Monthly Archives: January 2009

Paterson Budget in HANYS Crosshairs

From the Daily Politics: The Healthcare Association of New York State has launched a hard-hitting TV ad campaign in opposition to Gov. David Paterson’s proposed budget cuts, employing a well-worn scare tactic – the prospect of closed emergency rooms – … Continue reading

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Updated: Plane lands in the Hudson River, everyone walks away…

We were actually in class when an US Airways flight 154  ditched into the Hudson River today and those of us with laptops a found our within minutes what had happened.   I’m sure that over the next couple of days … Continue reading

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Arthur Gianelli, EMPH ’08 to Brief House of Representatives

GIANELLI TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT VITAL ROLE PLAYED BY SAFETY NETS, BY MEDICAID AND SCHIP IN PROVIDING ESSENTIAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO NASSAU’S VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES Arthur A. Gianelli, President/CEO of the Nassau Health Care Corporation, has been invited to speak, … Continue reading

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Columbia University Presidential Inauguration Viewing

Please join President Lee C. Bollinger on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, as the Columbia community comes together for a non-partisan gathering to watch the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama (CC’83), the first Columbia graduate to be sworn in to the … Continue reading

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Daschle, Paterson Health News

The New York Times has an editorial praising President-Elect Obama picking ‘the right man to stage manage his health care reforms as secretary of health and human services and as health czar at the White House,’ but question how they plan on … Continue reading

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DOH approves grant for text msg

Health effort is spelled t-e-x-t Whitney Young awarded $2.7M state grant for messaging project By CATHLEEN F. CROWLEY, Staff writer First published: Thursday, January 8, 2009 ALBANY – You can say a lot with the 160 letters allowed in a … Continue reading

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Report Links Heavy Drinking to Increased Risk of HIV and Other STDs

This is a little bit of a ‘duh’ headline, even for the NYC-DOH, but important nonetheless. .. Health Department Report Links Heavy Drinking to Increased Risk of HIV and Other STDs January 5, 2009 – New Yorkers who binge drink … Continue reading

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Legislative and Activism Notes From Around the Horn

MObama Wants Journalist Gupta for Surgeon General AARP officials today touted healthcare reform as the key to resolving the nation’s economic crisis and urged prompt congressional action to rein in the soaring costs of Medicare and other government programs as … Continue reading

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NYC DOH: New Study Reveals Large Gaps in Diabetes Care in New York City

New Study Reveals Large Gaps in Diabetes Care in New York City More than 90% of New Yorkers already diagnosed with diabetes are in danger of heart attack or stroke; One in four New York City adults is at high risk … Continue reading

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Letter highlights hurdles in digitizing health records

From Professor Donna Lynne: Attached is an article from last week’s Boston Globe, relating to the Obama Administration and HIT issues Letter highlights hurdles in digitizing health records Specialists tell Obama current systems flawed By Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff  |  … Continue reading

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