Health

Tattoo parlor raises funds for pediatric cancer research

A tattoo parlor donated its profits on Friday to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a children’s cancer research foundation, the … Full Article

Veterans fear the worst as Brooklyn VA Hospital announces cutbacks

Brooklyn’s VA Medical Center is shuttering its ear, nose and throat clinic at the end of June, and veterans groups are fearful that this means the VA is moving ahead with the same elimination of full hospital services that was squelched last year after political intervention. … Full Article

Dog flu shows no signs of stopping on the east coast

Dog owners beware; there’s a dangerous type of canine flu that is continuing to spread across the city, ABC 7 reports. … Full Article

Brooklyn dogs in danger of contracting canine influenza

Dogs in Brooklyn may be subject to two new airborne strains of canine influenza, H3N8 and H3N2. The influenza strains have been recorded in more than 500 dogs in California and Nevada just this year. … Full Article

Learning to save a life with online lessons, practice dummies and talking defibrillators

If a sleep-deprived Brooklyn journalist can learn to save a life, anybody can. … Full Article

Local family intervention seen as solution to opioid overdose deaths

While large numbers of Brooklynites protested the loss of life in Crown Heights, many others gathered inside the New Lots Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library to learn how to save lives in case of opiate overdoses. … Full Article
New Bushwick Cafe Where You Can Get a Healthy Meal & Not Go Broke

VIDEO: Meet the new Bushwick cafe where health and affordability intersect

Francesca Chaney was raised by a nutritionist mother in a plant-based home. … Full Article

Maimonides opens Spine Center on Bay Parkway

Brooklyn residents with back problems now have a new place to seek treatment, according to officials at Maimonides Medical Center, who recently celebrated the grand opening of a new Spine Center in Bensonhurst.  … Full Article

NYU Langone doctor takes patients grocery shopping to promote healthy eating

A kind doctor is one who is said to have a good bedside manner. But Dr. Mary Kristine Ellis is different. She shows her compassion for her patients by taking them to the grocery store. … Full Article

Health Department: Tourist with measles stayed at a hotel on Atlantic Ave

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) announced last week that a tourist from Australia was confirmed to have measles as he visited New York making stops in Putnam County, Orange County, Manhattan and Brooklyn. … Full Article

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