all stories tagged "health"

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John Farley  |  August 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Do NYC urban planners have infrastructure and environmental advice for slum-filled cities in other parts of the world?
Teens working on a wheel in the Recycle a Bicycle shop. Photo courtesy of Recycle a Bicycle
John Farley  |  August 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
New York City's cycling organizations are creating healthier kids, as well as the next generation of transportation activists.
Photo courtesy of Cornell.
Georgia Kral  |  August 20, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The trend toward urban farming in NYC has some wondering: how safe is the soil?
Georgia Kral  |  August 15, 2012 5:20 PM | 1 Comment
Older pedestrians in the tri-state area have a disproportionately high fatality rate in traffic accidents.VIDEO
On Aug. 6, Mayor Bloomberg and Park Commissioner Adrian Benepe opened the renovated Rockaway Park in Queens. Photo courtesy of the mayor's office
John Farley  |  August 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The wealth or poverty of a neighborhood is not the determining factor in how nice or well maintained a city park is.
County-run nursing homes in New York are facing financial woes. Flickr/ ulrichkarljoho
Georgia Kral  |  July 31, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Privatization may be the answer, some executives say. But tax cuts in Washington are also a threat.VIDEO
Currently, New York's Medicaid program costs about $54 million. Flickr/Images_of_Money.
Esha Ray  |  July 30, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
New York plans to expand Medicaid in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act, but the state's expensive program calls for better reform.
Christina Mulligan  |  July 25, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The American Cancer Society wants upstate New York to get the same dose of anti-smoking measures as New York City.VIDEO
City Council Member Robert Jackson spoke out against the proposal, saying it would hurt small business. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
NYC's proposal to limit sugary beverages to 16 ounces has received national attention. On Wednesday, the public had their chance to speak, but few took the opportunity.
New Yorkers participate in the Parks Department Lap Swim program. Photo by Malcolm Pinckney, NYC Parks and Recreation.
Lindsay Armstrong  |  July 18, 2012 4:00 AM | 6 Comments
Feeling inspired by the upcoming Summer Olympics? Check out our guide to free and low-cost fitness opportunities in New York City.
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