 2007)
Rejecting ’06 Finding, Report Says Detective Didn’t Die From 9/11 Dust (NY Times, Oct 19, 2007)
Drivers May Have Less Time To Idle Near Schools (NY Sun, Oct 18, 2007)
A bill introduced by Councilmember John Liu would mandate that vehicles must shut engines off when near schools after one minute of idling. Vehicles are currently allowed to idle for three minutes.
Drug Resistant "Supergerm" Found in Subways (Daily News, Oct 18, 2007)
WTC Workers: Settling Won't Solve Care Needs (Newsday, Oct 17, 2007)
Bloomberg Says No Deal With 9/11 Workers Just Yet (Daily News, Oct 17, 2007)
City Eyes Ground Zero Settlement (Daily News, Oct 16, 2007)
Six Firms Vying For Deutsche Bank Demolition (NY Post, Oct 16, 2007)
The Campaign to Create “Asthma Free’ Schools (New Yorker, Oct 10, 2007)
City Wins Bike Friendly Award (Daily News, Oct 9, 2007)
Advocates Urge for Expansion of Housing Program (City Limits, Oct 9, 2007)
Plan Still Good, Despite Price: Bloomberg (Daily News, Oct 9, 2007)
Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday that his congestion-pricing plan is a good thing for mass transit in the city - even though it would cost the MTA an extra $767 million to set up and $104 million a year to operate.
Trans Fat Vending at City Hall (NY Post, Oct 7, 2007)
The city's obesity police - who began ticketing restaurants last week for slinging trans fat - should take a look in their own back yard.
New York Most at Risk for rat Infestations (City Room, Oct 5, 2007)
Disparities in Infant Mortality Persist by Neighborhood and Race (City Room, Oct 4, 2007)
Judges Doubt City's 9/11 Illness Immunity Claim (Associated Press, Oct 2, 2007)
Health Department Says to Throw Out Topps Hamburger Meat (NY 1, Oct 2, 2007)
Court to Hear World Trade Center Case (NY Sun, Oct 1, 2007)
City Expands Bronx Health Program (Daily News, Sep 30, 2007)
Following recommendations from Mayor Bloomberg's Commission for Economic Opportunity, the Health Department has given the Bronx's Visiting Nurse Service of New York $4.6 million to expand its Nurse-Family Partnership program from 400 to 700 families.
State May Sue Washington to Get Health Care for Immigrants (Daily News, Sep 26, 2007)
Comrie to Take Obesity Challenge (NY Post, Sep 25, 2007)
City Councilman Leroy Comrie - who aides say may weigh 350 pounds - is embarking on a crusade to decrease obesity in the city by shedding his own fat.
City To Expand WTC Health Centers, New Report on Responder's Health (NY Sun, Sep 21, 2007)
As Bedbugs Bounce Back, New Yorkers Feel the Bite (Downtown Express, Sep 21, 2007)
Bill Passed to Stop School Bus Idling (Norwood News, Sep 21, 2007)
Bloomberg Administration Backs Federal Bill to Aid 9/11 Workers (Newsday, Sep 19, 2007)
City Launches Bike Safety Campaign (Metro, Sep 19, 2007)
A coalition of city agencies — including the Department of Transportation, the Department of Health and the police — launched the city’s first official bicycle safety campaign in Union Square yesterday,
Dangerous Incidents Pile Up at Deutsche Bank (Daily News, Sep 18, 2007)
Most Eateries Comply With Trans Fat Ban (NY Post, Sep 18, 2007)
City and State Sue Vioxx Maker (Newsday, Sep 18, 2007)
Some 9/11 Suits Settle (NY Sun, Sep 18, 2007)
Bloomberg Hires Defense Attorney for Deutsche Bank Investigation (NY Times, Sep 18, 2007)
The Bloomberg administration announced yesterday that it had hired a top-flight criminal defense lawyer to assist it in defending city agencies in a criminal investigation into the deadly fire at the former Deutsche Bank headquarters last month.
Ground Zero Cleaners Sue (Associated Press, Sep 13, 2007)
Doctors to Congress: New Illnesses May Emerge Among 9/11 Workers (Associated Press, Sep 13, 2007)
Subsistence Farming, Brooklyn Style (New York Magazine, Sep 12, 2007)
Judge Throws Out Rule on Posting Calorie Counts (NY Times, Sep 12, 2007)
A federal judge struck down a city health regulation yesterday that would have required more than 2,000 restaurants around New York — including chain restaurants like McDonald’s — to post the calorie content of their dishes on their menus.
HIV Infections Rise Among Gay Men (Daily News, Sep 12, 2007)
HIV is staging a comeback among young gay men in New York, with new cases increasing by a third in those younger than 30 and doubling among teens in the past six years, health officials said yesterday.
EPA Blasts Development Corporation (Newsday, Sep 11, 2007)
Pelosi Backs Commemoration Fund Reopening (NY Sun, Sep 11, 2007)
Accuracy of 9/11 Health Reports Is Questioned (NY Times, Sep 7, 2007)
City Hospitals Below State Average in Crucial Areas (NY Post, Sep 7, 2007)
9/11’s Toxic Cloud (Village Voice, Sep 5, 2007)
Construction at Ground Zero Moves Ahead (NY Post, Sep 5, 2007)
NY Teens Lag in Use of Birth Control Pills (Associated Press, Aug 30, 2007)
Stress Rates High for 9/11 Workers (NY Times, Aug 30, 2007)
One of every eight rescue and recovery workers from the World Trade Center site showed signs of post-traumatic stress disorder when they were interviewed in 2003 and 2004, the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported yesterday.
Asthma Linked to Ground Zero (NY Times, Aug 28, 2007)
New York Stays Put on Obesity Ranking (Daily News, Aug 28, 2007)
St. Vincent's Readies to Close (NY Sun, Aug 28, 2007)
Two Trainers of Home Aides Admit Fraud in Certification (Associated Press, Aug 24, 2007)
New York's Medical Malpractice Bill Rises (NY Post, Aug 24, 2007)
Smokers in City Try to Quit but Most Fail (Daily News, Aug 22, 2007)
Inspectors Find Pipe Problems in Deutsche Bank Building (NY Times, Aug 21, 2007)
Cuomo Subpoenas Home Health Care Providers (Associated Press, Aug 21, 2007)
Bush Administration Likely to Reject Spitzer Health Care Plan (NY Sun, Aug 21, 2007)
Blind Could Get Parking Perks (NY Sun, Aug 21, 2007)
Friends and relatives of legally blind New Yorkers could soon enjoy the parking perks of residents in wheelchairs.
Quinn Chooses Congestion Commission Appointees (NY Sun, Aug 21, 2007)
The Speaker of the City Council, Christine Quinn, has chosen three non-elected officials to sit on the 17-member congestion pricing commission, council sources said.
Washington Gives New Yorkers Mixed Signals on Driving to Work (NY Times, Aug 16, 2007)
Bronx Trash Now Exported by Train (Daily News, Aug 16, 2007)
Councilmember Seeks to Ban Smoking in Cars Carrying Children (NY Sun, Aug 15, 2007)
Councilmember Seeks Another Smoking Ban (NY Post, Aug 15, 2007)
City Councilmember James Gennaro will introduce a bill to ban smoking in cars when people under age 18 are riding.
New Yorkers Are Living Longer, But Why? (New York Magazine, Aug 14, 2007)
Sidewalk Collapses in Midtown (AM New York, Aug 14, 2007)
Queens Judge Notes Shortage of Interpreters for the Deaf in the Courts (NY Times, Aug 10, 2007)
Many Students Shun Free Breakfast (Daily News, Aug 8, 2007)
Hospital Expenditures Rise More Quickly Than Revenues, Report Finds (Village Voice, Aug 8, 2007)
Baby Formula Gift Bags Banned In City Hospitals (NY Post, Jul 31, 2007)
Helmet Law Startles Messengers (Metro, Jul 26, 2007)
Retaining Wall Collapses Forcing Evacuations (Daily News, Jul 26, 2007)
Greening New York's Sewer System (City Limits, Jul 26, 2007)
9/11 Responders Not Getting Adequate Help from Federal Government, Report Finds (NY Times, Jul 25, 2007)
Death Rates, Hospital Costs From Diabetes Increase Sharply (NY Post, Jul 25, 2007)
Quarter of New Yorkers Have Elevated Levels of Mercury in Blood, Study Finds (NY Post, Jul 24, 2007)
Restaurants Caught Using Trans Fat (NY Post, Jul 23, 2007)
Under the new law, restaurants were supposed to switch to cooking oils or spreads that contains less than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving by this month.
