Sunday, October 14, 2007

Brooklyn Health Beat on BCAT

Close Your Eyes and I’ll Test You: A visit to Brooklyn Hospital’s Sleep Disorder Lab, where patients with trouble sleeping find out if those problems are tied to serious medical conditions.

Street Screening: How to get proper medical care to those who really need it. The ScanVan, a mobile facility run by Project Renewal, screens for breast cancer and tuberculosis in poor and homeless Brooklynites.

TB in Brooklyn: Tuberculosis is still here, especially prevalent among immigrant and minority groups. Host Monica Sweeney talks about TB and contagious disease with Dr. Beth Raucher of Maimonides and Dr. Adam Karpati, head of the Brooklyn division for NYC’s Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.

Living with Lupus: This autoimmune disease, whose victims are overwhelmingly female, is still not very well understood. One single mother in Bay Ridge tells us how she copes, first and foremost with courage.

Tuesday, October 16 at 9pm and Friday, October 19 at 9:30 pm.
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