While New Yorkers have beefs aplenty about the user friendliness of New York state's web portal for health insurance -- nystateofhealth.ny.gov -- most are grateful to have it.
And it's clearly working for some of them: The site has enrolled 48,162 people since it launched Oct. 1. Another 197,011 people have completed applications and been deemed eligible for a low cost plan, but have yet to... » more
The first thing I noticed after stepping into Exceed Physical Culture's Upper East Side space was how immaculate it was. The machines were gleaming (and the people glistening).
The second thing I noticed was the intimate vibe in the room where my class, called Summit, was being held. With two instructors and about a dozen participants, this was a class that placed a premium on personal attention.
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While the federal health insurance portal HealthCare.gov has been ridden with problems, outages and snafus, New York State's own omnibus site for health insurance - nystateofhealth.ny.gov - has been held up as smashing success.
Yesterday, the New York State Department of Health released numbers showing that 48,162 New Yorkers enrolled in health insurance plans through the site. About 197,011... » more
More than 250,000 New Yorkers have Alzheimer's, a degenerative disease of the brain.
And although the average age of diagnosis is in the early-70s, it's important to start protecting one's brain much earlier, says Dr. Richard Isaacson, an Alzheimer's specialist and neurologist, who believes that the disease takes root in the brain 20 to 30 years before a diagnosis is ever made.
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Good nutrition advice is always worth paying attention to, especially during Good Nutrition Month.
So before it's Thanksgiving and any healthy thoughts go out the window (not that all Thanksgiving foods are bad for you!), here are some tips from nutritionist and author Keri Glassman.
Glassman, a New York City resident and a nationally recognized nutrition expert, promotes health and... » more
There's a new wave of fitness mavens in town, and they're not necessarily what you'd expect. From a Spanish acupuncturist (JumpLife fitness founder Montserrat Markou) to two ex-financiers (Throwback Fitness founders Brian Gallagher and Ryan Wilke), fitness is the newest playing field for fresh and out-of-the-box minds.
One of the newest faces on the block is a petite college grad with energy... » more
Babies and parents who were admitted to the maternity ward at St. Luke's Roosevelt may have been exposed to tuberculosis, the Morningside Heights hospital said Wednesday.
An employee who works in the ward tested positive for the bacterial infection and they immediately began sending letters to patients, the hospital said in a statement.
"Few individuals exposed to someone with TB... » more
College-aged smokers looking to legally light up will have to stock up fast.
The City Council passed a bill Wednesday that raises the age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 by a 35 to 10vote.
The city's health department, along with thethe mayor, have been working to curb teen smoking for years and said raising the minimum age could reduce smoking between 18 and 20-year-olds by 55%.
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Six years ago, Seamus Mullen, award-winning chef and owner of the restaurant Tertulia, was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, a lifelong autoimmune disease that causes chronic pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. But he hasn’t stopped cooking.
Mullen recently partnered with the Rethink RA Campaign, a Pfizer-sponsored education program that teaches those with rheumatoid arthritis ways... » more
Whether you're looking for increased energy, weight management, a unique cocktail additive or a hangover helper, your search ends with chia.
Once a diet staple in Aztec and Mayan cultures, this ancient seed, which delivers omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, fiber, protein and calcium, is making waves in the modern day. While it's been available in bulk at health food stores for years, it recently... » more