Health

NYU Langone helps Lutheran HealthCare expand pediatric services

The Emergency Department at Lutheran Medical Center will be expanding its services for children, including having some of its doctors and nurses dedicated to pediatric care 24/7 under an agreement with NYU Langone Medical Center, officials announced this week. … Full Article

NYC Council calls for renewal of Sept. 11 health bill

 The New York City Council is introducing a resolution calling on Congress to reauthorize federal legislation to compensate first responders who grew ill working at ground zero.
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Guild for Exceptional Children joins Rite Aid’s KidsCents charity

A Bay Ridge-based organization that helps the developmentally disabled stands to benefit from shoppers buying shampoo, toothpaste and other items at local Rite Aid pharmacies. … Full Article

Lutheran Family Health Centers appoints new HIV director

Lutheran Family Health Centers, a group of medical facilities in Brooklyn, has appointed a new director of its HIV program. Dr. Manel Silva has been tapped to head the HIV Network Services program. … Full Article

Cuomo announces strict New York State medical marijuana regulations

Cuomo administration officials released proposed strict regulations for the state’s future medical marijuana program on Thursday. … Full Article

Officials announce LICH bill to give community a voice in hospital closures

What happened to Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) should never happen to another hospital, a group of city officials said at a press conference outside the shuttered complex in Cobble Hill on Tuesday morning. … Full Article

Nurses at New York Methodist Hospital rally for ‘safe staffing’

Nurses at New York Methodist Hospital in Park Slope chanted and marched at a rally on Monday, to bring attention to what they called unsafe levels of staffing at the hospital. … Full Article

Ambulances return to former LICH ER after 7-month diversion

Non-critical ambulance service has resumed at the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) walk-in emergency department in Cobble Hill, now operated by NYU Langone. … Full Article

School nurses do more than take child’s temperature

School nurses do a lot more these days than just take a student’s temperature and dispense aspirin. The nurses working in New York City schools do such things as offer first aid, train people in the proper use of an Epi-Pen and screen children for mental issues like depression. … Full Article

Bay Ridge plumbers pipe money into cancer research

A group of plumbers wants to flush out cancer. Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc. in Bay Ridge is donating $625 to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to fight pediatric cancer. … Full Article

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