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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.

Uninsured Children Suffer From Poor Dental Health

by Sara Kugel
Child at the dentist
Katie Fisher

Eight percent of children in New York State are uninsured, according to a study by the Children’s Defense Fund, and many of those children are going without dental care. 

Let's Get Physical

by George Bodarky
Getting exercise
Ned Horton, Stock Xchng

If you're tired of the same old excercise routines, why not try something new?  In this edition of WFUV's Cityscape, a retired maestro introduces us to a workout he's created called Conductorcise and we learn how to swivel our way into better shape at a belly dancing class.

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