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New Data Finds Link Between Lack of Sleep & Mental Health Problems Among Children & Teenagers
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New Data Finds Link Between Lack of Sleep & Mental Health Problems Among Children & Teenagers

The NYC Health Department has released new data on lack of sleep among New York City school children and public high school students. On an average school night, 75 percent of high school students reported getting fewer than eight hours of sleep, and 11 percent of school children (ages 6 to 12 years) got inadequate […]

NYC Health Department Reminds New Yorkers to Get Their Flu Shot
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NYC Health Department Reminds New Yorkers to Get Their Flu Shot

The NYC Health Department today reminded all New Yorkers to get their annual flu shot so they are protected against the influenza virus and its severe symptoms and complications. Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory viral illness that can cause significant illness and death. As expected for this time of year, influenza activity is on […]

AHF To Commemorate MLK Holiday at Parades and Through Free HIV Testing Events Across The Country
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AHF To Commemorate MLK Holiday at Parades and Through Free HIV Testing Events Across The Country

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is proud to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed on January 15 by participating in MLK parades and hosting free HIV awareness and testing events in more than a dozen U.S. cities across the country, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, FL; […]

Exercise Strategies for Cancer Survivors
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Exercise Strategies for Cancer Survivors

On Tuesday, March 20th, the Adelphi NY Breast Cancer Program is presenting a free demonstration of Strength for Life at Adelphi University’s Alumni House in Garden City from 2 to 3 pm. Strength for Life, whose goal is to improve quality of life, is a community exercise program where persons with a cancer diagnosis and survivors […]

Black Gum for White Teeth - Launching February 2018
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Black Gum for White Teeth – Launching February 2018

Swiss oral care brand, CURAPROX, is launching the all new Black Is White Gum this February! Providing gentle and excellent oral health, you can finally choose a gum you feel good about chewing! Staying true to the charcoal trend, “Black is White Gum” is the ultimate charcoal beauty game changer. The activated charcoal gently removes […]

HIV Diagnoses Have Reached Another Historic Low in NYC
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HIV Diagnoses Have Reached Another Historic Low in NYC

  The Health Department has announced that the annual number of new HIV diagnoses in New York City has reached an all-time low. According to the 2016 HIV Surveillance Annual Report, 2,279 people were newly diagnosed with HIV last year, down 8.6 percent from 2015. Since HIV reporting began in 2001, new HIV diagnoses among […]

New Data Shows Striking Disparities in Early Deaths from Heart Disease & Stroke
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New Data Shows Striking Disparities in Early Deaths from Heart Disease & Stroke

 The NYC Health Department has  published an Epi Data Brief titled “Premature Heart Disease and Stroke Deaths among Adults in New York City,” which highlights disparities in heart disease and stroke – two diseases that account for 24 percent of all premature deaths (death before age 65) among adults in New York City. Early death […]

Annual Double Dutch Holiday Classic will Take Place at the World-Famous Apollo Theater
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Annual Double Dutch Holiday Classic will Take Place at the World-Famous Apollo Theater

National Double Dutch League welcomes double dutch teams of all ages from all around the globe to celebrate the 26th year of the David A. Walker Memorial annual Double Dutch Holiday Classic at the famous Apollo Theater (253 W. 125 Street, New York, NY) on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. We […]

NYC Health Dept. Launches "Asthma Doesn't Have to Stop Your Kids From Being Kids" Campaign
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NYC Health Dept. Launches “Asthma Doesn’t Have to Stop Your Kids From Being Kids” Campaign

  The Health Department has launched a new multimedia campaign educating parents about the benefits of managing their children’s asthma every day. The campaign, “Asthma Doesn’t Have to Stop Your Kids from Being Kids,” reminds parents to work with their health care provider to create a daily asthma management plan that includes taking medication if […]

The Evelyn Lozada Foundation (ELF) Kicks Off Domestic Violence Awareness Month by Launching the "Turn Hurt Into Joy" Online Fundraising Campaign
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The Evelyn Lozada Foundation (ELF) Kicks Off Domestic Violence Awareness Month by Launching the “Turn Hurt Into Joy” Online Fundraising Campaign

Turn Hurt Into Joy Online Campaign is Evelyn’s testament that a negative can be transformed into a positive! Several years ago, she wore a beautifully crafted Ines Di Santo original design (wedding dress) as she prepared to enter into one of the most sacred and memorable unions of her life.   Evelyn was married in […]

HBCU Majorette Teams Get the Chance to Face Off and See Who Really Runs the Yard
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HBCU Majorette Teams Get the Chance to Face Off and See Who Really Runs the Yard

From stand battles to the tailgate stadium scene, The Radiant Collection, from Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) leading feminine protection brands Tampax® and Always®, is on a fashion-forward mission to keep collegiate women feeling confident in their period protection. Four in five African American women (ages 18-35) avoid wearing certain types of clothes during their periods […]

Honoring 67 New Yorkers Who Reversed an Opioid Overdose Using Naloxone
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Honoring 67 New Yorkers Who Reversed an Opioid Overdose Using Naloxone

First Lady Chirlane McCray and Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett hosted the first ever Lifesaver Awards Ceremony to honor 67 New Yorkers who used naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose. Collectively, the nominees saved at least 255 lives, with one individual personally reversing more than 40 overdoses. The ceremony also recognized   approximately 140 Opioid […]

International Sorority Honors USA Swimming: Partnership Decreases Drowning Deaths Amongst African Americans
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International Sorority Honors USA Swimming: Partnership Decreases Drowning Deaths Amongst African Americans

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. has awarded its Community Service Partnership Award to USA Swimming, the governing body for competitive swimming in the United States, for its partnership with the sorority to drive down drowning deaths among African Americans. The award was presented on Friday, September 22, 2017 during a reception at the Renaissance Downtown […]

Health Department Releases First Comprehensive Report on the Health of Latinos in NYC
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Health Department Releases First Comprehensive Report on the Health of Latinos in NYC

The Health Department has released “Health of Latinos in New York City,” a comprehensive report of 51 indicators describing the health of the largest Latino heritage groups in New York City: Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexicans, and Central and South Americans. Latinos from 20 different countries make up 29 percent of the city’s population – its […]

Bed Aerobics Fitness May Help Patients with Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases
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Bed Aerobics Fitness May Help Patients with Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases

Mind-body corrective exercise specialist Monifa Maat (CPT), will be signing copies of her book, Bed Aerobics Fitness Flow® 18 Mind-Body Exercise Steps for Strength, Flexibility & Balance at Sisters Uptown Bookstore, 1942 Amsterdam Avenue at 156th Street in Harlem on September 27th, between 6pm – 8pm. Bed Aerobics Fitness Flow® (“BAFF”) is a mind-body, therapeutic bed […]