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How the Next Generation of Physicians Are Learning How to Influence Urban Design

Like many Americans, Dr. Bon Ku, grew up without health insurance and lived life hoping not to get sick or injured. It was because of this experience,  that Dr. Ku decided to go into emergency medicine, with the goal of developing a more city-focused view of medicinal practice. As a practitioner, Dr. Ku saw the Read more about How the Next Generation of Physicians Are Learning How to Influence Urban Design[…]

Using Yelp Reviews to Identify Foodborne Illness Outbreaks in NYC

Epidemiologists at the New York City Health Department and Columbia University have developed a computer system that detects food-borne illness and outbreaks in NYC area restaurants based on keywords in Yelp reviews, 311 and reports from healthcare providers. The Health Department has identified and investigated approximately 28,000 complaints of suspected food-borne illness overall since 2012. Read more about Using Yelp Reviews to Identify Foodborne Illness Outbreaks in NYC[…]

When and Why Get Vaccinated?

One of the most important ways to protect yourself and other people around you who might be too young or too sick from serious diseases and infections is by getting vaccinated on time. It is recommended for everyone from infants to senior citizens and if enough people get vaccinated, we can continue to prevent the outbreak of now-rare vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles. […]

GetCoveredNYC–Apply by January 31th for Free or Low Cost Health Insurance!

Not only is it very important to have health insurance coverage to protect from illness and injury, but not having coverage can also result in a penalty. It is highly important that you sign up for a health insurance plan as soon as possible! Open Enrollment is the period in which people can enroll in Read more about GetCoveredNYC–Apply by January 31th for Free or Low Cost Health Insurance![…]

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