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

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


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