Take Your Man To The Doctor Kicks Off

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Today Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Deputy Borough President Yvonne Graham kicked off the eighth year of the ‘Take Your Man To The Doctor” health care campaign. There are 400,ooo Brooklynites without health insurance, men being twice as likely as women to be uninsured.

Markowitz asked Brooklynites to take the men in their life, whether straight, gay, or multiple partners, to have an annual check- up and develop a relationship with their health care providers.

Brooklyn reality TV stars Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen (“The Real Housewives of New York City”) revealed Mr. van Kempen had a heart scare a few months ago and has since quit smoking. They have since become involved with the American Heart Association and pointed out not only should you get your man to the doctor, you should make sure he gets his prescriptions filled.

Brooklyn newlyweds Nicole Brewer and Damien Gurganious (“Biggest Loser: Couples”) admitted they wanted to have children. Mr. Gurganious said he would like to be a “fit dad, not a fat dad.”

Also on display was Brookdale Hospital’s 3-D HD robot, da Vinci which users a laser to for less invasive, more efficient operations for both prostate and hysterectomies.

The event included free health care information, included screenings for cholesterol and colon cancer. Supplies for flu shots ran out by 1pm, though the event continued to attract passers-by and Brooklynites seeking information. For futher screenings and information visit www.brooklyn-usa.com .

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  • pv923

    “Markowitz asked Brooklynites to take the men in their life, whether straight, gay, or multiple partners, to have an annual check- up and develop a relationship with their health care providers. Brooklyn reality TV stars Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen (“The Real Housewives of New York City’)…”

    Finally, Marty tells Brooklynite Alex McCord to ask the man in her life, Simon Van Kampen – straight, gay or multiple partners?

  • ouch

    thank goodness they ran out of ‘fly shots’…they can be painful as well as embarrassing.

  • http://bivforbrooklyn.com/index.php/healthcare Doug Biviano

    Dear BP Markowitz,

    I applaud that you are bringing attention to the 400,000 Brooklynites without insurance and your man-care campaign. I have cited this staggering number dozens of times since I first saw it posted on your website last March.

    But, please take a stand for your 400,000 constituents and, as a city leader, join with Congress Member Anthony Weiner in his call for single-payer ‘Medicare for All’ (HR 676) as the only economically viable solution for comprehensive coverage. It’s not just good for those uncovered, it’s vital for Brooklyn’s economic recovery as well. The current broken healthcare system costs lives and jobs.

    Tell Congress, President Obama and the nation what Brooklyn needs — ‘Medicare for All’ — instead of taking what the Max Baucus’s in Washington and their health insurance lobby paymasters dictate to us.

    Sincerely,
    Doug Biviano

  • Homer Fink

    ouch – glad you have volunteered to be our copy editor, when can you start?