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Doubts Grow About City's Capital Spending

Mar 10, 2010

Photo (cc) 2008 Department of Environmental Protection The digester eggs at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant -- one of the city's many capital projects. New York City, you have a problem. Yes,


Problems at St. Vincent's Reflect Health Care System's Woes

Feb 16, 2010

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cresny/ In the lobby of the Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ’s lower Manhattan headquarters on Feb. 10, senior citizens with oxygen masks who might lose their closest hospital gathered with


Food Deserts Could Bloom if City Hall Helps

Jan 28, 2010

Photo (cc) h-bomb City health officials have now rolled out a voluntary program to reduce the salt in foods. This follows the ban on transfats, the requirement that many


Cutting Back on Salt Will Save Lives

Jan 25, 2010

    (Earlier this month, the Bloomberg administration announced a new initiative aimed at encouraging food processors and restaurants in New York and across the country to cut back on salt in


Ban on HIV Positive Immigrants Lifted

Dec 18, 2009

Photo (cc) ttfnrob Enrique Chavez, a native of Lima, Peru, was excited about the prospect of joining his father and sister in the United States in 1991 when his father, a


Syphilis Rate Rises Despite Public Health Efforts

Dec 08, 2009

Image from the cdc.gov Syphilis is caused by the spirochetal bacterium Treponema pallidum. The solution is not simple, and the cause is even more complex. That's what experts and advocates say about