Health

It might not be the flu, but something is going around

With the start of flu season, viral infections in the region have been ticking steadily upward over the past several weeks. But the nasal congestion, coughs, fever and body aches you’re experiencing may not be caused by the influenza virus, scientists say. … Full Article

Advocates urge 9/11 victims to apply for Zadroga help

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act isn’t just for first responders, according to advocates and elected officials, who are mounting an all-out effort to spread the word that the federally funded program is also available for people who went to school, worked or lived in Lower Manha … Full Article

Maimonides joins city’s opioid treatment ‘relay’ team

Maimonides Medical Center has become part of a relay team, not to win gold medals in track and field, but to save lives. … Full Article

How surgery helped woman survive brain tumor

The brave battle that U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) is waging against brain cancer has put a spotlight on brain tumors in a way that is making millions of Americans pay attention.  … Full Article

Brooklyn nurses win praise for providing special care

Two compassionate nurses working in Brooklyn hospitals were among the health care providers willing praise and awards at a celebration held on Oct. 24 by NYC Health + Hospitals, the agency that runs the city’s hospitals. … Full Article

NYU Langone hires breast reconstruction surgeon

Women who have undergone mastectomies and are in need of breast reconstruction surgery will have more options at NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn, according to hospital officials, who announced the appointment of a surgical expert to join their staff. … Full Article

Colonial Club offers timely talk about health care

Community leaders and members of the Colonial Club of Bay Ridge gathered on Thursday for a presentation on health care. The club strives to offer timely talks about community events and issues. … Full Article

Maimonides Hospital holds ‘Champions of Healing Annual Gala’

The Kids for Kids Foundation, an organization to raise funds for children and families battling catastrophic diseases, was honored by Maimonides Medical Center on Monday at the Champions of Healing Annual Gala at Barclays Center. … Full Article

Brooklyn court fines drug company $260 million for selling misbranded cancer drugs

One of the nation's largest wholesale drug companies pled guilty in Brooklyn’s Federal Court Wednesday morning to illegally distributing misbranded drugs and for failing to register with the Food and Drug Administration. It agreed to pay a fine of $260 million. … Full Article

Health visionary Dr. Mitchell Katz tapped by de Blasio to save NYC’s public hospitals

With cutbacks on the city’s public health care system looming, the highly-lauded head of Los Angeles’ public health system, Dr. Mitchell Katz, has been nominated by Mayor Bill De Blasio to run NYC Health + Hospitals (also known as Health and Hospitals Corp., or HHC). … Full Article

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