Respiratory Medicine

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Eric Garner's Death: How a Video Undermines a Police Narrative

    The NYPD's internal report about the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island last week explained what happened through the eyes of the officers at the scene. As the Daily News first reported, one officer said that Garner "resisted arrest." He was "struggling" with Officers Justin Damico and Daniel Pan ... More >>

  • Music

    April 9, 2014

    Pharoahe Monch is the World's New Rap Therapist

    On his new album P.T.S.D., Monch comes to some sobering, uplifting truths

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Barrington Williams Died from Asthma Attack After Police Chase, Medical Examiner Says

    On September 17, 25-year-old Barrington Williams died after running from the police. Following more than a months of testing, the city's medical examiner has ruled the cause of death natural, the office told the Village Voice on Tuesday. Williams succumbed to "acute and chronic bronchial asthma," s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Scientology President's Son Died of Prescribed Methadone While Sick With Pneumonia

    I talked earlier today to Ed Winter, assistant chief coroner of Los Angeles County, who tells me that he's ruling Alexander Jentzsch's death an accident. The 27-year-old son of Scientology president Heber Jentzsch was found dead on the morning of July 3 at the home of his in-laws. Winter has now d ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 29, 2012


    A benefit with NY’s 
avant-garde elite

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Pregnant? Then Get an STD Test, for God's Sake

    A lot of pregnant women don't get tested for sexually transmitted diseases. But a lot of pregnant need to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases, according to just released Centers for Disease Control stats. Out of some 1.3 million American women who had blood work during pregnancy, only 59 p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Smoking Pot Occasionally Won't Hurt Your Lungs, May Make You Better at Lung Tests

    According to a new paper released by the Journal of the American Medical Association, contrary to the beliefs of some, smoking pot is actually cool, healthwise, so long as you do it in moderation. Moderation means "one marijuana cigarette a week for 49 years, or one joint a day for 7 years." In eith ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2011

    George Michael's Flack: "It's Not AIDS!"

    I wish George Michael the best as he battles his terrible health problem. The 48-year-old "I Want Your Sex" singer suffered agonizing chest pains and breathing difficulties in Vienna and was rushed to the hospital, where a doctor said George has "community-acquired pneumonia." And then George's pu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Get Well Soon: Stevie Nicks Is Too Sick To Play At Webster Hall Tomorrow

    Tomorrow night's Stevie Nicks gig at Webster Hall, commemorating the release of her seventh solo album In Your Dreams, has been canceled because the legendarily witchy singer is suffering from pneumonia and the flu and has been instructed to "stay and bed and not fly" (quotes from the press release ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    City Council Takes on Mold and Vermin, Sort Of

    ​Today the City Council passed a bill that will force a few of the city's worst landlords to clean up the mold and exterminate the vermin that play a significant role in the city's childhood asthma epidemic. Advocates are cheering because this is a step in the right direction. But it's a baby ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Wavy Gravy Gets Clobbered at MSG

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 12, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 32 Who clubbed the clown? By Ron Rosenbaum Wavy Gravy, recovering from amoebic dysentery, tropical fever, opium addiction, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and a severe spinal condition, was out of Roosevelt Hosp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Kevin Czartoryski, Well Respected NYPD Detective, Mourned

    ​We take a break from the snarkery here at Runnin' Scared to honor the passing of Det. Kevin Czartoryski, a stalwart and dependable member of the NYPD's public information office and an important liaison between the Police Department and the city's gay community.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    The 5 Most Profitable Drugs: They Never Cure You

    ​In this week's cover story, writer Keegan Hamilton investigates the controversy surrounding ibogaine, the experimental hallucinogen drug that has helped kick meth and heroin addictions. Ibogaine is illegal, even though its power to cure addicts has been proven. Hamilton's story describes th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    A Gink's Last Gasp: Stop, You're Killing Me

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 27, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 35 A Gink's Last Gasp: Stop, You're Killing Me By Paul A. Du Brul I am a member of a minority group. I have lung disease. Every morning and night, I sit before a small gray and blue machine with a white pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Pigeons: They're Not That Bad

    ​Today in City Room's Complaint Box, where curmudgeons go to curmudgeon-ify, there's a charming little entry about New York's most common bird. Author Louise Dreier's Upper West Side neighbors have a pigeon nest, horror of horrors, and she's not going to stand for it anymore.

  • Theater

    May 18, 2010
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    April 21, 2010

    Being Single Won't Make You Insane ... Will It?

    No one is bonkers here.​The Telegraph addresses a very important question today: Does being single make you bonkers?

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Their Daughter's Body Lost, Murder Unsuspected by City, Parents Sue

    ​Tiana Rice of The Bronx was 16 when she called her parents from her cell phone in a panic, screamed, and was disconnected on December 31. For a month they held onto every dispatch in her case, and searched frantically for her. Meanwhile the police had found her nude body in a crackhouse on Ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Jack Wrangler (1946 - 2009)

    An icon in porn and theater, Jack Wrangler passed away today at 62, due to complications from lung disease. Here's the sad notice from TLA Movies: "With piercing blue eyes, unruly blond hair, a chiseled physique and cocky swagger, Jack Wrangler was the king of '70s gay porn. Forging a gay sexual r ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 6, 2008


    After a six-year delay, Edward Albee’s play is back

  • Books

    April 15, 2008

    Etgar Keret's Short-Story Overload

    46 new stories! Really!

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2007

    Children Exposed to 9/11 Air More Likely to Develop Asthma

    It was bad enough when the only known casualties of the EPA's lies about the safety of the air downtown after 9/11 were first responders, now add children to that list. Children who breathed the air downtown after 9/11 have increased instances of asthma as compared to other youngsters in the Northe ... More >>

  • Music

    September 18, 2007

    Just Another Diamond Day

    More baroque-pop goodness from the resilient Ladybug Transistor

  • News

    August 28, 2007

    Clearing the Air

    Sorting solid claims about the 9/11 toxic cloud from the obscuring haze of uncertainty

  • News

    November 21, 2006

    Death by Dust

    The frightening link between the 9-11 toxic cloud and cancer

  • Film

    October 10, 2006
  • News

    March 1, 2005

    Rudy, GOP Lovefest Ends

    Trent Lott warns Giuliani: Don't you get cute with them there gay people

  • News

    March 1, 2005
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    July 20, 2004
  • News

    June 11, 2002
  • News

    March 20, 2001

    Air Wars

    Activists Struggle to Link Proposed Power Plants to Asthma

  • Film

    December 12, 2000
  • News

    August 29, 2000

    Power to the People

    Lower East Side Residents Oppose Con Ed's Expansion Plan

  • News

    July 18, 2000

    Turning Point

    The International AIDS Conference Makes a Commitment to Saving Third-World Lives

  • News

    April 11, 2000

    Buses and Foes

    Community Says 'No' to Reopening Depot

  • Art

    February 9, 1999
  • News

    May 12, 1998

    Healing Head Trips

    Doctors Explore the Astonishing Power of Placebos