Monday, 1 September 2014

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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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Survival in Water is ‘Shaded by Race’

Survival in Water is ‘Shaded by Race’

With the summer months typically come a rise in drownings, and City Limits notes that there are large disparities between white, black and Latino youths with respect to the ability to swim.

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No Longer a Bitter ‘Tonic’ to Swallow

No Longer a Bitter ‘Tonic’ to Swallow

Susan M. Lee of Open City visits Chinese herbalists to reconsider her perspective on the traditional medicines that were the bane of her childhood.

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Campaigning to Help Homeless Youths

Campaigning to Help Homeless Youths

Rallying in New York, a coalition recently advocated for at least 22,000 more beds for homeless youth, Gay City News reports.

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