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Black Gum for White Teeth - Launching February 2018
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Black Gum for White Teeth – Launching February 2018

Swiss oral care brand, CURAPROX, is launching the all new Black Is White Gum this February! Providing gentle and excellent oral health, you can finally choose a gum you feel good about chewing! Staying true to the charcoal trend, “Black is White Gum” is the ultimate charcoal beauty game changer. The activated charcoal gently removes […]

HIV Diagnoses Have Reached Another Historic Low in NYC
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HIV Diagnoses Have Reached Another Historic Low in NYC

  The Health Department has announced that the annual number of new HIV diagnoses in New York City has reached an all-time low. According to the 2016 HIV Surveillance Annual Report, 2,279 people were newly diagnosed with HIV last year, down 8.6 percent from 2015. Since HIV reporting began in 2001, new HIV diagnoses among […]

New Data Shows Striking Disparities in Early Deaths from Heart Disease & Stroke
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New Data Shows Striking Disparities in Early Deaths from Heart Disease & Stroke

 The NYC Health Department has  published an Epi Data Brief titled “Premature Heart Disease and Stroke Deaths among Adults in New York City,” which highlights disparities in heart disease and stroke – two diseases that account for 24 percent of all premature deaths (death before age 65) among adults in New York City. Early death […]

Annual Double Dutch Holiday Classic will Take Place at the World-Famous Apollo Theater
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Annual Double Dutch Holiday Classic will Take Place at the World-Famous Apollo Theater

National Double Dutch League welcomes double dutch teams of all ages from all around the globe to celebrate the 26th year of the David A. Walker Memorial annual Double Dutch Holiday Classic at the famous Apollo Theater (253 W. 125 Street, New York, NY) on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. We […]

NYC Health Dept. Launches "Asthma Doesn't Have to Stop Your Kids From Being Kids" Campaign
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NYC Health Dept. Launches “Asthma Doesn’t Have to Stop Your Kids From Being Kids” Campaign

  The Health Department has launched a new multimedia campaign educating parents about the benefits of managing their children’s asthma every day. The campaign, “Asthma Doesn’t Have to Stop Your Kids from Being Kids,” reminds parents to work with their health care provider to create a daily asthma management plan that includes taking medication if […]

The Evelyn Lozada Foundation (ELF) Kicks Off Domestic Violence Awareness Month by Launching the "Turn Hurt Into Joy" Online Fundraising Campaign
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The Evelyn Lozada Foundation (ELF) Kicks Off Domestic Violence Awareness Month by Launching the “Turn Hurt Into Joy” Online Fundraising Campaign

Turn Hurt Into Joy Online Campaign is Evelyn’s testament that a negative can be transformed into a positive! Several years ago, she wore a beautifully crafted Ines Di Santo original design (wedding dress) as she prepared to enter into one of the most sacred and memorable unions of her life.   Evelyn was married in […]

HBCU Majorette Teams Get the Chance to Face Off and See Who Really Runs the Yard
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HBCU Majorette Teams Get the Chance to Face Off and See Who Really Runs the Yard

From stand battles to the tailgate stadium scene, The Radiant Collection, from Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) leading feminine protection brands Tampax® and Always®, is on a fashion-forward mission to keep collegiate women feeling confident in their period protection. Four in five African American women (ages 18-35) avoid wearing certain types of clothes during their periods […]

Honoring 67 New Yorkers Who Reversed an Opioid Overdose Using Naloxone
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Honoring 67 New Yorkers Who Reversed an Opioid Overdose Using Naloxone

First Lady Chirlane McCray and Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett hosted the first ever Lifesaver Awards Ceremony to honor 67 New Yorkers who used naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose. Collectively, the nominees saved at least 255 lives, with one individual personally reversing more than 40 overdoses. The ceremony also recognized   approximately 140 Opioid […]

International Sorority Honors USA Swimming: Partnership Decreases Drowning Deaths Amongst African Americans
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International Sorority Honors USA Swimming: Partnership Decreases Drowning Deaths Amongst African Americans

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. has awarded its Community Service Partnership Award to USA Swimming, the governing body for competitive swimming in the United States, for its partnership with the sorority to drive down drowning deaths among African Americans. The award was presented on Friday, September 22, 2017 during a reception at the Renaissance Downtown […]

Health Department Releases First Comprehensive Report on the Health of Latinos in NYC
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Health Department Releases First Comprehensive Report on the Health of Latinos in NYC

The Health Department has released “Health of Latinos in New York City,” a comprehensive report of 51 indicators describing the health of the largest Latino heritage groups in New York City: Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexicans, and Central and South Americans. Latinos from 20 different countries make up 29 percent of the city’s population – its […]

Bed Aerobics Fitness May Help Patients with Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases
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Bed Aerobics Fitness May Help Patients with Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases

Mind-body corrective exercise specialist Monifa Maat (CPT), will be signing copies of her book, Bed Aerobics Fitness Flow® 18 Mind-Body Exercise Steps for Strength, Flexibility & Balance at Sisters Uptown Bookstore, 1942 Amsterdam Avenue at 156th Street in Harlem on September 27th, between 6pm – 8pm. Bed Aerobics Fitness Flow® (“BAFF”) is a mind-body, therapeutic bed […]

NYC Health Dept Warns New Yorkers About Increase in Hepatitis A Infections
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NYC Health Dept Warns New Yorkers About Increase in Hepatitis A Infections

  The Health Department has reported 46 cases of hepatitis A among New York City residents who had sex with men or had sexual contact with men who have sex with men (MSM) between January 1 and August 31, 2017. Thirty-seven of the 46 patients reported no travel to countries where hepatitis A is prevalent. […]

National Sickle Cell Disease Poll of African Americans Dispels Long-Held Views
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National Sickle Cell Disease Poll of African Americans Dispels Long-Held Views

Pfizer Inc. , the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), and scholars from Howard University have announced results from a new national poll designed to deepen understanding and gauge perceptions around sickle cell disease (SCD) among African Americans. The poll, which included responses from adults in the US who self-identified as African American, revealed that while […]

NYC Health Dept. New Campaign Launch: "Breastfeeding Friendly Communities"
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NYC Health Dept. New Campaign Launch: “Breastfeeding Friendly Communities”

The NYC Health Department’s Center for Health Equity has launched a new campaign “Breastfeeding Friendly Communities” to raise awareness about a mother’s right to breastfeed in public whenever and wherever she chooses. The campaign features a 30 second video about a mother in the Bronx who shares the challenges she had breastfeeding in public but […]

"Making Waves" Swim Program After Successful Third Year
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“Making Waves” Swim Program After Successful Third Year

After a successful third year, the Health Department today announced the expansion of its summer swimming program for 6-18 year old kids and youth from low-income neighborhoods around the city. The program, now called Making Waves, provides free water safety and swim instruction to young people participating in Department of Youth and Community Development managed […]