Health

Juul halts store sales of some flavored e-cigarettes

The nation's leading e-cigarette maker says it has halted store sales of some flavors to deter use by kids. The announcement Tuesday by Juul Labs Inc. comes ahead of an expected government crackdown on underage sales of e-cigs. … Full Article

FDA plans strict limits on sale of flavored e-cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to require strict limits on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, including age verification controls for online sales, in an effort to curtail their use among children and teenagers. … Full Article

NYC health officials: Child dies from influenza, first of the season

Health department officials in New York say a child has died from influenza, the city's first reported flu-related pediatric death of the season. Acting New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot made the announcement on Thursday. … Full Article

Maimonides’ 12th annual Ride2Live breaks records, raises $40,000 for breast cancer center

The 12th annual Ride2Live hit the pavement on Sunday, Oct. 14 to help raise awareness for breast cancer and funds for the Maimonides Breast Cancer Center. … Full Article

Doctor meets woman whose life he saved with his stem cells

Dr. Peter Gold, an orthopedic surgeon, saved a woman’s life — but he didn’t need a scalpel to do it. Gold saved 54-year-old Wendy Fullem’s life by donating his stem cells to her. … 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

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