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Mayor Bill de Blasio weighed in on Friday on the unraveling of the deal to provide health care at the site of Long Island College Hospital (LICH), after … Full Article

Coney Island Parachute Jump lit in gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Brooklyn’s Eiffel Tower went gold for childhood cancer on Friday. … Full Article

NYC officials: 2 Brooklynites treated for West Nile virus

The New York City Health Department is confirming the first human cases of West Nile virus this season. … Full Article

Bay Ridge goes gold for kids with cancer

More than a dozen volunteers decorated a tree outside Councilmember Vincent Gentile’s Fifth Avenue office with yards and yards of gold yarn in an effort to draw attention to the plight of children with cancer. … Full Article

Community board chairman: Southwest Brooklyn needs more health services

The closure of Victory Memorial Hospital took place six years ago, but it’s still having a negative effect on the delivery of health care services in southwest Brooklyn, the chairman of Community Board 11 said. … Full Article

Open your wallets! New York health insurance rates to rise in 2015

ALBANY— New York insurance regulators have approved higher health insurance rates for 2015, though the increases are smaller than what the industry wanted. … Full Article

Coney Island Parachute Jump ‘goes gold’ for Childhood Cancer Awareness Friday

The Coney Island community is invited to join Councilmember Mark Treyger; Zamperla, owner of the Coney Island Parachute Jump; parents and advocates on Friday evening as the Parachute Jump lights up gold to raise awareness for childhood cancer as part of a global initiative called The Gold W … Full Article

Nurses’ court order throws wrench into NYU’s LICH plans in Brooklyn

The nurses' union has delayed SUNY’s transfer of the walk-in emergency department at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to NYU-Langone Medical Center. … Full Article

LICH nurses taking SUNY back to court in Brooklyn

Nurses and other staffers at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) are taking the State University of New York (SUNY) back to state Supreme Court in Brooklyn on Wednesday. … Full Article

Lawmakers lead effort to light Unisphere for cancer kids

The country’s tallest building, One World Trade Center, is going gold. Can the Unisphere be far behind? … Full Article

Big Apple doctor-in-chief seeks community approach

New York City's new health boss doesn't want to be your nanny. Think of her more as a tutor. … Full Article

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