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Some 5,000 New York health-care workers gathered Tuesday for a step-by-step demonstration of new protocols for treating Ebola patients from city, state and federal health officials. … Full Article

First case of enterovirus D-68 confirmed in NYC

New York City Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed one case of enterovirus 68 (EV-D68) in New York City. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge mulls arguments made by LICH nurses vs. NYU

State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes heard arguments in Brooklyn court on Thursday in a battle over whether or not NYU-Langone Medical Center violated a promise to rehire Long Island College Hospital (LICH) nurses at a the ER after SUNY shut down the hospital. … Full Article

Brooklyn officials back LICH nurses ahead of Thursday's NYU hearing

Brooklyn officials said they are “dismayed” that NYU-Langone Medical Center and Fortis Property Group are allegedly trying to wiggle out of commitments to rehire nurses and other healthcare workers from the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

Drug rehab center opens in Bay Ridge

A Sunset Park-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation center that has been operating for two decades has opened up a satellite site in neighboring Bay Ridge and has already seen a big demand for its services, the founder announced this week. … Full Article

NYC: ‘No confirmed cases’ of enterovirus D-68 in Brooklyn

Responding to parents’ fears that enterovirus D-68 has spread to Brooklyn, the New York City Health Department said on Monday that there are no confirmed cases of the respiratory virus in the city. … Full Article

Serious respiratory infection spreads to kids in New York

More than a dozen children in New York State have been made ill by the same respiratory virus that has sent hundreds of kids in the Midwest to the hospital. … Full Article

Brooklyn Hospital Center affiliates with Mount Sinai

The battle by health care providers for the Brooklyn territory once served by now-shuttered Long Island College Hospital (LICH) continues. … 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

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