Starting at 6 a.m. Thursday, SUNY Downstate plans to stop receiving ambulances at Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill, despite a ruling by a judge Wednesday that said the hospital must maintain its staffing.
6/19/2013 - By: NY1 News
A major ruling by the Supreme Court Friday will have a major impact on scientific research and genetic testing. NY1 health reporter Erin Billups recently visited a genetics lab in the Bronx to take a closer look at what this means for New Yorkers.
6/18/2013 - By: Erin Billups
The debate continued over whether there is a link between exposure to 9/11 debris and cancer, and while advocates at Monday's City Council hearing urged lawmakers to support current studies and treatment for victims, testifying scientists were not willing to make an outright association.
6/17/2013 - By: Erin Billups
With thousands of new cyclists on the streets of New York since the launch of the bike share program, safety is more important than ever, and classes on bike safety are offering some tips.
6/15/2013 - By: Erin Billups
In response to what it calls a problem of epidemic proportion on Staten Island, the New York City Health Department is asking doctors working there to help fight prescription drug abuse.
6/14/2013 - By: Amanda Farinacci
A city judge has ruled the government can now make the morning-after pill available over the counter, and comes just days after a reversal from the Obama administration that will allow women and girls of any age to access it.
6/13/2013 - By: NY1 News
The shift in focus toward proactive health care rather than reactive health care is opening the door to more options for patients, with the hope being a healthier America.
4/8/2013 - By: Erin Billups
More than 30 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches -- more than three times as many women than men -- and there may now be a cure for those with the most debilitating headaches.
6/11/2013 - By: Erin Billups
The U.S. Department Of Justice revealed in a letter Monday that it will comply with a Brooklyn judge's decision to lift age restrictions on the over-the-counter sale of the controversial morning-after pill.
6/10/2013 - By: Kristen Shaughnessy
An alarming new report released Monday by the city's Department of Health shows the number of deaths linked to diabetes nearly doubled from 1990 to 2011, and that mortality rates more than twice as high in low-income neighborhoods. | Read New Yorkers' thoughts
6/10/2013 - By: Cheryl Wills
Even with calorie labels readily available, many people are still underestimating how much they are actually consuming.
6/9/2013 - By: Erin Billups
A New York appeals court is allowing for the sale of two-pill emergency contraception without a prescription or age restriction.
6/5/2013 - By: NY1 News
As New Yorkers age, staying healthy becomes that much more important, and Harlem Hospital Center's "Walk It Out" program is one of many city programs getting seniors up and out.
6/5/2013 - By: Erin Billups
After installing a video monitoring in its ICUs, hand-washing among staff at a North Shore-LIJ hospital skyrocketed, and now a Queens hospital in the same health system is hoping to see similar success in its operating rooms.
6/4/2013 - By: Erin Billups
One city domestic violence shelter has opened its doors to an often overlooked member of the family.
6/3/2013 - By: Erin Billups