Health

The city has begun spraying larvicide in a number of neighborhoods across the city in an effort to control mosquito-borne illnesses, including West Nile Virus and a potential new threat this year,  … Full Article

NYC begins fight against the Zika virus

The city has begun spraying larvicide in a number of neighborhoods across the city in an effort to control mosquito-borne illnesses, including West Nile Virus and a potential new threat this year, the Zika virus. … Full Article

Celebrities play Nurse for a Day at Maimonides

The young people in Hon. Patricia DiMango’s presence on Thursday morning were all crying and wailing. But it wasn’t because DiMango had handed down a strict ruling against them from the bench. They were crying because they’re newborns. … Full Article

Nurses rally at ‘Day of Action’ at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Nurses from Brooklyn and Staten Island, elected officials and advocates rallied at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Friday to celebrate National Nurses Day by participating in a “Day of Action.” … Full Article

Bay Ridge asks seniors, ‘How are you doing?’

Jane Kelly, 94, sat at a table in the cozy Third Avenue coffee shop Caffe Café Thursday morning with her friends Judith Grimaldi, Pierre Lehu, Marianne Nicolosi and Todd Fliedner chatting about her life as a senior citizen in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Bay Ridge couple raises $4,000 for March of Dimes

Kerry and John Quaglione, along with their daughter Natalie Grace, take part in the March for Babies every year to raise money for the March of Dimes. … Full Article

NYU Lutheran raises more than $800K at Annual Dinner Dance

NYU Lutheran hosted its 133rd Annual Dinner Dance at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan on Wednesday, April 6. … Full Article

Maimonides Children’s Hospital launches into space

Through the use of innovative technology from Google Expeditions, young patients at Maimonides Medical Center were able to visit incredible places without leaving the hospital. … Full Article

‘Blue Bloods’ star wins HeartShare award

Actress Abigail Hawk, who co-stars in the CBS hit “Blue Bloods,” was a guest of honor at the Spring Gala of HeartShare Human Services of New York, where more than $600,000 was raised for programs for the developmentally disabled. … Full Article

Bay Ridge group gets grant for mental health help

A Bay Ridge-based organization that runs educational programs for residents from the Middle East has been named as one of the recipients of a grant from the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and will now expand its mission to provide assistance to people facing mental health issues. … Full Article

NYC’s mental health programs expanded by first lady

Fourteen community organizations – with eight serving Brooklyn – have received grants in an innovative program spearheaded by First Lady Chirlane McCray to provide mental health care in existing neighborhood facilities. … Full Article

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