A new health care center to be located in a former New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) building in Bay Ridge should be ready to open before the end of the year, according to a top of … Full Article

Dyker Heights parents praise FDA approval of muscular dystrophy drug

The dedication and determination of Dyker Heights parents who fought for federal approval of an experimental drug to treat their son’s rare disease has paid off. The U.S. … Full Article

Expansion planned for NYU Lutheran

NYU Langone Health System, which has been overseeing the former Lutheran Medical Center in Sunset Park since the two health care institutions merged, has big plans for the Brooklyn site, according to a top official who said the hospital will be expanded. … Full Article

Maimonides celebrates topping-off of new medical arts building

Maimonides Medical Center recently celebrated the topping-off of its new Medical Arts Building with a special ceremony to mark the completion of the steel framework. … Full Article

Cancer Walk of Hope set for Sunset Park on Sept. 17

In loving memory of her late sister, Kim Henry organizes a Walk of Hope in Sunset Park each year to raise funds to fight ovarian cancer, the devastating disease that took her sister Maureen’s life 10 years ago. … Full Article

Ortiz: Put price controls on Mylan’s EpiPen

Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz (Sunset Park, Red Hook) said the federal government should step in and regulate the process for pricing life-saving drugs like the EpiPen, an epinephrine auto-injector used by severe allergy sufferers. … Full Article

Longtime New York Methodist President Mark Mundy announces retirement

Mark J. Mundy, longtime president and CEO of New York Methodist Hospital, announced on Wednesday that he will retire after 26 years of leadership. A nationwide search will commence in the coming days to fill the position. … Full Article

Interfaith Medical Center launches first ‘Prescribe-a-Bike’ program in NYC

Interfaith Medical Center hosted a Back-to-School Health Fair at Bishop Orris G. Walker Jr. Health Care Center on Prospect Place this past Friday. Attendees included community residents, doctors and other health care staff, Councilmember Robert E. Cornegy, state Assemblymember Annette M. … Full Article

NYC steps up efforts to block Zika

New York City is intensifying its efforts to kill mosquitos that might carry the Zika virus before they start spreading the disease. The city’s Department of Health (DOH) has doubled its mosquito monitoring capacity and is spraying pesticides from trucks, backpacks and by helicopter. … Full Article

Study finds most teens vaping fruity flavors, not nicotine

Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most teens aren't vaping nicotine at all, but using sweet and fruity flavors like strawberry, chocolate cake and bubble gum. … Full Article


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