Thursday, 24 July 2014

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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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Dirty Public Toilets Draw Ire

Dirty Public Toilets Draw Ire

Cleaning up after people who use them by standing on the seat is causing a headache for custodians, reports World Journal.

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All-Female EMT Teams for Boro Park

All-Female EMT Teams for Boro Park

A 20-member team of Orthodox Jewish female EMTs will soon be available to women in the community in order to follow customs of modesty and gender separation, Tablet reports.

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Undocumented Needing Transplants Face Huge Hurdles

Undocumented Needing Transplants Face Huge Hurdles

Immigration status can mean life or death for undocumented immigrants in need of an organ transplant, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Opinion: Move Swiftly on Long Island College Hospital

Opinion: Move Swiftly on Long Island College Hospital

As SUNY's Long Island College Hospital approaches its planned closing date, Brooklyn Daily Eagle urges speedy action before the buildings become empty and the community loses health care service.

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Former Korean Addict Tells Cautionary Tale

Former Korean Addict Tells Cautionary Tale

Korea Daily explores drug abuse among Korean teens and highlights the harrowing experiences of an adult ex-addict in a series of articles.

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Reviewing ‘Family Life,’ a New Immigrant Tale

Reviewing ‘Family Life,’ a New Immigrant Tale

Akhil Sharma's new semi-autobiographical novel Family Life is discussed in The Aerogram's new book club.

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