Medicaid Starting to Pay for Doulas at Births in Brooklyn and Erie County

Nov 27, 18 Medicaid Starting to Pay for Doulas at Births in Brooklyn and Erie County

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In an effort to improve mother and child post-partum outcomes, the State of New York, under a pilot program, will reimburse doulas who assist mothers during their labor and deliveries. Doulas are similar to birth coaches who do not necessarily have professional health training, but instead are trained to assist women to get through...

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Yearly Rabbis’ Photo Shoot Takes on Somber Mood

Nov 11, 18 Yearly Rabbis’ Photo Shoot Takes on Somber Mood

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The world’s largest gathering of Orthodox rabbis takes place each year in Crown Heights when about 5,600 Chabad rabbis meet for four days in the fall. They come together for the annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries. This year’s opening day was October 31st, and the final day was Monday, November 4th. One...

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Six Children in Brooklyn Come Down with Measles

Oct 28, 18 Six Children in Brooklyn Come Down with Measles

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Six children, ages 11 months to 4 years old, are reported to have contracted the highly contagious, childhood illness of measles. It is believed that five of the children caught the disease from one of the children who was in Israel recently and contracted the virus there. All six children are members of Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish...

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Hedvig Hricak and Two Others Receive Outstanding Service Award from NAM

Oct 21, 18 Hedvig Hricak and Two Others Receive Outstanding Service Award from NAM

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The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced on October 15, 2018 the three honorees who will receive the organization’s award for outstanding service. The three recipients of the honor are: Hedvig Hricak, chairwoman of the department of radiology at Memorial Kettering Cancer Center; Nicholas Peppas, professor at the University...

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Brooklyn Raccoons Target of Aerial Vaccination Program

Aug 30, 18 Brooklyn Raccoons Target of Aerial Vaccination Program

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City-dwelling raccoons are certainly a nuisance to human residents, but they can also be dangerous, and even life-threatening if they carry rabies. In order to combat this problem, the New York Department of Health will be distributing vaccinations to protect the raccoons from contracting the disease, which is a danger to all...

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2013 Measles Outbreak Price Tag: $400,000

Aug 06, 18 2013 Measles Outbreak Price Tag: $400,000

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In 2013, after a visit to London where one child contracted measles, the disease spread to 57 additional people, none of who were vaccinated against this childhood disease. According to an inquiry whose results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the outbreak cost the Department of Health and Mental...

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