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

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

Cardiac Cath Lab: Healthbeat Brooklyn

Over the past few decades, catheterization has significantly changed the way cardiology is practiced. How does guiding a super-thin tube into our arteries or the chambers of the heart improve our ability to diagnose and treat cardiac patients? We take you deep inside Kings County’s cath lab — through a camera, not a tube. For more information about Kings County Hospital Center , visit http://www.nyc.gov/kchc

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s HealthBeat Brooklyn, episode 71. Original airdate 02/05/2013. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

Flu Season Continues: Healthbeat Brooklyn

The flu has hit the nation hard, and Brooklyn’s hardly been immune as the bug — or bugs, to be exact — have officially reached epidemic proportions. Host Monica Sweeney, MD, gets the latest from infection control expert George Allen, PhD, of SUNY Downstate, and emergency medicine specialist Dr. Nicholas Vaccari, of NY Methodist Hospital. For more information about SUNY Downstate , visit http://www.downstate.edu or for more information about NY Methodist Hospital visit, http://www.nym.org

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s HealthBeat Brooklyn, episode 71. Original airdate 02/05/2013. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

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