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For more than 160 years, NYAM has been a major thought leader in the area of urban health, emerging as a resource for regional, national, and international print and broadcast media outlets that cover critical issues related to aging, disease prevention and health promotion, and health disparities.
New York City has always had a complicated relationship with the garbage it produces. From the city’s earliest days, trash was dumped in the street, thrown in the rivers, or burned. To help combat this, a city campaign in the 1920s and 1930s aimed its message squarely at city mothers.
Patent medicines reached peak popularity at the turn of the 20th century. While the name implies some sort of regulation behind the creation of these compounds, nothing could be further from the truth. Patent medicines were anything that people trademarked and sold as medicine–whether or not they actually worked was beside the point. Much to our delight, the good folks at the Library of the New York Academy of Medicine immortalized this sordid chapter in medical history with a digitized collection of trade cards and medical advertisements.
A new study from The New York Academy of Medicine, funded by the MAC AIDS Fund, "The Integration of Harm Reduction and Healthcare Reform: Implications and Lessons for Healthcare Reform," highlights the opportunities and challenges of harm reduction programs' interface with emerging healthcare reform initiatives, and solutions pioneered by harm reduction programs like BOOM!Health.