Posts Tagged ‘Health’

On A Day Marked By Gluttony, A Few Decided To Sweat It Out

On A Day Marked By Gluttony, A Few Decided To Sweat It Out
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Crossfit Fifth Avenue hosted two Thanksgiving workout sessions for several locals and visitors who chose pain over the Macy’s Parade.


HIV/AIDS Rent Cap Bill, Struck Down Twice, Headed for Third Try

HIV/AIDS Rent Cap Bill, Struck Down Twice, Headed for Third Try
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Legislation that establishes a rent cap for people living with HIV/AIDS has been defeated twice — but with a new senator in place for the 27th District, which includes Chelsea, the long battle for affordable housing continues, with a third bill slated for a post-November election vote.


Fast-Food Outlets Prepare to Lose Over Big Soda Ban

Fast-Food Outlets Prepare to Lose Over Big Soda Ban
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The passing of the ban on sweetened drinks over 16 ounces will affect more than New Yorkers’ waistlines – fast-food franchises are worried about how their profits will change in March when the ban goes into effect.


Acupuncture in New York

Acupuncture in New York
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Bill Cosby has taken acupuncture for 20 years. He says he knows for certain it works well for him. But 40 years after the practice arrived in the United States, many U.S. insurers still refuse to cover the procedure, and sometimes even the ones who do will try to avoid paying the bill, acupuncturists say.


Supplement Study Doesn’t Faze Locals

Supplement Study Doesn’t Faze Locals
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A new study citing a link between supplement use in older women and a higher death rate doesn’t appear to have made an impact on midtowners’ shopping habits.


Midtown Hospital Reborn as Condos

Midtown Hospital Reborn as Condos
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The neglected shell of the former St. Vincent’s Midtown hospital, closed in 2007, will be gutted and rebuilt as condominiums. Major flooding, mold, and rodent issues have caused a mess for neighborhood residents.


Ambulances Suffer Increased Delays from West Side

Ambulances Suffer Increased Delays from West Side
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EMTs rushing west side patients to hospitals report regular delays crossing town, since St. Vincent’s hospital closed more than a year ago.