Congestion Pricing U-Turn Likely (Daily News, Jul 19, 2007)
Bakeries Deal With Health Department Woes (NY Observer, Jul 19, 2007)
Bloomberg Condemns 9/11 Suit (, Jul 18, 2007)
Mayor Bloomberg said sickened Ground Zero workers who filed suit yesterday for not getting adequate compensation "just don't know the facts." The workers' lawsuit seeks compensation from several parties, including Bloomberg and the World Trade Center Captive Insurance Co., which is supposed to provide money to treat people exposed to toxic dust at Ground Zero.
Lawsuits Against the World Trade Center Insurance Fund (NY Post, Jul 17, 2007)
10 City Hospitals Rank Among Nation's Best, Says US. News & World Report (Daily News, Jul 16, 2007)
Ten of New York City's hospitals are among the nation's best, according to new rankings published today.
10 NYC Hospitals Rank Among "Nation's Best" (U.S. News and World Report, Jul 13, 2007)
9/11 EMTs Request Benefits (NY Post, Jul 12, 2007)
Summer Meals Program at Some Schools to End Before Summer Does (Metro, Jul 11, 2007)
Syphilis Infections Surge In City (NY Post, Jul 10, 2007)
Congestion Ads Emerge that Link Emissions with Asthma (Daily News, Jul 5, 2007)
East Harlem chokes on Con Ed project (Village Voice, Jul 5, 2007)
New York Malpractice Insurance Rates Surge (Crain's, Jul 3, 2007)
City Settles $12 Million Lead Poisoning Lawsuit (Daily News, Jun 26, 2007)
Health Care Union Gets New President (NY Sun, Jun 15, 2007)
Council Seeks To Revise Litter Fine Times (NY Sun, Jun 14, 2007)
The City Council wants to revise the times that the city can issue tickets to homeowners for having litter in front of their homes, contending that it's unfair to give fines in the middle of the day when New Yorkers are not even home.
Spitzer Says He Would Consider Measure Allowing Medical Use of Marijuana (NY Sun, Jun 13, 2007)
A Medical Marijuana Law Gains Momentum in Albany (NY Sun, Jun 12, 2007)
City Creates World Trade Center Health Supervisor (Metro, Jun 12, 2007)
Two City Hospitals Give Up Fight Against Closure (NY Sun, Jun 5, 2007)
Child Death Rate Highest in Brooklyn (NY Post, May 30, 2007)
City Hall's Healthy Food Campaign (NY Post, May 23, 2007)
Bloomberg Co-Authors Anti-Smoking Paper (Daily News, May 20, 2007)
Taking his anti-tobacco crusade to the international stage, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has co-authored a paper for the British medical journal Lancet contending that 100 million lives could be saved if every country reduced its smoking rate. "For the first time ever, the world's leading agent of death is a man-made substance - tobacco," Bloomberg wrote.
Former EPA Chief Refuses to Testify on Air at Ground Zero (Daily News, May 16, 2007)
Bad Diet Bloats Council Member (Daily News, May 14, 2007)
After a few days on his food stamp diet – spending only $28 a week on food – City Councilmember Eric Gioia is full of salt, fat and calories having gained two pounds despite being hungry. The $28 -week is the average food stamp allotment for a single recipient.
Fear of Water Taint in Queens (Daily News, May 11, 2007)
Legislators Wants to Reconsider Hospital Closings (NY Times, May 10, 2007)
The Republican and Democratic leaders of the State Legislature said Wednesday that they wanted Governor Eliot Spitzer to reconsider a plan approved last year to close, merge or shrink dozens of hospitals across the state.
Albany Bill Would Require HIV Tests for Children (NY Post, May 8, 2007)
E-Files on 9/11 Victims Stolen from Medical Examiners Car (NY Post, May 3, 2007)
NYC Biotech Firm Gets Stem Cell Licenses (Crain's, May 3, 2007)
Cruise Holds Fund-Raiser for Controversial Program to Treat 9/11 Rescue Workers (NY Post, Apr 20, 2007)
Almost 1 Million New Yorkers Binge Drink (NY Sun, Apr 19, 2007)
One in four men in New York City reported binge drinking in 2005, according to a report released yesterday by the city's department of health. Overall, 14 percent of New Yorkers — or about 900,000 adults — reported binge drinking, defined as having five or more drinks in one sitting.
Germs and the City (City Journal, Apr 17, 2007)
Big Medical Step, Starting With the City (NY Times, Apr 16, 2007)
For years, policymakers have said that the next big step in American health care should be electronic records systems that remind doctors and patients about needed care, and make it easier for doctors to share information with one another. New York City officials today are to announce what they hope is a leap in that direction, far beyond what any other part of the country has attempted, by providing free software to doctors who treat hundreds of thousands of people.
Rat Crackdown Cost Restaurants Millions (NY Post, Apr 12, 2007)
City Ignored Rat Droppings at KFC (NY Post, Apr 10, 2007)
City Chefs to Help Restaurants Comply with Trans-Fat Ban (NY Post, Apr 6, 2007)
City Officials Consider Circumcision Campaign To Reduce HIV Contraction (Associated Press, Apr 6, 2007)
Spitzer Spent $500,000 of His Own Money on Medicaid Campaign (Daily News, Apr 5, 2007)
How A Nurse Spread TB Through a Bronx Hospital (Village Voice, Apr 4, 2007)
New Yorkers Get Special 9/11 Clinic (BBC News, Apr 3, 2007)
Mayor To Increase Cigarette Tax (Daily News, Mar 31, 2007)
New York City would drag another 50cents per pack from smokers and exempt higher-priced clothing from sales tax under two City Hall proposals, the Daily News has learned.
Hospitals Win in Budget Deal (NY Post, Mar 29, 2007)
Mayor Signs Transfat Law (NY Post, Mar 29, 2007)
The trans-fat ban is now official. Mayor Bloomberg signed it into law yesterday, insisting the change wouldn't be a great imposition on restaurants.
New (NY Sun, Mar 21, 2007)
Since being hired as the city's food czar two months ago, Benjamin Thomases has spent much of his time fielding questions about trans fats. But the job that Thomases is pioneering has nothing to do to with trans fats but with obesity and the problems some New Yorkers have getting adequate food.
City At Center of Hepatitis C Epidemic (NY Post, Mar 19, 2007)
Hepatitis C has "exploded" into a statewide epidemic, with a doubling of reported cases in the last five years seen as only "the tip of the iceberg," officials told The Post.
Hundreds, Including Babies, Exposed to TB at Bronx Hospital (Daily News, Mar 16, 2007)
Homeless Services to Step up Lead Inspections (Daily News, Mar 16, 2007)
Under fire for placing homeless families in crumbling or lead-tainted apartments, the city Homeless Services Commissioner Robert Hess says the department will raise inspection standards for its main rental assistance program, Housing Stability Plus.
Council Moves Toward Ban on Metal High School Bats (NY Times, Mar 13, 2007)
Eatery Closures Triple in Rat Crackdown (NY Post, Mar 12, 2007)
Congressman Rangel Labels Governor Spitzer (NY Post, Mar 9, 2007)
In Brooklyn, A Union for Drug Users (Village Voice, Mar 8, 2007)
Spitzer Assails Waste, Salaries for Health Care Executives (NY Post, Mar 7, 2007)
9/11 Clinic at Bellevue Expanding (Daily News, Mar 6, 2007)
Health Department Has Closed 147 Restaurants So Far This Year, Double Last Year (NY Post, Mar 6, 2007)
Health Care Lobby Is Served Bagels and a Scolding From the Governor (NY Times, Mar 3, 2007)
Gov. Eliot Spitzer challenged leaders of two powerful health care groups over ads that criticize his proposal to cut costs.
More Fast Food Outlets Shut in Rat Video Aftermath (Daily News, Mar 2, 2007)
Quinn Sides With Mayor in Calorie Count Regulation (NY Post, Mar 1, 2007)
Council Speaker Christine Quinn sided with Mayor Bloomberg yesterday, opposing a bill to water down the Health Department's plan requiring fast-food restaurants to post the calorie counts of their meals.
Deal in Albany Overhauls Pay for Worker Aid (, Feb 28, 2007)
After years of stalemates and false starts, New York leaders yesterday announced a far-reaching deal to overhaul the state’s much-criticized workers’ compensation system by significantly increasing the weekly benefits that go to injured workers while cracking down on employers who cheat the system.
Following Rat Scandal, Health Department Probes Past Work of Inspector (NY Sun, Feb 28, 2007)
The city's health department is reviewing the work of a restaurant inspector who failed last week to shut down a KFC/Taco Bell in Greenwich Village that was infested with rats.
City Council May Change Menu Rule on Calories (NY Times, Feb 26, 2007)
Spurred on by the restaurant industry, the City Council may soon consider a bill that would overturn a new rule requiring calorie information to be prominently displayed at most major fast-food and chain outlets.
