The government is running out of time to try to halt implementation of a federal judge's ruling that would lift age restrictions for women and girls wanting to buy the morning-after pill. … Full Article
Hospitals across Brooklyn billed drastically different amounts to Medicare for the same procedure, figures released by the government on Wednesday showed. The same billing disparities occurred across the country as well. … Full Article
Supporters of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) pushed their demands that the threatened Cobble Hill hospital be kept open and that the surrounding community have a say in its fate, at a press conference Monday morning. … Full Article
Steve Bonano, the head of security at the Barclays Center and a decorated veteran of the NYPD, is suffering from a rare form of blood cancer -- thought to be linked to 9/11 -- and is in dire need of a bone marrow transplant. … Full Article
Reproductive rights advocates have asked a Brooklyn judge not to delay a plan to let women and teenage girls buy morning-after birth control without a prescription.
The delay has been requested by the U.S. Justice Department. … Full Article
The State University of New York's (SUNY) issued a public Request for Information (RFI) on Wednesday, to formally solicit interest from hospital operators or others to take over Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill. … Full Article
Six months after Superstorm Sandy crippled Coney Island Hospital, US Rep. Michael Grimm took a tour of the hospital to see the progress that has been made to get the facility back up to full strength. … Full Article