Health and Safety

Governor Urged to Save L.I. College Hospital and Interfaith
Health and Safety

Governor Urged to Save L.I. College Hospital and Interfaith

July 11, 2013 By Stephanie West New York, NY – Citing the loss of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village and others across the five boroughs, de Blasio, along with healthcare workers from 1199 SEIU, nurses from the New York State Nurses Association and members of the community, warned the imminent closures of Long Island…

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Stroke Costs Predicted To More than Double in the Next 20 Years

July 2, 2013 Co-writers are Larry B. Goldstein, M.D.; Randall T. Higashida, M.D.; Virginia J. Howard, Ph.D.; S. Claiborne Johnston, M.D., Ph.D.; Olga A. Khavjou, M.A.; Daniel T. Lackland, Dr.P.H., M.S.P.H.; Judith H. Lichtman, Ph.D.; Stephanie Mohl, B.A.; Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.Sc.; Jeffrey L. Saver, M.D.; and Justin G. Trogdon, Ph.D. Author disclosures are…

New Health Insurance Public Exchanges Will Not Cover Peoples’ Cars, Houses, or Their Dog, Fido…
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New Health Insurance Public Exchanges Will Not Cover Peoples’ Cars, Houses, or Their Dog, Fido…

June 19, 2013 By Tom Canty, Vice President and General Manager, Empire BlueCross BlueShield Government, Labor and Special Accounts Insurance for pets, homeowners and cars, and, first and foremost health insurance, were the items consumers thought would be available to them through the public health insurance exchanges coming this fall. Some even thought travel insurance…

Elevated Legionella Levels at Pennsylvania VA Medical Facilities
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Elevated Legionella Levels at Pennsylvania VA Medical Facilities

June 7, 2013 By Neal Tepel WASHINGTON, DC – The American Federation of Government Employees has issued a letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) calling for an investigation into the presence of high levels of legionella at multiple healthcare facilities that are under the direction of Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Integrated…

Workplace Deaths Too High – Says AFLCIO
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Workplace Deaths Too High – Says AFLCIO

May 20, 2013 By Neal Tepel Washington DC – A recent AFL-CIO report, "Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect," said in 2011, 4,693 workers were killed on the job and about 50,000 die every year from occupational diseases. The report noted that an average of 13 U.S. workers die on the job every…

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body
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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

May 16, 2013 By Dr. William A. Gillespie, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, EmblemHealth In keeping with EmblemHealth’s longstanding commitment to the health and well-being of New York’s working men and women, I have written Health and Wellness Tips, an article series dedicated to helping you stay healthy, get well and live…

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