Health

With help from an $18,000 donation from Northfield Bank Foundation, NYU Lutheran Medical Center has opened a new infusion center in Bay Ridge to treat patients with cancer, anemia, rheumatoid arthr … Full Article

Judge appoints receiver for beleaguered Park Slope assisted living facility

The families and supporters of seven Park Slope seniors cheered the recent decision by a Brooklyn judge to appoint a temporary receiver for their embattled Park Slope assisted living facility. … Full Article

‘LICH Act’ hospital bill up for vote Wednesday

A bill that would allow for a greater community voice when hospitals are threatened with closure is scheduled for a vote on Wednesday in the New York State Senate. … Full Article

Fontbonne grads open their hearts to child with cancer

The loud, pulsating music filling the Saint Finbar Church hall made it impossible to sit still, or even sit at all, for that matter. Dozens of people were up gyrating and performing various Zumba moves under the watchful eye of an instructor onstage. … Full Article

Tuberculosis outbreak hits Sunset Park

The New York City Department of Health is dealing with a tuberculosis outbreak in Sunset Park, according to officials. … Full Article

Maimonides embracing surgery-performing robots

Baby Boomers all remember “The Jetsons,” a jazzy cartoon series they watched as kids in the early-1960s about George Jetson, his wife Jane and their two children living in a futuristic society. The family’s maid, Rosie, was a sassy robot. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s NY Methodist Hospital designated as a trauma center

New York Methodist Hospital in Park Slope has received designation from the state Department of Health (DOH) as a trauma center, meaning the hospital is certified to handle severe, life-threatening injuries like gunshot wounds, stabbings and car accidents. … Full Article

Brooklyn Borough Hall to join Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone

Brooklyn's Brooklyn Borough Hall is joining the citywide Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone movement. … Full Article

Quagliones turn March of Dimes walk-a-thon into family affair

Every time Kerry and John Quaglione look at their three-year-old daughter Natalie Grace, they feel incredibly lucky to have her. … Full Article

Schumer seeks ban on dietary supplements with stimulants

Losing weight can come at a high price for those who take dietary supplements, according to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, who said many of the most popular brands on the market contain hidden drugs that can cause serious health problems. … Full Article

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