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NY Overdose Prevention Program: Brooklyn Hospitals to Offer Naloxone Education, Distribution

'Simply stated, increasing naloxone availability saves lives,' said Mitchell Katz, MD, president and chief executive officer of NYC Health + Hospitals.

'No Butts About It' - BP Adams Launches Free Colon Cancer Screening Campaign

?Adams kicked off Colon Cancer Awareness Month with a community forum and introduced the #NoButtsAboutIt campaign to encourage Brooklynites to participate in free screenings across the borough.

Health Department Receives $1.8 M to Combat Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

Black women are 12 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications, and maternal morbidity rates are highest among women living in the poorest neighborhoods, with Brownsville having the highest rate in the city.

NYC Offers Free Flu Shot Vouchers to Uninsured, Underinsured

The flu shot vouchers are available at three central Brooklyn locations on a first-come, first-serve basis for New Yorkers seven years of age and older who do not have health insurance. Photo credit: www.scarymommy.

New Anti-Smoking Media Campaign Encourages New Yorkers to Keep on 'Quitting'

The new anti-smoking campaign stresses: Almost everyone who successfully quits smoking requires multiple attempts - keep on trying, regardless how many times you tried.

Make Love, Be Safe with ARTCondomNYC

The city's 'ARTCondomNYC' initiative features a limited-edition series of condom wrappers designed by contemporary artists to re-energize the conversation around safe sex practices Photo credit: NY Daily News It is Valentine's Day - and National Cond

New Web Portal NYCHOPE Offers Resources for Domestic Violence Survivors

NYCHOPE offers a directory of local services; information about signs of abuse; and a guide about how to help a person experiencing abuse - easily and safely accessible from any smartphone, tablet or computer. Photo credit: NYC.

BP Adams to Hold Second Plant-Based Vegan Meetup

The event will feature a panel discussion of plant-based and vegan nutrition advocates, professionals and stakeholders discussing ideas for advancing healthy plant-based nutrition.
Lack of Sleep Causes Significant Mental Health Issues for NYC School Children, New Data Reveals

Lack of Sleep Causes Significant Mental Health Issues for NYC School Children, New Data Reveals

New data shows that on an average school night, 75 percent of high school students and 11 percent of school children get inadequate sleep, linking it closely to increased screen time on phones, tablets, computers

Cuomo Gives $700M Boost to New Central Brooklyn Health Network

The funds will boost the launch of One Brooklyn Health, a 32-site ambulatory care network including Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, Interfaith Medical Center, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and community-based health care providers Ph