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Mammography Van Brings Free Breast Cancer Screenings to Brownsville

The mammography program provides free breast cancer screenings and education to women aged 40 and older.
'It's Time for Medicare for All!' Clarke Co-Sponsors Universal Healthcare Plan

'It's Time for Medicare for All!' Clarke Co-Sponsors Universal Healthcare Plan

The bill would gradually expand Medicare to establish a government-run health insurance program that covers all Americans.
Annual Conference on Healing Trauma Returns to Crown Heights

Annual Conference on Healing Trauma Returns to Crown Heights

The conference convenes victims, service providers and community members to discuss trauma and healing for young men of color. 
5 Brooklyn Health Centers Awarded $6M in State Funding

5 Brooklyn Health Centers Awarded $6M in State Funding

The funds will go toward improving and building health centers to expand inpatient, primary and ambulatory care services.
In Support of #ThriveNYC, Sen. Parker and Staff Take Mental Health First Aid Course

In Support of #ThriveNYC, Sen. Parker and Staff Take Mental Health First Aid Course

The city's free Mental Health First Aid course trains New Yorkers how to recognize and address the early signs of mental illness and substance misuse.
Health Department Cracks Down on CBD-Infused Foods, Drinks

Health Department Cracks Down on CBD-Infused Foods, Drinks

A newly-enforced ban on CBD-laced products could severely impact flourishing new businesses like Bushwick's Caffeine Underground

City Launches New Lead Testing Campaign

The campaign is part of LeadFreeNYC, the health department's push to eliminate childhood lead exposure.
Kings County Hospital Prepares for Pandemic Outbreak with Emergency Drill

Kings County Hospital Prepares for Pandemic Outbreak with Emergency Drill

Medical staff conducted an emergency response simulation inside a seven-bed emergency room on wheels, which could be deployed during a pandemic crisis.

Report Finds the City's Highest Adult Asthma Rates in Brownsville

The analysis reveals a strong correlation between violations caused by mold and infestation with a spike in asthma rates, particularly in low-income neighborhoods
Brooklyn Kids May Catch the Science Bug at this New Exhibit

Brooklyn Kids May Catch the Science Bug at this New Exhibit

Brooklyn Children's Museum "Science + You" is an interactive child-sized laboratory where kids can explore what it’s like being a scientist.