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Doctor Recovers From Ebola, Leaves NYC Hospital

by Associated Press, Colleen Long, Jennifer Peltz
Bellevue Hospital

Jim.henderson, wikimedia

An emergency room physician who has recovered from Ebola said Tuesday as he left the hospital that he was living proof that early detection and isolation can stop the spread of the deadly virus, and he called for a better focus at the center of the outbreak in West Africa.

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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