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New Report Finds One-Fifth of BK's Aging Population Lives in Poverty

New Report Finds One-Fifth of BK's Aging Population Lives in Poverty

A new report from the Center for an Urban Future is urging local officials to beef up their support of Brooklyn's surging senior population
New York City Declares End to Mpox Outbreak

New York City Declares End to Mpox Outbreak

New York City’s Health Department officially declared the mpox outbreak over on Feb. 1.
NYC Nurse Strike Ends After 3 Days; Strike Averted at Wyckoff Hospital

NYC Nurse Strike Ends After 3 Days; Strike Averted at Wyckoff Hospital

Both hospitals agreed to provide enforceable safe staffing ratios to ensure that there will be enough nurses to provide care for patients.
Brooklyn's Nurses Plan to Strike for Safe Staffing, Affecting Almost All BK Hospitals

Brooklyn's Nurses Plan to Strike for Safe Staffing, Affecting Almost All BK Hospitals

NYSNA nurses delivered 10-day strike notices at eight hospitals and counting.
New Report: Brooklyn Has The Highest Rates of Hepatitis A, B and C, Citywide

New Report: Brooklyn Has The Highest Rates of Hepatitis A, B and C, Citywide

Hepatitis is infection of the liver with flu-like symptoms, unexplained weight loss, fatigue and more. But it is highly treatable and preventable.

Gov Hochul: $95 in Additional Assistance for SNAP Households Available By Dec. 28

Gov. Hochul has announced $234 million in federal funding to provide all New Yorkers enrolled in SNAP with additional food benefits.
Born in Brooklyn Pt. 2: A Conversation with OB/GYN Dr. Wendy Wilcox

Born in Brooklyn Pt. 2: A Conversation with OB/GYN Dr. Wendy Wilcox

As part of our ‘Born in Brooklyn: Black Maternal Health’ series, BK Reader talked to Dr. Wilcox about the work she has done to improve health outcomes for mothers and the work that’s still left to do. 
Poly Prep Student Lucia Zaremba Proposes Bill to Increase Accessibility of EpiPens in Public Places

Poly Prep Student Lucia Zaremba Proposes Bill to Increase Accessibility of EpiPens in Public Places

A young Brooklynnite saw how an EpiPen saved her younger brother's life during an allergy attack. Now, she wants to make sure others have increased access to this life-saving medication.
Brooklyn: Here's How to Stay Healthy This Thanksgiving Holiday Season

Brooklyn: Here's How to Stay Healthy This Thanksgiving Holiday Season

Governor Kathy Hochul is urging New Yorkers to take preventative measures this holiday season to prevent the spread of severe respiratory illnesses — including COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus.
Tips for Managing Diabetes Through the Holidays from Brooklyn's Non-Profit Health Insurer

Tips for Managing Diabetes Through the Holidays from Brooklyn's Non-Profit Health Insurer

EmblemHealth's public education webinar on managing and preventing diabetes provides viewers with health management tips for the holidays.