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The newest tool in the fight against opioid overdoses is an inexpensive test strip that can help heroin users detect a potentially deadly contaminant in their drugs. … Full Article

To avoid overdoses, some test their heroin before taking it

The newest tool in the fight against opioid overdoses is an inexpensive test strip that can help heroin users detect a potentially deadly contaminant in their drugs. … Full Article

The K2 corner: Why a toxic drug persists in Brooklyn

The scene is strikingly familiar every time it breaks out, like an episode of "The Walking Dead." On Saturday in Brooklyn, police received a call about several men lying on  … Full Article

NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island continues to reap accolades for its health care

NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island has been receiving high praise for its health services since its rebuilding and rebirth after the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. … Full Article

Cops seek 64-year-old man last seen in Coney Island Hospital

Police are asking for help in finding a missing 64-year-old in the Coney Island area. Authorities say that Phucnhan Hoang was last seen on Tuesday, Aug. 28 inside Coney Island Hospital, 2601 Ocean Parkway, at around 4:05 p.m. … Full Article

As West Nile mosquitoes spread across Brooklyn, city to spray on Wednesday

Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus have spread across Brooklyn, with mosquito traps and water pools testing positive in 17 Brooklyn ZIP codes as of Aug. 2. … Full Article

Measles outbreak in Borough Park, Williamsburg cost the city nearly $400,000

A 2013 measles outbreak in the Hasidic Jewish enclaves of Borough Park and Williamsburg cost the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene nearly $400,000, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.   … Full Article

NYC raises alarm as Lyme disease increases

Ten years ago, Cobble Hill resident Kim Bush was a full-time yoga teacher with a healthy lifestyle. … Full Article

NYC tries remedy for grim inequity: Life-threatening birth complications in hospitals serving mostly black moms

If you’re black and plan to have a baby in Central Brooklyn, the odds are much higher than average that something will go terribly wrong. … Full Article

Body of SUNY Downstate nurse found in bedroom closet on wellness check

Police conducting a wellness check have found the body of a New York nurse who was bound and wrapped in a sheet in her bedroom closet. The body of 58-year-old Kyimar Thein was found at around 7 a.m. Saturday in Brooklyn. Police were summoned after she failed to show up for work. … Full Article

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