Health

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

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

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