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Following the outbreak in the Bronx of a rare but deadly disease spread by rat urine and associated with squalor, New York City’s Health Department has issued guidelines on how to avoid catching th … 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

Brooklyn hospitals fare abysmally in disputed federal rankings

New York State’s hospitals as a whole ranked last among the 50 states, according to a report card from the federal government. Shockingly, New York City’s hospitals were rated even lower than the state average – and Brooklyn’s hospitals scored lower than the city as a whole. … Full Article

Quaglione heads up Brooklyn Chapter of March of Dimes

A Bay Ridge man who takes part every year in the March for Babies event sponsored by the March of Dimes is expanding his mission. … Full Article

Maimonides celebrates Summer Youth Program participants

Maimonides recently honored Summer Youth Program participants at a special recognition ceremony that highlighted the theme “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work.” The ceremony celebrated the important contributions of the 390 participants and their impressive 70,000 hours of service — both record  … Full Article

NYC to feds: Release Zika funding before it gets worse

Calling Zika a growing public health crisis, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Health Commissioner Dr. … Full Article

LICH: Everything you want to know (almost) about the deal to close Long Island College Hospital

In January 2013 Brooklynites were shocked to hear that the State University of New York (SUNY) was preparing to pull the plug on Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill. … Full Article

Music That Heals is best medicine for patients in Brooklyn and beyond

Music That Heals is a unique nonprofit organization that was co-founded by professional musicians Kathy Lord and Susan Weber. Their goal was a simple one: to bring the healing power of music to ill children and adults — a ray of hope and sunshine to patients in need. … Full Article

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