Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
In July, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act, making New York the 23rd state to allow the medical use of marijuana.
The drug is available for medicinal purposes under specific circumstances. Although pricing is still being established, early estimates for the state’s piece of the pot pie range from $100 million to $500 million within the first year.
With a limited number of growers’ licenses up for grabs, medical marijuana proved a hot topic at a forum sponsored by Crain’s New York Business.
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Imani House, Inc., the Park Slope nonprofit which runs a clinic in Liberia, was forced to close the clinic temporarily on September 17 after one of its staffers contracted Ebola, the deadly virus which has killed more than 2,800 people in four West African nations, nearly 1,500 of them in Liberia alone, according to the World Health Organization.
Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Some 100 stationary bikes were locked into place in Times Square as cyclists joined the race against rare cancers at the annual Cycle for Survival fundraiser. All donations will help further research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which treats more than 400 subtypes of cancer annually.
The fundraiser, which takes place across the county, has raised more than $50 million since 2007. The high-energy event also gives cancer patients and their supporters hope.
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
As America’s population ages, an increasing number of families are caring for loved ones with dementia.
In a bid to ease the burden on caregivers, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America hosts its Five Boroughs Concepts in Care Conference in New York annually. The event offers financial advice for families struggling to help loved ones with dementia, and aims to provide stress relief and tips for caregivers.
Keeping the caregivers healthy, experts say, is key to ensuring successful care for patients.