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City Report Finds Childhood Lead Exposure Is at All-Time Low

Since 2005, there has been a nearly 90 percent decrease in the number of NYC children under 6 years old with elevated blood lead levels.
Planned Parenthood of NYC Struggles to Deliver Morning-After HIV Drug

Planned Parenthood of NYC Struggles to Deliver Morning-After HIV Drug

The nonprofit's website advertises walk-in access to PEP, a drug which can prevent HIV if taken within 72 hours of exposure. Patients report being told to look elsewhere.
Health Department Launches Baby Cafe to Promote Breastfeeding in Brooklyn

Health Department Launches Baby Cafe to Promote Breastfeeding in Brooklyn

The initiative also includes the distribution of educational toolkits in neighborhoods with the low breastfeeding rates In recognition of National Breastfeeding Month, the Health Department's Center for Health Equity unveiled on Thursday a new breast
New Bed-Stuy Clinic Provides Care for Underserved Community

New Bed-Stuy Clinic Provides Care for Underserved Community

The new Bed-Stuy clinic is initially offering pediatric care; adult primary care and women's health services will be added in mid-September.
City Aims to Tackle Racial Disparities with Free Swim Program for Kids of Color

City Aims to Tackle Racial Disparities with Free Swim Program for Kids of Color

Data shows that black children drown in pools at ten times the rate of white children; the health department wants to change that.
Brooklyn Cyclists to Pedal for Health and Unity During 5th Annual Bike East Tour

Brooklyn Cyclists to Pedal for Health and Unity During 5th Annual Bike East Tour

Bike East, the annual 20-mile community bike tour, returns to change the negative narrative of Brownsville and East New York.
Second Annual Healthy NYC Expo is Coming to East New York

Second Annual Healthy NYC Expo is Coming to East New York

The free Healthy NYC Expo will provide cooking demonstrations, health screenings, exercise activities, a 'Senior Pavilion,' panel discussions and more.

Back to School Health Fairs in Central and East Brooklyn

The health fairs provide free health screenings and offer useful resources and workshops on subjects such as weight management, healthy nutrition and more. As the summer is slowly coming to an end it is time to get the kids ready for school.
East New York Health Center Opens Community Dental Clinic

East New York Health Center Opens Community Dental Clinic

HealthCare Choices Inc. opened its state-of-the-art dentistry to bring a much-needed array of dental services to the East New York community.
City to Spray for Mosquitoes in Central and East Brooklyn

City to Spray for Mosquitoes in Central and East Brooklyn

In the fight against mosquitoes, the health department uses pesticides that are low-risk to people and pets, and provides the community with additional tips and resources to "fight the bite.