The pregnancy rate among U.S. women fell to its lowest point in 12 years in 2009, continuing its slide from a peak in 1990, according to U.S. government data released on Thursday.
While rates for women aged 30 and younger fell between 1990 and 2009, with a notable decline among teenagers, they increased for those aged 30 and older, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
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Electronic cigarettes have boomed in popularity over the last couple of years, according to the city's health department, but plans to regulate the plastic sticks in the same fashion as their paper counterparts has set up a serious debate about the untested product.
The City Council's health committee is set to hold a hearing Wednesday on legislation that would regulate e-cigs the same way... » more
For Marissa Vicario, working in public relations didn’t satisfy her interest in nutrition and her desire to inspire others to be healthy. So, even after getting a master’s degree in a related field, she left her PR job at a Fortune 500 company to start a career as a holistic health coach. Vicario, 35, went back to school to study nutrition and holistic health, and founded Marissa’s Well-Being and... » more
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to consider religious objections made by corporations to a provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control.
Oral arguments will likely be scheduled for March, with a ruling due by June, in what will be one of the most high-profile issues before the court this term.
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When chefs Dani Garcia and Santiago Guerrero strolled through the Union Square Greenmarket last fall, months before opening the acclaimed Spanish brasserie Manzanilla, (345 Park Ave. South, manzanillanyc.com, 212-255-4086) they were struck with the beauty and culinary promise of a fresh Brussels sprout tree.
"We saw it and knew we wanted to do something with it" in the restaurant,... » more
Nutritional facts for top chain restaurants are available at a website launched by the city.
The health department unveiled MenuStat (menustat.org), a free website that tracks data from 66 restaurants and updates them on a frequent basis.
Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said New Yorkers can benefit from the site and develop more healthy diets.
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President Barack Obama bowed to political pressure over his signature healthcare reform on Thursday, announcing that he would allow insurers to extend policies that have been canceled for one year even if they do not comply with the law.
But insurers immediately raised doubts over how the proposal would work.
The October 1 rollout of the program known as Obamacare has been beset by technical... » more
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