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.
Urban living comes with a lot of advantages, but it also comes with particular challenges. Minority and low income communities in particular are more likely to face health problems like asthma and obesity. But, a lot of great work is being done to help turn the tide and improve health in urban environments.
New York state agriculture officials say the tree-killing Asian longhorned beetle has been eradicated from the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island.
Thousands of Sandy victims saw their memories literally wash away with the storm's surging water.
A visibly anxious 20-year-old man walked into a Washington, DC Area emergency room one day last week, complaining of severe chest pain. Upon further examination, his heart rate was confirmed to be abnormally high. He said prior to coming to the hospital, he had consumed “a series of energy drinks, and a cup of coffee,” Dr. Cathleen Clancy, associate medical director of the National Capital Poison Center, recalled.
It was three in the morning, and the symptoms were all-too-familiar.
A lot of obstacles stand in the way of Arab-American women from getting screened for breast cancer. Language barriers are chief among them. But, a lack of health insurance is also a problem, as is FEAR.
Research shows one in four Bangladeshis living in New York City has diabetes.