Spitzer Clashes with Unions, Hospitals Over Health Care Cuts (NY Post, Feb 23, 2007)
Senator Schumer and 9/11 Health (Village Voice, Feb 22, 2007)
Catholic Church Condemns City (NY Post, Feb 16, 2007)
With Puns and Innuendo, City Officials Release NYC Condoms (NY 1, Feb 15, 2007)
Bloomberg Calls for Help for Those Suffering 9/11 Effects (, Feb 14, 2007)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg called on the federal government yesterday to increase health spending for thousands of people who became ill after the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center, and called for the creation of a special fund to compensate those who are sick. Bloomberg said he would lobby the Bush administration for $150 million a year to cover the cost of screening, treating and monitoring those who might have been affected by the smoke and dust released by the destruction of the twin towers.
Health Care Industry Prepares Strategy to Fight Spitzer (NY Sun, Feb 14, 2007)
Bloomberg (Daily News, Feb 13, 2007)
Hidden in Mayor Bloomberg's good-news budget proposal are more than $144 million in cuts to programs vitally important to many New Yorkers. Bloomberg has called for slashing $22.2 million in city education programs, $30.3 million in aid to the City University of New York, $5.4 million to the beleaguered Administration for Children's Services, $6 million for child health clinics and $3 million for rapid HIV testing.
Testing Expanded For Sex Diseases In High School Students (NY Post, Feb 13, 2007)
9/11 Clinic Sees Patient Surge After High Profile Death (NY Post, Feb 8, 2007)
Council May Fight Plan to Post Calorie Counts (Daily News, Feb 7, 2007)
City Council members are preparing to introduce a bill that would block a new city regulation requiring fast food restaurants to post calorie contents on their menus. The council measure would give restaurants $2,000 in tax credits and more time to figure out a way to get calorie information to customers.
Union Launches Drive to Fight Spitzer (, Feb 7, 2007)
Dems Say Bush Budget Would Cost NYC $1.5 Billion, But Claim It Won't Pass (, Feb 6, 2007)
City hospitals, cops, public housing and heating assistance programs took a huge hit yesterday in President Bush's $2.9 trillion budget, but lawmakers said a Democrat-controlled Congress won't allow the deep cuts. The Bush budget could cost the city up to $1.58 billion, according to estimates by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). "Fortunately there's a new Congress, and this budget, with its misplaced priorities, is as dead on arrival as any I have seen," Schumer said.
Bloomberg Says Spitzer (, Feb 6, 2007)
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg strongly criticized Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s budget proposal on Monday, arguing that a recommended cut of $327.9 million in annual state aid to New York City would “produce an enormous hole” in the municipal budget. In his first public clash with the new governor, Mr. Bloomberg argued repeatedly that the city did not get its fair share of state dollars, from property tax exemptions to public housing subsidies. The governor disputed that characterization. He said the city would gain more than $1.3 billion in the coming fiscal year under his budget plan — although more than half of that sum comes from actions previously taken by the state to limit the local growth in Medicaid spending and to take over costs associated with the Family Health Plus insurance program. “Look at the net impact,” Mr. Spitzer told reporters at the Capitol. “Don’t look at just one line item in isolation. Look at the net. When you look at the net, I think the city of New York comes out extraordinarily well, as it should.”
Bush (, Feb 6, 2007)
The budget that President Bush proposed yesterday includes deep cuts in spending to train young doctors, cuts that would hit New York especially hard, eliminating several hundred million dollars a year in payments to teaching hospitals around the state. Skip to next paragraph Related Bush Releases Budget Aimed to Erase Deficit (February 6, 2007) News Analysis: Democrats Face Limits in Changing Bush’s Budget (February 6, 2007) The proposals arrived just days after Mr. Bush put forward a different set of cuts that would affect New York much more than the rest of the country, and after Gov. Eliot Spitzer proposed significant health care cuts of his own. The combined reductions would total more than 4 percent of New York hospitals’ total incomes — well over $1 billion a year — a prospect that left industry officials and elected officials struggling to describe the dire effects. “This is the worst, the most damaging scenario,” said Kenneth E. Raske, president of the Greater New York Hospital Association.
President Bush Meets With Son of Deceased 9/11 Worker (Daily News, Feb 1, 2007)
City Officials Confront Minority Suicides (NY Post, Feb 1, 2007)
In an attempt to curb rising suicide rates among Latina teens and older Asian-American women, city officials are pushing for doctors to perform screening tests for depression.
Federal Government to Provide Money for Ground Zero Workers (Daily News, Jan 31, 2007)
The Bush administration will budget $25 million to help Ground Zero workers suffering from diseases believed to be caused by their exposure to toxins at the World Trade Center site. While advocates cheered the move, announced the day before President George W. Bush was scheduled to visit New York, they said tens of millions more would be needed.
Mayor Wants Federal Help for 9/11 Workers (NY Post, Jan 26, 2007)
President Bush and the new Democratic-controlled Congress must provide more funds to treat sick World Trade Center rescue workers and residents who breathed toxic air around Ground Zero, Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday.
New NYC Condoms Will Sport Subway Colors (NY Post, Jan 26, 2007)
Bush Plan Would Cost City Hospitals Millions (NY Times, Jan 24, 2007)
New York City’s public hospitals and clinics would lose billions of dollars over the next few years under changes President Bush proposes to make to Medicaid — far more than his plan would cost other parts of the country, according to local and state officials.
Clinton Urges $1.9 Billion For Illnesses Linked To Ground Zero (Daily News, Jan 23, 2007)
NY (NY Post, Jan 23, 2007)
Bloomberg Asks Judge To Halt Payments For Sick World Trade Center Workers (NY Post, Jan 22, 2007)
Mayor Bloomberg is calling for an emergency halt to a judge's orders that the city start paying sick World Trade Center workers, The Post has learned.
Finding Inner Peace In Stress-Filled NYC (New York Magazine, Jan 16, 2007)
Homeless Agency Placing Thousands In Apartments, Many Of Which Have Lead Paint (Daily News, Jan 16, 2007)
Blood Center Facing Supply Shortage (NY 1, Jan 11, 2007)
Blood Supply in Region Drops to Dangerous Five-Year Low (NY Times, Jan 10, 2007)
The Bloomberg Administration Is Making An All-Out Push To Prevent Colon Cancer (NY Post, Jan 8, 2007)
The Bloomberg administration is making an all-out push to prevent colon cancer, with a plan to double the number of screenings over the next five years, The Post has learned.
Mayor Bloomberg Is About To Unveil The City's own "NYC" Brand Of Free Condoms (NY Post, Jan 8, 2007)
"Fun City" is getting sexier - and safer. Mayor Bloomberg is about to unveil the city's own "NYC" brand of free condoms - in packets with a variety of colors representing the different subway lines, The Post has learned.
City Targets Huge Medicaid Fraud Ring (NY Post, Jan 4, 2007)
Can the Pork Barrel Cure Cancer? (Village Voice, Jan 3, 2007)
Dieters, Faint with Hunger, a Leading Cause of Subway Delays (NY Post, Jan 3, 2007)
New City Campaign Against Pet (NY Post, Jan 2, 2007)
Fewer New Yorkers Die Of Stroke But More Die Of Heart Disease Than National Average (Daily News, Jan 2, 2007)
Cabrini Hospital Sues To Get Off Hospital Closure List (Daily News, Dec 27, 2006)
Hospital Closings Will Overwhelm Emergency Rooms, Says Thompson (NY 1, Dec 22, 2006)
$600 Million in Losses for City as Congress Fails to Pass Spending Bill (NY Post, Dec 20, 2006)
Lettuce Likely Culprit In E Coli Outbreak (Associated Press, Dec 14, 2006)
A Push To Ban Foie Gras (Metro, Dec 12, 2006)
E. coli Cases Rising, 220 Potential Cases in New York (Daily News, Dec 11, 2006)
Federal health officials warned yesterday that the number of infections from an E. coli outbreak traced to contaminated food at Taco Bell is continuing to climb, with about 220 potential cases in New York.
Health Commissioner Says Tobacco Executives Are "Mass Murderers" (NY Post, Dec 10, 2006)
City Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden believes tobacco executives are "mass murderers" who peddle cancer-causing cigarettes to the public.
Bodegas Get Fresh Vegetables In Plan By Health Department (NY Post, Dec 8, 2006)
Six New Yorkers May Have E-Coli (Daily News, Dec 8, 2006)
Health Commissioner Freiden, Coming off Trans Fat Victory, Eyes Colon Cancer and AIDS (NY Post, Dec 7, 2006)
Food Lobbyists at Council Try to Soften Trans Fat Ban (Daily News, Dec 7, 2006)
The battle over the trans fat ban has waddled from the Health Department to the City Council. Restaurant industry representatives showed up at City Hall yesterday to try to persuade Council members to soften two new regulations.
