Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

After DOMA

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

The LGBT movement shifts its focus beyond marriage Vinny Allegrini shuffles slowly into the diner down the block from his West Village apartment, his gaunt legs shaking as he sits down cautiously. Vinny is followed closely by his husband of almost 20 years, Mark de Solla Price, who keeps a close eye on his partner. [&hellip
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Two Local Students Attend Presidential Inauguration

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Two lucky Upper East Side high school students recently had the experience of a lifetime: attending the second inauguration of President Obama. Lucy Featherston, 14, and Sidney Roubin, 15, are both ninth-graders at Hewitt, an all-girls’ private school on East 75th Street. “The moment my mom told me we had tickets, I said, ‘We have [&hellip
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AIDS Activists Climb Flagpoles At City Hall

Written by aadler on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

IMG_0859 copy By Aaron Adler Two members of Housing Works, a New York-based healthcare and AIDS advocate group, climbed two 40 foot flagpoles at the southern end of City Hall Park in lower Manhattan on Wednesday around 10:45 a.m. The activists, wearing helmets and climbing gear, unfurled a 30 foot banner that read “HOUSING IS HEALTHCARE: HOUSE [&hellip
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A Hospital’s Helping Hand

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit, WESTYS

WESTY_MissyGibbs By Ellen Keohane Missi Gibbs has volunteered at Roosevelt Hospital for so many years, she’s forgotten when she started. “I don’t even know,” she said. “It’s been over 30 years!” Gibbs, who turns 75 in November, is receiving a Westy award for her volunteer work. “We are so lucky to have her here with us,” [&hellip
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Heart Disease, a Silent and Ignored Killer in Women

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

iStock_000016115660Medium copy By John Friia The leading cause of death for women in the United States is heart disease, and many of the symptoms that signal heart attack in women are different from those experienced by males, sometimes resulting in a fatal self-misdiagnosis. According to the American Heart Association, 477,900 women died from a heart-related conditions in [&hellip
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New Treatments for Breast Cancer

Written by Dr. Cynthia Paulis on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

iStock_000016501839Medium copy   When attorney Barbara Gay found a lump on her breast, she went to her doctor for an evaluation and was referred to a surgeon to have a biopsy. It took a week before the results came in. “I remember he looked at me and said, ‘You have breast cancer,’ then he spun his stool [&hellip
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Biotechnology Boom?

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

New York City trying to get biotech start-ups to stick around By Wilder Fleming Mayor Michael Bloomberg has pushed to diversify New York City’s major industries to include the life sciences, part of a greater drive to make the city a high-tech hub. But will projects like the Alexandria Center for Life Science and the [&hellip
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The Wonderful Dr. Oz

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

800px-Dr._Oz_at_ServiceNation_2008 TV’s Most Prominent Advocate Of Health Gets Personal On The Joys Of His Career And Deep Commitment To Family By Whitney C. Harris Take the demands of a world-class cardiothoracic surgeon operating at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and teaching at Columbia University Medical School. Add to that the work of hosting a Daytime Emmy award-winning television [&hellip
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How Ready Is New York City for Disaster?

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Beekman_Downtown_Hosp_jeh   Downtown Hospital to hold Emergency Preparedness Symposium on Friday By Paul Bisceglio Dr. Antonio Dajer is no stranger to emergencies. On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, he was the physician on duty at New York’s Downtown Hospital—the only hospital in Lower Manhattan. The World Trade Center attack forced him to coordinate treatment for [&hellip
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