Health

Seeking more vaccines and data, the caucus plans on Thursday to introduce a legislative package aimed at better addressing the city’s monkeypox outbreak.
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.
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The CDC now recommends vaccination for all children 6 months and older. City parents have been frustrated with wait times, but vaccines should be available through one of 10 vaccine hubs, their pediatrician or some major pharmacies.
As part of a federal law signed by Trump in 2020, callers will be able to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and its local outposts simply by dialing 988. In the city, those calls are plugging into the existing NYC Well.
Hundreds of thousands of city workers and their dependents could have their healthcare shifted to a cheaper plan by 2024, documents show.
As state officials specify packaging down to the font size and graphics (no cartoons, no candy), those already in the business keep up the creativity while they can.
Electric bills were already going up in the winter, but the summer is traditionally the season when prices soar even higher. Some New Yorkers have to make the choice between staying cool and staying fed.
In the wake of a leaked decision by Justice Samuel Alito gutting abortion rights, state lawmakers have introduced measures to expand access for the expected influx of abortion seekers.
With contact tracing phasing out, “Test & Trace” stages test prep for the next wave.
New York cut nearly a third of state-run psychiatric hospital beds for children, pledging to reinvest the funds in outpatient measures. There’s no evidence it worked.
Sen. Brad Hoylman wants New York to pursue a waiver to allow federal funding for long-term residential treatment, which could include innovative alternatives to incarceration.