The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to consider religious objections made by corporations to a provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control.
Oral arguments will likely be scheduled for March, with a ruling due by June, in what will be one of the most high-profile issues before the court this term.
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When chefs Dani Garcia and Santiago Guerrero strolled through the Union Square Greenmarket last fall, months before opening the acclaimed Spanish brasserie Manzanilla, (345 Park Ave. South, manzanillanyc.com, 212-255-4086) they were struck with the beauty and culinary promise of a fresh Brussels sprout tree.
"We saw it and knew we wanted to do something with it" in the restaurant,...Read more »
Nutritional facts for top chain restaurants are available at a website launched by the city.
The health department unveiled MenuStat (menustat.org), a free website that tracks data from 66 restaurants and updates them on a frequent basis.
Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said New Yorkers can benefit from the site and develop more healthy diets.
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President Barack Obama bowed to political pressure over his signature healthcare reform on Thursday, announcing that he would allow insurers to extend policies that have been canceled for one year even if they do not comply with the law.
But insurers immediately raised doubts over how the proposal would work.
The October 1 rollout of the program known as Obamacare has been beset by technical...Read more »
While New Yorkers have beefs aplenty about the user friendliness of New York state's web portal for health insurance -- nystateofhealth.ny.gov -- most are grateful to have it.
And it's clearly working for some of them: The site has enrolled 48,162 people since it launched Oct. 1. Another 197,011 people have completed applications and been deemed eligible for a low cost plan, but have yet to...Read more »
The first thing I noticed after stepping into Exceed Physical Culture's Upper East Side space was how immaculate it was. The machines were gleaming (and the people glistening).
The second thing I noticed was the intimate vibe in the room where my class, called Summit, was being held. With two instructors and about a dozen participants, this was a class that placed a premium on personal attention.
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While the federal health insurance portal HealthCare.gov has been ridden with problems, outages and snafus, New York State's own omnibus site for health insurance - nystateofhealth.ny.gov - has been held up as smashing success.
Yesterday, the New York State Department of Health released numbers showing that 48,162 New Yorkers enrolled in health insurance plans through the site. About 197,011...Read more »
More than 250,000 New Yorkers have Alzheimer's, a degenerative disease of the brain.
And although the average age of diagnosis is in the early-70s, it's important to start protecting one's brain much earlier, says Dr. Richard Isaacson, an Alzheimer's specialist and neurologist, who believes that the disease takes root in the brain 20 to 30 years before a diagnosis is ever made.
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Good nutrition advice is always worth paying attention to, especially during Good Nutrition Month.
So before it's Thanksgiving and any healthy thoughts go out the window (not that all Thanksgiving foods are bad for you!), here are some tips from nutritionist and author Keri Glassman.
Glassman, a New York City resident and a nationally recognized nutrition expert, promotes health and...Read more »
There's a new wave of fitness mavens in town, and they're not necessarily what you'd expect. From a Spanish acupuncturist (JumpLife fitness founder Montserrat Markou) to two ex-financiers (Throwback Fitness founders Brian Gallagher and Ryan Wilke), fitness is the newest playing field for fresh and out-of-the-box minds.
One of the newest faces on the block is a petite college grad with energy...Read more »