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.
Teammates from the Norman Thomas High School baseball team reacted to news of the NBA's first openly gay athlete. "I believe a team is a family," said one player. "To each his own."
Jason Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran, published an essay in Sports Illustrated, explaining his identity, his reasons for keeping his sexual orientation secret and for coming out.
After years of on-again-off-again debate, Congress is close to passing a bill that would require online retailers to collect sales tax. The move would end the advantage the virtual marketplace has over local bricks-and-mortar stores
Six months after Sandy struck much of the eastern Seaboard, a group of ‘hactktivists” are working out ways digital technology can improve the response to future disasters.
A lovely spring weekend warmed up the Rockaways, but residents acknowledged the six-month anniversary of Sandy's devastation with a list of ongoing challenges, large and small.
SUNY is withdrawing its plan to close Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn – at least for the time being.
The city is selling a dilapidated courthouse in the Rockaways to a private developer and a group of physicians who pledge to transform it into a new healthcare facility. Officials say the new clinic will help the community, following the closure Peninsula Hospital last year
No one under 21 would be able to buy cigarettes in New York City, under a new proposal announced Monday that marks the latest in a decade of moves to crack down on smoking in the nation's largest city.
Boston is on lock-down this morning as police continue to hunt for the 2nd suspect in the Boston marathon bombings. Overnight, the two suspects killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt. One suspect was killed, the surviving Boston bombing suspect has been identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass.
A New York State district court judge has issued a second temporary restraining order halting the closure of Long Island College Hospital.
With aging buildings, uninsured patients and cuts from the government, many hospitals across New York State are facing financial problems. There has been talk in Albany that allowing private investment could help improve their prospects, but a proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to do that has run into snags.