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Study: Middle Schoolers Reveal Severity of Food Insecurity in Brooklyn

Study: Middle Schoolers Reveal Severity of Food Insecurity in Brooklyn

Brownsville and Bed-Stuy students found that processed foods and sugary beverages are more accessible than fresh foods and water in low-income areas
BP Adams Launches Program to Teach Meditation in East Brooklyn Schools

BP Adams Launches Program to Teach Meditation in East Brooklyn Schools

Program aims to decrease stress and anxiety while increasing focus and kindness

Wyckoff Hospital Convenes 2nd Annual Sexual Assault Conference

The free conference aims to educate survivors and the public about resources available for the prevention and treatment of sexual and domestic violence
Pink Bag Event Brings Breast Health Education to Barclays Center

Pink Bag Event Brings Breast Health Education to Barclays Center

The free event will offer cancer prevention information, a tutorial for breast self-exams, as well as live entertainment, food and goodie bags
More Than 'A Campaign Against Hunger,' this Org Inspires Healthier Relationships with Food

More Than 'A Campaign Against Hunger,' this Org Inspires Healthier Relationships with Food

The Campaign Against Hunger empowers Brooklynites to lead healthier lives by increasing their access to nutritious food and related resources
Bklyn Public Library to Host Veteran’s Mental Health First Aid Course

Bklyn Public Library to Host Veteran’s Mental Health First Aid Course

The free course teaches participants how to identify and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges

BP Encourages Brooklynites to Participate in Free Overdose Prevention Trainings

With 359 opioid-related deaths in 2017, Brooklyn had the city's second highest rate of overdose deaths
Woodhull's Emergency Department Gets $5M Overhaul

Woodhull's Emergency Department Gets $5M Overhaul

Woodhull will create 16 new exam rooms, an improved nurses' station and a transition hub for outpatient care.

Kings County Hospital Gets $1.9M for Cancer Detection and Therapy

The hospital will use the funds to purchase new radiology, oncology and mammography equipment
Brooklyn Hospitals Take Part in Citywide Emergency Evacuation Drill

Brooklyn Hospitals Take Part in Citywide Emergency Evacuation Drill

More than 50 NYC hospitals tested how to efficiently transfer patients between health care facilities in cases of natural disasters