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American Heart Association’s Long Island Cycle Nation Hamptons Heart Ride Announced
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American Heart Association’s Long Island Cycle Nation Hamptons Heart Ride Announced

Show the world what true commitment to a cause looks like. Each rider in the CycleNation Hamptons Heart Ride can choose from a 27-mile, 59-mile, or 100-mile bike ride through the heart of the Hamptons on Long Island, NY.  CycleNation is a community of cyclists and friends on a quest to put the brakes on […]

Health Department Announces Expansion of HIV Prevention Services for Young People
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Health Department Announces Expansion of HIV Prevention Services for Young People

In recognition of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Health Department today announced two new clinics in Brooklyn which will provide young people ages 13 to 24 years HIV prevention services, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a safe and effective daily pill that greatly reduces the risk of HIV infection. The clinics – at New York City […]

Vitality Bowls Kicks Superfood Craze into High Gear in Plainview
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Vitality Bowls Kicks Superfood Craze into High Gear in Plainview

The wait is over in Plainview. Local residents, professionals and students no longer need to struggle with eating healthy when out and about. Vitality Bowls, which specializes in açaí bowls – a thick blend of the Amazon’s antioxidant-rich açaí berry, topped with a variety of superfoods – announced today the opening of its café in Plainview. The new franchise […]

The Long Island Links Provide Dental Screenings during National Oral Health Month
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The Long Island Links Provide Dental Screenings during National Oral Health Month

The Long Island (NY) Chapter, The Links Incorporated recognized National Oral Health Month through delivering dental screenings to 525 elementary students in Hempstead and Westbury. Under the leadership of Leah E. Watson, Chapter President, Program Chair Juanita Winfield and Health and Human Services Chair Claudia Germain, The Long Island Links provided freedental screenings and oral […]

Natural Hand Sanitizer Kills Germs and Moisturizes All In One!
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Natural Hand Sanitizer Kills Germs and Moisturizes All In One!

Have you looked into the ingredients of your current hand sanitizer? Not all hand sanitizers are created equal and while the tingling sensation and potent smell of alcohol in most sanitizers leave you with the feeling of killed germs, one company is combining the powers of nature and science to bring you better hand hygiene. […]

NYC Health Department Launches Child Blood Lead Testing Campaign
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NYC Health Department Launches Child Blood Lead Testing Campaign

The NYC Health Department has launched a public awareness campaign to encourage parents to get their children’s blood tested for lead. When exposed to lead, children can develop learning and behavior problems. While 80 percent of NYC children are tested at least once before their third birthday, only 50 percent of children are tested at both ages […]

NYC Health Department Releases Data on Male Suicide from 2007 to 2016
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NYC Health Department Releases Data on Male Suicide from 2007 to 2016

The NYC Health Department today released new data on male suicide in New York City between 2007 and 2016. In 2016, there were 359 suicides among men, a rate of 8.5 per 100,000 males– the lowest rate in 10 years and less than half the national rate (21.4 per 100,000). The number of male suicides during […]

Letter Grades Now Being Issued for Food Carts & Trucks
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Letter Grades Now Being Issued for Food Carts & Trucks

The NYC Health Department has announced that the first letter grades have been issued to food carts and trucks. On the Lower East Side, Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot congratulated Mahmoud Abdel Wahed, the owner of Mo’s Coffee Cart, which was among the first food carts in the city to receive an “A” grade. This […]

New Campaign Compares Sugary Drinks to Cigarettes
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New Campaign Compares Sugary Drinks to Cigarettes

The NYC Health Department has launched a new media campaign that compares sugary drinks to cigarettes. The campaign emphasizes that both products are hazardous to your health and reminds New Yorkers not to give sugary drinks to children. Sugary drinks – including soda, sweetened iced tea, sports drinks, energy drinks, fruit punch and other fruit-flavored drinks that […]

New Report Shows Improvements of Health Equity in NYC
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New Report Shows Improvements of Health Equity in NYC

The NYC Health Department has published its third annual update on Take Care New York 2020 (TCNY 2020), the City’s comprehensive blueprint for health equity by 2020. The report includes an update on progress towards the 2020 goals, describes how housing issues are important for health, and provides four case studies of organizations that are working to […]

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 […]