Health

New York health workers get Ebola education

Some 5,000 New York health-care workers gathered Tuesday for a step-by-step demonstration of new protocols for treating Ebola patients from city, state and federal health officials. … Full Article

From humble beginnings in Crown Heights, Brooklyn native Alan B. Miller went on to build a Fortune 500 healthcare company

Immediately following the hostile takeover in 1978 of American Medicorp, Brooklyn native Alan B. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge rejects doctor's attempt to put sale of LICH on hold

State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes on Tuesday rejected a motion by a Brooklyn doctor seeking to put the sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to Fortis Property Group on hold. … Full Article

Bay Ridge joins national Red Ribbon anti-drug fight

Red ribbons may look festive, but in Bay Ridge, they have a serious purpose. The neighborhood is getting behind the national Red Ribbon Campaign in a big way. … Full Article

Brooklyn Ebola and Enterovirus town hall set for Wednesday

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is sponsoring a town hall on Ebola and Enterovirus D68 on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. in the courtroom of Brooklyn Borough Hall.  … Full Article

Brooklyn doc to appear before judge Tuesday in move to halt LICH sale

A court appearance is set for Tuesday, Oct. 21 on a motion by a Brooklyn doctor seeking to halt the sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to Fortis Property Group. … Full Article

Cuomo outlines New York State’s Ebola plan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other officials outlined a statewide Ebola preparedness plan at a press conference on Thursday. Cuomo said eight hospitals across the state were chosen as Ebola first responders. Four of the hospitals are located in New York City, and two in Long Island. … Full Article

De Blasio: No Ebola cases yet in NYC, but city is prepared

Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City's health care system has been preparing for weeks for any Ebola cases — with an emphasis on safety. De Blasio emphasized Monday that there are no known cases of Ebola in New York City. … Full Article

Experts struggle to prevent Latina suicides in Brooklyn

An alarmingly high number of teenage Latinas in Brooklyn, 16.4 percent, tried to commit suicide in 2013, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). That’s an increase from 2011, when 11.6 percent of young Latinas in the borough attempted to take their own lives. … Full Article

SUNY approves sale of LICH to developer Fortis

The State University of New York (SUNY) signed off on Thursday on the sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, to Fortis Property Group for $240 million. Fortis plans a residential development. … Full Article

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