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Baby Ayvah Defies Odds

When Ayvah was born prematurely, she weighed less than two pounds. Doctors said she had a 50 percent chance of survival.

    Coming Out of Coma, Then a Slam Dunk

    After retired history teacher Joel White fell and hit his head, he thought the injury would heal on its own. Five days later, he was in a medically-induced coma.

      Finally Facing His Diabetes

      Charles Harris got serious about his diabetes with expert care and support from NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx.

        Beating Breast Cancer Twice, Emerging Stronger

        While being treated for breast cancer, Yu Zheng struck an unlikely friendship with her physician at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue.

          Fifteen Years After 9/11, WTC Patients Continue Recovery

          Fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks, patients treated at the NYC Health + Hospitals WTC Environmental Health Center reflect on their struggles, treatment, and continued recovery.

            Healing Through Art

            "My therapist recognized that I was creative, and instead of medicating me, he used art to calm me," Annalisa Rivera.

              College Student Won’t Let Disability Stop Him

              Leonardo Velez and Dr. Lee Waldman of Kings County Hospital met when Leonardo was three years old and was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. Read their story.

                Doc Prescribes Fruit & Veggies for Alaijah

                Twelve-year-old Alaijah used to always reach for a bag of chips as an afternoon snack. That changed when she received a prescription for fruit and vegetables from her doctor at Harlem Hospital.

                  Mariama’s Story: After 9/11

                  Mariama James knew something was wrong with the health of her children after they were exposed to dust from the buildings collapsing on 9/11. Learn how she found help at the WTC Environmental Health Center at Bellevue.

                    Rosa’s Story: Obesity and Depression

                    Forced to go on disability due to back pain and weighing 300 pounds, Rosa sank into a deep depression. But things changed for the better.

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