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June 25, 2014

4 Ways That Tour Period Messes With Your Skin:  What our periods do to our bodies (The cramps!  The cravings!) is pretty irritating.  But what it does to our skin is simply not pretty.  "When hormone levels surge before your period, they also stimulate your oil glands to go into overdrive," says dermatologist John Zeichner, M.D.  "More oil clogs your pores and feeds acne-causing bacteria.  All of this explains the pre-menstrual acne flare that many women experience."  Find out the other annoying ways that Aunt Flo can mess with your skin.  Read More >>

 

June 18, 2014

Number of Induced Labors Falling in the U.S., CDC Says: After almost two decades of steady increases, the number of U.S. infants born early due to induced labor and C-section has declined in recent years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More >>

January 10, 2014

'I Matter Initiative' Helps Brownsville Teens Realize Their Potential:  A program at Brookdale Hospital is helping Brownsville teens realize their potential and find the right path toward success.  The "I Matter Initiative" brought 100 minority students from four different neighborhood middle schools together for a discussion aimed at keeping them focused on their education and out of trouble.  Read More >>

December 27, 2013

Tips to try to beat a New Year's hangover: New Year's is right around the corner, but before you pop the champagne, you might want to think about what could happen the next day: the dreaded hangover. NY1's Jill Urban filed the following report on how you can beat a hangover, and maybe even prevent one. Read More >>

December 2, 2013

"FOOD FOR THOUGHT: A Novel Approach to the Treatment of Alzheimer’s"

With an eye on raising its research profile, on December 2, 2013, Brookdale University Hospital and its Neuroscience Center hosted an academic lecture on Alzheimer's, geared to neurologists and geriatric psychiatrists. The topic, "Food for thought: A novel Approach to the Treatment of Alzheimer's," was presented by world renowned Prof. Pablo V. Escribá, Professor of Cell Biology at the University of the Balearic Islands, Coordinator of the Oncology Section of the Institute for Research in Healthcare Science at the University of the Balearic Islands and Director of the Master/Ph.D. Program in Biotechnology. Read More & Watch the Video Here >>

November 26, 2013

With an eye on raising its research profile, Brookdale University Hospital will be hosting a Dec. 2 invitation-only academic conference on Alzheimer's, geared to neurologists and geriatric psychiatrists. The topic, "Food for thought: A novel approach to treating Alzheimer's," will be presented by Professor Pablo Escribá of the Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biomedicine of the University of the Balearic Islands in Spain, with Dr. Wai-Kwan Alfred Yung of MD Anderson Cancer Center.

November 22, 2013

Currently approximately 30% of patients use the Emergency Room as primary care, resulting in long wait times for those who need emergency care. In December, Brookdale Hospital will open their own Urgent Care Center designed to treat those ailments that ought to not necessarily be treated in the emergency room. Read More >>

November 7, 2013

Red Ribbon Banners Are Waving High At Brookdale

The event launched the partnership between Brookdale and Watchful Eye, which was created by the Red Ribbon Revitalization initiative and will focus its attention on the effects and impact of the HIV-AIDS epidemic in the communities of Brownsville and East New York.
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November 6, 2013

Clinical Trial Speeds Up The Clock for Heart Attack Patients

In 2011, more than 2,300 city residents died from what the American Heart Association classifies as the most serious kind of heart attack, and now there's a system in the works aimed at bringing that number down. NY1's Erin Billups filed the following report. Read More >>

October 23, 2013
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a new law that will better protect baby boomer New Yorkers from Hepatitis C by requiring hospitals and health service providers to offer testing for the virus to all patients born between 1945 and 1965.
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October 10, 2013
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $200 million has been awarded to more than 450 healthcare and human service providers and other community-based organizations following the impact of Superstorm Sandy.
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October 2, 2013

Life Saving Procedures Performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Heart disease is one of the nation’s most common health problems and the leading cause of death for Americans age 35 and older. Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center is a State Certified Cardiac Angioplasty facility that provides the highest quality cardiac care for its community. Read More >>

September 27, 2013
Brooklyn, NY – Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and three Brookdale executive staff members were honored on September 24 by New York State Shields, a law enforcement organization that honors members of the private sector who distinguish themselves in their support of law enforcement. New York Shields selected Brookdale for its continuing transformation and commendable outreach to the NYPD.
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August 2, 2013
(HealthDay News) -- The ongoing outbreak of infection with the foodborne cyclospora parasite has now reached 400 cases and spread to 16 states and New York City, according to the latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report issued Friday.
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June 25, 2013

Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center Begins Work on New Urgent Care Center
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center today unveiled plans to open a state-of-the-art Urgent Care Center. The center is expected to serve 18,000 to 20,000 patients annually and the construction of the facility is being funded by a $4 million HEAL grant from the New York State Department of Health. The site, located across the street from Brookdale at 1235 Linden Boulevard, was formerly a HIP clinic and has been vacant since 2005. The center is expected to open in fall of 2013. Read More >> 

May 14, 2013
BRCA test leads Angelina Jolie to get double mastectomy: Who should get tested?

Angelina Jolie's announcement that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy following the discovery of a gene that raises her risk for cancer has put into the spotlight a difficult decision many women must make. Read More >> 

March 27, 2013

Schulman and Schachne Institute for Nursing and Rehabilitation Receives Highest Rating from U.S. News & World Report
The Schulman and Schachne Institute for Nursing and Rehabilitation, the long term care facility of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, has received
the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s fifth annual Best Nursing Homes, available exclusively at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.
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February 6, 2013

New York-Born Artist, Robert Leach, Exhibits at the Schulman and Schachne Institute of Nursing and Rehabilitation
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center announced today that it has reached an agreement with the MedisysHealth Network to formally separate. Medisys is a New York not-for-profit corporation that provides support to affiliated local hospitals, which previously included Brookdale since 2000. The signed agreement, which puts an official end to the roughly 12-year relationship, means that Brookdale is now a completely independent entity. Read More >> 

November 1, 2012

Brookdale's Heart Failure Medication Management Clinic Receives Best Practice Award From the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists has awarded a Best Practice Award to Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center’s Heart Failure Medication Management Clinic (HFMMC). The society annually recognizes outstanding practices that have successfully implemented innovative programs that improve the quality of patient care. Read More >> 

June 15, 2012
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center Unveils Renovated and Expanded Cardiac Catheterization Lab

Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center was joined today by Senate Minority Leader John Sampson, Assembly Members Nick Perry and Inez Barron, Council Member Charles Barron, Brooklyn Deputy Borough President Sandra Chapman and other local representatives to open a new state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab, including the most high-tech imaging equipment found in Brooklyn. Read More >>

May 31, 2012
The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center Cuts Ribbon on Starlight Care Room For Children

The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center has officially opened its new Starlight Care Room in its Pediatric Unit. Through support of the Starlight Children’s Foundation and the Jeffrey A. Altman Foundation, Brookdale has transformed a regular pediatric treatment area into a beautiful, child-friendly room conducive to relaxation and calmness for the child who is undergoing treatments. Read More >>