Between January 2013 and April 2014 restaurants appealed the results of more than 13,000 graded inspections, and more than half of those appeals resulted in an improved letter grade for the restaurant. Photo: AP/Bebeto Matthews
Many New York hospitals struggle to ensure that newborns are vaccinated against the hepatitis B virus prior to leaving the hospital, potentially putting those who are not vaccinated at increased risk of contracting a virus that kills more than 700,000 people worldwide each year. Photo: Christopher Brown/Flickr
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