Health

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 … Full Article

Lutheran Family Health Centers appoints new HIV director

Lutheran Family Health Centers, a group of medical facilities in Brooklyn, has appointed a new director of its HIV program. Dr. Manel Silva has been tapped to head the HIV Network Services program. … Full Article

Cuomo announces strict New York State medical marijuana regulations

Cuomo administration officials released proposed strict regulations for the state’s future medical marijuana program on Thursday. … Full Article

Officials announce LICH bill to give community a voice in hospital closures

What happened to Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) should never happen to another hospital, a group of city officials said at a press conference outside the shuttered complex in Cobble Hill on Tuesday morning. … Full Article

Nurses at New York Methodist Hospital rally for ‘safe staffing’

Nurses at New York Methodist Hospital in Park Slope chanted and marched at a rally on Monday, to bring attention to what they called unsafe levels of staffing at the hospital. … Full Article

Ambulances return to former LICH ER after 7-month diversion

Non-critical ambulance service has resumed at the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) walk-in emergency department in Cobble Hill, now operated by NYU Langone. … Full Article

School nurses do more than take child’s temperature

School nurses do a lot more these days than just take a student’s temperature and dispense aspirin. The nurses working in New York City schools do such things as offer first aid, train people in the proper use of an Epi-Pen and screen children for mental issues like depression. … Full Article

Bay Ridge plumbers pipe money into cancer research

A group of plumbers wants to flush out cancer. Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc. in Bay Ridge is donating $625 to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to fight pediatric cancer. … Full Article

Doctors donate turkeys to patients for Thanksgiving

Doctors working at Lutheran Family Health Centers know the perfect prescription for patients – Thanksgiving turkeys! … Full Article

Salmonella in 10 states linked to raw sprouts

WASHINGTON— Raw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning — again. … Full Article

Bed-Stuy resident tests negative for Ebola

A man who returned from West Africa recently was rushed from his Bedford-Stuyvesant home on Thursday to Bellevue Hospital to be tested for Ebola. … Full Article

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