Health

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

Maimonides raises flag to fight heart disease

February is American Heart Month and Maimonides Medical Center marked the significance of the occasion by flying a special red flag on the flagpole outside the hospital. … Full Article

US flu season still worsening, now as bad as 2009 swine flu

The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. … Full Article

Maimonides joins forces with NY Community Hospital

The delivery of health care in Southwest Brooklyn is undergoing a major change. … Full Article

Report: Brooklyn hit hard by flu epidemic

Coughing and sneezing are quickly becoming the most common sounds heard on Brooklyn streets these days. … Full Article

Tamiflu shortage hits Brooklyn during height of flu season

With a major flu epidemic upon us, many Brooklyn residents are now faced with the prospect of not being able to find the right flu medication at their neighborhood pharmacy.   … Full Article

NYU Langone beefs up cardiology staff with new hires

February is American Heart Month in the U.S. and NYU Langone Hosptial, and Brooklyn is gearing up for the month-long celebration by adding to its staff of cardiology experts. … Full Article

Drastic rise in flu across New York; Hospital beds filling up

Cases of influenza shot up dramatically over the past weeks across New York, and the illness is sending New Yorkers to the hospital in record numbers. … Full Article

Maimonides doctor tells how to lose weight in 2018

If your New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, you would be better off making small, incremental changes in your eating habits rather than go for broke by putting yourself on a starvation diet. … Full Article

Maimonides marks heart transplant milestone

The daughter of the surgeon who performed the first heart transplant in the U.S. 50 years ago paid a visit to the Brooklyn hospital where the historic operation took place to help today’s doctors celebrate the milestone. … Full Article

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