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Ban on Tobacco Products in Pharmacies Now In Effect
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Ban on Tobacco Products in Pharmacies Now In Effect

                                                                                The  Health Department has announced a milestone in the City’s efforts to reduce the rate of smoking: in January, cigarettes and other tobacco products will be prohibited from being sold in all New York City pharmacies, including supermarkets and big-box stores with a pharmacy section. E-cigarette sales were banned in pharmacies last August, when […]

Feeling Unmotivated? Remove This Word from Your Vocabulary in 2019
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Feeling Unmotivated? Remove This Word from Your Vocabulary in 2019

Feeling Unmotivated? Remove This Word from Your Vocabulary in 2019 By Carol Tuttle I want you to pause for a moment and think of that thing you needed or wanted to do this year—but it’s December and you still haven’t gotten around to yet, and you keep putting off. The idea or project is just […]

Association for Mental Health & Wellness Receives $375,000 Federal Grant to Provide Mental Health First Aid Training
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Association for Mental Health & Wellness Receives $375,000 Federal Grant to Provide Mental Health First Aid Training

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW) has been awarded a $375,000 grant from the federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training for more than 2,000 citizens on Long Island. The initiative targets people and communities who have involvement with three populations where mental health […]

South Nassau Officially Becomes L.I. Flagship Hospital of the Mount Sinai Health System
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South Nassau Officially Becomes L.I. Flagship Hospital of the Mount Sinai Health System

South Nassau Communities Hospital and the Mount Sinai Health System have finalized a partnership, making South Nassau Mount Sinai’s flagship hospital on Long Island in a move designed to bring advanced-level health care to the South Shore of Nassau County and to Long Island. South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside becomes part of the Mount […]

NYC Health Department Launches Campaign to Encourage Primary Care Providers to Screen and Treat for Depression
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NYC Health Department Launches Campaign to Encourage Primary Care Providers to Screen and Treat for Depression

The NYC Health Department has launched a campaign to expand the screening and treatment of depression in primary care settings. This initiative is part of the Health Department’s efforts to prioritize awareness and services around mental health and builds on the significant actions of ThriveNYC, led by First Lady Chirlane McCray, to reduce stigma and […]

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, […]