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City Issues Heat Advisory: How to Stay Cool and Healthy

City Issues Heat Advisory: How to Stay Cool and Healthy

Avoid strenuous activities during the sun's peak hours, stay indoors with your AC and drink lots of water! Le Frak Center in Prospect Park.
Health Department Warns New Yorkers of Dry Cleaning Chemicals, Offers Free Air Tests for Apartments

Health Department Warns New Yorkers of Dry Cleaning Chemicals, Offers Free Air Tests for Apartments

Longtime exposure to high levels of Perchloroethylene, a chemical most commonly used in dry cleaning, can cause problems with the nervous system, liver and kidneys, as well as cancer.
City Expands Initiative to Help Uninsured New Yorkers with Opioid Addiction Treatment

City Expands Initiative to Help Uninsured New Yorkers with Opioid Addiction Treatment

The initiative permits primary care providers to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication for opioid addiction treatment, and nurses to offer patient care and support services.
Taking it to the Streets: Planned Parenthood Goes Mobile with HIV Prevention

Taking it to the Streets: Planned Parenthood Goes Mobile with HIV Prevention

In Brooklyn, where will Planned Parenthood's mobile medical unit be next? Project Street Beat is Planned Parenthood's HIV-prevention and access to care program that provides services through a mobile medical unit and also in two offices, one in the S
City Launches 5-Year Plan to Reduce Maternal Deaths Among Women of Color

City Launches 5-Year Plan to Reduce Maternal Deaths Among Women of Color

City data shows: Black women are eight times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications than White women. Photo credit: DC Metro Maternity On Monday, First Lady Chirlane Mc Cray and Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Dr.
National Alliance of Mental Illness to Host Free Community Health Fair in Bed-Stuy

National Alliance of Mental Illness to Host Free Community Health Fair in Bed-Stuy

The free community health fair features presentations, workshops and information about resources available in the local community Photo credit: NewsCenter Today July is Minority Mental Health Month, and the New York chapter of the National Alliance o
Citi Bike Expands $5 Memberships, Bringing Healthy and Affordable Transportation to Low-Income Communities

Citi Bike Expands $5 Memberships, Bringing Healthy and Affordable Transportation to Low-Income Communities

Previously only available to NYCHA residents, the program is expanding to include recipients of food assistance programs.
Studies: Obesity, Diabetes and Depression Rates Are Steadily Rising Among New Yorkers

Studies: Obesity, Diabetes and Depression Rates Are Steadily Rising Among New Yorkers

The comprehensive series of studies revealed significant health discrepancies based on gender, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity.
Zumba Yourself Fit with Free Classes in Bed-Stuy

Zumba Yourself Fit with Free Classes in Bed-Stuy

The Healthy Start Brooklyn Community Action Network offers free Zumba classes every Tuesday and Thursday at the Bedford Neighborhood Health Action Center. Photo credit: uft.

Crown Heights Harriet's Apothecary Brings Healing and Self-Care to BRIC

Every Friday, the healing circle Harriet's Apothecary will offer free wellness sessions and self-care practices including restorative yoga and guided meditations.