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Medicaid Redesign Team Holding Hearings

January 24, 2011 The New York State Medicaid Redesign Team, created by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is conducting regional public hearings across the State. New York State Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson serves as executive director of the Medicaid Redesign Team. Co-chairs are Michael Dowling, President and CEO of North Shore LIJ Health system, and Dennis…

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Safety Net Hospitals

Prepared by Judy Wessler, Director, Commission of Public HealthJanuary 24, 2010Follow-up data to identify those hospitals, at least in 2008, that we would label as safety-net hospitals in New York City.  This data was prepared by the Committee of Interns & Residents and taken from the 2008 Institutional Cost Reports that all hospitals in the…

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Bloomberg Statement on 9/11 Bill

STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON ACTION BY THE HOUSE ON THE AMENDED 9/11 HEALTH AND COMPENSATION ACT “I want to congratulate and thank the House of Representatives for putting aside their differences and finding common ground on one of the most fundamental issues of justice facing our nation today. In addition to those I…

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The Eye Opener – POLYCARBONATE LENSES…….what are they?

      December 19, 2010 Polycarbonate lenses are thinner and lighter than traditional plastic eyeglass lenses.  They are up to 10 times more impact-resistant than regular plastic lenses.  Polycarbonate lenses make a good choice for children’s glasses, sports eyewear and certainly industry safety glasses.  In addition, they are also used for rimless eyewear designs…

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The Eye Opener – What is Monovision……

 November 22, 2010 Monovision is the name given to the art and science of fitting contact lenses on a patient who has developed presbyopia.  Presbyopia is the unavoidable change in vision that usually occurs around 40 years of age.  This condition causes difficulty in reading small print and focusing on near objects.  Most people are…

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The Eye Opener – The ABC’s of Proper Eye Care

  November 10, 2010 Makeup, lotions and hairspray may cause eye irritation or infection through improper use.  Here are some helpful tips. Wash hands before applying any type of eye makeup.  Keep all makeup applicators such as brushes and pads clean.  Do not share makeup with anyone else being especially careful at store’s cosmetic counters….

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