Health

Children’s book author Sheryl Haft met some of her youngest fans at a fun-filled gathering this week at the Magical Years Early Childhood Center of the Family Health Centers, a Sunset Park program  … Full Article

Kingsborough offers Aging Mastery Program for seniors

Brooklyn senior citizens are getting an exciting chance to take a specialized course at Kingsborough Community College this spring, thanks to a new program the college will offer to teach adults the best ways to navigate their older years and remain healthy and financially solvent. … Full Article

Donovan addresses health care debate

New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Alumni and members of the Bay Ridge Medical Society gathered for a joint meeting at Chadwick’s Restaurant in Bay Ridge on Monday to hear U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan’s views on the health care debate.   … Full Article

Birthing Center offers moms alternative to hospital deliveries

Dr. Lisa Eng estimates that she delivers 200 babies a year. But she said her most important trait is her ability to listen. … Full Article

Dyker Heights heart patient gets new lease on life

Henry Scarpati said he feels lucky to be alive. Back in November, Scarpati, 64, a lifelong resident of Dyker Heights, felt serious chest pains on his way to visit his mother. He’d had a heart attack ten years earlier and knew more than the average person about coronary artery disease. … Full Article

BP Eric Adams issues Healthy Workplace Challenge

On Tuesday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams capped American Heart Month — observed nationwide in February — with the launch of the Brooklyn Healthy Workplace Challenge in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA), aimed at changing the dietary and exercise habits at busi … Full Article

After rat urine death, NYC issues guidelines on avoiding disease

Following the outbreak in the Bronx of a rare but deadly disease spread by rat urine and associated with squalor, New York City’s Health Department has issued guidelines on how to avoid catching the avoid the illness, known as leptospirosis. … Full Article

‘Music That Heals’ will perform every Tuesday at NYU Lutheran

On Tuesday, NYU Lutheran Medical Center welcomed Music That Heals, a non-profit organization celebrating 20 years of bringing the sounds of professional musicians to health care institutions throughout the tri-state area. … Full Article

NYU Lutheran welcomes new ENT specialists

Millions of Americans suffer each year from ailments of the ears, nose and throat (ENT) — with a significant number occurring in children and adolescents, according to NYU Lutheran Medical Center. NYU Lutheran is addressing these problems head on for families in Brooklyn through an expanded … Full Article

Brooklyn hospitals welcome first babies of 2017

The first baby born at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in 2017 arrived just a few short hours into the New Year. At 4:10 a.m. on Jan. 1, little Helen Zhu made her big debut at the hospital at 150 55th St. in Sunset Park. … Full Article

Sen. Marty Golden announces new state laws to protect public health to take effect in January

State Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) announced numerous pieces of legislation he supported on Tuesday that are set to become New York state law in January designed to improve public health. … Full Article

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