Health Board Gives Dogs Time and Space to Run Free (AM New York, Dec 6, 2006)
E-Coli Outbreak In Metro Area (But Not NYC) Traced To Taco Bells (NY Times, Dec 5, 2006)
Trans Fat Ban Set to Become Official (NY Post, Dec 4, 2006)
The city Board of Health is expected to approve a new, slightly altered version of a trans fat ban when it meets tomorrow to vote on the controversial proposal.
City Again Urges Pataki to Reject 2 Union-Supported Pension Bills (NY Times, Dec 2, 2006)
Two bills awaiting review by Gov. George E. Pataki could cost New York City taxpayers $24.6 million a year in extra payments for retiring police officers and firefighters, according to the Bloomberg administration.
Pataki and Spitzer Back Health Care Consolidation Plan (, Nov 30, 2006)
Gov. George E. Pataki and Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer yesterday endorsed a plan to close or shrink dozens of hospitals and nursing homes across the state. Their support means that it will be up to the Legislature to decide whether to block the proposed downsizings. Despite strenuous protests from some legislators whose districts include the affected institutions, lawmakers and top aides in both the Senate and the Assembly said that even before the current and future governors spoke out, the prevailing sense in Albany was that the Legislature — the Republican-controlled Senate, in particular — would not stand in the way of the proposed changes. But they stressed that the political situation was still very fluid. In particular, they said, legislators could move against the proposal if the powerful health care workers’ union, 1199 S.E.I.U. United Healthcare Workers East, and the major hospital associations decided to oppose it. So far, the hospital groups and the union have reserved judgment, as have the Senate majority leader, Joseph L. Bruno, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Hospital Cuts Not Deep Enough, Some Argue (NY Post, Nov 29, 2006)
State Panel Expected to Call for Closing Five Hospitals in the City (NY Sun, Nov 28, 2006)
Overhauling New York (NY Times, Nov 27, 2006)
It is arguably the most fearsome independent political force in Albany, a union that provided the muscle that helped assure Gov. George E. Pataki’s re-election to a third term. And before this year’s election, the union, 1199 United Healthcare Workers East, told Eliot Spitzer that it would endorse him, too, at the time and place of his choosing, people with knowledge of the discussions said.
Medicaid and Medicare Part D (, Nov 22, 2006)
The state's health department has this page explaining how Medicare Part D affects New Yorkers on Medicare and Medicaid, including answers to frequently asked questions and information about what will change on January 1, 2007.
Center for Medical Progress (, Nov 22, 2006)
The Manhattan Institute promotes free market health care policy ideas through this Web site. It breaks information down into several major topics: prescription drugs, the Food and Drug Adminstration, Medicare and Medicaid, and consumer-driven health care.
State Commission Recommends Broad Health Care Policy Changes, But Remains Coy On Hospital Closings (Associated Press, Nov 21, 2006)
A state commission yesterday recommended broad health care policy changes that could turn State University of New York hospitals and county nursing homes over to the private sector, and create "hybrid" health clinics in the place of hospitals that close. But the state Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century wouldn't say if it also decided on its most important duty: Recommending what hospitals and hospital wings and services should closed. A Commission spokesman, David Sandman, said the politically contentious closings will be announced next week, but he wouldn't answer when asked if that decision had been made.
Mayor Supports $2 Cigarette Tax (Daily News, Nov 18, 2006)
A push for a $2-a-pack cigarette tax by neighboring suburban counties got an attaboy from Mayor Bloomberg yesterday.
Bloomberg Opposes the Merger of Two Major Health Insurers (NY Post, Nov 18, 2006)
Stepping up his rhetoric to block the merger of two major health insurers, Mayor Bloomberg warned yesterday that the deal is "a train wreck coming down the road" that will cost taxpayers millions.
Health Chief Says City Has Too Many Hospital Beds (NY Post, Nov 17, 2006)
Trans Fat Ban Will Be Altered to Make Transition Easier (NY Sun, Nov 16, 2006)
NYC's Best Hospitals, Based On A Poll Of Physicians (New York Magazine, Nov 14, 2006)
American Heart Association Opposes Proposed City Ban On Trans Fat (NY Post, Nov 14, 2006)
City Council Proposes A Plan to Buy Ambulances for the Obese (NY Post, Nov 10, 2006)
The City Council has revived a proposal to buy special "jumbo" ambulances for the morbidly obese, officials told The Post.
Morning After Pill Now Available Without Prescription (, Nov 8, 2006)
Bloomberg's Proposed Ban on Trans Fat Would Severely Affected Doughnut Shops (NY Post, Nov 6, 2006)
Mayor Bloomberg's proposed ban on trans fat would deep-fry doughnut giants Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme - unless they eliminate the artery-clogging oils from their addictive donuts.
City Board Of Health May Ask Restaurants to List Calories (NY Times, Oct 30, 2006)
The New York City Board of Health is weighing a plan that would require some of New York’s 20,000 restaurants to list calories on menus.
A Study Links Trucks (NY Times, Oct 29, 2006)
The findings paint a bleak picture of air quality in the South Bronx and have focused attention on pollution from truck exhaust.
Feds Free $49M For WTC Worker Health (NY Post, Oct 28, 2006)
The feds yesterday released $40 million to treat World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers exposed to toxic air at Ground Zero, officials said.
Council to Consider Ban on Trans Fat (Daily News, Oct 25, 2006)
City Council members plan to introduce a bill that would ban trans fats in city restaurants - trying to beat City Hall, which wants to chase away the fat by changing the health code.
Restaurant Owners Prepare To Make Their Case Against Trans Fat Ban In Forthcoming Hearing (NY Sun, Oct 24, 2006)
September 11-Related Lawsuits Make Central The Debate Over Connection Between Dust And Disease (NY Times, Oct 24, 2006)
Ban on Cell Phones in Restaurants Is Reconsidered by Councilman (NY Sun, Oct 23, 2006)
Banning cell phones in restaurants? It was a proposal that seemed to die before it was even born. The chairman of the City Council's Consumer Affairs Committee, Leroy Comrie, is backing away from a bill he was set to introduce that would have added city eateries to the list of places where cell phones are outlawed.
Bloomberg Rejects Raising Age to Buy Cigarettes (Daily News, Oct 20, 2006)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he might support one measure aimed at curbing youth smoking, a ban on candy-flavored cigarettes, but said he opposed a plan to raise the age for buying tobacco.
Cigarette Tax Could Rise Again (NY Post, Oct 20, 2006)
The city will ask state lawmakers for the authority to hike the cigarette tax by 50 cents next year, Sarah Perl, the health department's assistant commissioner told City Council yesterday. In 2002, the city increased the excise taxes on cigarettes to $1.50 a pack.
Judge Rules 9/11 Workers Can Sue City (NY Times, Oct 18, 2006)
Closing of Private Hospitals Could Leave City Shorthanded During Crisis, City Council Says (NY Post, Oct 11, 2006)
Closing financially ailing private hospitals could leave the Big Apple shorthanded during a health catastrophe and overwhelm the public hospital system, a soon-to-be-released City Council study says...
Adults on Welfare With H.I.V. or AIDS Hit With State-Ordered Rent Increase (NY Times, Oct 5, 2006)
Doctors Say Trade Center Dust Could Cause Cancer (NY Sun, Oct 4, 2006)
Queens Residents Look Elsewhere for Medical Care (NY Post, Oct 3, 2006)
Campaign Begins Against City's Proposed Trans Fat Ban (Daily News, Oct 3, 2006)
Council Plans it Own Ban on Trans Fats (NY Post, Oct 3, 2006)
Hot on the heels of the Bloomberg administration's planned ban on the artery-clogging oil in Big Apple eateries, City Council leaders are drafting a law to do the same, setting the stage for a sizzling City Hall feud, The Post has learned.
Federal Policy Calling for More H.I.V. Testing Poses a Unique Challenge in New York (NY Times, Oct 2, 2006)
When it comes to H.I.V. and AIDS — the epidemic and its politics — New York has always looked different from the rest of the country. It has the nation’s highest rates of infection and illness, an unusual range of public and private services for those affected, and some of the biggest and best-organized advocacy groups.
State Fines New York Clinic $16.5 Million In Medicaid Inquiry (NY Post, Oct 2, 2006)
A Queens drug-rehabilitation clinic was fined $16.5 million for cheating the state's Medicaid system, Gov. Pataki's office said yesterday. The fine is the biggest ever by the state Medicaid inspector general and the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.
City Seeks to Limit Trans Fats (NY Times, Sep 27, 2006)
The New York City Board of Health plans to move forward on prohibiting the city’s 20,000 restaurants from serving food that contains more than a minute amount of artificial trans fats, the chemically modified ingredients considered by doctors and nutritionists to increase the risk of heart disease.
