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New State Law Requires Pharmacies to Take Back Unused Drugs

The new law aims to combat the opioid epidemic by cutting off the supply of readily available, unused painkillers at home.
City Bans Cigarettes, Tobacco Products from Pharmacies

City Bans Cigarettes, Tobacco Products from Pharmacies

Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of preventable death in New York City, causing an estimated 12,000 deaths each year.
New Walk-In Urgent Care Facility to Open in Clinton Hill

New Walk-In Urgent Care Facility to Open in Clinton Hill

With walk-in, same-day availability and extended hours, MedRite aims to offer medical services to those who cannot always make regular doctor’s office hours.
New Artwork at Betsy Head Park Wants to Get Brownsville Moving!

New Artwork at Betsy Head Park Wants to Get Brownsville Moving!

The art installations, created by local artists, are part of a city initiative that promotes physical activity in communities with high rates of chronic illness
Brownsville Has the City's Highest Infant Mortality Rate

Brownsville Has the City's Highest Infant Mortality Rate

A new study reveals: Low birth weights and lack of health care coverage cause more babies to die in Brownsville than anywhere else in the city.

9 Brooklyn Hospitals to Participate in City’s New Nursing Program

The Citywide Nurse Residency will support 500 newly-hired nurses to bridge the gap between education and practice for newly-graduates.
Photos: Healthfirst Transforms Brownsville into a Ho-Ho-Healthy Village!

Photos: Healthfirst Transforms Brownsville into a Ho-Ho-Healthy Village!

Healthfirst's Third Annual Toyland spread holiday cheer with music, activities, food and toys
Kings County Hospital Unveils Robotic System for Minimally Invasive Surgeries

Kings County Hospital Unveils Robotic System for Minimally Invasive Surgeries

Minimally invasive surgeries offer several benefits such as smaller incisions, faster recovery times, reduced pain and scarring
NY Pilot Program Expands Medicaid to Cover Doula Services in Brooklyn

NY Pilot Program Expands Medicaid to Cover Doula Services in Brooklyn

The state initiative aims to address maternal mortality and racial disparities in health outcomes.
World AIDS Day Event Encourages Brooklynites to Get Tested

World AIDS Day Event Encourages Brooklynites to Get Tested

In 2016, Brooklyn accounted for 25 percent of new HIV infections in NYC, the highest number out of all five boroughs.