Health

NYU Lutheran names new dialysis unit director

In a move to help patients have more success in combating kidney disease, NYU Lutheran Medical Center has hired a new director for its dialysis unit. Dr. Elizabeth S. … Full Article

NYC rushes to insure thousands of residents before Obamacare dismantled

With the future of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in doubt, Mayor Bill de Blasio joined a host of city officials and health professionals on Tuesday to launch a program to enroll 50,000 low-income city residents in health insurance plans over the next year. … Full Article

Maimonides, Visiting Nurse Service team up to promote health

Maimonides Medical Center is one of the largest hospitals in Brooklyn, but part of its mission is to keep people healthy so that they don’t have to go to the hospital. … Full Article

Adams: Brooklyn burn victims’ deaths may have been prevented

Time is critical when getting treated for burns, according to health experts. Yet, despite having the highest population in the city with 2.6 million residents, Brooklyn has no burn center. … Full Article

NY-Presbyterian becomes ‘active parent’ of Park Slope’s NY-Methodist Hospital

New York Methodist Hospital in Park Slope has a “new relationship” with the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital network. NewYork-Presbyterian says it has become the “active parent” of New York Methodist, which has been renamed NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. … Full Article

Cornegy hosts Gift of Life Day in Thompson’s memory

Councilmember Robert Cornegy Jr. has found a unique way of paying tribute to the memory of the late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson. … Full Article

Donovan lauds passage of 21st Century Cures Act

Sweeping legislation passed by both houses of Congress will pump $5.8 billion into fighting opioid drug addiction and other life-threatening health issues, according to U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who called that package a “landmark” bill. … Full Article

Golden sponsors free mammograms

Women should not let a lack of money stand in the way of a potentially lifesaving medical test, said state Sen. … Full Article

Assemblymember Cymbrowitz hails signing of bill mandating NYS to conduct elder abuse public education campaign

With a shocking number of seniors suffering from physical, psychological, sexual or financial elder abuse that goes unreported every year in New York state, Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) is commending the governor’s signing of legislation he sponsored (A.9143-A) that will require  … Full Article

U.S. News & World Report names The Brooklyn Hospital Center among the best hospitals in heart failure care

The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) has announced that it has been recognized as one of the best hospitals for 2016-17 in heart failure care by U.S. News & World Report. … Full Article

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