Pros and Cons of a Zoning Diet: Fighting Obesity by Limiting Fast-Food Restaurants (NY Times, Sep 24, 2006)
Councilman Joel Rivera of the Bronx wants to use a zoning ordinance against fast-food restaurants to curb obesity.
Proposed Federal Guidelines Would Make It Hard to Link Deaths to 9/11 (Daily News, Sep 20, 2006)
Hospitals Grapple With Slowdown in Federal Funding (NY Sun, Sep 18, 2006)
Republicans In U.S. Senate Kill Proposal For $2 Billion To Sick 9/11 Responders (Daily News, Sep 15, 2006)
88 Fatal Work Injuries Last Year In NYC, A New Low (Metro, Sep 12, 2006)
Whitman Insisted She Did Everything She Could to Protect New Yorkers from Post-9/11 Health Problems (Daily News, Sep 8, 2006)
Christie Whitman insisted she did everything she could to protect New Yorkers from post-9/11 health problems - scapegoating the Giuliani administration for blocking her efforts.
Study Finds Widespread 9/11 Illnesses (NY Times, Sep 6, 2006)
The largest health study yet of the thousands of workers who labored at Ground Zero shows that the impact of the rescue and recovery effort on their health has been more widespread and persistent than previously thought, and is likely to linger far into the future.
Bloomberg Skeptical of 9/11 Health Woes (Daily News, Sep 6, 2006)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg cast doubt on a Mount Sinai Medical Center report showing thousands are suffering long-term effects of the disaster - even as he vowed the city will not walk away from its responsibility to the victims. "I don't believe that you can say specifically a particular problem came from this particular effect," said Bloomberg, who had not read the report. "There is no way to tell for sure, and you've got to be very careful." His comments reflect what critics say has been a cold, bureaucratic stance when it comes to helping victims of the attacks.
Ground Zero Workers Say Study Proves Them Right (Daily News, Sep 6, 2006)
Ailing Ground Zero heroes say the new study of first responders' health woes only proves what they've known all along - more of them are much sicker than anyone wanted to admit. But many bitterly denounced the government's response, especially Mayor Bloomberg's halfhearted acknowledgment of the extent of the Ground Zero health crisis, and they said they doubted that the study’s findings would shame officials into helping those who put themselves on the line after 9/11.
Officials Slow To Hear Claims Of 9/11 Illnesses (NY Times, Sep 5, 2006)
Powerful Illegal Drug Blamed for 17 Deaths in City (Daily News, Aug 30, 2006)
Health of World Trade Center Workers Questioned Early (Newsday, Aug 28, 2006)
City documents reveal mounting concerns about health risks and spotty enforcement of regulations Even as the city and federal government were reassuring New Yorkers that the air at Ground Zero was safe in the weeks after Sept. 11, some officials were sounding the alarm within their agencies about air quality at the site.
9/11 Lead Tests Covered Up (Daily News, Aug 25, 2006)
Three days after 9/11, city Department of Transportation officials hurriedly arranged environmental testing at the agency's headquarters at 40 Worth St. in lower Manhattan.
Firefighters For Whom 9/11 Never Ends (Village Voice, Aug 24, 2006)
Health Department Sprays For West Nile Virus In Brooklyn and Staten Island (NY 1, Aug 22, 2006)
Heat Wave Probably Caused Far More Deaths Than The Official Count Of 31, Experts Argue (NY Times, Aug 18, 2006)
Blooomberg is (Daily News, Aug 17, 2006)
The mother of deceased Ground Zero worker James Zadroga described Mayor Bloomberg as a "cold, heartless person" for opposing a series of new laws that address the health battles of 9/11 rescuers.
Veterans Hospitals In Chelsea And Bay Ridge Will Not Be Closed After All (Daily News, Aug 14, 2006)
Bloomberg Wants Proof 9/11 Made Ground Zero Workers Ill (, Aug 12, 2006)
Mayor Bloomberg took a hard line yesterday on paying line-of-duty death benefits for 9/11 responders who die years after their work at Ground Zero - insisting that a "connection" be established between their rescue work and their eventual deaths. "People, I think, all agree we should help those who stood up there and helped, but you have to make sure there is a connection between what they did and what happened," he said on his WABC-AM radio show. It was his first public comment opposing a controversial 9/11 death-benefits bill now awaiting Gov. Pataki's signature. Aides to the mayor previously urged Pataki to veto the bill, contending it would cost the city between $5 million and $10 million a year.
City Pursuing Those Who Bought Tax-Free Internet Cigarettes (Daily News, Aug 10, 2006)
Heat Wave Killed at Least 20 (NY Times, Aug 6, 2006)
Coroners said yesterday that they had attributed 10 more deaths in Queens and Brooklyn to last week’s heat wave, bringing the toll in the city to at least 20.
City Using 9/11 Funds to Fight Responders (Daily News, Jul 26, 2006)
Ground Zero Workers, Victims Of Government Inaction, Suffer Ill Health (Daily News, Jul 25, 2006)
Bloomberg Will Examine 9/11 Health (Daily News, Jul 24, 2006)
Mayor Bloomberg vowed to examine whether enough is being done for 9/11's forgotten victims after a Daily News editorial revealed yesterday the suffering of 12,000 workers who labored in Ground Zero's toxic cloud.
Over 12,000 Sick from Working at Ground Zero (, Jul 24, 2006)
City Tackles Meningitis in Brooklyn (NY Times, Jun 29, 2006)
Mount Sinai's Turn Around (NY Sun, Jun 29, 2006)
More New York Women Dying During Childbirth (Daily News, Jun 26, 2006)
Councilmember Zones In On Dangers of Fast Food (Daily News, Jun 22, 2006)
Burger-free zones might be the best way to get New Yorkers to slim down, a city lawmaker said yesterday. City Councilman Joel Rivera said he is exploring the idea of using zoning laws to curb fast-food joints.
Warm Weather Prompts Air Quality Advisory (NY 1, Jun 19, 2006)
Building a Water Tunnel 600 Feet Below the City (AM New York, Jun 15, 2006)
City Makes Reproductive Health Services More (Daily News, Jun 9, 2006)
City Changes System for Evaluating Disabled Children (Village Voice, Jun 7, 2006)
Bioterror Funds For NYC Slated To Be Cut Too, By 15 Percent (Daily News, Jun 5, 2006)
AIDS At 25 (, Jun 5, 2006)
City Looking to Undermine 9/11 Health Claims, Doctors and Unions Charge (Daily News, Jun 2, 2006)
Illness For Ground Zero Responders Worse Than Expected (Newsday, Jun 1, 2006)
New Program Provides Free Hepatitis Vaccinations (NY 1, May 25, 2006)
Spitzer Questions Authority of Pataki's Hospital Commission (, May 24, 2006)
Bloomberg Denies Special Treatment in 9/11 Case (Daily News, May 19, 2006)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg denied that former Deputy Mayor Rudy Washington received special treatment when Bloomberg ordered the city Law Department to resolve Washington’s claim that his various illnesses resulted from his time at Ground Zero following the 9/11 attacks, but less connected litigants weren't buying it.
City's Nicotine Patch Campaign (Metro, May 18, 2006)
Tracing Lung Ailments That Rose With 9/11 Dust (NY Times, May 15, 2006)
As they push their investigation into the health risks to workers in the recovery and cleanup operations at ground zero, medical detectives are focusing on a group of lung diseases that can lead to long-term disabilities and, in some cases, death. After nearly five years, it is still too early for these doctors, scientists and forensic pathologists to say with certainty whether any long-term cancer threat came with exposure to the toxic cloud unleashed by the trade center collapse. But there are already clear signs that the dust, smoke and ash that responders breathed in have led to an increase in diseases that scar the lungs and reduce their capacity to take in and let out air
Mayor Takes Hard Line On Abortion (NY Sun, Apr 28, 2006)
Mayor Bloomberg is taking a tough stance on politicians looking for a middle ground on abortion and said President Bush's recent Supreme Court appointments "are a powerful reminder of just how important this fight is."
Councilmember Demands Milk Probe (Daily News, Apr 26, 2006)
City Councilmember Bill de Blasio will introduce a resolution today calling for the city to study the impact of the Education Department's ban on whole milk in school cafeterias in favor of 1 percent milk and flavored skim milk. "We need to know what this change is doing to milk consumption," he said. "My fear is if you give kids less choices, they'll drink less milk and get fewer nutrients."
