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NYC Teen Receives National Recognition for Empowering Girls Around the World
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NYC Teen Receives National Recognition for Empowering Girls Around the World

    Yardena Gerwin an 18-year-old from NYC, has received recognition for updating and empowering the NYC chapter of the national Girl Up campaign through her program Empowering Girls in NYC and the Developing World Through Building the NY Girl Up Coalition. Yardena was recently announced as a recipient of the 2018 Diller Teen Tikkun […]

First Clinic Dedicated to Express Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections is Now Open
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First Clinic Dedicated to Express Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections is Now Open

The NYC Health Department has announced the opening of Chelsea Express, a dedicated space located in the same building as the Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic, where patients who don’t have symptoms can get tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV without having to see a clinician. Although all eight of the Health Department’s Sexual Health […]

First Human Case of West Nile Virus for 2018 Season Confirmed
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First Human Case of West Nile Virus for 2018 Season Confirmed

The NYC Health Department has confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus and the first collection of mosquitoes infected with the virus of the 2018 season. The patient, a resident of Manhattan who is over 50 years of age, was hospitalized earlier this month with encephalitis and has since been discharged. Human cases […]

Con Edison's Tips on Staying Cool & Saving on Energy Bills During this Heat Wave
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Con Edison’s Tips on Staying Cool & Saving on Energy Bills During this Heat Wave

  As the heat wave rolls into the work week and the demand for power increases, Con Edison is offering tips to help customers stay cool and save on their energy bills. The company has crews ready to respond to any power outages that occur during the extreme heat. Customers can report outages and check […]

National Sunglasses Day is June 27th
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National Sunglasses Day is June 27th

June 27th is National Sunglasses Day, an event put on by the Vision Council to help raise awareness for UV protection.  At EyeBuyDirect, sunglasses are near and dear to our hearts – both as a way to protect our eyes, as well as a way to make a fashion statement.   We recently asked over […]

Harlem Cycle Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with Success, Soul & Wellness
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Harlem Cycle Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with Success, Soul & Wellness

HARLEM CYCLE, http://www.harlem-cycle.com,  the first and only boutique indoor cycling studio to offer a rigorous fitness experience in the heart of Uptown Manhattan is celebrating two years of success, soul, and wellness in Harlem. And, on June 20th, the studio will offer $10 classes (5:30 pm and 6:30 pm) to commemorate their 2000th spin class. Harlem […]

Cannabis & Entrepreneurship: Green Revolution 2018 in Harlem
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Cannabis & Entrepreneurship: Green Revolution 2018 in Harlem

According to Business Insider, the market for legal marijuana is massive and exploding in a big way. Legal marijuana sales are predicted to hit $9.7 billion in North America in 2017, according to a new report from cannabis industry analysts Arcview Market Research, in partnership with BDS Analytics. “The Harlem community is poised and will […]

Farmers Market at The Tanger Outlets
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Farmers Market at The Tanger Outlets

The Tanger Outlets inDeer Park, NY is bringing back the Farmers Market at the Tanger Outlets, hosted by ‘Country Fresh’ every Saturday beginning in June through October.  Located around the fountain in the Piazza area, the market will feature Long Island’s local farms, wineries and bakers offering local fruits, vegetables, wines and more.  Visitors can […]

Free On Site Health & Wellness Screening on Long Island
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Free On Site Health & Wellness Screening on Long Island

Free On Site Health and Wellness Screening Saturday, June 9, 2018 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Bethel AME Church 420 North Main Street, Freeport, NY 11520.  Medical Services are available to all. Everyone is welcome to attend, invite your spouse, parents and love ones.  Screenings – Allery Testing, Blood Pressure,  Vision Sreenings, Carotid Artery, […]

June is National Acne Awareness Month
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June is National Acne Awareness Month

Did you know, in the United States, there are 60 million people with acne, but only 10% see a dermatologist?! The other 90% rely on medicine they buy online or at drug stores, which are one-size-fits-all products not customized to their skin. These range from being ineffective to actually exacerbating acne.     San Francisco based MDacne is the […]

NYC Health Department Launches New "NYC Well" Awareness Campaign
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NYC Health Department Launches New “NYC Well” Awareness Campaign

The NYC Health Department has launched a new campaign to encourage New Yorkers to contact NYC Well for mental health support. NYC Well counselors and peer support specialists provide crisis counseling and information and referral to ongoing services, regardless of immigration status or insurance coverage. As of April 30, NYC Well handled more than 340,000 […]

The First Comprehensive Report on Depression Among Adults in NYC has been Released
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The First Comprehensive Report on Depression Among Adults in NYC has been Released

The NYC Health Department has released its first comprehensive data brief on depression among New York City adults.Approximately 548,000 adults (9 percent) in New York City experienced depression in 2016, according to a survey started shortly after ThriveNYC was launched in late 2015. The report examines disparities in depression rates among race/ethnic groups; significant risk […]

Warning Issued About Skin-Lightening Creams & Medicated Soaps that Contain Dangerous Levels of Mercury
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Warning Issued About Skin-Lightening Creams & Medicated Soaps that Contain Dangerous Levels of Mercury

The NYC Health Department has warned New York City residents about 10 skin-lightening creams from Pakistan and two medicated soaps from Spain with elevated levels of mercury. These products can contain up to 14,000 times the allowable limit for mercury in cosmetics. Exposure to mercury can cause serious and life-threatening health problems, including damage to […]

GirlTrek is Challenging Black Women to Walk 100 Miles by May 10th
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GirlTrek is Challenging Black Women to Walk 100 Miles by May 10th

    Through rain, sleet, snow and on long-winding rural roads, on the shoulder of major bustling interstates and on neighborhood streets, the entire GirlTrek national team of 10 spent five days (March 6-10) walking 100 miles along the Eastern Shore of Maryland crossing the Mason Dixon Line into Delaware all to pay homage to […]

Smoothly Navigate Medicare/Medicaid in 2018 with the Medicare & Medicaid Advisory Group
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Smoothly Navigate Medicare/Medicaid in 2018 with the Medicare & Medicaid Advisory Group

Navigating the complex Medicare and Medicaid application process may seem like a daunting task. Ginalisa Monterroso wants you to know that doesn’t have to be the case. Monterroso, Founder and CEO of the Medicare & Medicaid Advisory Group, is dedicated to helping people determine whether they are eligible for Federal financial healthcare assistance and guiding […]