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

Hard-pressed Central Brooklyn health care system will get $210 million

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that Central Brooklyn will receive an influx of cash through One Brooklyn Health, a $210 million initiative aimed at improving health care facilities in the area.  … Full Article

Fifth Annual Aidan’s Ride seeks to save lives with universal newborn screening

“Watch out for potholes,” declared Paul Marcel of NYC EMS over the mobile PA, “because they will swallow you whole!” … Full Article

AIDS Services center to make way for high-rises in Boerum Hill

HIV-AIDS patients in Boerum Hill are criticizing city officials for not going public about their plans to close and relocate a health services center that stands in the way of a controversial high-rise development. … Full Article

‘Good neighbors’ fill opioid overdose prevention classes in Brooklyn

What do you do when coming across someone dying from an opioid overdose — unconscious, not breathing, on the sidewalk or at the grocery store? Good neighbors filled a library auditorium in Bushwick on Tuesday to learn how to save a life by administering naloxone, an opiate antagonist. … Full Article

Tattoo parlor raises funds for pediatric cancer research

A tattoo parlor donated its profits on Friday to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a children’s cancer research foundation, the … Full Article

Veterans fear the worst as Brooklyn VA Hospital announces cutbacks

Brooklyn’s VA Medical Center is shuttering its ear, nose and throat clinic at the end of June, and veterans groups are fearful that this means the VA is moving ahead with the same elimination of full hospital services that was squelched last year after political intervention. … Full Article

Dog flu shows no signs of stopping on the east coast

Dog owners beware; there’s a dangerous type of canine flu that is continuing to spread across the city, ABC 7 reports. … Full Article

Brooklyn dogs in danger of contracting canine influenza

Dogs in Brooklyn may be subject to two new airborne strains of canine influenza, H3N8 and H3N2. The influenza strains have been recorded in more than 500 dogs in California and Nevada just this year. … Full Article

Learning to save a life with online lessons, practice dummies and talking defibrillators

If a sleep-deprived Brooklyn journalist can learn to save a life, anybody can. … Full Article

Local family intervention seen as solution to opioid overdose deaths

While large numbers of Brooklynites protested the loss of life in Crown Heights, many others gathered inside the New Lots Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library to learn how to save lives in case of opiate overdoses. … Full Article


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