Hospitals, Unions Fight Pataki Budget Vetoes (NY Sun, Apr 19, 2006)
How New York Could Fight Medicaid Fraud (City Journal, Apr 19, 2006)
More 9/11 Bone Fragments Found on Rooftop (Newsday, Apr 17, 2006)
Union Wants Death of 9/11 Detective Reclassified As "In The Line Of Duty" (NY 1, Apr 13, 2006)
Proposed AIDS Policy Worries Advocates (Newsday, Apr 10, 2006)
9/11 Survivors Face Continued Health Risks (Daily News, Apr 9, 2006)
Most survivors of the World Trade Center terror attacks suffered physical and mental health problems that will require monitoring for years, a federal health agency said yesterday. Those caught in the clouds of dust and debris that blanketed lower Manhattan when the buildings collapsed were several times more likely than others who escaped to suffer breathing problems or psychological trauma, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Few Answers for Sick 9/11 Survivors (Associated Press, Apr 9, 2006)
Health officials say it could take 20 years to find definite links between the toxic cloud and subsequent diseases or deaths, because most cancers take that long or even longer to develop and decades of statistics are needed to prove a relationship. This leaves many survivors anxious to find out what caused their health problems -- and concerned about what the future might hold.
Child Obesity Picture Grim Among New York City Poor (NY Times, Apr 6, 2006)
The City's Municipal Hospitals Will Get $575 million To Cover Deficit (Daily News, Apr 4, 2006)
The city's municipal hospitals will get a last-minute $575 million infusion to cover a multimillion-dollar deficit and to avoid painful service disruptions, officials said yesterday.
Lawmakers Hit Deadlock on False Medicaid Claims (, Mar 28, 2006)
Eight months after promising action against Medicaid fraud, state lawmakers have deadlocked on two pivotal issues: whether to allow individuals to file whistle-blower lawsuits over abuses, and whether New York's next governor will get to choose the chief Medicaid enforcement official.
Dirtiest Air Found in New York (Daily News, Mar 23, 2006)
You might want to breath carefully: The polluted air in New York State is the deadliest in the nation, federal officials said yesterday.
Anthrax Victim's Health Improving (Daily News, Mar 21, 2006)
Bloomberg Defends AIDS Education For Children (Daily News, Mar 21, 2006)
Governor Refuses to Enforce Laws on Untaxed Cigarettes on Indian Reservations (Daily News, Mar 20, 2006)
Teaching AIDS/HIV Awareness in Grade School (NY 1, Mar 20, 2006)
Stem Cell Research And What It Could Mean For New York (Gotham Gazette, Mar 20, 2006)
New Yorkers Will Pay to Sweat at 6 Previously Free Centers (, Mar 18, 2006)
Starting July 1, the city's Department of Parks and Recreation plans to set membership fees of $50 to $75 a year at St. Mary's and five other recreation centers, all of them in low-income neighborhoods in the Bronx, Manhattan or Brooklyn. Children 17 and under would still be admitted free, and adults would have the option of paying the mandatory annual fee in two or four installments. Residents 55 and over would pay only $10 a year.
Woman Dies of Cancer Her Doctor Blames on Her Time at Ground Zero (Daily News, Mar 17, 2006)
City Hospitals Face Bleak Fiscal Future (NY Times, Mar 13, 2006)
The city's hospital system is projecting a $509.9 million deficit in the next fiscal year, a situation that Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday presented "a great challenge" for the city. According to a report by the city's Independent Budget Office, the hospitals face a bleak fiscal picture in the years ahead, with the deficit expected to rise to $888.8 million by the 2010 fiscal year.
Albany Republicans Consider Bill Targeting Wal-Mart (NY Sun, Mar 8, 2006)
Rules on Hospitals Let Medicare Dollars for Less-Sick Patients Slip Away (NY Times, Mar 4, 2006)
New York is one of a few states that have not allowed hospitals to establish quasi nursing wards, known as transitional care units, in part because of opposition from the nursing home industry, which sees the units as competition. Experts say that as a result, New York hospitals have lost tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars annually in Medicare payments, even as many are bleeding cash or facing financial collapse. The absence of these transitional units is just one of many ways that New York's troubled hospital industry has been slow to embrace nationwide trends that can reduce costs and improve patient care.
Quinn, Council Crush Mike's Health Care Veto (Daily News, Mar 2, 2006)
Crossing swords with Mayor Bloomberg for the first time since becoming City Council speaker, Christine Quinn yesterday led an override of a vetoed bill requiring grocers to help pay for workers' health care. (NY Post)
Feds Restart Ground Zero Health Program (Daily News, Feb 28, 2006)
City Widens Anthrax Probe (NY 1, Feb 24, 2006)
Doctors Look For Link Between 9/11 Recovery Work And Heart Disease (NY 1, Feb 20, 2006)
N.Y.U. Plans Mental Health Center for Children (NY Sun, Feb 9, 2006)
City Scrambles To Deal With AIDS Crisis in Brooklyn (NY Sun, Feb 7, 2006)
A community is rapidly dying, and the city and a number of activists are scrambling to deal with one of the largest health care crises in more than a decade. Brooklyn has become the epicenter of New York's HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Only 2 NYC Hospitals Cited Among Best in Death-Risk Study (NY Times, Feb 6, 2006)
Bloomberg (Daily News, Feb 3, 2006)
In one of the biggest gifts of its kind, the Republican Mayor Bloomberg has given a whopping $100 million of his own money to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University - including funds to support embryonic stem-cell research, a science deeply opposed by many national GOP leaders.
Feds Misled Public About Air Quality After 9/11, Judge Says (Associated Press, Feb 3, 2006)
Overhaul Urged for Laws on AIDS Tests and Data (NY Times, Feb 2, 2006)
Study Links Poor Housing, Asthma Attacks (NY Sun, Jan 30, 2006)
When Gloria Reyes's heat shut off on a freezing night last week, a burning sensation flared in her lungs. Her asthma was acting up. Ms. Reyes, 51, was one of more than 300 residents of Bushwick, Brooklyn, surveyed last year in a study of the...
New Rule Increases Pressure On City to Cut Health Care Costs, Mayor Says (Newsday, Jan 29, 2006)
The city is under extra pressure to seek labor concessions on health care because of a new accounting rule that's expected to have a major impact on local governments nationwide, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday.
City Puts Dirty Restaurant Reports Online (Newsday, Jan 19, 2006)
As Recent Asian Immigrants Collide With American Culture, Obesity and Diabetes a Growing Threat (NY Times, Jan 12, 2006)
Bloomberg Puts Team in Place for the Work of 2nd Term (NY Times, Jan 11, 2006)
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's cabinet relies more heavily upon longtime associates who followed him from Bloomberg L.P. than lifelong civil servants. Patricia Harris,50: Appointed first deputy mayor, she was the communications director of Bloomberg L.P. Kevin Sheeky, 39: Appointed deputy mayor for government relations. former employee, Bloomberg L.P. Edward Skyler 32: Appointed deputy mayor for administration. former communications director and another former Bloomberg L.P. employee. Linda I. Gibbs, 46: Appointed new deputy mayor for health and human services, former commissioner of homeless services.
East Harlem Epicenter Of Diabetes Epidemic (NY Times, Jan 10, 2006)
in East Harlem, it is possible to take any simple nexus of people - the line at an A.T.M., a portion of a postal route, the members of a church choir - and trace an invisible web of diabetes that stretches through the group and out into the neighborhood, touching nearly every life with its menace
Emergency Medical Technicians Rally for Raise, Respect (Metro, Jan 6, 2006)
Health Department Urges Vulnerable To Get Flu Vaccination (Newsday, Dec 30, 2005)
Flu season has arrived. The city Health Department warned Thursday that the number of New Yorkers with flulike symptoms appears to be increasing, and urged those who are most at risk to seek flu shots.
Huge Rise Looms for Health Care in City's Budget (NY Times, Dec 27, 2005)
When the Metropolitan Transportation Authority proposed making new workers chip in more to its pension fund than current workers do, it was enough to send the union out on strike and bring the nation's largest mass-transit system to a halt for three days. But the cost of pensions may look paltry next to that of another benefit soon to hit New York and most other states and cities: the health care promised to retired teachers, judges, firefighters, bus drivers and other former employees, which must be figured under a new accounting formula. The city currently provides free health insurance to its retirees, their spouses and dependent children. The state is almost as generous, promising to pay, depending on the date of hire, 90 to 100 percent of the cost for individual retirees, and 82 to 86 percent for retiree families. Those bills - $911 million this year for city retirees and $859 million for state retirees out of a total city and state budget of $156.6 billion - may seem affordable now. But the New York governments, like most other public agencies across the country, have been calculating the costs in a way that sharply understates their price tag over time.
