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The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene wants more New Yorkers to know they can PrEP themselves against HIV. PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis is a new drug treatment that can be taken by people at a higher risk for HIV, like those who have a partner with the disease.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a bill that was intended to stop the state from killing swans.
The bill was spearheaded by animal welfare groups after the Department of Environmental Conservation released a draft plan a year ago that called for eradication of mute swans, a non-native species.
In his veto memo, Cuomo said the bill wasn't needed because the DEC was already revising its swan management plan in response to the public outcry.
There are now four isolation rooms in Bellevue Hospital reserved specifically for Ebola patients. They're quarantined rooms with one hospital bed and a variety of medical equipment. Hospital staff wear two different suits to provide maximum protection from contracting the virus. Bellevue is the first New York hospital to create an Ebola ward. Ross Wilson is the chief medical officer for the Heath and Hospital Corporation.
"They are as prepared as they possibly can be to manage and assess patients who present as potential cases of Ebola," he said.
New York health officials have awarded $462 million to help 22 hospitals and five large public hospital systems statewide continue key services.
The funds follow federal agreement in April for New York to reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings to support hospital overhauls and expand primary medical care over five years.
The goal is to reduce avoidable hospital use by 25 percent while helping financially struggling hospitals shift to more primary and outpatient care.
Urban living comes with a lot of advantages, but it also comes with particular challenges. Minority and low income communities in particular are more likely to face health problems like asthma and obesity. But, a lot of great work is being done to help turn the tide and improve health in urban environments.