Health

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 … Full Article

Maimonides marks heart transplant milestone

The daughter of the surgeon who performed the first heart transplant in the U.S. 50 years ago paid a visit to the Brooklyn hospital where the historic operation took place to help today’s doctors celebrate the milestone. … Full Article

NYU Langone to close Lutheran Augustana Center

A major Brooklyn medical facility that serves patients in need of skilled nursing, physical therapy, pain management and hospice care is closing its doors in 2018, the Brooklyn Eagle has learned. … Full Article

Santa Claus comes to Interfaith Medical Center

Santa Claus took time out from his busy schedule to come down from the North Pole to visit with children at Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant and it proved to be a memorable day. … Full Article

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

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