Category archives for: Health

Needle Exchange Programs Creating a Difference Uptown

Needle Exchange Programs Creating a Difference Uptown

While needle exchange programs encounter opposition across the country, uptowners support local efforts to reduce AIDS and HIV infection among drug users.

Diabetes Rate Remains High Uptown

Diabetes Rate Remains High Uptown

Uptown residents contend with a higher diabetes rate than the rest of city and nation.

‘A Big Day for Harlem’: First Lady Preaches Healthy Living

‘A Big Day for Harlem’: First Lady Preaches Healthy Living

Michelle Obama visited Harlem Thursday to encourage children to turn off their video games and play.

Former Workers at North General Sign Deal With Clinic

Former Workers at North General Sign Deal With Clinic

Union members and the Institute for Family Health sign a new contract, ending a five-month strike.

Hip Hop Hits a Healthy Note

Hip Hop Hits a Healthy Note

A hip hop duo take to uptown schools to teach children and parents about healthy living.

Deal Called Close for Clinic and Ex-North General Hospital Workers

Deal Called Close for Clinic and Ex-North General Hospital Workers

1199 SEIU union representatives say a deal between the Institute for Family Health and former North General employees is imminent.

Management Change Worries Harlem Hospital Staff

Management Change Worries Harlem Hospital Staff

Harlem Hospital will fire 42 staff members, 13 of them doctors, by year’s end.

New Mental Health Services in West Harlem; But What of the East?

New Mental Health Services in West Harlem; But What of the East?

As Club United switches to a new mental health care program, its East Harlem twin faces shutdown.

A Fresher Harlem: Surviving the ‘Food Desert’ Uptown

A Fresher Harlem: Surviving the ‘Food Desert’ Uptown

Farmers markets uptown give Harlemites a much-needed source for fresh produce.

Community Health Fairs Plug Gaps In Harlem

Community Health Fairs Plug Gaps In Harlem

Community health fairs are in strong demand across Harlem, despite reports New York is recovering from the recession faster than the rest of the U.S.

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