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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.
Maternal Health Resources On The Go: BP Reynoso Launches New Campaign

Maternal Health Resources On The Go: BP Reynoso Launches New Campaign

One-third of New York City's pregnancy-related deaths are Brooklyn residents, and the ratio on average is 9.4 times higher for people of color.
Brand New Urgent Care Center Opens in Downtown Brooklyn Ahead of Flu Season

Brand New Urgent Care Center Opens in Downtown Brooklyn Ahead of Flu Season

The new urgent care center, which is located on Flatbush Ave., will offer a vast variety of walk-in healthcare services for the urgent needs of Brooklyn residents.
Born in Brooklyn: BP Reynoso Takes on Maternal Health in BK, with a Donation of 500 ‘Baby Boxes’

Born in Brooklyn: BP Reynoso Takes on Maternal Health in BK, with a Donation of 500 ‘Baby Boxes’

Brooklyn's borough president announced the latest in a series of investments focused on addressing the racial disparities in maternal healthcare.
Maimonides Health Airlifted a New MRI Machine into Midwood Hospital Following Expansion Announcement

Maimonides Health Airlifted a New MRI Machine into Midwood Hospital Following Expansion Announcement

Among the hospital's announced improvements are a new MRI machine and an expansion to its Emergency Department.