All this week, WFUV News is looking at a concerning trend affecting baseball players of all ages, from Little League to Major League Baseball. Today, we shift gears and look at an injury affecting young athletes in all different kinds of sports.
Research shows more teen baseball players are having arm problems and needing elbow surgery, but there's another serious injury impacting young athletes in multiple sports.
All this week, WFUV News is looking at an alarming trend affecting baseball players of all ages, from Little League to Major League Baseball.
Research shows that more Major League Baseball players are having arm injuries and needing Tommy John surgery, but it’s not just big leaguers going under the knife.
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.
The Bronx is the unhealthiest county in New York State. That's according to a new survey of county health statistics from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin.
Author and Fordham Professor Dr. Mark Naison discusses his research on health and food disparities in the Bronx, how the borough is a prime location for cultural tourism and the need for a new direction in health care, and education.
It can be difficult for anyone to make the transition from the lazy mornings of summer to the busy schedules of a new school year. But as Dr. Shelby Harris, director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, notes, the adjustment for teens can be especially daunting.
New York City's asthma rate is higher than the national average, but not everyone is gasping for air.
According to a report published Wednesday by the Department of Health, one in eight children in New York City has been diagnosed with asthma. The report comes from a 2009 community survey that found racial and socioeconomic disparities among City neighborhoods when it comes to diagnoses.
Environmental advocates in New York City say drivers are spending too much time and money at the pump.
Environmental officials have installed air monitors in the Northeast Bronx to help fight asthma. New York state Senator Jeffrey Klein pushed for the program.