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Brooklyn Hospital Center Breaks Ground on New $25M Emergency Department

Brooklyn Hospital Center Breaks Ground on New $25M Emergency Department

The 18-month renovation will expand the emergency department's capacity and accelerate patient flow to treatment and support services.
Report: East Flatbush Has NYC's Highest Infant Mortality Rate

Report: East Flatbush Has NYC's Highest Infant Mortality Rate

New data shows that infant mortality rates are highest among black, low-income and foreign-born New Yorkers

NYC's Life Expectancy Rises, Yet Health Disparities Continue to Persist

A new report reveals that the life expectancy in Brownsville is 5.6 years shorter compared to the city average
City Launches Campaign in Bushwick Clubs to Warn About Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine

City Launches Campaign in Bushwick Clubs to Warn About Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine

Health department officials warn that New Yorkers who use cocaine, even occasionally, may be at risk of an opioid overdose. 
NYC's Largest State Park Debuts in East New York

NYC's Largest State Park Debuts in East New York

A former landfill along Jamaica Bay has been transformed into a green oasis, the 407-acre Shirley Chisholm State Park
Bklyn Kids Can Keep Busy with These Summer Sports Classes at Local Parks

Bklyn Kids Can Keep Busy with These Summer Sports Classes at Local Parks

The CityParks Foundation is offering free track and field, golf and tennis classes at local parks throughout Central Brooklyn
Farmers Markets Are Setting up Shop at Brooklyn Hospitals

Farmers Markets Are Setting up Shop at Brooklyn Hospitals

Farmers markets will be open for business every Wednesday at Kings County and Woodhull Hospitals
New Student-Led Program Grows Fresh, Healthy Food for the Brownsville Community

New Student-Led Program Grows Fresh, Healthy Food for the Brownsville Community

Brownsville students are now selling the veggies and fruits they've grown inside their classroom to local residents at affordable prices
In Sickness and in Health -- New Exhibit Explores Bklyn's Complex Public Health History

In Sickness and in Health -- New Exhibit Explores Bklyn's Complex Public Health History

Brooklyn Historical Society's exhibition examines the disparities and injustices of the borough's healthcare history, and its impact on Brooklynites today
Espinal Pushes for Urban Agriculture Plan to Close 'Freshness Gap' in Food Deserts

Espinal Pushes for Urban Agriculture Plan to Close 'Freshness Gap' in Food Deserts

Espinal's bill pushes the city to protect New Yorkers' health by boosting access to locally-grown, fresh foods