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At 2 years old, New Yorker Tabitha Ellis was required to wear a face mask over her nose and mouth for 15 to 20 minutes — three times a day — in order for medicine and water vapor to flow through her compromised body. The treatment often required her to plug medical equipment into an […]

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BY VICTORIA SCHNEPS-YUNIS | We are proud to present a unique way to call attention to what is known as the “silent killer.” One in three deaths among women in the United States each year is a direct result of heart disease. This killer delivers a fatal blow to more women in this country than all […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | With the City Council passing the Asthma-Free Housing Act on Jan. 19, landlords will now be required to have their buildings inspected every year for asthma triggers, such as mold, pests and rodents. They will also have to address any conditions that could lead to infestation, and have to tell tenants about […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | “I smile from the minute I come in until the minute I leave,” said Joyce Steinglass, 80. Steinglass is one among more than 25 weekly  participants in Naomi Goldberg Hass’s  movement class at the Dapolito Recreation Center, at Varick and Clarkson Sts. The majority of students come from the Village area, […]

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BY CLAYTON PATTERSON | On Sun., Jan. 20, Overthrow New York, at Nine Bleecker St., put on a free event for 50 youth from ages 10 to 23. The idea was that boxing can improve health, like eating the proper foods, and helps young people learn to channel and release aggression and anger. There were two […]

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BY MICHELE HERMAN | The Integral Yoga Natural Foods Store on W. 13th St. closed on Dec. 9, but don’t blame the landlord. The store, around since 1973, was the ground-floor tenant of the Integral Yoga Institute. The two were separate entities with a shared commitment to the teachings of the Institute’s founder, Swami Satchidananda, and […]

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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 […]

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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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