Doctors urge that children with asthma be vaccinated against the H1N1 flu with a shot – and not the nasal vaccine administered to most youngsters.
Many street vendors say they are constantly fighting harassment by authorities as they try to eek out a living.
Two longtime employees offer an inside look at Mary Immaculate Hospital as the 108-year-old Queens medical center is sold to a developer.
Residents and community leaders are pushing for the redevelopment of the city-owned public market to address the scarcity of fresh foods in East Harlem, where two in three adults are overweight or obese.
Some East Harlem residents are concerned a planned mall will bring more pollution to their neighborhood, where one in four children has asthma.
East Harlem has the highest rate of asthma in the country, with household mold being one of the leading causes.
Pension problems are leaving experienced nurses like Mercedes Herman mulling an early retirement.
The ASPCA offers mobile clinics where dog and cats can be spayed or neutered for free or at low cost.