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

Bay Ridge goes gold for kids with cancer

More than a dozen volunteers decorated a tree outside Councilmember Vincent Gentile’s Fifth Avenue office with yards and yards of gold yarn in an effort to draw attention to the plight of children with cancer. … Full Article

Community board chairman: Southwest Brooklyn needs more health services

The closure of Victory Memorial Hospital took place six years ago, but it’s still having a negative effect on the delivery of health care services in southwest Brooklyn, the chairman of Community Board 11 said. … 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


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