Cancer Walk of Hope set for Sunset Park on Sept. 17

In loving memory of her late sister, Kim Henry organizes a Walk of Hope in Sunset Park each year to raise funds to fight ovarian cancer, the devastating disease that took her sister Maureen’s life 10 years ago. … Full Article

Ortiz: Put price controls on Mylan’s EpiPen

Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz (Sunset Park, Red Hook) said the federal government should step in and regulate the process for pricing life-saving drugs like the EpiPen, an epinephrine auto-injector used by severe allergy sufferers. … Full Article

Longtime New York Methodist President Mark Mundy announces retirement

Mark J. Mundy, longtime president and CEO of New York Methodist Hospital, announced on Wednesday that he will retire after 26 years of leadership. A nationwide search will commence in the coming days to fill the position. … Full Article

Interfaith Medical Center launches first ‘Prescribe-a-Bike’ program in NYC

Interfaith Medical Center hosted a Back-to-School Health Fair at Bishop Orris G. Walker Jr. Health Care Center on Prospect Place this past Friday. Attendees included community residents, doctors and other health care staff, Councilmember Robert E. Cornegy, state Assemblymember Annette M. … Full Article

NYC steps up efforts to block Zika

New York City is intensifying its efforts to kill mosquitos that might carry the Zika virus before they start spreading the disease. The city’s Department of Health (DOH) has doubled its mosquito monitoring capacity and is spraying pesticides from trucks, backpacks and by helicopter. … Full Article

Study finds most teens vaping fruity flavors, not nicotine

Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most teens aren't vaping nicotine at all, but using sweet and fruity flavors like strawberry, chocolate cake and bubble gum. … Full Article

Brooklyn hospitals fare abysmally in disputed federal rankings

New York State’s hospitals as a whole ranked last among the 50 states, according to a report card from the federal government. Shockingly, New York City’s hospitals were rated even lower than the state average – and Brooklyn’s hospitals scored lower than the city as a whole. … Full Article

Quaglione heads up Brooklyn Chapter of March of Dimes

A Bay Ridge man who takes part every year in the March for Babies event sponsored by the March of Dimes is expanding his mission. … Full Article


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