Health

The battle for shuttered Long Island College Hospital (LICH) played out in front of the state Appellate Division in Brooklyn Heights on Thursday, as supporters waved signs reading, “Save LICH!” and … Full Article

Maimonides doctors can replace heart valves without major surgery

A heart operation is never going to be as simple as going to the dentist, but doctors at Maimonides Medical Center are working on ways to reduce cardiac complications for their patients. … Full Article

Maimonides and North Shore-LIJ hospitals explore partnership

Brooklyn’s Maimonides Medical Center and Long Island’s North Shore-LIJ Health System announced on Tuesday that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) initiating “exclusive negotiations” to explore a partnership. … Full Article

Former head of nursing returns to Lutheran HealthCare

Lutheran HealthCare has reached back into its past for help in shaping its future. … Full Article

College basketball stars help kids with cancer

Children with cancer will be getting expert advice on how to improve their basketball skills at a special sports clinic taking place Jan. 25 in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Cuomo budgets $700 million for health care in central Brooklyn

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Budget released on Wednesday includes $700 million in capital funding for health care in central and eastern Brooklyn. … Full Article

Health Department: Flu is increasing in NYC

Roughly 450 flu-sufferers a day are visiting NYC emergency rooms, according to the New York City Department of Health (DOH). The latest figures track cases from Sept. 30, 2014 to Jan. 19, 2015. … Full Article

Study: More in NYC sent to treatment after drug law reforms

More New York City residents arrested on felony drug charges are being sent to treatment instead of jail and prison since harsh state drug laws were reformed in 2009, but still only one in five eligible defendants is actually enrolled in a program, according to a new study released Tuesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Hospital Center’s CEO is stepping down

Dr. Richard Becker, president and CEO of The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC), is leaving his job to become the CEO of New Found Health, a hospital and healthcare company affiliated with private equity firm Blue Wolf Capital Partners.  … Full Article

How to stay healthy in cold weather? Doctor has tips

Flu season is here, but Brooklyn residents can avoid the coughing, sneezing and aching agony associated with the flu if they take precautions in the cold weather, according to a top doctor. … Full Article

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