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

NYU Lutheran doctors take healing touch abroad

Doctors, nurses, dentists and other health care practitioners from NYU Lutheran Medical Center have taken their act on the road several times in recent years. … Full Article

Oh, Baby! New Year off to great start for families

While most people were popping champagne corks, blowing horns and tossing confetti to celebrate the New Year, Stephanie Diaz ushered in 2016 by giving birth at Coney Island Hospital. … Full Article

Donovan: Zadroga Act extension a done deal

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan announced Tuesday that just as he had predicted, the House leadership has included a permanent extension of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act in a year-end omnibus spending bill expected to come up for a vote on Dec. 17. … Full Article

Dyker Heights girl needs help paying for medicine

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association has stepped up to the plate to help a wheelchair-bound Dyker Heights girl who shows symptoms of Lyme disease but has been denied coverage by her family’s health insurance company. … Full Article

At New York Methodist Hospital, a new treatment targets prostate cancer

A new treatment offered by radiation oncologists at New York Methodist Hospital (NYM) is helping to extend and improve the lives of patients living with an advanced stage of metastatic prostate cancer. … Full Article

Brooklynites wary of eating Chipotle after outbreaks of E. coli and Norovirus

Chipotle has long captured the hearts of millennials across the country for its cheap, convenient, high-quality and sustainably sourced Mexican food. … Full Article

Dr. John Williams, controversial head of SUNY Downstate, to resign

The State University of New York (SUNY) announced on Tuesday that Dr. … Full Article

Maimonides board of trustees elects new chair

The board of trustees at Maimonides Medical Center elected a new board chair at its November meeting. Eugene Keilin, who has been a trustee of the board for two years, was unanimously elected to fill the chair position being vacated in January by Kenneth Gibbs.  … Full Article

FDA to hold Jan. 22 hearing on muscular dystrophy drug

The parents of a Bay Ridge boy suffering from a rare form of muscular dystrophy are bringing their fight to save his life to Washington D.C. next month. … Full Article

9 year-old, lawmakers rally for 9/11 first responder benefits

At a rally featuring speeches by nearly a dozen lawmakers, the loudest message of all was delivered by a 9-year-old boy who didn't say a word. … Full Article

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