Archive for 'Health and Medicine'
Posted on 06. Dec, 2009 by Matthew Robinson.
Starting a business where clients stretch, contort, and sometimes cry in a humid, 105-degree room doesn’t seem like a good idea during a recession. But for practitioners at Bikram Yoga East Harlem, this is a place of solace. Owner Stephanie Caffey opened the studio in Nov. 2008 on 116th street, a block away from where […]
Posted on 05. Dec, 2009 by Simone Sebastian.
The deadline is quickly approaching for Santa’s elves to package gifts, but according to one consumer advocacy group, there’s trouble in toyland. Twenty-four toys – from Thomas the Tank Engine to a Fisher Price singing puppy – made the naughty list by the New York Public Interest Research Group, which says the toys can choke, […]
Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by Dale Eisinger.
Sheryl Gaynor demonstrates an easy size-relationship test to determine if a toy is a choking hazard. While parents are looking for the hot toys this Christmas, others are keeping a watchful eye for potentially harmful playthings. Today, the New York Public Interest Research Group released its annual study of playthings, outlining the dangers of a […]
Posted on 27. Nov, 2009 by Aaron Adler.
It’s Bird season. Thanksgiving’s over, Christmas is just around the corner. Turkeys don’t fare too well in the months of November and December. However, after the holidays are over they don’t have too much to worry about until next year. Unfortunately, it’s never a good time for birds at the T&S Live Poultry Market on […]
Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by Christine Chika Moses.
Seeking to put a face behind the staggering statistics of HIV in Africa, UNAIDS brings a unique photo exhibit to the New York public. The House Is Small But The Welcome Is Big, a photography project initiated by Lynn Warshafsky, founder of Venice Arts, and Neal Baer, executive producer of Law and Order, opened at […]
Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by Teresa Tomassoni.
Drug prices are rising faster than they have in years, according to the New York Times. With the increasing amount of unemployed and uninsured people in the U.S. some advocates for holistic health are making a case for the increasing importance of preventing and treating illness and injuries through yoga, acupuncture, and herbal medicine. Romina […]
Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by Courtney Carter.
Edna Thompson, director of patient relations at the Bedstuy Public Health Clinic, has a passion for health care. She has worked at the health clinic, which takes insurance but also will take people without, for 25 years. She is from Trinidad, and can’t understand why, in her “third-world country, they have free health care but […]
Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by Hannah Rappleye.
There was an article in the Times recently about Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, which just closed its outpatient dialysis clinic. According to the article, the public hospital decided to close its dialysis clinic as a cost-cutting measure – because it has too many undocumented patients. “For Grady, which has served Atlanta’s poor for […]
Posted on 21. Nov, 2009 by Matthew Robinson.
Following up on this post and this one about unhealthy foods, I found an interesting statistic about fast food restaurants near schools. This study from the University of California at Berkely and Columbia University found that California 9th graders who attend schools with a fast food restaurant .1 mile away are 5.2 percent more likely […]
Posted on 20. Nov, 2009 by Eleanor Miller.
A firestorm of criticism and confusion was unleashed this week by two separate recommendations released by different groups regarding cancer screenings for women. The first announcement earlier this week was released by a federal agency many had never heard of, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. […]