Health

A Brooklyn judge dismissed a lawsuit by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) on Monday, allowing NYU-Langone to take over the walk-in emergency department at Long Island College Hospital ( … Full Article

Primary care physicians group grows in Brooklyn Heights

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) and the closure of major hospitals such as Long Island College Hospital (LICH), it’s not news that health care is being disrupted in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Shocker: How SUNY lost more than $100M mismanaging LICH

The State University of New York (SUNY) has repeatedly claimed it was forced to shut down Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn and sell the property to a developer because the hospital was losing millions of dol … Full Article

NYC health commissioner: Unlikely man has Ebola

New York City's health commissioner says a man who was admitted to Mount Sinai Medical Center with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms probably does not have Ebola. … Full Article

Organ donors face discrimination, Nadler says

An American who generously donates his kidney to help a patient in need often finds himself the victim of discrimination later on. … Full Article

NYC issues Stop Work Order at LICH site

The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) has issued a Stop Work Order at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, where SUNY is performing construction work without a permit. … Full Article

GET EXCITED: NYC paid sick leave begins on Wednesday

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Julie Menin reminds employers and employees that Wednesday, July 30, covered employees can begin using accrued sick leave under the City’s paid sick leave law. … Full Article

Report recommends steps to help elderly survive natural disasters

An eye-opening report by medical professionals contends that changes need to be made to help the city’s elderly survive in the event another Hurricane Sandy-type disaster hits here. … Full Article

Chikungunya hits Long Island – and Schumer wants action to stop spread

The first thing to know about Chikungunya is there is no cure. The second thing is it’s a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes, which has spread like wildfire from Africa and Asia to the Caribbean and South America. … Full Article

Congress members speak out after courts issue Affordable Care Act rulings

Two members of Brooklyn’ congressional delegation spoke out, voicing opposing viewpoints, on the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, after two federal courts issued opposing rulings on the controversial law on Tuesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do. … Full Article

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