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News Shore View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brighton Beach.
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An employee at a Brighton Beach nursing center has been arrested for abusing and mistreating an 82-year-old resident, who suffers from dementia and is unable to care for himself, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday. According to prosecutors, Certified Nurse Aide Mina Maxine Gayle-Campbell repeatedly struck the elderly man and threw water at his face and…

News State Senator Marty Golden (Photo By Erica Sherman)
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A bill signed into law yesterday extended the September 11th Worker Protection Task Force Act, which supports those afflicted with a disability as a result of working at the World Trade Center, for another five years. The extension, sponsored by Senator Marty Golden and Assemblyman Peter Abbate, will allow the task force to continue aiding…

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Local health service providers were in the spotlight on Sunday at the 12th annual Lena Cymbrowitz Community Health Fair, helping to raise funds for an area drug rehabilitation service. The event, organized by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz in honor of his late wife, former Assemblywoman Lena Cymbrowitz, offered neighbors free health screenings, giveaways and valuable health-related…

News Source: Kathryn Kirk/Brooklyn BP’s Office
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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams yesterday launched a campaign to establish a burn center in the city’s most populous borough – and pledged funds for promising proposals – following the tragic Midwood fire that left seven children dead this weekend. Currently, the only burn centers in the five boroughs are in Staten Island, Manhattan and the Bronx.…

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Coney Island Hospital is offering two free public seminars on colon cancer this month, featuring expert guidance on one of the most lethal – yet most treatable – cancer conditions. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States among cancers affecting both men and women. About 140,000 Americans are diagnosed every year.…

News Dan Foster and Borough President Eric Adams (Source: Borough President's Office)
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Borough President Eric Adams honored Gerritsen Beach resident Dan Foster, a colorectal cancer survivor who has raised more than $185,000 for various cancer organizations, during a ceremony at Borough Hall this morning. Foster, a 19-year cancer survivor, is the founder of Dan’s 5K Fun Run, an annual event in Gerritsen Beach that has raised thousands…

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The Independent Committee for Southern Brooklyn, Coney Island Hospital, and Investors Bank are teaming up to present a Community Health Awareness Day, February 12 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at the Investors Ocean Avenue branch, 2560 Ocean Avenue, right off the corner of Avenue U. Area residents will be able to meet with a pediatrician, have…

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Now you don’t have to wonder what exactly you’re touching — or avoiding — on the subway because there’s a comprehensive map of almost every type of species (of bacteria, food remnants and other organic material) there, and its conveniently organized by train station. Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College spent 18 months collecting, documenting…

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Big changes are coming to the borough’s Bally Total Fitness gyms, including the ones at 1720 Sheepshead Bay Road and 945 Kings Highway, following a corporate buyout. The California-based 24 Hour Fitness purchased 32 clubs owned by the beleaguered Bally chain in December, including the four remaining clubs in Brooklyn. Little has changed in staffing at the…

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The Brooklyn Chamber’s week-long wellness initiative is underway, and there’s still time to take advantage of a deal at a local gym. Through November 16, you’ll have the chance to check out a number of fitness spaces across Brooklyn, and by mentioning “BK Fit” at participating venues, you can get a sweet discount to kick-start…

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