Health

NY may codify women's reproductive rights

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) speaks during a news conference at the Capitol on March 25 in Albany. The Assembly is set to pass legislation to codify in New York the abortion rights established by the U.S. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols fight to restore millions in budget for teetering hospitals

Brooklyn officials are fiercely negotiating in Albany to restore to the budget hundreds of millions of dollars meant to prop up teetering safety-net hospitals -- including Interfaith Medical Center, Brookdale Hospital, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brookly … Full Article

LICH litigation continues in Brooklyn courts

The long legal battle surrounding the State University of New York’s (SUNY) sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill to a developer is not over. … Full Article

Legislation would permit pregnant women to obtain insurance year round

February 15 marked the close of the open enrollment period for health insurance. This means big trouble for uninsured women who have just discovered that they’re pregnant. … Full Article

Squadron puts LICH bill on Senate front burner

A bill meant to ensure that what happened to Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) never happens again to another hospital in New York is poised for consideration in the NYS Senate. … Full Article

New York’s First Lady visits VA to encourage veterans

New York City’s First Lady, Chirlane McCray, who has made it her mission during her husband’s mayoralty to speak out on mental health issues, paid a visit to the Veteran Administration’s New York Harbor Healthcare System in Bay Ridge on Thursday to congratulate veterans taking part in an art ther … Full Article

NYS bill would require Medicaid to pay for oxygen wound treatment

Photos of the injuries are stomach-churning: gaping wounds on the bottom of diabetic patients’ feet, amputations that never close, skin ulcers that fail to heal. … Full Article

Brooklyn Hospital Center names Mary Anne Healy-Rodriguez senior vice president and chief nursing executive

 The Brooklyn Hospital Center announced Wednesday that Mary Anne Healy-Rodriguez, PhD, RN, NEA-BC has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive. Dr. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Counseling Center moves its office

The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, a provider of health services to adults and children, has moved its Bay Ridge Counseling Center to 9201 Fourth Ave., officials announced. … Full Article

Living to be a ‘healthy 100’: Maimonides specialist tells all

Recently my wife and I were invited to celebrate the 100th Birthday party of one of my patients. She was one of my first patients shortly after we moved from Minnesota to New York. I performed surgery on her more than thirty years ago (it was not for cancer). … Full Article

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