Health

Dr. John Williams, controversial head of SUNY Downstate, to resign

The State University of New York (SUNY) announced on Tuesday that Dr. … Full Article

Maimonides board of trustees elects new chair

The board of trustees at Maimonides Medical Center elected a new board chair at its November meeting. Eugene Keilin, who has been a trustee of the board for two years, was unanimously elected to fill the chair position being vacated in January by Kenneth Gibbs.  … Full Article

FDA to hold Jan. 22 hearing on muscular dystrophy drug

The parents of a Bay Ridge boy suffering from a rare form of muscular dystrophy are bringing their fight to save his life to Washington D.C. next month. … Full Article

9 year-old, lawmakers rally for 9/11 first responder benefits

At a rally featuring speeches by nearly a dozen lawmakers, the loudest message of all was delivered by a 9-year-old boy who didn't say a word. … Full Article

NYC's novel salt warning rule set to take effect at chains

New York City begins a new era in nutritional warnings this week, when chain restaurants will have to start putting a special symbol on highly salty dishes. … Full Article

Donovan writes to House members about WTC Health Program

In a letter that paid tribute to the sacrifice of a woman who spent weeks after the Sept. 11 attack rescuing pets from lower Manhattan apartments and who died of cancer earlier this month, U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Interfaith Medical Center Names LaRay Brown New President and CEO After comprehensive nationwide search

Interfaith Medical Center’s Board of Trustees has named LaRay Brown as the hospital’s new, permanent President and CEO, effective February 2016. … Full Article

Mobile clinic offers free mammograms in December

Women who have not had mammograms will be able to get them for free on one of two dates in December, thanks to a partnership between the American Italian Cancer Foundation and state Sen. Marty Golden. … Full Article

Linda’s Angels raise money for American Cancer Society

Athletes usually prepare for a big race by training. But members of a relay team called Linda’s Angels are getting ready for the race of their lives in a different way — by raising money. … Full Article

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