Yael Mintz, 11 years old, sat poised at a desk in front of a panel of New York City Council members Wednesday. She was speaking in favor of the ban on flavored e-cigarettes at a City Hall hearing. “I know kids only a year older than me already sucked in the world of juul,” she […]
A ten percent rise in TB in the city is seen as a shot across the bow
A fourth NYC child has succumbed to this year’s epidemic, still on the rise, and schools are fighting back
At Mount Sinai Hospital, visitors had a chance to find out how the brain works
By Allison Lau and Katryna Perera Nestled between Manhattan and Queens is a small island that has been receiving more attention than usual–Roosevelt Island. To be precise, the island’s school–P.S./I.S. 217. It’s been in the headlines with reports of water laced with lead at the levels seen in Flint, Mich. Specifically, the New York Department of Water […]
A training session to learn to take on haters, in a time of rising hate
People with herpes feel they’re stigmatized, but some artists and entertainers find that talking about it openly helps.
Women on food stamps often have to make difficult choices, but some legislative efforts may make it easier.
Healthcare workers in the Bronx discover a heroin camp
Last year, more than 59,000 tourism helicopter flights took off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport. New York City residents have plenty to say about those flights; the noise distracts park-goers and disturbs veterans, the emissions from helicopters are bad for the environment, the minimal screening for passengers poses a security risk to the city. On […]
Healthcare experts see a gap between diagnosis and treatment
One Long Island City doctor, a fixture in the community, still makes house calls for her elderly patients
Brett Scudder is a one-man band for mental health support, particularly for young black men in the Bronx.