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Doctor who had Ebola leaves NYC hospital

Hugging the health workers who cared for him, a doctor who recovered from Ebola said Tuesday he was a living example of effective treatment and urged support for those combating the virus' outbreak in West Africa. … Full Article

Amidst protests, NYU Langone takes over health center at LICH

NYU Langone Medical Center reopened a walk-in emergency department at the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn early Friday morning under a new name: “NYU Langone-Cobble Hill.” … Full Article

NYU Langone to take over LICH emergency department in Brooklyn on Friday

NYU Langone plans to take over the operation of the walk-in emergency department at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn on Friday, Oct. 31, according to representatives of NYU and SUNY. NYU says it will call the site “NYU Langone-Cobble Hill.” … Full Article

State AG and Comptroller sign off on LICH sale to Fortis

The state Attorney General and Comptroller on Tuesday approved SUNY's plan to sell Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to real estate developer Fortis Property Group. … Full Article

CDC: New restrictions for those at high Ebola risk

U.S. health officials are recommending that people who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola avoid commercial travel or attending large public gatherings, even if they have no symptoms. … Full Article

Cuomo, Christie stress home quarantine for Ebola workers

State leaders in New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the states' governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa, while the nation's top infectious-disease expert warns that such restrictions are unnecessary and could discourage volun … Full Article

March for LICH draws chanting crowd to Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn

Many carried signs and some carried canes: A crowd of Brooklyn residents and officials marched down Atlantic Avenue on Sunday to rally for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill.  … Full Article

Going further than NYC, Cuomo & Christie announce mandatory Ebola quarantines

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie late Friday afternoon announced a mandatory quarantine for any person who had direct contact with someone infected with the Ebola virus while in one of the three West African nations (Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea). … Full Article
EBOLA SCREENING MEASURES TIGHTENED IN NY

Officials: Travelers from West Africa to be screened for Ebola after arriving in NYC

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and health officials said at a press conference in Brooklyn on Friday the CDC had updated screening protocols for travelers to New York City from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa, following the diagnosis of Dr. … Full Article

March to protest sale of LICH set for Sunday in Brooklyn

A march and rally to protest the sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn to developer Fortis Property Group is planned for Sunday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m.  … Full Article

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