Health Care

Heard Around Town

Report: Nail salon technicians have higher rate of reproductive health issues

The study comes as proposed legislation would create protections for these workers, typically Asian and Latin American immigrants already subject to poor working conditions.

Health Care

Bipartisan group calls on Hochul to declare opioid epidemic a public health emergency

More than 50 state lawmakers signed on to a letter sent to the governor urging her to make the declaration.

Albany Agenda

Opinion: Nationwide, LGBTQ+ young people are in crisis. New York can do something about it.

We must include funding for free mental health appointments for our youth in this year’s state budget.

Heard Around Town

Lawmakers tackle “epidemic” of vaping at schools

State Sen. Monica Martinez and Assembly Member Charles Fall are sponsoring legislation that would prohibit the sale of vape products that target kids, resemble toys and school supplies.

Labor

Health care unions in New York are fighting back for better pay

After the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors and nurses have been striking in greater numbers.

Opinion

Opinion: New York must protect the ACA

New York’s GOP members of Congress should reject Donald Trump’s promise to repeal this historic legislation if he wins the 2024 presidential race.

Health Care

Social media declared a ‘public health hazard,’ as efforts to rein it in ramp up

New York City Mayor Eric Adams made the announcement last week, while Florida lawmakers advanced a bill banning accounts for anyone under 16 years of age.

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Health Care

Opinion: Medical aid in dying is a long overdue human right for New Yorkers

Terminally ill patients deserve the right to decide to end their suffering on their own terms and timeline.

Health Care

The 2024 Health Care Power 100

The policymakers and practitioners making New York a healthier place.

Albany Agenda

Hochul unveils proposal to eliminate insulin co-pays in New York

In a toned-down preview of her agenda for the year, the governor said she would aim to expand consumer protections.

Opinion

Opinion: Hochul, meet with the grieving families before you act

The governor has an opportunity to put patient safety above special interests.

Kathy Hochul

DC 37 to Hochul: Sign the Grieving Families Act

In a new letter, the state’s largest public sector union is calling on the governor to approve changes to the state’s nearly 180-year-old wrongful death law

Interviews & Profiles

State Sen. Pete Harckham on 2024 priorities

The Democrat discusses his new bill focused on creating greater accessibility for people with disabilities and other priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

Policy

Adult changing facilities are focus of bill introduced by Harckham and Rolison

The Democratic and Republican state senators are backing the “Traveling with Dignity Act” for people with disabilities.