State health authorities have partly approved a closure plan submitted by SUNY Downstate in its longstanding effort to shutter Long Island College Hospital.
Long Island College Hospital is in the process of clearing the Brooklyn facility of its patients.
Fred Mogul, WNYC health reporter, and Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president of Health Care Initiatives at Community Service Society, talk about the expected drop in prices for individuals buying health insurance in NYS when Obamacare's health exchanges go into effect this fall.
New Yorkers who have questions about navigating the state's healthcare system can call the Community Health Advocates help-line at 1-888-614-5400.
The Cuomo administration announced Wednesday that the cost of individual health insurance plans in New York state will fall on average by half when a component of President Obama's health care plan goes into effect in January.
New York could become the first state to mandate that doctors make testing for hepatitis C, a deadly and widespread liver disease, a routine part of healthcare for baby boomers.
About 11 percent of New Yorkers who die have diabetes as a primary or secondary cause. That’s a proportion that’s nearly doubled over the last two decades.
State officials are creating a new identification system to help monitor the whereabouts of hospital patients and long-term-care residents during natural disasters and other large disruptions.
Love is in the air – or at least the tree tops – as 17-year-old cicadas emerge from the earth and molt and sing and mate.
The Bronx's largest healthcare system is trying to expand north. Montefiore Medical Center has submitted a bid to a federal bankruptcy court for the Sound Shore Health System, which is currently being liquidated.
SUNY trustees are expected to consider a new overhaul plan Thursday to downsize University Hospital in central Brooklyn and merge it with other facilities.
The last of New York City’s hospitals devastated by Sandy has fully reopened after six months of repairs.
The Manhattan VA is re-opening this week as a full-service hospital with a fully operational ER and the ability to house patients overnight almost seven months after the facility suffered extensive damage during Sandy.
A 74-year-old former New York State lawmaker — who secretly recorded other politicians in a bid for leniency — was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for embezzling money from a nonprofit.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has undergone lap-band surgery in a bid to lose weight. The various procedures — known collectively as bariatric surgery — have a mixed record, but they've grown more popular as the nation grapples with increasing obesity rates. Even so, these operations are not an option for many of the country’s most obese.
One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies is trying something new. Starting this week, New York-based Pfizer will sell Viagra directly to consumers, so they don’t need to get it from a pharmacy.
The phrase “medical marijuana” has a nice clinical ring to it, but doctors and researchers are divided on the data: some are confident that smoking pot can help a wide range of pains and other symptoms. Others remain skeptical.
Thousands of people gathered Wednesday in Union Square and marched downtown for the annual May Day rally.