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New Healthcare Law Offers Little to Undocumented Immigrants

May 11, 2010

New York City Department of Health r Javier Espinosa had not visited a doctor in 13 years. After crossing U.S.-Mexico border illegally desperate to find work to support his family in

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State Budget Puts Spinal Cord Injury Research in Jeopardy

Mar 11, 2010

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Doubts Grow About City's Capital Spending

Mar 10, 2010

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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

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Syphilis Rate Rises Despite Public Health Efforts

Dec 08, 2009

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