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A Victory for Patients with Disabilities: New York Commission on Human Rights Reaches Settlement with Lenox Hill Radiology Regardiing Its Failure To Provide Equal Access to Mammograms

The settlement follows an investigation into allegations of discrimination for failure to accommodate patients with disabilities. As part of the settlement agreement, the NYC Commission on Human Rights is requiring Lenox Hill Radiology to modify the front and interior of its building at 61 East 77th Street in Manhattan to make it accessible to people with disabilities; provide equipment in line with the U.S. Access Board’s accessibility standards to ensure that mammography machines are accessible; change internal scheduling, communications, and equipment purchasing policies citywide; and train staff at all its New York City locations to better accommodate patients with disabilities.

The Speaking Indictment

A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment presented by the Special Counsel’s Office against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for committing federal crimes while seeking to interfere in the United States political system, including the 2016 Presidential election.

Flu!

So far in the 2017-2018 season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recorded 63 pediatric deaths. This compares to 110 deaths in 2016-2017, 93 in 2015-2016 and 148 in 2014-2015.