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BY GABE HERMAN | CBD oil has been growing in popularity nationwide, which can be seen locally in the number of stores offering the cannabis-based product. In Downtown Manhattan, the oil can be found in shops like Dramatics NYC, at Fifth Ave. and E. 16th St., which offers back massages with CBD oil; CBD Oil Bros […]

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Enter a hospital, doctor’s office, adult-care facility or medical clinic and you are bound to encounter nurses. “Nurse” is a broad term used to describe most individuals who perform patient-based care in a variety of settings. A nurse’s duties and title will vary depending on his or her educational background and the certifications and licenses […]

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With several important residential, retail and healthcare projects well underway, not to mention plans for a cutting-edge tech center and digital training hub, the Union Square-14th St. district is undergoing a major transformation that will add to its proud reputation as one of Manhattan’s most dynamic districts. “All this activity on virtually every corner of […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The city’s fourth annual Car-Free Day will be held Sat., April 27, on the heels of Earth Day the previous Saturday. Thirty blocks of Broadway will be closed to traffic, from Times Square to Union Square, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be programming at six rest stops along […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | It’s been five years since Northwell’s stand-alone emergency department opened in the wake of the closing of St. Vincent’s Hospital in April 2010. Now known as Lenox Health Greenwich Village, the E.D. is on Seventh Ave. between W. 12 and W. 13th Sts. The Social Services Committee of Community Board 2 will […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | State politicians recently gathered on the steps of City Hall to drum up support for a new bill that bans religious exemptions from vaccinations for any child who attends school in New York State. “Just a few decades ago, we assumed measles was defeated, but now it’s roaring back,” said state Senator […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Mental-health “screening” is taking on new meaning at Northwell’s Downtown stand-alone emergency department. Northwell Health opened its new Emergency Telepsychiatry Hub on April 11 at Lenox Health Greenwich Village, at Seventh Ave. between W. 12th and 13th Sts. The telepsychiatry center is 770 square feet and includes nine video-equipped workstations. It will […]

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BY NORTHWELL HEALTH | The Northwell Health Cancer Institute announced last week that it will serve as the presenting sponsor for the five Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research Walks in the New York metropolitan area. Northwell will team with the Lustgarten Foundation in supporting community walks to increase awareness of the disease and promote early detection, treatment […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Responding to alarm that the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund will slash claim awards in the face of dwindling funds, a bipartisan group of lawmakers announced a bill to fully fund the program and extend it permanently. The legislators were joined by first responders, survivors, their families and longtime advocate Jon Stewart to […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Officials for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund said on Feb. 15 that it will cut payouts by as much as 70 percent for claims, due to a shortfall in funds and a rise in new claims. Currently pending claims will see a 50 percent decrease in awards, and going forward, claims will […]

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