Health

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
New Bushwick Cafe Where You Can Get a Healthy Meal & Not Go Broke

VIDEO: Meet the new Bushwick cafe where health and affordability intersect

Francesca Chaney was raised by a nutritionist mother in a plant-based home. … Full Article

Maimonides opens Spine Center on Bay Parkway

Brooklyn residents with back problems now have a new place to seek treatment, according to officials at Maimonides Medical Center, who recently celebrated the grand opening of a new Spine Center in Bensonhurst.  … Full Article

NYU Langone doctor takes patients grocery shopping to promote healthy eating

A kind doctor is one who is said to have a good bedside manner. But Dr. Mary Kristine Ellis is different. She shows her compassion for her patients by taking them to the grocery store. … Full Article

Health Department: Tourist with measles stayed at a hotel on Atlantic Ave

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) announced last week that a tourist from Australia was confirmed to have measles as he visited New York making stops in Putnam County, Orange County, Manhattan and Brooklyn. … Full Article

Maimonides raises flag to fight heart disease

February is American Heart Month and Maimonides Medical Center marked the significance of the occasion by flying a special red flag on the flagpole outside the hospital. … Full Article

US flu season still worsening, now as bad as 2009 swine flu

The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. … Full Article

Maimonides joins forces with NY Community Hospital

The delivery of health care in Southwest Brooklyn is undergoing a major change. … Full Article

Report: Brooklyn hit hard by flu epidemic

Coughing and sneezing are quickly becoming the most common sounds heard on Brooklyn streets these days. … Full Article

Tamiflu shortage hits Brooklyn during height of flu season

With a major flu epidemic upon us, many Brooklyn residents are now faced with the prospect of not being able to find the right flu medication at their neighborhood pharmacy.   … Full Article

NYU Langone beefs up cardiology staff with new hires

February is American Heart Month in the U.S. and NYU Langone Hosptial, and Brooklyn is gearing up for the month-long celebration by adding to its staff of cardiology experts. … Full Article

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