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Defusing Anxiety & Negativity in 2020: Why Gratitude Is Key
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Defusing Anxiety & Negativity in 2020: Why Gratitude Is Key

We all want to feel happy and productive. But here’s the Catch 22: the things we do to try to feel that way—working long hours, rushing kids from one activity to the other, and meeting all of life’s obligations—can leave us feeling stressed, anxious, and even resentful. (And that’s not counting the complications that spring […]

“Quit Today, Be There Tomorrow" Urges the NYC Health Department
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“Quit Today, Be There Tomorrow” Urges the NYC Health Department

The NYC Health Department has launched an anti-smoking media campaign featuring the family of a person affected by a smoking-related disease. The campaign, titled “Quit today. Be there tomorrow,” depicts a young girl beside her dad in a hospital room, telling him a story about a game she played with her uncle, and ends with her saying […]

Con Edison Climate Change Report
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Con Edison Climate Change Report

Extreme heat, coastal storm surge, inland flooding and more violent storms are the most significant climate-driven impacts to Con Edison’s energy delivery systems and its customers through the 21st century, according to a report issued today. The report (coned.com/resilience), developed by Con Edison in collaboration with ICF and Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, leverages the latest […]

Rashida Aisha Ali Releases New Book titled “To Wait For Love Is Just To Waste Your Life Away”
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Rashida Aisha Ali Releases New Book titled “To Wait For Love Is Just To Waste Your Life Away”

Nationally Acclaimed Author Rashida Aisha Ali releases new book titled “To Wait for Love Is Just to Waste Your Life Away” Poetic Expressions of Unrequited Love. Author Dr. Rashida Aisha Ali is an author, artist, educator, and philanthropist who lectures catering to male and female audiences, conducting workshops, seminars, and symposiums on women and men related topics such as […]

NYC Health Department Will Add Third, Non-Binary Gender Category to New York City Death Certificates
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NYC Health Department Will Add Third, Non-Binary Gender Category to New York City Death Certificates

The NYC Health Department has announced that, starting next year, death certificates will include an “X” option for New Yorkers who do not identify as male or female. The change to the forms was announced at a Board of Health meeting today. The revision will inform the documents used by officials certifying or examining the […]

New HIV Diagnoses Fall to Historic Lows in NYC
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New HIV Diagnoses Fall to Historic Lows in NYC

The number of New Yorkers newly diagnosed with HIV is down to historic lows and fell below 2,000 for the first time since annual HIV reporting began in 2001. According to the 2018 HIV Surveillance Annual Report, 1,917 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in New York City in 2018, down 11% from the 2,157 new […]

Prostate Cancer Foundation's 2019 New York Dinner at Restaurant Daniel, Featuring A Special Musical Performance By Jamie Foxx
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Prostate Cancer Foundation’s 2019 New York Dinner at Restaurant Daniel, Featuring A Special Musical Performance By Jamie Foxx

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) hosted their 2019 New York Dinner at the Restaurant Daniel at 60 East 65th Street in New York City. Dinner at Daniel was an exquisite culinary experience with a special guest performance by Academy Award Winning Artist Jamie Foxx to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and raised over $5 million. Master Mentalist, Lior Suchard performed mystifying tricks for the guests. Notable attendees included: Michael Milken, Jamie […]

Cyntoia Brown Speaks to Students of Greenburgh Central School District
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Cyntoia Brown Speaks to Students of Greenburgh Central School District

Cyntoia Brown recently spoke with students of the Greenburgh Central School District (GCSD). Brown was convicted of murdering and robbing Johnny Michael Allen, who had bought her for sex. She was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole after 51 years. The governor of Tennessee granted her clemency in 2017, reducing her sentence to […]

ButterMEssentials Honored At 2019 Caribbean Impact Awards
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ButterMEssentials Honored At 2019 Caribbean Impact Awards

Brooklyn-based ButterMEssentials honored at Caribbean Life Impact Awards on November 14, 2019 at Paradise Catering Hall in Brooklyn. ButterMEssentials recently opened its first physical location in Brooklyn at 688 Nostrand Ave. Unit 1, Brooklyn, New York 11221. City Councilman Robert Cornegy, Jr. presided over ButterMEssentials Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Brooklyn. “The opening of the first […]

Matthew Knowles: Executive Producer of Cancer Reality Show, "Eight Days"
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Matthew Knowles: Executive Producer of Cancer Reality Show, “Eight Days”

Matthew Knowles, record executive and talent manager, is best known as Beyoncé’s father and the manager of Destiny’s Child, is now the Executive Producer for the first ever Cancer TV reality show, Eight Days. Created by Charles Mattocks, an award-winning filmmaker and health advocate, Eight Days, a docuseries will air on  A+E’s FYI channel, premiering on January 4, 2020. “We’re […]

The Flu Can Kill You: "Get the Influenza Vaccine", Health Department Urges
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The Flu Can Kill You: “Get the Influenza Vaccine”, Health Department Urges

The NYC Health Department is reminding New Yorkers that everyone ages 6 months and older should get a seasonal flu vaccine. It is especially important for adults ages 50 and older, pregnant people, children ages 6 months to 5 years, and people with chronic diseases to be vaccinated.  “As New Yorkers, we look out for each other,” […]

"Kicked It In Heels" 7th Annual Gala
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“Kicked It In Heels” 7th Annual Gala

On Wednesday, October 16 at 7pm, Kicked it in Heels (KIIH) hosted their Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser which has become a marquee event that promotes breast cancer awareness while celebrating survivorship. For the 7th consecutive year, KIIH hosted a cocktail party designed to raise funds to eradicate healthcare disparities in breast cancer and to support survivor […]

County Executive Laura Curran Signs Legislator Josh Lafazan’s Food Allergy Restaurant Safety Ordinance at Ceremony
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County Executive Laura Curran Signs Legislator Josh Lafazan’s Food Allergy Restaurant Safety Ordinance at Ceremony

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran signed into law the Food Allergy Restaurant Safety Ordinance during a ceremony at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Initially introduced in July by Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (Woodbury), the measure was approved by the full Nassau County Legislature on Sept. 23. “Food allergies […]

Makeup Guru Selected As One of Top Honorees for Upcoming Conference
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Makeup Guru Selected As One of Top Honorees for Upcoming Conference

Supa Cent The Crayon Case Founder selected as one of the top honorees for 2019 Unlock Your Dreams Conference, Expo and Awards Gala.  Supa Cent catapult to fame came last year when The Crayon Case pulled in a million dollars in just 90 minutes on Black Friday. She then was able to pull of another […]

NYC Health Department Releases First Comprehensive Report on Cannabis Use in NYC
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NYC Health Department Releases First Comprehensive Report on Cannabis Use in NYC

The Health Department today released its first comprehensive report on cannabis use and associated harms in New York City. Since 2009, cannabis use increased nationally but remained stable in New York City. In 2017, public high school students in the city reported lower levels of past-month cannabis consumption than youth nationally, with 16% in New […]