Health

Cuomo announces strict New York State medical marijuana regulations

Cuomo administration officials released proposed strict regulations for the state’s future medical marijuana program on Thursday. … Full Article

Officials announce LICH bill to give community a voice in hospital closures

What happened to Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) should never happen to another hospital, a group of city officials said at a press conference outside the shuttered complex in Cobble Hill on Tuesday morning. … Full Article

Nurses at New York Methodist Hospital rally for ‘safe staffing’

Nurses at New York Methodist Hospital in Park Slope chanted and marched at a rally on Monday, to bring attention to what they called unsafe levels of staffing at the hospital. … Full Article

Ambulances return to former LICH ER after 7-month diversion

Non-critical ambulance service has resumed at the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) walk-in emergency department in Cobble Hill, now operated by NYU Langone. … Full Article

School nurses do more than take child’s temperature

School nurses do a lot more these days than just take a student’s temperature and dispense aspirin. The nurses working in New York City schools do such things as offer first aid, train people in the proper use of an Epi-Pen and screen children for mental issues like depression. … Full Article

Bay Ridge plumbers pipe money into cancer research

A group of plumbers wants to flush out cancer. Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc. in Bay Ridge is donating $625 to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to fight pediatric cancer. … Full Article

Doctors donate turkeys to patients for Thanksgiving

Doctors working at Lutheran Family Health Centers know the perfect prescription for patients – Thanksgiving turkeys! … Full Article

Salmonella in 10 states linked to raw sprouts

WASHINGTON— Raw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning — again. … Full Article

Bed-Stuy resident tests negative for Ebola

A man who returned from West Africa recently was rushed from his Bedford-Stuyvesant home on Thursday to Bellevue Hospital to be tested for Ebola. … Full Article

Wrongful death suit of Brooklyn ‘Kung Fu Judge' Phillips moving ahead

Samuel Boykin, administrator of the estate of famed Brooklyn “Kung Fu Judge” John Phillips, is moving ahead with his suit against the Prospect Park Residence, which he blames for the death of his uncle. … Full Article

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