Ear Infirmary

State Funds Chernobyl Screening

04/12/2007 - 20:00
Special to The Jewish Week

 Amid the publicity given to Gov. Elliot Spitzer’s partially successful efforts to achieve significant savings in health care costs in the state budget, one little-noticed line item expanding state funding for health care was inserted with the support of the leadership of both houses of the State Legislature — $540,000 for thyroid cancer screening for New Yorkers who were exposed to massive amounts of harmful radiation during the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident.

Volunteering To Treat Victims

04/24/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Last year Dr. Daniel Branovan, a Russian-born physician who serves as director of residency training at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, treated, for free, a teenager injured in a terrorist bombing in Haifa. Last month he donated his medical services to another victim of terrorism. Now he is encouraging his colleagues to do the same thing.
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