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Stand Taller for Posture Month
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Stand Taller for Posture Month

Mom was right, posture is important, especially as we spend our days hunched over phones and computers.  Poor posture strains muscles and joints, and is linked to back and neck pain, as well as overall stress and even depression.  Plus slumping makes you look older. May is Posture Month, so here are 10 tips to ACE your […]

The American Heart Association’s Annual Hamptons Heart Ball Returns for its 23nd Year
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The American Heart Association’s Annual Hamptons Heart Ball Returns for its 23nd Year

Summer is fast approaching, and the Hamptons are the place to be this event season. An event that will once again stand out this summer is the American Heart Association’s 23rd Annual Hamptons Heart Ball.  This incredibly anticipated event will be taking place at the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton, NY on Saturday, June 22, […]

Childhood Lead Exposure Has Fallen 11% Compared to 2017
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Childhood Lead Exposure Has Fallen 11% Compared to 2017

As part of LeadFreeNYC, the Health Department today released its latest Childhood Blood Lead Level Surveillance Quarterly Report covering all four quarters of 2018. In 2018, 351,486 children younger than 18 in New York City were tested for lead exposure. Of the children tested, 4,717 (1.3%) had a blood lead level of 5 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL) or […]

Kill Germs & Moisturize Your Hands All in One With Elyptol's Eucalyptus Infused Hand Sanitizer
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Kill Germs & Moisturize Your Hands All in One With Elyptol’s Eucalyptus Infused Hand Sanitizer

Whether you’re going to the gym, traveling, looking to fight cold & flu season, at your desk, or just always on the go, Elyptol is the hand sanitizing brand you should always have with you! They offer hand sanitizing gel, wipes, and spray that contain healing properties of eucalyptus oil combined with naturally sourced pure ethanol to bring you a […]

NYC Health + Hospitals Receive $2 Million in Grants to Pay Medical School Debt in Return for Service to Public Health System
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NYC Health + Hospitals Receive $2 Million in Grants to Pay Medical School Debt in Return for Service to Public Health System

NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest public health care system serving more than one million New Yorkers annually, today announced that the health system was able to secure more than $2 million in special loan forgiveness grants for 17 physicians in exchange for their commitment to continue serving needy New Yorkers in the Health + Hospitals […]

American Heart Association’s Long Island Cycle Nation Hamptons Heart Ride Announced
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American Heart Association’s Long Island Cycle Nation Hamptons Heart Ride Announced

Show the world what true commitment to a cause looks like. Each rider in the CycleNation Hamptons Heart Ride can choose from a 27-mile, 59-mile, or 100-mile bike ride through the heart of the Hamptons on Long Island, NY.  CycleNation is a community of cyclists and friends on a quest to put the brakes on […]

Health Department Announces Expansion of HIV Prevention Services for Young People
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Health Department Announces Expansion of HIV Prevention Services for Young People

In recognition of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Health Department today announced two new clinics in Brooklyn which will provide young people ages 13 to 24 years HIV prevention services, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a safe and effective daily pill that greatly reduces the risk of HIV infection. The clinics – at New York City […]

Vitality Bowls Kicks Superfood Craze into High Gear in Plainview
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Vitality Bowls Kicks Superfood Craze into High Gear in Plainview

The wait is over in Plainview. Local residents, professionals and students no longer need to struggle with eating healthy when out and about. Vitality Bowls, which specializes in açaí bowls – a thick blend of the Amazon’s antioxidant-rich açaí berry, topped with a variety of superfoods – announced today the opening of its café in Plainview. The new franchise […]

The Long Island Links Provide Dental Screenings during National Oral Health Month
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The Long Island Links Provide Dental Screenings during National Oral Health Month

The Long Island (NY) Chapter, The Links Incorporated recognized National Oral Health Month through delivering dental screenings to 525 elementary students in Hempstead and Westbury. Under the leadership of Leah E. Watson, Chapter President, Program Chair Juanita Winfield and Health and Human Services Chair Claudia Germain, The Long Island Links provided freedental screenings and oral […]

Natural Hand Sanitizer Kills Germs and Moisturizes All In One!
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Natural Hand Sanitizer Kills Germs and Moisturizes All In One!

Have you looked into the ingredients of your current hand sanitizer? Not all hand sanitizers are created equal and while the tingling sensation and potent smell of alcohol in most sanitizers leave you with the feeling of killed germs, one company is combining the powers of nature and science to bring you better hand hygiene. […]

NYC Health Department Launches Child Blood Lead Testing Campaign
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NYC Health Department Launches Child Blood Lead Testing Campaign

The NYC Health Department has launched a public awareness campaign to encourage parents to get their children’s blood tested for lead. When exposed to lead, children can develop learning and behavior problems. While 80 percent of NYC children are tested at least once before their third birthday, only 50 percent of children are tested at both ages […]

NYC Health Department Releases Data on Male Suicide from 2007 to 2016
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NYC Health Department Releases Data on Male Suicide from 2007 to 2016

The NYC Health Department today released new data on male suicide in New York City between 2007 and 2016. In 2016, there were 359 suicides among men, a rate of 8.5 per 100,000 males– the lowest rate in 10 years and less than half the national rate (21.4 per 100,000). The number of male suicides during […]

Letter Grades Now Being Issued for Food Carts & Trucks
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Letter Grades Now Being Issued for Food Carts & Trucks

The NYC Health Department has announced that the first letter grades have been issued to food carts and trucks. On the Lower East Side, Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot congratulated Mahmoud Abdel Wahed, the owner of Mo’s Coffee Cart, which was among the first food carts in the city to receive an “A” grade. This […]

New Campaign Compares Sugary Drinks to Cigarettes
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New Campaign Compares Sugary Drinks to Cigarettes

The NYC Health Department has launched a new media campaign that compares sugary drinks to cigarettes. The campaign emphasizes that both products are hazardous to your health and reminds New Yorkers not to give sugary drinks to children. Sugary drinks – including soda, sweetened iced tea, sports drinks, energy drinks, fruit punch and other fruit-flavored drinks that […]

New Report Shows Improvements of Health Equity in NYC
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New Report Shows Improvements of Health Equity in NYC

The NYC Health Department has published its third annual update on Take Care New York 2020 (TCNY 2020), the City’s comprehensive blueprint for health equity by 2020. The report includes an update on progress towards the 2020 goals, describes how housing issues are important for health, and provides four case studies of organizations that are working to […]