Health

A Brooklyn judge dismissed a lawsuit by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) on Monday, allowing NYU-Langone to take over the walk-in emergency department at Long Island College Hospital ( … 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

Bay Ridge pols take on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

If you’re visiting Bay Ridge, don’t be surprised if you see people dumping buckets of ice water on each other’s heads. The community has taken up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in a big way. … Full Article

Cancer awareness advocates vow to keep putting pressure on Empire State Building

Advocates for children with cancer scored a major victory when the owners of the Parachute Jump, the famous Coney Island landmark, agreed to a request to light the tower in gold in tribute to kids with cancer next month. … Full Article

Surf’s up: It’s safe to go swimming at Brooklyn beaches again

Just in time for a beautiful weekend, the city's Department of Health (DOH) said on Thursday it’s safe to go swimming again at most beaches in Brooklyn and Staten Island, and in the Rockaways in Queens. … Full Article

Cancer groups want Empire State Building to pay tribute to kids

An effort to use the Empire State Building to honor courageous children with cancer is gaining support from a wide variety of Brooklyn groups and health advocates after the building’s managers did not adhere to requests to authorize the tribute. … Full Article

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