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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 […]

Walgreens to Offer Flu Shot Vouchers for Uninsured & Underinsured New Yorkers
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Walgreens to Offer Flu Shot Vouchers for Uninsured & Underinsured New Yorkers

The NYC Health Department has announced a collaboration with Walgreens to offer 1,000 vouchers for flu shots at 11 Walgreens and Duane Reade pharmacies located in areas with high rates of people without health insurance and low flu vaccination rates – an initiative made possible by the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Partnerships. The flu vouchers […]

NYC Health Department Receives $1.8 Million Grant to Support Improvements in Maternal Care Across the City
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NYC Health Department Receives $1.8 Million Grant to Support Improvements in Maternal Care Across the City

The NYC Health Department and the Fund for Public Health in New York City have announced a $1.8 million grant from Merck for Mothers to further bolster the City’s efforts to reduce persistent racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health. The funding will ensure hospitals are including severe maternal morbidity (SMM, or life threatening complications […]

Health Department Launches New Anti-Smoking Media Campaign Featuring  Commissioner Bassett & Her Quit "Smoking Number"
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Health Department Launches New Anti-Smoking Media Campaign Featuring Commissioner Bassett & Her Quit “Smoking Number”

The Health Department has launched a new media campaign, “Your Number,” featuring Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett, who shares the number of tries it took her to stop smoking. The campaign encourages New Yorkers to quit smoking, regardless of the number of times they have already tried to stop. Almost everyone who successfully quits […]

NYC Health Department Launches "ARTCONDOMNYC" In Recognition National Condom Awareness Day
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NYC Health Department Launches “ARTCONDOMNYC” In Recognition National Condom Awareness Day

In recognition of National Condom Awareness Day, the Health Department today launched ARTCondomNYC, a series of four, limited-edition NYC Condom wrappers designed by contemporary artists. The first ARTCondomNYC wrapper, designed by artist and community advocate David John Attyah, was unveiled today at God’s Love We Deliver in the West Village. The remaining three condom wrappers […]

NYC Health Dept Expands Mental Health First Aid
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NYC Health Dept Expands Mental Health First Aid

As part of ThriveNYC, and after a successful introduction, the Health Department today has announced an additional $5 million annual investment through 2020 to the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program for 39 full-time trainers, 19 outreach coordinators, training materials and public awareness campaigns. Nearly 50,000 New Yorkers have participated in this program since its […]

Healthier Soul Food Cookbook Takes Fresh Approach to Traditional Recipes for "Go Red" Heart Health Month
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Healthier Soul Food Cookbook Takes Fresh Approach to Traditional Recipes for “Go Red” Heart Health Month

The Healthier Traditions Cookbook: Soul Food, a healthy twist on traditional Southern dishes, features 17 classic recipes and is available for complimentary download today. The cookbook, a collaboration of Transamerica Center for Health Studies® (TCHS) with the Association of Black Women Physicians (ABWP), helps maintain the integrity of these soul food dishes, while identifying easy […]

New Data Finds Link Between Lack of Sleep & Mental Health Problems Among Children & Teenagers
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New Data Finds Link Between Lack of Sleep & Mental Health Problems Among Children & Teenagers

The NYC Health Department has released new data on lack of sleep among New York City school children and public high school students. On an average school night, 75 percent of high school students reported getting fewer than eight hours of sleep, and 11 percent of school children (ages 6 to 12 years) got inadequate […]

NYC Health Department Reminds New Yorkers to Get Their Flu Shot
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NYC Health Department Reminds New Yorkers to Get Their Flu Shot

The NYC Health Department today reminded all New Yorkers to get their annual flu shot so they are protected against the influenza virus and its severe symptoms and complications. Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory viral illness that can cause significant illness and death. As expected for this time of year, influenza activity is on […]

AHF To Commemorate MLK Holiday at Parades and Through Free HIV Testing Events Across The Country
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AHF To Commemorate MLK Holiday at Parades and Through Free HIV Testing Events Across The Country

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is proud to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed on January 15 by participating in MLK parades and hosting free HIV awareness and testing events in more than a dozen U.S. cities across the country, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, FL; […]

Exercise Strategies for Cancer Survivors
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Exercise Strategies for Cancer Survivors

On Tuesday, March 20th, the Adelphi NY Breast Cancer Program is presenting a free demonstration of Strength for Life at Adelphi University’s Alumni House in Garden City from 2 to 3 pm. Strength for Life, whose goal is to improve quality of life, is a community exercise program where persons with a cancer diagnosis and survivors […]