Health

Bay Ridge Cares to hold fundraiser for cancer patients

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is coming to a close, but a group of activists in Bay Ridge is working to make sure September goes out with a bang. Bay Ridge Cares, a non-profit organization that assists families in need, will host a party on Sept. … Full Article

Lawmakers seek to extend deadline for WTC victims to get medical help

Even 13 years later, people who worked on the recovery efforts at the World Trade Center in the aftermath of Sept. … Full Article

Mayor de Blasio weighs in on NYU’s exit from LICH deal

Mayor Bill de Blasio weighed in on Friday on the unraveling of the deal to provide health care at the site of Long Island College Hospital (LICH), after NYU-Langone’s  … Full Article

NYU withdraws from LICH deal, throwing sale of hospital into disarray

In yet another twist to the long-running Long Island College Hospital (LICH) saga, NYU Langone Medical Center announced late Thursday that it has pulled out of the deal to offer emergency services and ambulatory care at th … Full Article

First case of enterovirus D-68 confirmed in NYC

New York City Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed one case of enterovirus 68 (EV-D68) in New York City. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge mulls arguments made by LICH nurses vs. NYU

State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes heard arguments in Brooklyn court on Thursday in a battle over whether or not NYU-Langone Medical Center violated a promise to rehire Long Island College Hospital (LICH) nurses at a the ER after SUNY shut down the hospital. … Full Article

Brooklyn officials back LICH nurses ahead of Thursday's NYU hearing

Brooklyn officials said they are “dismayed” that NYU-Langone Medical Center and Fortis Property Group are allegedly trying to wiggle out of commitments to rehire nurses and other healthcare workers from the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

Drug rehab center opens in Bay Ridge

A Sunset Park-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation center that has been operating for two decades has opened up a satellite site in neighboring Bay Ridge and has already seen a big demand for its services, the founder announced this week. … Full Article

NYC: ‘No confirmed cases’ of enterovirus D-68 in Brooklyn

Responding to parents’ fears that enterovirus D-68 has spread to Brooklyn, the New York City Health Department said on Monday that there are no confirmed cases of the respiratory virus in the city. … Full Article

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