Biotech Incubator: Healthbeat Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Tech Triangle, in and around DUMBO, is growing rapidly, but medical and health tech is getting a big boost in a different part of the borough. At SUNY Downstate’s Biotech Incubator, start-ups and early-stage biotech companies will soon have at total of 50,000 square feet in which to get innovative. For more information about SUNY Downstate , visit http://www.downstate.edu

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s HealthBeat Brooklyn, episode 72. Original airdate 03/05/2013. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

Bi-racial / Multi-racial health: Healthbeat Brooklyn

Who you are may not match how you look. With the growth of bi- or multi-racial Americans, more and more people carry traits for certain diseases that they might not associate with their “dominant” ethnicity. Find out what Dr. Millicent Comrie, Chief of OB/GYN at SUNY Downstate, LICH, advises every woman planning a pregnancy to do to make sure she’s aware of these potential traits. For more information about Long Island College Hospital , visit http://www.downstate.edu/lich.

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s HealthBeat Brooklyn, episode 72. Original airdate 03/05/2013. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

NY Memory Center: Healthbeat Brooklyn

When dementia or Alzheimer’s strikes, the loss of not just memory, but a sense of one’s self, is cruel to the sufferer and devastating to loved ones. For almost three decades, Park Slope’s NY Memory Center has fought to delay the progress of the disease, using the arts to help patients stay as independent as possible. For more information about New York Memory Center , visit http://www.nymemorycenter.org

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s HealthBeat Brooklyn, episode 72. Original airdate 03/05/2013. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

Pre-diabetes: Healthbeat Brooklyn

“As many as 1 in 3 U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050 if current trends continue.” So says the Centers for Disease Control, and it’s also estimated that about 80 million Americans have pre-diabetes, a condition that can signal you’re at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. One Bay Ridge woman is working hard to make sure that doesn’t happen to her. For more information about Brooklyn Women’s Services , visit brooklynwomensservices.com

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s HealthBeat Brooklyn, episode 72. Original airdate 03/05/2013. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

Meningitis in Brooklyn: Healthbeat Brooklyn

Invasive meningococcal disease — IMD — is a very serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis; the rate of occurrence is small, but IMD can be fatal if not treated in time. Recently a number of new cases have occurred within the population of men having sex with men, especially in certain Brooklyn neighborhoods. Two top experts from the NYC Dep’t of Health & Human Hygiene talk to Host Monica Sweeney, MD, about the how and why of the disease and its treatment. For more information about the NYC Dep’t of Health & Human Hygiene , visit http://www.nyc.gov

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s HealthBeat Brooklyn, episode 70. Original airdate 01/08/2013 http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

FEMA & Medical Equipment: Healthbeat Brooklyn

After Sandy, hospitals and clinics were shut down, and patients had to travel long distances to see a doctor. Many Brooklyn doctors also lost equipment worth thousands, if not hundreds of thousands. FEMA — and one Bay Ridge physician in particular — are trying to help. For more information about FEMA , visit http://www.fema.gov or for more information about the Eye& Ear Institute visit, http://www.doctorbranovan.com or for more information about or for more information about Afya Foundation, visit http://www.afyafoundation.org/donate.html.

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s HealthBeat Brooklyn, episode 70. Original airdate 01/08/2013. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

Post-Holiday Pounds: Healthbeat Brooklyn

Turns out the average person doesn’t put on five to ten pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, as many people think — it’s typically more like a pound or two. Even so, those pounds are tough to get rid of. At Brooklyn Women’s Services, a nutritionist works with a client to change her approach to food and exercise, start the year off in a lighter vein. For more information about , Brooklyn Women’s Services visit http://www.brooklynwomensservices.com

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s HealthBeat Brooklyn, episode 70. Original airdate 01/08/2013 http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit.

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