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Here Comes the Heat - and the Savings Opportunities!
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Here Comes the Heat – and the Savings Opportunities!

Con Edison reminds its customers they can take simple steps to save energy and money this week as hot weather hits the New York City area. The company recommends that customers take these steps: ·         Turn off air conditioners, lights and other appliances when not at home and use a timer to turn on your air […]

Annual Vital Statistics Data Show Fewer Premature Deaths & Fewer Births in NYC in 2017
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Annual Vital Statistics Data Show Fewer Premature Deaths & Fewer Births in NYC in 2017

The NYC Health Department has released the 2017 Summary of Vital Statistics, which found that life expectancy in New York City was 81.2 years, a one-year increase since 2008. The age-adjusted premature death (before age 65) rate decreased by 2.4% from 2016. Teen birth rates fell sharply over the past 10 years, with a 56.2% decline […]

American Farmland Trust Announces Six Schools Selected for Inaugural New York State Farm to School Institute
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American Farmland Trust Announces Six Schools Selected for Inaugural New York State Farm to School Institute

Farm to Institution New York State, or FINYS, a collaborative initiative led by American Farmland Trust, announces the selection of six schools to the inaugural New York State Farm to School Institute, an intensive year-long program for New York schools to develop and grow their farm to school programs. “Reaching nearly 1.7 million students daily […]

Health Department Reminds New Yorkers to Leave Fireworks to the Experts
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Health Department Reminds New Yorkers to Leave Fireworks to the Experts

Today is the Fourth of July, and the Health Department reminds New Yorkers about the serious risks and dangers of fireworks. Fireworks can cause serious burns and eye injuries and should be handled by professionals. “The Health Department wants all New Yorkers to have a safe and enjoyable holiday, but please leave fireworks to the […]

Con Edison Offers Tips to Beat the Heat & Save Money
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Con Edison Offers Tips to Beat the Heat & Save Money

Con Edison reminds customers they can take simple steps to save energy and money as warm weather rolls into the area. The company recommends that customers take these steps: ·         Turn off air conditioners, lights and other appliances when not at home and use a timer to turn on your air conditioner about a half-hour before […]

Twentyeight Health Increases Access to Contraceptives While Giving Back to Those in Need
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Twentyeight Health Increases Access to Contraceptives While Giving Back to Those in Need

Nearly 20 million women in the US live in contraceptive deserts, today Twentyeight Health announced the launch of their digital health platform that will empower women to choose how and where they can get sexual and reproductive health services by breaking down obstacles to access birth control. Lead by female and male cofounders, Amy Fan and Bruno […]

Bobby Brown Foods and Vallarta Supermarkets Announce Distribution Deal
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Bobby Brown Foods and Vallarta Supermarkets Announce Distribution Deal

Entertainer, entrepreneur and Grammy award-winning singer, Bobby Brown and his wife Alicia Etheredge-Brown have inked a distribution deal with Vallarta Supermarkets to distribute Bobby Brown Foods (BBF), it was announced today.  Bobby Brown Foods is now available in 50 Vallarta stores throughout California.       On June 22, 2019 Brown will make a personal appearance and […]

Boost Oxygen Helps You Breathe Better During Summer Adventures & Travels
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Boost Oxygen Helps You Breathe Better During Summer Adventures & Travels

The great outdoors is just that, great, but nature comes with a price. Allergies and poor air quality can really do a number. Hiking and mountain biking are tremendous activities, but during certain times of the year, efficiently and effectively breathing during them can be a strain. Boost Oxygen is portable, easy to use, and […]

New Report on Health of Older Adults in New York City
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New Report on Health of Older Adults in New York City

The NYC Health Department has released a report examining the health of older adults in New York City. The report summarizes the current health status of older adults, ages 65 and older, in NYC. The report, developed in collaboration with 12 local government, academic, health care, and community based-organizations, demonstrates the Health Department’s commitment to helping […]

Revenge Body With Khloe Kardashian: Redefines Revenge in Season 3
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Revenge Body With Khloe Kardashian: Redefines Revenge in Season 3

As of today, we are officially 1 month away from the Revenge Body With Khloe Kardashian season 3 premiere (Sunday, July 7 at 9 p.m.) And, after taking a look at the latest teaser above, we couldn’t be more excited. Per the new footage, Khloe Kardashian‘s transformation series will “redefine” revenge. Not only will contestants shed pounds with […]

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 […]