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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Borough’s 2nd Medical Marijuana Dispensary Will Open In Brooklyn Heights

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - Brooklyn is getting a second medical marijuana dispensary later this year, this time at 44 Court Street in the storefront that formerly housed Court Street Office Supplies for 36 years. Columbia Care...
Protester across the street from Ft. Hamilton High School at a rally agains the new Reproductive Health Act.

Golden And Others Rally Against Reproductive Health Act

BAY RIDGE — More than 30 people, including former State Sen. Marty Golden, gathered across from Ft. Hamilton High School to protest the new Reproductive Health Act (RHA) Sunday, ahead of State Sen. Andrew Gounardes'...
Raynika Trent and Laura Raaen of the Laura M. Tisch Center for Food Education and Policy

Should Nutrition Be A Separate Class In Schools?

BROOKLYN — There's no way to tell if students are getting the right amount of nutrition education in schools and some lawmakers want to change that. Currently, nutrition talk throughout city schools is bundled into...

Hospital News: New Doctors, Rankings, Events

From new heads of departments to new clinics and reports, to volunteering opportunities and health fairs - check out what's been happening at Brooklyn hospitals. All information provided by the respective hospitals. The Brooklyn Hospital...

New Year, New You, New YMCA Membership

Where there’s a Y, there’s a way! Join the Prospect Park Y and Park Slope Armory with a Premium Membership and take advantage of our limited time $0 Joiner’s Fee! From our littlest members to our...

Brooklyn’s First Medical Cannabis Dispensary Opens

PARK SLOPE/PROSPECT HEIGHTS - Brooklyn's first licensed medical cannabis dispensary, Citiva, officially opened for business at 202 Flatbush Avenue on Sunday, December 30. "The store is designed to provide the most patient-friendly experience possible," Carlos Perea,...

MedRite Urgent Care Facility Opening Soon In Clinton Hill

CLINTON HILL - MedRite Urgent Care will open its first location in Brooklyn at 504 Myrtle Avenue in early 2019. The medical facility will be tailored to meet the needs of busy Brooklynites, offering...

The Brooklyn Hospital Center Earns Leapfrog Patient Safety Grade “A”

PARTNER NEWS: The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) received the highest grade “A” for patient safety from the prestigious Leapfrog Group. TBHC is one of only two hospitals in all of New York City to...

Lander’s Bill To Ban the Sale of Cigarettes In Pharmacies Goes Into Effect January...

PARK SLOPE - Brad Lander will take another victory lap for his anti-smoking legislation, this time as the bill to prohibit the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products at pharmacies goes into effect...

‘Public charge’ rule change would strip access to care, pack emergency rooms – OPINION

By Larry McReynolds, Executive Director of the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone in Brooklyn A proposed rule to limit the path to permanent U.S. residency for so-called public charges is an insult to the hard-working...

Councilmember Espinal Wants Marijuana Tax for NYCHA, Bail Programs—Not The Subway

In response to a new study calling for the taxation of legalized marijuana to help fund the spiraling MTA, one Brooklyn politician has called the proposal "misguided" and "tone deaf," arguing that the money...

Rogosin Institute Home Dialysis Training Center Opens In Carroll Gardens

CARROLL GARDENS - Earlier this month, the Rogosin Institute cut the ribbon at its first free-standing home dialysis treatment and education center in NYC, where patients can learn how to treat kidney disease at home. A...
New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

More Hospitals Illegally Charged Sexual Assault Victims For Rape Kits

PARK SLOPE/EAST FLATBUSH -  Two more Brooklyn hospitals settle with the state for illegally billing sexual assault survivors for their rape examinations, said Attorney General Underwood. New York Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and Brookdale University Hospital...

Sheepshead Bay Gym Shocks Its Patrons

SHEEPSHEAD BAY - Electric muscle stimulation training, the latest fitness craze known as EMS, which uses an electric-pulsing body suit to shock people’s muscles into shape during workouts, has made its way to Sheepshead...

East Flatbush Infants Are Six Times More Likely To Die Than Those From Upper...

Danni Ai dug feverishly with her bare hands through a barrel of medical waste in a restricted part of the hospital. She had just given birth, her daughter was dead and medical personnel had...
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