Health

State lawmakers, doctors and families of young people killed by heroin overdoses will all be in Dyker Heights later this month for a hearing aimed at finding solutions to a shocking and growi … Full Article

Donovan: Zadroga Act extension a done deal

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan announced Tuesday that just as he had predicted, the House leadership has included a permanent extension of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act in a year-end omnibus spending bill expected to come up for a vote on Dec. 17. … Full Article

Dyker Heights girl needs help paying for medicine

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association has stepped up to the plate to help a wheelchair-bound Dyker Heights girl who shows symptoms of Lyme disease but has been denied coverage by her family’s health insurance company. … Full Article

At New York Methodist Hospital, a new treatment targets prostate cancer

A new treatment offered by radiation oncologists at New York Methodist Hospital (NYM) is helping to extend and improve the lives of patients living with an advanced stage of metastatic prostate cancer. … Full Article

Brooklynites wary of eating Chipotle after outbreaks of E. coli and Norovirus

Chipotle has long captured the hearts of millennials across the country for its cheap, convenient, high-quality and sustainably sourced Mexican food. … Full Article

Dr. John Williams, controversial head of SUNY Downstate, to resign

The State University of New York (SUNY) announced on Tuesday that Dr. … Full Article

Maimonides board of trustees elects new chair

The board of trustees at Maimonides Medical Center elected a new board chair at its November meeting. Eugene Keilin, who has been a trustee of the board for two years, was unanimously elected to fill the chair position being vacated in January by Kenneth Gibbs.  … Full Article

FDA to hold Jan. 22 hearing on muscular dystrophy drug

The parents of a Bay Ridge boy suffering from a rare form of muscular dystrophy are bringing their fight to save his life to Washington D.C. next month. … Full Article

9 year-old, lawmakers rally for 9/11 first responder benefits

At a rally featuring speeches by nearly a dozen lawmakers, the loudest message of all was delivered by a 9-year-old boy who didn't say a word. … Full Article

NYC's novel salt warning rule set to take effect at chains

New York City begins a new era in nutritional warnings this week, when chain restaurants will have to start putting a special symbol on highly salty dishes. … Full Article

Donovan writes to House members about WTC Health Program

In a letter that paid tribute to the sacrifice of a woman who spent weeks after the Sept. 11 attack rescuing pets from lower Manhattan apartments and who died of cancer earlier this month, U.S. Rep. … Full Article

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