Health

This summer, 725 people visited city emergency rooms — that’s almost 13% more than during the same period in 2021, and nearly as many as in 2018.
The lawsuit against McKinsey & Co. was filed on behalf of the health and welfare funds of dozens of construction trade and other unions.
On eve of a Council investigative hearing, sources say weeks went by without action, even as tenants filed dozens of complaints of foul, cloudy water.
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Gregory Russ will step down as CEO, Mayor Eric Adams announced, while remaining the public housing authority chair at a $258,000 salary. Now-retracted tests that showed arsenic in drinking water is just the latest scandal Russ faced.
Federal monitor Bart Schwartz told public housing tenants he’s working with the city Department of Investigation, which has subpoena power, to review how arsenic came to be detected (and then not) in residents’ drinking water.
Mayor Eric Adams maintains that results showing arsenic in the drinking water at Manhattan’s Riis houses were “questionable” — while not revealing that new clean results come from taps that had been flowing for an extended time first.
Eric Adams is promising transparency as his administration probes how things got so cloudy in the first place.
The federal overseer of the city’s public housing system demands all documentation be preserved, as it pursues investigation into toxic water at Manhattan’s Riis Houses.
Vaccines won’t be required for most students, and masking will be optional for those who haven’t recently been infected.
Seeking more vaccines and data, the caucus plans on Thursday to introduce a legislative package aimed at better addressing the city’s monkeypox outbreak.
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The cancellation of a proposed cost-saving health plan after retired city workers sued could drain a special fund City Hall and unions use to pay employee benefits.
Your guide to all things monkeypox — now a “public health emergency” in the city — from symptoms to where to get vaccinated.
Brooklyn’s largest hospital serving predominantly needy patients is besieged with demands for an overhaul, aimed at high-paid leadership.
Experts say New Yorkers should come with specific, explicit questions and plans on what to do next.
With a lawsuit slowing things down, insurers Elevance Health and Empire BlueCross BlueShield have pulled out of a controversial deal to change retired municipal employees’ Senior Care to a privately run plan “given the level of uncertainty at this time.”
Fewer psychiatric emergencies got a response from B-HEARD squads this year than in 2021 debut — but Mayor Eric Adams is still forging ahead with expansion of what he calls a “successful pilot.”
A Black-led grassroots project is trying to acquire space for a member-operated grocery store that could sell fresh food at affordable rates for residents.
At a grassroots level, New York advocates have long been doing what they can to help people from other states where abortion is effectively unavailable. Now, they’re ready to do even more.
From laws shielding abortion providers from extradition, arrest and malpractice suits to increased funding and security for clinics, Albany and City Hall made it clear that New York will remain a safe haven.
After THE CITY and ProPublica exposed a dramatic drop in beds at state psychiatric hospitals, New York’s top law enforcer takes agonized testimony from patients and providers — and the parent who’d told us of her son’s monthslong wait for care.