Health

Big Apple doctor-in-chief seeks community approach

New York City's new health boss doesn't want to be your nanny. Think of her more as a tutor. … Full Article

Bay Ridge pols take on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

If you’re visiting Bay Ridge, don’t be surprised if you see people dumping buckets of ice water on each other’s heads. The community has taken up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in a big way. … Full Article

Cancer awareness advocates vow to keep putting pressure on Empire State Building

Advocates for children with cancer scored a major victory when the owners of the Parachute Jump, the famous Coney Island landmark, agreed to a request to light the tower in gold in tribute to kids with cancer next month. … Full Article

Surf’s up: It’s safe to go swimming at Brooklyn beaches again

Just in time for a beautiful weekend, the city's Department of Health (DOH) said on Thursday it’s safe to go swimming again at most beaches in Brooklyn and Staten Island, and in the Rockaways in Queens. … Full Article

Cancer groups want Empire State Building to pay tribute to kids

An effort to use the Empire State Building to honor courageous children with cancer is gaining support from a wide variety of Brooklyn groups and health advocates after the building’s managers did not adhere to requests to authorize the tribute. … Full Article

Primary care physicians group grows in Brooklyn Heights

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) and the closure of major hospitals such as Long Island College Hospital (LICH), it’s not news that health care is being disrupted in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Shocker: How SUNY lost more than $100M mismanaging LICH

The State University of New York (SUNY) has repeatedly claimed it was forced to shut down Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn and sell the property to a developer because the hospital was losing millions of dol … Full Article

NYC health commissioner: Unlikely man has Ebola

New York City's health commissioner says a man who was admitted to Mount Sinai Medical Center with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms probably does not have Ebola. … Full Article

Organ donors face discrimination, Nadler says

An American who generously donates his kidney to help a patient in need often finds himself the victim of discrimination later on. … Full Article

NYC issues Stop Work Order at LICH site

The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) has issued a Stop Work Order at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, where SUNY is performing construction work without a permit. … Full Article

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