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Searching for a cure for Alzheimer’s psychosis

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | A Northwell Health researcher’s quest to find a treatment for lesser-known symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease could transform patients’ and caregivers’ lives one day. Though dementia and memory loss are still top symptoms for Alzheimer’s patients, many people with Alzheimer’s also experience hallucinations, become agitated and paranoid, and often can become violent […]

BY DONNA ACETO | At a gala dinner with 400 guests at the Plaza Hotel on Oct. 9, Gay Men’s Health Crisis raised more than $600,000 to support its programs and client services. The evening’s honorees included long-time trustee Joan H. Tisch (in memoriam), City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Phill Wilson, the president of the Black […]

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BY COLIN MIXSON | The looming Dec. 18, 2020 deadline to file claims with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund ignores the fact that people will continue dying from exposure to the terrorist attack’s toxic fallout with diseases that don’t manifest until years — even decades — after that arbitrary cutoff date, according to victims’ advocates, […]

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BY VILLAGER STAFF | On Tues., Oct. 2, Northwell Health announced the opening of a two-story, 15,000-square-foot, multispecialty medical practice in the site of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital, now known as The Greenwich Lane Townhouses. The new facility, Northwell Health Physician Partners at Greenwich Village, is at 7 Seventh Ave., with its entrance where […]

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BY NATHAN RILEY | At its largest demonstration ever, End Overdose NY tried to shame Governor Andrew Cuomo into introducing comprehensive changes that will bring down the number of opioid-related deaths. The protestors from the harm reduction community who support a public health approach dramatized their criticism by marching from the New York City morgue […]

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BY MARK NIMAR | Getting older can be tough. As a New Yorker moves into old age, and her body starts to fail her, simple acts like climbing stairs, crossing a busy street, or even taking a shower can seem impossible. Difficulties leaving your apartment can also make it hard to see your friends and make […]

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BY NATHAN RILEY | Health advocates are making a concerted push to raise awareness of a disease about which many people are uniformed despite its growing prevalence: hepatitis C. July 28 was World Hepatitis Day, with the World Health Organization focusing its efforts around the theme: “Test. Treat. Hepatitis.” And, now, New York State has started […]

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State Health Commish Gives Pot a Go

BY NATHAN RILEY | In a report that will be read by public health officials across the country, the New York State Health Department has declared that legalizing marijuana would bring positive benefits; the “pros outweigh the cons,” opined Dr. Howard Zucker, the state health   commissioner. The report, which went public two weeks ago, makes […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The repairs are still not done. The city has levied fines and charges that total more than $151,000, a Housing Court judge mandated seven months ago that repairs be completed within 30 days, and yet longtime tenant Cathy Levan is still waiting for her home to be habitable. “It’s been such […]

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BY LAURA HANRAHAN | Tucked away inside Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Single Stop — an on-campus student resource center — there is a small room that is having a big impact on students’ lives. The Panther Pantry, a new initiative from the Single Stop office, at 199 Chambers St., is providing students who experience food insecurities […]

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