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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 […]

3 Juicing Recipes To Shake Off   Pounds And Boost Your Energy
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3 Juicing Recipes To Shake Off  Pounds And Boost Your Energy

Getting motivated to lose weight isn’t a problem for some people. Staying motivated is often another story. When a diet doesn’t produce results right away, studies show people usually don’t stick with it. Setting the bar too high, too soon can lead to frustration and a fast exit of a regimen that might have in the […]

NYC Health Dept. Recognizes Breastfeeding-Friendly Spaces in Brooklyn, Launches Breastfeeding Toolkit & Baby Cafes
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NYC Health Dept. Recognizes Breastfeeding-Friendly Spaces in Brooklyn, Launches Breastfeeding Toolkit & Baby Cafes

In recognition of National Breastfeeding Month, the Health Department’s Center for Health Equity has recognized ten local businesses and partners in Brooklyn with breastfeeding-friendly spaces and launched a breastfeeding toolkit for small businesses. The breastfeeding toolkit will be distributed to local business owners in neighborhoods with the lowest rates of breastfeeding. It has a variety […]

EPA Environmental Education Grant to New York University Will Support Urban Environmental Science
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EPA Environmental Education Grant to New York University Will Support Urban Environmental Science

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that New York University has been selected to receive funding to support an urban environmental science initiative in the New York City area. EPA anticipates that it will award New York University an Environmental Education grant in the amount of $85,252 once all legal and administrative requirements […]

Brooklyn Music School Announces Toddler Yoga & Dance Class
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Brooklyn Music School Announces Toddler Yoga & Dance Class

Brooklyn Music School (BMS) has announced Toddler Yoga and Dance Class for 2s and 3s, running September through December. Classes run Monday – Friday, 10am-10:45am. Registration is $240/trimester. To register, call  (718) 638 5660 or visithttps://bms.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=177286. This unique program is being offered by BMS and MUSE Academy for parents who want their little ones to explore dance, yoga […]