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GMHC Honors Corey Johnson, the Late Joan Tisch

GMHC Honors Corey Johnson, the Late Joan Tisch

BY DONNA ACETO | At a gala dinner with 400 guests at the Plaza Hotel on Oct. 9, Gay Men’s Health Crisis raised more than $600,000 to support its programs and client services. The evening’s honorees included long-time trustee Joan H. Tisch (in memoriam), City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Phill Wilson, the president of the Black […]

Blood Test Could Predict 9/11 Lung Damage

Blood Test Could Predict 9/11 Lung Damage

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Thirty firefighters exposed to World Trade Center toxins have helped researchers at New York University’s medical school to identify a specific set of substances in their blood that helped to predict which 9/11 survivors would develop lung disease. The researchers analyzed levels of hundreds of different metabolites — molecules the body makes […]

9/11 Victim Advocates Decry 2020 Compensation Deadline

9/11 Victim Advocates Decry 2020 Compensation Deadline

BY COLIN MIXSON | The looming Dec. 18, 2020 deadline to file claims with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund ignores the fact that people will continue dying from exposure to the terrorist attack’s toxic fallout with diseases that don’t manifest until years — even decades — after that arbitrary cutoff date, according to victims’ advocates, […]

Cuomo Pressured to End Overdoses

Cuomo Pressured to End Overdoses

BY NATHAN RILEY | At its largest demonstration ever, End Overdose NY tried to shame Governor Andrew Cuomo into introducing comprehensive changes that will bring down the number of opioid-related deaths. The protestors from the harm reduction community who support a public health approach dramatized their criticism by marching from the New York City morgue […]

Ryan Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center Serves Hell’s Kitchen Aging Population

Ryan Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center Serves Hell’s Kitchen Aging Population

BY MARK NIMAR | Getting older can be tough. As a New Yorker moves into old age, and her body starts to fail her, simple acts like climbing stairs, crossing a busy street, or even taking a shower can seem impossible. Difficulties leaving your apartment can also make it hard to see your friends and make […]

New NYS Push Against Hepatitis C

New NYS Push Against Hepatitis C

BY NATHAN RILEY | Health advocates are making a concerted push to raise awareness of a disease about which many people are uniformed despite its growing prevalence: hepatitis C. July 28 was World Hepatitis Day, with the World Health Organization focusing its efforts around the theme: “Test. Treat. Hepatitis.” And, now, New York State has started […]

State Health Commish Gives Pot a Go

State Health Commish Gives Pot a Go

BY NATHAN RILEY | In a report that will be read by public health officials across the country, the New York State Health Department has declared that legalizing marijuana would bring positive benefits; the “pros outweigh the cons,” opined Dr. Howard Zucker, the state health   commissioner. The report, which went public two weeks ago, makes […]

Court, Fines Fail to Bring Landlord to Heel

Court, Fines Fail to Bring Landlord to Heel

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The repairs are still not done. The city has levied fines and charges that total more than $151,000, a Housing Court judge mandated seven months ago that repairs be completed within 30 days, and yet longtime tenant Cathy Levan is still waiting for her home to be habitable. “It’s been such […]

BMCC Pantry Helps Food-Insecure Students

BMCC Pantry Helps Food-Insecure Students

BY LAURA HANRAHAN | Tucked away inside Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Single Stop — an on-campus student resource center — there is a small room that is having a big impact on students’ lives. The Panther Pantry, a new initiative from the Single Stop office, at 199 Chambers St., is providing students who experience food insecurities […]

Nixon Outflanks Guv on Safer Consumption Spaces

Nixon Outflanks Guv on Safer Consumption Spaces

BY NATHAN RILEY | While Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio dance around harm reduction measures to reduce the record-high number of overdose deaths, Cynthia Nixon is embracing Safer Consumption Spaces at events in the city and upstate. Cuomo’s Democratic primary challenger unequivocally supports allowing users to inject in health care facilities where overdose […]

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