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ACL Injuries on the Rise in Teen Athletes

by Kris Venezia
lacrosse.

Jenna4m, Flickr

All this week, WFUV News is looking at a concerning trend affecting baseball players of all ages, from Little League to Major League Baseball. Today, we shift gears and look at an injury affecting young athletes in all different kinds of sports. 

Research shows more teen baseball players are having arm problems and needing elbow surgery, but there's another serious injury impacting young athletes in multiple sports. 

NY Awards $462 Million to Help Keep Hospital Services

by Associated Press
Staten Island hospital.

Matt Green, Flickr

New York health officials have awarded $462 million to help 22 hospitals and five large public hospital systems statewide continue key services.

   The funds follow federal agreement in April for New York to reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings to support hospital overhauls and expand primary medical care over five years.

   The goal is to reduce avoidable hospital use by 25 percent while helping financially struggling hospitals shift to more primary and outpatient care.

Issues Tank: Disparity Among Neighborhoods Seen in Asthma Report

by Connor Ryan
kids jumping rope on Bronx street.

HI TRICIA! 王 圣 捷, flickr

New York City's asthma rate is higher than the national average, but not everyone is gasping for air.

According to a report published Wednesday by the Department of Health, one in eight children in New York City has been diagnosed with asthma. The report comes from a 2009 community survey that found racial and socioeconomic disparities among City neighborhoods when it comes to diagnoses.

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