Health

Brooklyn hospitals fare abysmally in disputed federal rankings

New York State’s hospitals as a whole ranked last among the 50 states, according to a report card from the federal government. Shockingly, New York City’s hospitals were rated even lower than the state average – and Brooklyn’s hospitals scored lower than the city as a whole. … Full Article

Quaglione heads up Brooklyn Chapter of March of Dimes

A Bay Ridge man who takes part every year in the March for Babies event sponsored by the March of Dimes is expanding his mission. … Full Article

Maimonides celebrates Summer Youth Program participants

Maimonides recently honored Summer Youth Program participants at a special recognition ceremony that highlighted the theme “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work.” The ceremony celebrated the important contributions of the 390 participants and their impressive 70,000 hours of service — both record  … Full Article

NYC to feds: Release Zika funding before it gets worse

Calling Zika a growing public health crisis, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Health Commissioner Dr. … Full Article

LICH: Everything you want to know (almost) about the deal to close Long Island College Hospital

In January 2013 Brooklynites were shocked to hear that the State University of New York (SUNY) was preparing to pull the plug on Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill. … Full Article

Music That Heals is best medicine for patients in Brooklyn and beyond

Music That Heals is a unique nonprofit organization that was co-founded by professional musicians Kathy Lord and Susan Weber. Their goal was a simple one: to bring the healing power of music to ill children and adults — a ray of hope and sunshine to patients in need. … Full Article

EPA to update public on state of contaminated Red Hook ball fields

The Red Hook ball fields have long been plagued by uneven playing surfaces, puddles of water and trash. Student-athletes who utilize the fields are all too familiar with the miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, used contraceptives and broken glass that litter the grounds. … Full Article

Maimonides approved as Adult, Pediatric Trauma Center

Maimonides Medical Center has been approved as a Pediatric and Adult Trauma Center by the New York State Department of Health (DOH), making Maimonides Brooklyn’s only Pediatric Trauma Center. … Full Article

New cancer therapy at NY Methodist Hospital targets non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Patients battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma now have a new ally on their side, thanks to a treatment recently introduced at New York Methodist Hospital (NYM).  … Full Article

Maimonides doctor recognized as leading Caribbean-born physician

Maimonides Medical Center has announced that Dr. Millicent Comrie, director of the Brooklyn Heights Women’s Center at Maimonides, has been named among the “Top 10 Caribbean-Born Female Doctors in the U.S.” by News Americas. … Full Article

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