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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 […]

3 Ways To Protect Your Self-Worth
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3 Ways To Protect Your Self-Worth

Dr. Josh Wagner There is no end to all the things we have yet to do. There is no final goal. Any accomplishment is usually followed by another door opening another challenge. It’s inevitable. So you think you may have achieved your final goal—like getting engaged or married, or getting a coveted new job or […]

New Book from Planned Parenthood Teaches Sex Ed for Kids
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New Book from Planned Parenthood Teaches Sex Ed for Kids

When only 13 states in America require that sex education in school is medically accurate, something just doesn’t add up.  Sexually educated kids make for sexually responsible adults, and it’s already been proven that teaching kids about safe sex doesn’t make them more promiscuous; If anything, all it does is decrease their risk of accidental pregnancies and help […]

NYC Health Department Sounds the Alarm on E-Cigarette Use Among NYC Middle School Students
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NYC Health Department Sounds the Alarm on E-Cigarette Use Among NYC Middle School Students

The Health Department has released data on e-cigarette use of New York City public middle school students. In 2018, 1 in 15 public middle school students (about 13,000 students, or 6.7%) reported currently using e-cigarettes, defined as having used an e-cigarette in the previous 30 days. Current e-cigarette use was higher among older students: 9% […]

Black Spending On Health And Beauty Care Product Dollars Can Serve AS An Economic Boom For Our Community
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Black Spending On Health And Beauty Care Product Dollars Can Serve AS An Economic Boom For Our Community

It is no secret that African Americans spend a huge amount of money on Health and Beauty Products.  A recent article suggests that African Americans spend to the tune of $437 million in the ethnic hair and beauty market.  We need to reconsider areas such as these where we are spending a substantial amount of […]

Back to School Ad Campaign Reminds New Yorkers to Get Vaccinated
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Back to School Ad Campaign Reminds New Yorkers to Get Vaccinated

As parents and children prepare to go back to school, the Health Department is reminding New Yorkers about the importance of vaccines with a new ad campaign. The campaign “Don’t Hesitate. Vaccinate!” reminds parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated on time. The campaign will run online, in bus shelters, subways, and in local […]

If You Want Nice Hair, Eat Like You Care
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If You Want Nice Hair, Eat Like You Care

Poor nutrition literally impacts people from head to toe because diet can significantly affect your hair — and that includes losing it. Healthy, attractive hair is often due to a combination of factors, including genetics, physical health, hair care, and eating habits. But if someone is experiencing hair breakage, hair loss, or lost luster, their poor diet […]

Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan Introduces  Food Allergy Restaurant Safety Law
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Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan Introduces Food Allergy Restaurant Safety Law

Flanked by colleagues in government and food allergy awareness advocates on the front steps of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (Woodbury) on Monday, July 15 unveiled a series of reforms aimed at educating consumers and food service professionals about food allergies and how to identify, respond to and […]

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 […]