Health

A bill that would require an assessment of community health needs and more transparency when hospitals are threatened with closure passed the New York State Assembly on Wednesday. … 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

Bay Ridge family raising funds for homeless child with cancer

A Bay Ridge husband and wife who are dealing with the stress of having a young daughter with leukemia are opening their hearts to help another family struggling to cope with the devastating illness. … Full Article

New affiliation brings name change to Lutheran Medical Center

A formal affiliation agreement between NYU Langone Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center, first announced in November, has now been completed as the two health care institutions have received approval for the partnership from all relevant government agencies, officials announced Wednesday. … Full Article

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