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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 […]

Ban on Tobacco Products in Pharmacies Now In Effect
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Ban on Tobacco Products in Pharmacies Now In Effect

                                                                                The  Health Department has announced a milestone in the City’s efforts to reduce the rate of smoking: in January, cigarettes and other tobacco products will be prohibited from being sold in all New York City pharmacies, including supermarkets and big-box stores with a pharmacy section. E-cigarette sales were banned in pharmacies last August, when […]

Feeling Unmotivated? Remove This Word from Your Vocabulary in 2019
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Feeling Unmotivated? Remove This Word from Your Vocabulary in 2019

Feeling Unmotivated? Remove This Word from Your Vocabulary in 2019 By Carol Tuttle I want you to pause for a moment and think of that thing you needed or wanted to do this year—but it’s December and you still haven’t gotten around to yet, and you keep putting off. The idea or project is just […]

Association for Mental Health & Wellness Receives $375,000 Federal Grant to Provide Mental Health First Aid Training
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Association for Mental Health & Wellness Receives $375,000 Federal Grant to Provide Mental Health First Aid Training

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW) has been awarded a $375,000 grant from the federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training for more than 2,000 citizens on Long Island. The initiative targets people and communities who have involvement with three populations where mental health […]

South Nassau Officially Becomes L.I. Flagship Hospital of the Mount Sinai Health System
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South Nassau Officially Becomes L.I. Flagship Hospital of the Mount Sinai Health System

South Nassau Communities Hospital and the Mount Sinai Health System have finalized a partnership, making South Nassau Mount Sinai’s flagship hospital on Long Island in a move designed to bring advanced-level health care to the South Shore of Nassau County and to Long Island. South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside becomes part of the Mount […]

NYC Health Department Launches Campaign to Encourage Primary Care Providers to Screen and Treat for Depression
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NYC Health Department Launches Campaign to Encourage Primary Care Providers to Screen and Treat for Depression

The NYC Health Department has launched a campaign to expand the screening and treatment of depression in primary care settings. This initiative is part of the Health Department’s efforts to prioritize awareness and services around mental health and builds on the significant actions of ThriveNYC, led by First Lady Chirlane McCray, to reduce stigma and […]

New Letter Grade Rules for Mobile Food Vendors
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New Letter Grade Rules for Mobile Food Vendors

The NYC Health Department has published rules in the City Record for the new letter grading program for food carts and trucks, which will launch in December. This program introduces a scoring system similar to that used in restaurants. Mobile food vendors will now receive points for violations at their food safety inspections, and their […]

The 12 Most Common Travel Diseases Caught Abroad
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The 12 Most Common Travel Diseases Caught Abroad

Many of us spend most of the year looking forward to a trip away, whether it’s picking your destination or finally setting off. The unfortunate side of any holiday is catching one of the many illnesses that frequent several of the most popular destinations. Medical travel insurance provider GetGoing has studied the different ailments that […]

8 Steps of Gratitude that Will Change Your Life
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8 Steps of Gratitude that Will Change Your Life

By Carol Tuttle You can’t force change. You need to allow it. And a key to allowing is accountability. When we take accountability for every aspect of our life we are in the most powerful position to allow change to occur. Implementing these 8 steps of gratitude will help you create remarkable change for good […]

Nurse-Family Partnership Program Celebrates 15 Years with Nearly 16,000 Families Served
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Nurse-Family Partnership Program Celebrates 15 Years with Nearly 16,000 Families Served

The Health Department celebrated the New York City Nurse-Family Partnership program, which has served approximately 16,000 families. Launched in 2003, the NYC Nurse-Family Partnership pairs first-time, low-income mothers with trained nurses who meet with them weekly throughout the pregnancy until the child’s second birthday. The nurses visit families at home to offer guidance on breastfeeding, […]