What to know about AB-2098

What to know about AB-2098

LOS ANGELES — Starting in January, a new law, AB-2098, will make spreading misinformation related to COVID-19 in California grounds for physicians to lose their medical licenses. What You Need To Know California’s AB-2098 would punish doctors who spread false information California doctors sued Newsom and medical board, saying a California law targeting clinicians who … Read more

Dodgers give $1 million to Elton John AIDS Foundation

Dodgers give  million to Elton John AIDS Foundation

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles Dodgers donated $1 million to the Elton John AIDS Foundation in honor of the pop star’s final tour in the United States, which culminates with three shows at Dodger Stadium this weekend, the team announced Sunday. Dodgers Chairman and principal owner Mark Walter and tennis legend and Dodgers … Read more

Why advocates want more oversight at New York nursing homes

Why advocates want more oversight at New York nursing homes

Advocates for older and vulnerable New Yorkers say more funding is needed for an oversight program at nursing homes and long-term care facilities.  More than half of the nursing homes and long-term care facilities in New York have not received a visit from a member of the state’s ombudsman program so far this year. It’s … Read more

Meta encourages health and wellness with summit

Meta encourages health and wellness with summit

LOS ANGELES — Although music is often their solace, a recent study commissioned by the University of Westminster showed that people working in the music industry may be up to three times more likely to experience depression, compared to the public. What You Need To Know While prioritizing mental health and wellness can be challenging, … Read more

Emergency management firm to lead NY’s $4.3M pandemic review

Emergency management firm to lead NY’s .3M pandemic review

*Editor’s note: The state has selected the Olson Group Ltd. in Alexandria, Virginia, to conduct the one-year review. An earlier version of this story identified a different Olson Group Ltd. in New York City.  A consulting firm based in Alexandria, Virginia is closing in on finalizing a state contract to evaluate policies and decisions made in New York throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Top … Read more

‘Bathroom bill’ passes in City Council

‘Bathroom bill’ passes in City Council

The New York City Council passed the “bathroom bill” on Thursday, which will identify locations in every ZIP code across the five boroughs where a public restroom should be located. “Every New Yorker can think back to a time when they were out and about in the neighborhood and they had nowhere to go,” Brooklyn … Read more

$30M going to 400 child care programs

M going to 400 child care programs

New York is awarding $30 million in aid to 400 state-licensed child care programs located in areas that are considered under served in the state, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office on Friday announced.  The money is part of a broader plan by the governor to expand child care offerings in New York, a move that has … Read more

Overdose deaths continue to rise in New York

Overdose deaths continue to rise in New York

Overdose deaths in New York state rose 14% in 2021 compared to the previous year, a report released Monday by the state Department of Health found.  The data released as part of a quaterly update from public health officials on opioid usage and deaths in the state comes as New York has continued to grapple … Read more

‘I’Raise’ works to improve youth mental health

‘I’Raise’ works to improve youth mental health

According to a recent report by the state comptroller, New York City schools don’t have enough mental health professionals to address student’s needs. On this World Mental Health Day, Shanequa Moore, founder and CEO of “I’Raise,” joined “News All Day” to talk about how her organization is focusing on the critical mental health needs of … Read more

Hochul forms panel to tackle child poverty in New York

Hochul forms panel to tackle child poverty in New York

New York officials, anti-hunger advocates and community organizations are forming a panel to find ways of addressing child poverty in the state with the goal of cutting in half over the next decade, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office on Friday announced.  The advisory council, formed as part of a law approved by Hochul earlier this year, … Read more