Thursday, 18 September 2014

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Tepid Response to HIV Prevention Pill in Harlem

Tepid Response to HIV Prevention Pill in Harlem

A piece in The Uptowner examines why few patients are taking the HIV-prevention pill Truvada in Harlem and Upper Manhattan, areas that see some of the highest rates of HIV diagnoses in the city.

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Recovery and Redemption in the Bronx

Recovery and Redemption in the Bronx

A documentary, "The Fix," follows patients recovering from heroin addiction and hepatitis C.

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Helping Fight Ebola

Helping Fight Ebola

Brooklyn's Imani House is trying to raise $75,000 to help its Liberian clinic upgrade an isolation clinic to help treat Ebola victims, the Amsterdam News reports.

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Burmese Doctors Help Community

Burmese Doctors Help Community

Community members, many without insurance, received free checkups and screenings at a health fair in Queens.

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Opinion: ER Waits Are Way Too Long

Opinion: ER Waits Are Way Too Long

Delay and neglect in NYC hospitals need to be addressed.

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Helping the Vulnerable When Disaster Strikes

Helping the Vulnerable When Disaster Strikes

With hurricane season approaching, a new study and an event in Red Hook aim to help people be better prepared when disaster strikes, articles in Downtown Express and Brooklyn Brief report.

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Hepatitis C Patients Get New Model of Care

Hepatitis C Patients Get New Model of Care

With federal monies, care coordinators and patient navigators will help 2,000 patients.

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Aches and Pains Offer Window to Deeper Problems

Aches and Pains Offer Window to Deeper Problems

Treating "somatic" ailments offers a path to addressing mental illness in the Asian-American community.

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Senior Health Programs for ‘Aging Tsunami’

Senior Health Programs for ‘Aging Tsunami’

Initiatives like a Puerto Rican dance workshop and a summer pool workout keep the city's growing senior population healthy and active, in this episode of Independent Sources.

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Hepatitis B Awareness Week Kicks Off in NYC

Hepatitis B Awareness Week Kicks Off in NYC

City Council members Margaret Chin and Peter Koo announced NYC Hepatitis B Awareness Week in front of City Hall, The Lo-Down reports.

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Getting the Data on a Damaging Virus

Getting the Data on a Damaging Virus

City Council members want the health department to provide annual reporting on hepatitis B and C viruses.

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