Two Surprising Reasons Behind the Obesity Epidemic: Too Much Salt, Not Enough Water

Two Surprising Reasons Behind the Obesity Epidemic: Too Much Salt, Not Enough Water

By Richard Johnson, The Conversation Scientific studies and media coverage are rife with warnings on how sugar, carbohydrates, saturated fat and lack of exercise contribute to obesity. And tens of millions of Americans are still overweight or obese in large part because of the classic Western diet and lifestyle. As an educator, researcher and professor […]

Langya: New Virus Infects 35 People in Eastern China

Langya: New Virus Infects 35 People in Eastern China

By Melissa Zhu, BBC News Scientists are tracking a new, animal-derived virus in eastern China that has infected at least several dozen people. The novel Langya henipavirus (LayV) was found in 35 patients in the Shandong and Henan provinces. Many had symptoms such as fever, fatigue and a cough. They are thought to have contracted […]

Why the WHO Finally Declared Monkeypox a Global Public Health Emergency

A “public health emergency of international concern” is the organization’s loudest alarm bell. Here’s what it can accomplish.

Why the WHO Finally Declared Monkeypox a Global Public Health Emergency

By Keren Landman, VOX On Saturday, July 23, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared the spread of monkeypox to be a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), the organization’s loudest alarm bell signifying an emerging outbreak. Since early May, more than 16,000 cases of monkeypox have been identified across more than […]

Skittles Are Toxic, Federal Lawsuit Claims

Skittles Are Toxic, Federal Lawsuit Claims

By Jonathan Stempel, Insurance Journal Mars Inc. has been sued by a consumer who claims that Skittles candies are unfit to eat because they contain a known toxin that the company had pledged six years ago to phase out. In a proposed class action filed on Thursday in the Oakland, California federal court, Jenile Thames […]

A Fundamental Human Right: NYC Care

A Fundamental Human Right: NYC Care

Photo Credit: MOIA By JR Holguin A Census National Interview Survey indicated that 30 million people in the United States of all ages were uninsured during the time the survey was conducted in 2021. In New York, nearly 5% of residents live without insurance. Though one could say those numbers are low, health care is […]

NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County Launches a Clinical Forensic Medicine Fellowship

This new fellowship will enhance patient care by training providers to identify signs of violence and gather evidence for legal proceedings.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County Launches a Clinical Forensic Medicine Fellowship

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 03, 2021: New York City residents wait on line in freezing cold outside a COVID-19 testing site through NYC Health + Hospitals located at Northern Boulevard in Queens, NY. (Shutterstock) (Brooklyn, NY ― July 6, 2022) NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County today launched the Clinical Forensic Medicine Fellowship, a one-year training […]

NYC Health + Hospitals and New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Host New York City’s First Long COVID Symposium to Coordinate Patient Care With Local Providers and Community Organizations

Over 400 city-based clinicians and health and social service providers attended the symposium to coordinate and improve care for New Yorkers living with Long COVID.

NYC Health + Hospitals and New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Host New York City’s First Long COVID Symposium to Coordinate Patient Care With Local Providers and Community Organizations

(New York – June 16, 2022) – On June 8, New York City’s healthcare leadership from across City Hall, NYC Health + Hospitals and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene held the City’s first Long COVID symposium. The event focused on care coordination for New Yorkers with Long COVID as they navigate the […]

Social Determinants of Immigrants’ Health in New York City: A Study of Six Neighborhoods

Social Determinants of Immigrants’ Health in New York City: A Study of Six Neighborhoods

On Monday, June 6th, CMS hosted a webinar and discussion of the forthcoming CMS report, “Social Determinants of Immigrants’ Health in New York City: A Study of Six Neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens” by Jacquelyn Pavilon and Vicky Virgin. The report is based on CMS research that examined the social determinants of immigrants’ health in […]