Strike Took Toll on Health Care System (Newsday, Dec 23, 2005)
New York City to Register, Monitor 500,000 Diabetics (Bloomberg, Dec 15, 2005)
Home Health Aides Walk off Job (NY 1, Dec 9, 2005)
Health Aides Set to Strike (Daily News, Dec 8, 2005)
City Schools Update Curriculum on AIDS for First Time in Decade (WNBC, Dec 2, 2005)
Mayor Vows Big AIDS Push (, Dec 2, 2005)
Mayor Bloomberg made a passionate promise yesterday to battle the scourge of AIDS in the city during his final four years in office. He said the city will continue to push AIDS prevention programs such as needle exchange and condom distribution, even if they are politically unpopular. (New York Post
Rikers Medical Contract Illegal, State Panel Told (NY Times, Nov 22, 2005)
One in Five Asian New Yorkers Have Hepatitis B (Daily News, Nov 21, 2005)
More New Yorkers Struggle to Afford Food, Study Finds (Daily News, Nov 21, 2005)
New York Doctors Demand Government Take Control of Flu Vaccine Distribution (Daily News, Nov 8, 2005)
New York doctors are sick of waiting for flu vaccine, and they're demanding the government take control of the distribution.
Number of Assault Victims in Hospitals Rises, Despite Drop in Crime Rate (Village Voice, Nov 2, 2005)
More Than Half of New York's Nursing Homes Have No Emergency Evacuation Plans (Daily News, Nov 1, 2005)
The City Will Be Giving Free Flu Shots to All New Yorkers Age 4 and Older (Daily News, Oct 27, 2005)
The City Health Department announced it will be giving free flu shots to all New Yorkers age 4 and older at a special clinic on Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 9p.m.
Nursing the City Back to Health (Gotham Gazette, Oct 24, 2005)
Anti-Smoking Campaign Aimed at Chinese New Yorkers (, Oct 19, 2005)
The Health Department launched an anti-smoking campaign in Manhattan Tuesday targeted at the city's Chinese community, where males smoke at nearly twice the city average, officials said.
Mammogram shortfall (, Oct 18, 2005)
Only 39% of women over 40 on Medicare in New York City went for a mammogram over a two-year period, a new study of 354,000 women found.
New York's Medicaid Program (, Oct 18, 2005)
A look at the security, effectiveness and cost of New York's Medicaid program, the largest of its kind in the nation, and the state's biggest expense.
40% delay doctor visits because of costs (, Oct 18, 2005)
As health care costs rise, as many as four in 10 American workers are delaying visits to their doctors, according to an annual survey of 1,000 adults conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, to be released today.
City Forming Plan to Deal with Avian Flu, Says Bloomberg (Daily News, Oct 17, 2005)
The city is hatching a battle plan to deal with the killer bird flu in case the feared virus reaches the city, Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday.
Council Overrides Mayoral Vetoes on Health Care and Sunday Parking (Gotham Gazette, Oct 12, 2005)
City Council, in Veto Override, to Provide Health Care For Supermarket Employees (NY Sun, Oct 11, 2005)
The City Council today is set to override a mayoral veto of a bill that would require large supermarkets and big-box stores that sell food in the five boroughs to pay part of their employees' medical expenses for the first time.
Cigarette-Fire Deaths Plummet After New Law Goes Into Effect (Daily News, Sep 21, 2005)
Democrats Blast Bloomberg For Vetoing Grocery Workers' Health Insurance (Newsday, Sep 20, 2005)
Fernando Ferrer, Gifford Miller and Anthony Weiner criticized Mayor Michael Bloomberg for vetoing a bill to require health insurance for grocery workers. In his veto last week, Bloomberg said the "well intentioned" bill would conflict with several federal and state mandates.
Infant Mortality Drops, Nearing Record Low (Newsday, Sep 9, 2005)
Spitzer Presses HMOs To Step Up Lead Poisoning Screening (Associated Press, Sep 6, 2005)
Weiner Offers His Proposal for Cheaper Health Insurance (, Aug 28, 2005)
Representative Anthony D. Weiner proposed yesterday that the city help small businesses band together to bargain for cheaper health insurance. The more small businesses that group together and bargain for a health care plan, the cheaper the plan is likely to be, said Mr. Weiner...Some 1.8 million New Yorkers are uninsured, and half of those people work full time, Mr. Weiner said... His idea is based on an existing program, Brooklyn Healthworks, that offers insurance to small businesses for $157 a month per employee
Ferrer Takes Up the Issue of Universal Health Insurance (, Aug 27, 2005)
Fernando Ferrer proposed yesterday that the city provide universal health insurance for children and expand coverage for adults, seeking to carve out a policy issue that has thus far attracted little attention in the mayoral contest. Speaking at the Betances Health Center on the Lower East Side, Mr. Ferrer, one of the four Democratic candidates, called for health insurance to be provided for the estimated 290,000 children who are now uninsured, and for the at least 200,000 adults who are eligible for coverage but because of language problems or difficult paperwork, currently have none. "For literally hundreds of thousands of uninsured New Yorkers, the only thing standing between them and proper health care is access to the right information delivered in their own language, or a helping hand to help navigate a complicated enrollment process," he said. Mr. Ferrer said he would put more money into helping people get information that would enable them to enroll in plans in their own communities. He said he would also expand programs that make it easier to navigate the public health system, simplify application procedures, and increase the scope of neighborhood health care centers.
Rights Agency Urges U.S. Not to Deport AIDS Patient (, Aug 27, 2005)
The human rights arm of the Organization of American States is asking the United States not to deport a terminally ill AIDS patient from the Bronx while it reviews her claim that deportation would violate her basic right to life.
Heart Disease Deaths High in NYC, But No One Know Why (NY Times, Aug 18, 2005)
Overdoses Spark Fear of Killer Batch of Heroin (Newsday, Aug 17, 2005)
Council to Pass Bill Requiring Grocery Store to Provide Health Care (, Aug 17, 2005)
Large grocery stores and supermarkets will have to fork over more green stuff for their workers' health care under a bill set to be passed today by the City Council. The Health Care Security Act would require some 300 employers to spend up to $5,000 a year for each of their workers for their health care coverage.
City's Health Department Urges Restaurants to Use Low Fat Oil (Daily News, Aug 11, 2005)
The city wants to take the grease out of New York's greasy spoons - and its most tony eateries. Health chiefs are urging the food industry to yank diet-busting trans fats out of the kitchen and replace them with more heart-friendly alternatives.
Masks Used in WTC Clean Up Recalled (Daily News, Aug 4, 2005)
Health And Safety Violations At 50 Of City (Newsday, Jul 26, 2005)
State Requires Hospitals to Report Their Infection Rates (Daily News, Jul 21, 2005)
New York became the fifth state in the nation to require hospitals, a move designed to protect patients from quick-spreading germs in health-care facilities.
After Second Outbreak Of Legionnaire (NY Times, Jul 19, 2005)
As Medicaid Balloons, Watchdog Force Shrinks (Second In A Series) (NY Times, Jul 19, 2005)
City Overpaid Hospital (Newsday, Jul 6, 2005)
The city's Administration for Children's Services mistakenly paid New York Foundling Hospital in Manhattan nearly $500,000 in improper reimbursements for contracted social service programs and then tried to cover up the transaction. according to an audit released yesterday by the city comptroller's office.
St. Vincent Medical Center Files for Bankruptcy, Dismisses Workers (Newsday, Jul 6, 2005)
In one of the largest hospital bankruptcy filing in New York state history, the venerable Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers system filed for Chapter 11 protection Tuesday, citing a cash shortage and more than $1 billion in long-term debt, officials said. At least 1,300 employees will be let go, including 900 from St. Mary's Hospital in Brooklyn, which the board of the seven-hospital system is seeking permission from the State Department of Health to close unless it receives a $40 million bailout package. The bankruptcy filing marked the second time in less than a week that a local hospital had filed for bankruptcy protection. On Friday, the 250-bed Parkway Hospital in Forest Hills -- not part of Saint Vincent -- also sought similar protection, officials said.
For the End of Life, Hospital Pairs Ethics and Medicine (, Jul 4, 2005)
A team of doctors and ethicists at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx is part of a program - being closely watched around the country in the wake of the debate over Terri Schiavo - that aims to resolve medical conflicts at the end of life. While many doctors and nurses have been trained in resolving disputes and many hospitals have bioethicists on their staff for consultation, Montefiore is innovative in giving its bioethicists a central role in mediating end-of-life issues among doctors, nurses, patients and family members, said Dr. Leonard J. Marcus, director of the program for health care negotiation and conflict resolution at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Top Court Backs Empire Blue Cross's Shift To Profit-Making (, Jun 21, 2005)
New York's highest court ruled on Monday in support of the state's plan to convert Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield into a profit-making company, which would supply the state with billions of dollars to help balance its budgets.
Top Court Backs Empire Blue Cross's Shift To Profit-Making (, Jun 21, 2005)
New York's highest court ruled on Monday in support of the state's plan to convert Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield into a profit-making company, which would supply the state with billions of dollars to help balance its budgets.
Columbia Presbyterian Hid Legionnaires Disease For A Year (, Jun 21, 2005)
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center struggled for more than a year to treat Legionnaires' disease bacteria in its water pipes without telling patients or most employees to take precautions, state records obtained by the Daily News show.
