Health

The city has begun spraying larvicide in a number of neighborhoods across the city in an effort to control mosquito-borne illnesses, including West Nile Virus and a potential new threat this year,  … Full Article

Pediatric neurosurgeons join New York Methodist Hospital

Pediatric neurosurgeons Dr. Mark Souweidane, Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield and Dr. Caitlin Hoffman recently joined the faculty of New York Methodist Hospital (NYM). … Full Article

Maimonides cites low re-admission rates for patients

Maimonides Medical Center, a hospital famous for its treatment of heart disease, has the lowest readmission rates of cardiac patients of any health care institution in New York City, according to hospital officials, who cited information from the New York state Department of Health (DOH). … Full Article

Senate task force to hold hearing in Brooklyn on heroin addiction

State lawmakers, doctors and families of young people killed by heroin overdoses will all be in Dyker Heights later this month for a hearing aimed at finding solutions to a shocking and growing problem of drug abuse in New York. … Full Article

Donovan asks: Does U.S. have resources to fight Zika?

In the wake of the World Health Organization’s declaration that the Zika virus is spreading explosively throughout the Americas, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan has requested information from the U.S. … Full Article

De Blasio honors Pam Brier, former Maimonides CEO and president

Mayor Bill de Blasio, first lady Chirlane McCray, congressional leaders, prominent members of the business community, leaders from across the health care industry and local elected officials joined together on Wednesday at the Maimonides Annual Gala to honor recently retired Maimonides Medi … Full Article

New York Methodist Hospital establishes Child Life Program

New York Methodist Hospital (NYM) has established a Child Life Program that provides children with the emotional and psychosocial support that helps them and their families cope with inpatient hospitalizations and visits to the emergency room.  … Full Article

Bruno, former Brooklyn judge and OEM commissioner, to head Helen Keller Services

Effective Friday, Joseph F. Bruno, a former commissioner of the NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and a former Brooklyn state Supreme Court judge, has been appointed president and CEO of Helen Keller Services (HKS). … Full Article

NYU Lutheran opens ALS center in Bay Ridge

Patients suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) face long odds of survival, but in an effort to improve the odds, NYU Lutheran has opened a new center in Bay Ridge to provide a wide array of treatments. … Full Article

NY Files: Caretakers, not agency, probe most disabled deaths

The agency responsible for protecting those with special needs declined to investigate most of the nearly 1,400 deaths of developmentally disabled people in state care in the past two years, leaving the majority of investigations to the caretaker facilities themselves, according to newly re … Full Article

Did you break your New Year’s resolutions yet?

A week has passed since New Year’s Day and already many Brooklyn residents are probably kicking themselves over breaking their resolutions. … Full Article

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