Health

An eye-opening report by medical professionals contends that changes need to be made to help the city’s elderly survive in the event another Hurricane Sandy-type disaster hits here. … Full Article

Concern in Brooklyn as LICH ER shrinks

Cobble Hill
Supporters of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) rallied outside the Cobble Hill hospital’s emergency department on Thursday to express concern about SUNY shrinking what remains of the ER. … Full Article

Brooklyn officials, community want investigation into sale of LICH

Cobble Hill
Brooklyn officials on Thursday asked state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli to conduct investigations of SUNY’s sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to Fortis. … Full Article

LICH bidder Trindade files a protest with state Comptroller

Cobble Hill
Another protest has been raised about SUNY’s sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to developer Fortis Property Group. … Full Article

Medical marijuana officially legal in New York

Brooklyn Boro
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, second from right, gets some help from Amanda Houser, 10, while signing a ceremonial bill to establish a medical marijuana program in New York, Monday. New York has become the 23rd state in the U.S. … Full Article

Brooklyn Hospital Center gala raises $1.7 million to expand ER

Fort Greene
The Brooklyn Hospital Center Foundation said on Monday that its annual gala raised $1.7 million, which will go towards funding the expansion and renovation of its emergency department and pediatric care areas. … Full Article

Med School: Where there is money there is a way

Bay Ridge
Medical schools in New York State would have an easier time attracting the talents of top researchers if they had more funding at their disposal, according to state Sen. Marty Golden, who said he plans to continue pushing for legislation to smooth the way for them. … Full Article

Whew! No new shots in NY school immunizations

ALBANY— New York's school immunization requirements have been updated to be consistent with the most current recommendations. … Full Article

Fortis signs contract with SUNY to buy LICH in Brooklyn

Cobble Hill
Brooklyn loses a hospital, and a developer gains a million square feet of Cobble Hill. … Full Article

Army Staff Sergeant raising PTSD awareness honored at Borough Hall

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) advocate Ty Michael Carter was honored by Borough President Eric Adams friday morning at Borough Hall. Sgt. … Full Article

Minority leaders to Cuomo: ‘Do the right thing’ for LICH

Cobble Hill
Minority leaders on Friday called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to “do the right thing” and halt the sale of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to developer Fortis Property Group. … Full Article

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