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Brooklyn Drug Overdoses on the Rise: What Parents Need to Know

Brooklyn Drug Overdoses on the Rise: What Parents Need to Know

Gen Z is eschewing alcohol consumption in favor of drug use, leading to more overdoses in Brooklyn.
Planned SUNY Downstate Closure Sparks Health Inequity Concerns

Planned SUNY Downstate Closure Sparks Health Inequity Concerns

Residents of the East Flatbush neighborhood may face increased wait times and medical errors, doctors warned.
Feb 1: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Dr. Susan McKinney Steward

Feb 1: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Dr. Susan McKinney Steward

Raised in Crown Heights, Dr. McKinney Steward was the first Black woman to earn a medical degree in New York.
Two Test Positive For Legionnaires' Disease at NYCHA Complex

Two Test Positive For Legionnaires' Disease at NYCHA Complex

People who are immunocompromised have a higher risk of exposure to the disease.
When It's Cold Outside, Let's Make It Smoke-Free Inside

When It's Cold Outside, Let's Make It Smoke-Free Inside

Julia Cuthbertson at NYC Smoke-Free urges residential buildings to come up with a smoke-free policy this winter.
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: The Importance of Screening and Early Detection

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: The Importance of Screening and Early Detection

Dr. Meleen Chuang of NYU Langone-Brooklyn offers early detection, treatment and prevention tips.
City to Relieve Over $2 Billion in Medical Debt

City to Relieve Over $2 Billion in Medical Debt

The city will run the largest municipal medical debt relief program in the country.
Brooklyn Hospital Expands Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Brooklyn Hospital Expands Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

As part of the expansion, Maimonides Children’s Hospital added 17 beds, bringing the total to 48.
South Brooklyn Health Receives Funds For Infusion Center Renovations

South Brooklyn Health Receives Funds For Infusion Center Renovations

The hematology and oncology outpatient practice offers treatments for various types of cancer and blood disorders, serving around 3,600 patients a year
Downstate University Experts to Improve Perinatal Mental Health Through $3.1M Study

Downstate University Experts to Improve Perinatal Mental Health Through $3.1M Study

The study is aimed at addressing the disparities in mental health outcomes for people who have recently given birth.