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As NYC home health aides get pay raise, insurance companies leave employers hanging

As NYC home health aides get pay raise, insurance companies leave employers hanging

A state-funded wage increase for frontline workers begins Saturday, but companies say insurers are withholding money. Adi Talwar Home health aide Marilyn Thomas, pictured here in December 2021 giving lunch to her longtime client, Nancy Brown. On Saturday, Adria Powell, president of Bronx-based Cooperative Home Care Associates, will finally be able to do something that …

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The expert's 5 exercises to "raise" heart rate and lower blood pressure

The expert’s 5 exercises to “raise” heart rate and lower blood pressure

Having high blood pressure – or hypertension – can be dangerous. If left untreated, it can lead to serious health problems such as heart attacks, strokes, and kidney disease. This is because hypertension puts extra pressure on the organs. “By raising your heart rate to the recommended 50-60% of its maximum for 30-40 minutes, you …

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Visitors attending an interfaith prayer and art exhibit in Dilworth Park at City Hall on Thursday. The Irish Diaspora Center hosted the event to raise awareness for mental health. The exhibit is of more than 100 human-size lanterns that community members made in workshops with an Irish artist. They each represent a person struggling with mental health issues or someone lost to suicide.

Dilworth Plaza fills with life-size lanterns to raise awareness of suicide and mental illness

This story contains references to suicide. If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call or text 988. As the sun set over Philadelphia, dozens of white figures outside City Hall began to glow, a point of light radiating from inside each human-like lantern’s chest. Each was handcrafted from paper and wire to …

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