Inmates' Medical Care Failing in Evaluation by Health Dept. (, Jun 10, 2005)
A recent evaluation of the company in charge of inmate health care at Rikers Island, coming months after it was awarded a new $300 million contract, has found that it has failed to meet a number of the most basic treatment goals. City records showed that the company, Prison Health Services Inc., did not meet standards on practices ranging from H.I.V. and diabetes therapy to the timely distribution of medication to adequately conducting mental health evaluations
St. Mary's Hospital in Brooklyn Is to Close After Years of Losses (, Jun 4, 2005)
The last Roman Catholic hospital in Brooklyn, St. Mary's, announced yesterday that it planned to close after years of heavy financial losses, the latest casualty in New York State's shrinking hospital industry. St. Mary's, which serves many poor and uninsured patients in Bedford-Stuyvesant, is the third hospital controlled by the St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers to close in a little over a year
New York Proposes Measures To Slow The Spread Of AIDS (, May 24, 2005)
A commission appointed by the city's health department has proposed a set of measures to increase condom distribution vastly in prisons, schools and nightclubs, expand needle exchange for intravenous drug users and make H.I.V. testing a routine part of every emergency room visit
HIV Education Lags (, Mar 9, 2005)
Nearly two years after a damning report on HIV education in schools, the city has yet to implement a new curriculum, Assemblymember Scott Stringer has charged.
Alarm Over Single AIDS Case Is Challenged by Questioners (, Feb 21, 2005)
New York City's health commissioner, Thomas R. Frieden, had barely stepped away from the microphone on Feb. 11 after announcing the discovery of a possibly new and deadly H.I.V. strain when the storm started. More than a week later, it has not abated. One group of scientists not involved in the research was quick to dismiss the news as isolated to one man and unworthy of alarm. Other scientists said not enough research had been done to warrant a public health announcement, and accused Dr. Frieden of excessive haste. Gay activists worried that Dr. Frieden's use of the announcement to emphasize safe-sex practices would set up gay men as culprits, reviving a concern as old as the disease. Longstanding rivalries among top AIDS researchers resurfaced, and one of the researchers who discovered the possible strain was accused of using a test developed by a company to which he had close ties.
Pataki's Plan Looks to Spread Medicaid Cuts Without a Major Overhaul (, Jan 20, 2005)
The big idea guiding Gov. George E. Pataki's plan this week to rein in Medicaid spending was his desire to steer the state's poor away from costly long-term care in hospitals and nursing homes and into home health care. Over the long term, his administration says, such a move could save huge amounts of money. So his budget calls for squeezing hospitals and nursing homes by cutting the reimbursement rates they receive, raising their taxes and creating a commission to recommend closing underused hospitals. At the same time, it calls for spending more on home health aides and other programs to help the elderly stay in their homes longer. But the governor's plan to cut $1.1 billion in Medicaid spending is not the radical revision of the state's biggest and fastest-growing spending category that some legislators had hoped for and many health care providers had feared. While some governors around the nation are retooling their Medicaid programs by cutting their rolls by hundreds of thousands, imposing severe spending caps and drastically reducing benefits, Mr. Pataki's plan consists of a series of more pragmatic measures that his aides say would spread the pain and trim the $44.5 billion program without nearing the bone
Federal Panel Advises Easing of Restrictions on Flu Vaccine (, Dec 24, 2004)
wo months after an unexpected vaccine shortage led government officials to restrict which groups should get influenza vaccinations, a federal advisory panel recommended yesterday that the restraints be eased. The panel, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, whose recommendations are usually put into effect, said the shots should be available to all people 50 and older and people who come in close contact with those at high risk of the viral illness. But the expanded recommendation applies only to people in areas where the vaccine supply is adequate to meet the demand.
Remembering Those Lost On World AIDS Day, December 1 (, Nov 30, 2004)
New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, the largest lesbian and gay community center on the East Coast, will remember those lost to AIDS at its annual World AIDS Day commemoration on December 1. The event will be held at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, 208 West 13th Street in New York City, from 12:30 to 8 p.m. The international theme of this year's World AIDS Day is Women & HIV/AIDS.
Report on Day Care Death Shows Flaws In System (, Oct 8, 2004)
Two months after a baby suffocated under a pile of toys in a crib at a day care center while two city inspectors ignored muffled noises, the city's Health Department yesterday issued a scathing portrait of its oversight of 9,400 day care centers in New York City, calling it a bureaucratic maze riddled with problems that spell potential dangers for children
For Flu Shots, Smaller Supply, More Concern (, Oct 7, 2004)
The flu season is not here yet, but with the nation suddenly facing a profound vaccine shortage, an uncertain triage of prevention - who will get a shot and who will not - began in earnest on Wednesday. The British government halted vaccine shipments to the United States on Tuesday because of concerns about contamination at a factory owned by the Chiron Corporation, a major vaccine supplier, and health officials estimated that as much as half of the expected American supply could be affected. The flu season typically begins in late fall. An equally profound wrinkle, health officials said, is that the vaccine supply is uneven, and in most cases largely unknown as well, since most vaccine purchases are private transactions that are not reported to the government.
Pills or Talk Therapy? If You're Confused, No Wonder (, Jun 10, 2004)
Moody teenagers who visit therapists for help often wonder how useful all that talk about feelings and emotions really is. Now, many doctors are asking the same thing.
Two Studies, Two Results, and a Debate Over a Drug (, Jun 10, 2004)
The two drug trials were known within SmithKline Beecham as Study 329 and Study 377.
Antidepressant Seen as Effective in Treatment of Adolescents (, Jun 10, 2004)
In the midst of a worldwide debate on whether depressed children should be treated with antidepressant drugs like Prozac, a landmark government-financed study has found that Prozac helps teenagers overcome depression far better than talk therapy. But a combination of the two treatments, the study found, produced the best result.
Large Study on Mental Illness Finds Global Prevalence (, Jun 10, 2004)
Preliminary results from the world's largest survey on mental health indicate that mental illness is widespread and undertreated, and that wealthy people with mild illness receive more and better treatment than poor people with severe illness.
Fears About Medicaid Cuts Stall Bill to End Late Budgets (, Jun 10, 2004)
Nearly two months after legislative leaders announced that they had agreed on a long-term plan to end two decades of late budgets, one of the bills has become bogged down in the Assembly after strenuous objections from hospitals and their workers, who complain that it could lead to deep, automatic cuts to Medicaid.
A City of Quitters? In Strict New York, 11% Fewer Smokers (, May 13, 2004)
In the wake of huge tobacco tax increases and a ban on smoking in bars, the number of adult smokers in New York City fell 11 percent from 2002 to 2003, one of the steepest short-term declines ever measured, according to surveys commissioned by the city.
Bars and Restaurants Thrive Amid Smoking Ban, Study Says (, May 13, 2004)
The city's restaurants and bars have prospered despite the smoking ban, with increases in jobs, liquor licenses and business tax payments since the law took effect a year ago, according to a study to be released by the city today.
Benefit Funds Owed Millions by Hospitals (, May 13, 2004)
Private hospitals in New York City have fallen more than $100 million behind on payments to employee benefit and pension funds in recent years, deepening the hospitals' money woes and threatening thousands of workers with the loss of health insurance and other benefits.
A New Disease Called SARS (, Apr 9, 2003)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention SARS Fact Sheet
World Health Organization SARS Site (, Apr 9, 2003)
Latest news on SARS from World Health Organization
Going Without Health Insurance: Nearly One in Three Non-Elderly Americans (pdf) (, Mar 10, 2003)
A new report by Families USA says that more than 71 million people-nearly twice the number of people who are permanently without health insurance-go without for periods of time during the year. This is close to 1 in 3 Americans under age 65.
American Lung Association Quit Smoking Page (, Jan 6, 2003)
Since 1904, the American Lung Association has been working to ensure that all Americans breathe easier. Our mission is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. This goal is crucial.
Latest on science of hormone replacement therapy (, Dec 7, 2002)
World AIDS day demo/activism (, Nov 27, 2002)
World AIDS day demo/activism (Kaiser Foundation update) (, Nov 27, 2002)
Kaisernetwork.org, a free service of the Kaiser Family Foundation, keeps you in touch with up-to-date news and information about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S. and throughout the world. With regularly updated content, this Issue Spotlight page features daily news headlines from the Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, webcasts of important conferences and hearings, access to new studies and developments, key facts about epidemic, and links to resources and organizations around the world.
New York's Disaster Medicaid Program a Success, Wall Street Journal Says (, Nov 14, 2002)
New York's temporary Medicaid program, which was instituted after the Sept. 11 attacks, has "proved a model of success," the Wall Street Journal reports (Wall Street Journal, 11/14).