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Historically Low Infant Mortality Rate In New York City In 2018, Annual Vital Stats Data Shows
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Historically Low Infant Mortality Rate In New York City In 2018, Annual Vital Stats Data Shows

The Health Department recently released the 2018 Summary of Vital Statistics, which found that life expectancy in New York City increased over the last decade to 81.3 years. Life expectancy also increased across all racial and ethnic groups over the past 10 years. Teen birth rates fell from 2009, with a 55.1 percent decline among […]

Wise Winter Weather Tips for Your Family Yard
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Wise Winter Weather Tips for Your Family Yard

When Old Man Winter comes, calling, homeowners need to keep everyone in the family – including your pets—safe. Here are some winter weather tips from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) and TurfMutt. Bring Pets Inside Dogs and cats should be kept inside during cold weather months. Wipe their paws and bellies after they’ve been […]

NYC Health Department’s Covid-19 Vaccine Hubs Open
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NYC Health Department’s Covid-19 Vaccine Hubs Open

Three new Covid-19 Vaccine Hubs located in the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn opened Dec. 10, the Health Department announced today. Twelve additional Hubs will open next week across the five boroughs, adding to the over 125 sites that are currently up and running for eligible New Yorkers citywide. “In order to get the vaccination traffic […]

"Soulful Yoga": A Global Deep Healing Platform For People of Color
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“Soulful Yoga”: A Global Deep Healing Platform For People of Color

According to the Psychiatric Times, “The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted people of color disproportionately. One-third of African Americans will suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, a mental condition that can develop after experiencing a traumatic event or natural disaster like a pandemic. The impact can lead to a wide range of symptoms from depression and anxiety, […]

Men’s Top Resolutions For 2021 Aimed At Reducing Belly Fat, Better Romantic Relationships
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Men’s Top Resolutions For 2021 Aimed At Reducing Belly Fat, Better Romantic Relationships

The new year is the perfect time for everyone to evaluate their goals for the upcoming year and make resolutions to improve. And the type of resolutions seem to differ for women and men, according to a new poll. According to Dr. Myles Spar, integrative men’s health specialist and chief medical officer at Vault Health, […]

On Raising Black Children: The 'Missing' Chapter from 'What to Expect When You’re Expecting'
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On Raising Black Children: The ‘Missing’ Chapter from ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’

Op-Ed by Megan T. Ebor, Enricka Norwood-Scott, Alison B. Hamilton, and Michele Cooley-Strickland The parenting bible, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” teaches mothers what to anticipate over the course of their children’s lives. However, for mothers of Black children, there is a missing chapter: preparing them for racism and injustice. The voice of 46-year-old […]

Connecticut Filmmaker Takes Helm In Fight Against Covid-19
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Connecticut Filmmaker Takes Helm In Fight Against Covid-19

As covid-19 cases and deaths reach alarming new highs around the country, filmmaker, author, and health care advocate Crystal R. Emery is leveraging a network of partners ranging from policymakers to grassroots organizers in the fight against the deadly pandemic. Emery, the founder and CEO of URU The Right to Be, Inc. (URU) — a […]

Fit For Good App Launches To Provide Virtual Fitness Coaches, Donate Portion Of Membership Fees To Charity
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Fit For Good App Launches To Provide Virtual Fitness Coaches, Donate Portion Of Membership Fees To Charity

Want a fitness plan just for you? The new app Fit For Good promises just that. It is a personalized fitness and nutrition system — whole doing good for the community.   With Fit For Good, users choose a program providing on-demand workouts to personalized training and nutrition plans. To start, a client’s plan will […]

Mask Up In Style: Minimalist Face Masks As the Essential Accessory For 2021
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Mask Up In Style: Minimalist Face Masks As the Essential Accessory For 2021

A mask is a must-wear item for everyone these days. So why not look great while wearing one? Marcellamoda, known for its New York City-inspired “minimalism with an edge” fashion, offers great-looking and comfy unisex face masks featuring cotton, nose wires, adjustable ear loops, and reusable filters all sourced in Europe. Providing designer style and […]

A New Way To Work Out From Celebrity Personal Trainer Diego Calvo
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A New Way To Work Out From Celebrity Personal Trainer Diego Calvo

Working for home has caused many to put on extra pounds since it’s now so easy to snack all the time. So losing weight and exercising most likely be New Year’s resolutions for most of us. A new fitness device the Nucleus Central Core Pro, which utilizes Liquid Impact Force Technology and momentum to give […]

Achieve Peace, Happiness, Tranquility, and Relaxation Through A New Meditation App
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Achieve Peace, Happiness, Tranquility, and Relaxation Through A New Meditation App

Relaxx is the advanced meditation app for achieving peace, happiness, tranquility, and relaxation through the practice of intermittent silence and meditation. The app guides its users on a journey away from everyday tasks and concerns to reduce stress and burnout. The app was created by Dr. Krishna Bhatta, a surgeon, author, and inventor, who is […]

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Joins Brownsville Community In Fight Against Environmental Racism
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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Joins Brownsville Community In Fight Against Environmental Racism

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has joined Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, Councilmember Alicka Ampry-Samuel (CD-41), Councilmember Inez Barron (CD42), Assemblymember N. Nick Perry (AD-58), Assemblymember Charles Barron (AD-60), Senator Zellnor Y. Myrie (SD-20), Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09), and Congresswoman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) in denouncing the MRI pipeline project. “Thank you, Mayor de Blasio, […]

"Shark Tank"Breakout Healthy Dog Food Delivery -- Pet Plate
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“Shark Tank”Breakout Healthy Dog Food Delivery — Pet Plate

Everyone in the family deserves a healthy and nutritious lifestlye, and that is why Renaldo Webb launched a healthy meal plan for dogs called Pet Plate. A thriving startup, Pet Plate delivers more than 15 million meals to dogs since 2017. Webb, 31, who made his TV debut on “Shark Tank,” catapulted his direct-to-consumer delivery […]

Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams Discusses Lizzo's Body Positivity Struggles And The Pandemic's Affect On Self-Esteem
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Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams Discusses Lizzo’s Body Positivity Struggles And The Pandemic’s Affect On Self-Esteem

New York Trend founder Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has once appeared on popular morning TV show “Good Morning America.” On Dec. 11, Dr. Williams appeared to discuss vital issues concerning mental health. She provided commentary on body image, social media and the impact of Covid 19 in response to an Instagram post by the amazing […]

Hey, New Yorkers! Check Out The Black Outdoor Adventurers
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Hey, New Yorkers! Check Out The Black Outdoor Adventurers

Meet the BOA– Black Outdoor Adventurers. It is an outdoor adventure social enterprise focused on the health and wellness of people of color mainly between the ages 27-42 that live and work throughout the New York Tri-State and Northeast region. Founded by Mina Okpi in 2015, Black Outdoor Adventurers works to eliminate the lack of […]