A plan to eliminate inpatient surgery at Brooklyn’s VA hospital and transfer these services to the Manhattan VA hospital is raising alarm among Brooklyn and Staten Island military veterans and loca … Full Article

Jacques Torres to host March of Dimes event at chocolate factory

Chef Jacques Torres, the world-famous chocolatier, revealed a little-known fact about himself when he recently announced that he will host a special event next month to raise money for the new Brooklyn chapter of the March of Dimes. … Full Article

Dr. Michael Zenilman is new chair of surgery at New York Methodist Hospital

Dr. Michael Zenilman has joined New York Methodist Hospital (NYM) as chair of the Department of Surgery. He will also serve on the Weill Cornell Medicine faculty, recruited as a professor of surgery. … Full Article

‘Duck For President’ rallies kids at The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Project Sunshine volunteers had a very special treat in store for the kids at The Children’s Health Center at The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) on Wednesday. Noted children’s writer Doreen Cronin, author of “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type,” “Diary of a Spider” and the “J. J. … Full Article

Roll up sleeves! Brooklyn pols offer free flu shots

Residents of Southwest Brooklyn who haven’t yet gotten their flu shots will have a chance to take steps to protect their health thanks to two local lawmakers. Councilmember Mark Treyger and state Sen. … Full Article

Maimonides kicks-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Ride 2 Live, Cars for Cancer Show

The Maimonides Breast Center, in partnership with Bikers of Brooklyn, kicked-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the tenth Annual Ride 2 Live Motorcycle Tour to raise awareness, pay tribute to lost loved ones, celebrate survivors and raise funds to support the research and clinical servi … Full Article

Kings Plaza Macy’s event raises $13,000 for March of Dimes

Two Brooklyn Macy’s stores that took part in a recent “Shop for a Cause” fundraiser for the March of Dimes had extraordinary success, according to a March of Dimes leader. … Full Article

NYU Lutheran names cancer surgeon to lead new outreach program

Looking to advance its scope of cancer care and create further synergies between cancer-related subspecialties, NYU Lutheran recently named Ioannis “Yanni” Hatzaras, MD, MPH, FACS, to direct its Surgical Oncology Outreach Program.

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Nationally renowned spinal neurosurgeon named Director of Spinal Neurosurgery, Neurotrauma at Maimonides

Dr. Patrick Borgen, chair of surgery, and Dr. Amit Schwartz, chief of neurosurgery at Maimonides Medical Center, have announced the appointment of Dr. John K. … Full Article

Petri Plumbing goes gold for pediatric cancer

Bay Ridge Cares, a nonprofit group of volunteers who have provided hot meals to Superstorm Sandy victims rebuilding their homes and financial assistance to cancer victims rebuilding their lives, now has a new ally in its mission. … 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


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