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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, […]

NYC Health Dept. Reminder: A Flu Vaccine Is the Best Protection Against Influenza
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NYC Health Dept. Reminder: A Flu Vaccine Is the Best Protection Against Influenza

The NYC Health Department is reminding New Yorkers that all persons 6 months of age and older should get a seasonal flu vaccine. It is especially important for adults ages 50 and older, pregnant women, children 6 months to 5 years, and people with chronic diseases to be vaccinated. Last year was one of the […]

NYC Health Department Announces "The National Salt & Sugar Reduction Initiative"
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NYC Health Department Announces “The National Salt & Sugar Reduction Initiative”

The NYC Health Department has announced a national effort to reduce sugar in packaged foods by 20 percent by 2025. The National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative (NSSRI) is a partnership of nearly 100 local, city and state health departments, associations, and health organizations across the country. The NSSRI is advocating for lowering the amount of sugar in […]

How to Find “Me Time” on the Busiest Days
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How to Find “Me Time” on the Busiest Days

By Carol Tuttle Admit it. You’ve fallen into bed at night with that feeling… You hurried all day, shuttled the kids, ran the errands, worked hard. You got things DONE. But in the rush of the day, YOU got a little lost in there somewhere. If only you could have a few uninterrupted minutes to […]

Anti-Smoking Media Campaign Ending Soon
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Anti-Smoking Media Campaign Ending Soon

The NYC Health Department has launched a new media campaign to encourage men to quit smoking. In 2017 in New York City, men were nearly twice as likely to smoke as women, and their rates have not declined since 2010. More than one in six men smoke cigarettes (17.5 percent). Quitting smoking lowers the risk […]

NYC Health Dept. Announces First Citywide Initiative to Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure
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NYC Health Dept. Announces First Citywide Initiative to Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure

The NYC Health Department has announced “Take the Pressure Off, NYC!”, its first citywide initiative to prevent and control high blood pressure. The Department announced Take the Pressure Off, NYC! today at the second annual citywide High Blood Pressure Coalition Summit, which brought together over 100 stakeholders in 13 sectors – including faith- and community-based […]

Benihana Announces Partnership with National Breast Cancer Foundation
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Benihana Announces Partnership with National Breast Cancer Foundation

  Benihana, the nation’s leading operator of Japanese-inspired Teppanyaki and Sushi Restaurants, has pledged their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a donation and awareness program in select restaurants as part of their partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Throughout the entire month of October, Benihana will feature a limited-time menu item, […]

The Greenest Restaurants in the World
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The Greenest Restaurants in the World

 If all restaurants in the world followed the lead of the following Green Restaurant Award winners, we’d have a more sustainable and stable planet. Restaurants consume 1/3 of all electricity in the retail sector. Dining out accounts for over half of our food budget. With issues of climate change, ocean pollution, and sustainable food at […]

Acessa Health Partners with The White Dress Project to Present on Healthcare Disparities and Uterine Fibroids
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Acessa Health Partners with The White Dress Project to Present on Healthcare Disparities and Uterine Fibroids

Acessa Health Inc., developer of the Acessa System®, has announced that it is continuing its collaboration with The White Dress Project, a nonprofit group that promotes fibroid awareness and advocacy, to present a session at this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference. Earlier this year, both organizations announced the launch of the Goodbye Fibroids initiative which aims […]

Guilt-Free Snacks for the Entire Family
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Guilt-Free Snacks for the Entire Family

Snack happy and healthy with the delicious line from Bubba’s Fine Foods. On a mission to rewrite the healthy snack stereotype, Bubba’s snacks taste so good, you won’t believe that they could be good for you too. Get back the snack taste that you love without the unhealthy ingredients that you’re trying to avoid with Bubba’s […]

Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams, Cedarmore Corporation Host 4th Annual Health & Wellness Fair in Freeport
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Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams, Cedarmore Corporation Host 4th Annual Health & Wellness Fair in Freeport

Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams (D – Freeport) in conjunction with Cedarmore Corporation hosted their 4th Annual Health and Wellness Fair at the Freeport Recreation Center on Saturday, Sept. 8. During the health fair, residents attended workshops promoting healthy eating, self-care and physical activity. Residents were able to connect with dozens of vendors and collect information […]

Mount Sinai Launches Television Series on CUNY TV 
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Mount Sinai Launches Television Series on CUNY TV 

  The Mount Sinai Health System has launched a new television series called Mount Sinai Future You, featuring clinicians, researchers, and patients discussing how innovations in science, medicine, and new models of care are changing the course of health care. The broadcast takes viewers behind the scenes at the Mount Sinai Health System, which is […]