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City Issues Last-Minute Warnings for a Safe and Healthy Fourth of July

City Issues Last-Minute Warnings for a Safe and Healthy Fourth of July

City officials urge New Yorkers to leave fireworks to the professionals and to swap their cars for public transportation or cabs when drinking. Photo credit: epochtimes.
'Jump Into Summer Block Party' Centers Health in Brownsville

'Jump Into Summer Block Party' Centers Health in Brownsville

Bristol Street in Brownsville turned into a dance party, playground and health fair for the residents On Tuesday, the Brownsville Neighborhood Health Action Center held its annual Jump into Summer Block Party on Bristol Street, an opportunity to brin
Battling the Bite: How to Protect Yourself from Mosquitos and Ticks this Summer

Battling the Bite: How to Protect Yourself from Mosquitos and Ticks this Summer

In 2017, there were 21 cases of West Nile virus in NYC, two of which ended fatally. Tick-borne illnesses have also been on the rise: There were 381 reported cases in Brooklyn alone.
Kings County Doctor Performs Innovative Hand Surgery While Patient is Awake

Kings County Doctor Performs Innovative Hand Surgery While Patient is Awake

The 45-minute surgery doesn't require general anesthesia nor pre-operative procedures such as EKGs or chest X-rays, and is expected to have fewer complications Dr.
Photos: Healthfirst's Annual Health and Wellness Expo Returns to Brownsville

Photos: Healthfirst's Annual Health and Wellness Expo Returns to Brownsville

Healthfirst's annual Brownsville health expo encourages local residents to take charge of their health and feel good about it Photo courtesy of Healthfirst On Saturday, Healthfirst hosted its annual Healthy Village Brownsville, a day dedicated to edu
Rep. Clarke Joins Healthfirst for Annual Health Expo in Brownsville

Rep. Clarke Joins Healthfirst for Annual Health Expo in Brownsville

Healthfirst's annual Health & Wellness Expo returns to Brownsville with free health screenings and wellness services to increase awareness around pressing health matters affecting the local community. Congresswoman Yvette D.
Donors Needed! Regional Local Blood Center Declares Emergency in NYC

Donors Needed! Regional Local Blood Center Declares Emergency in NYC

Currently, blood reserves are below the minimum of a seven-day inventory in local hospitals, according to New York Blood Center.
A Doula For Dads

A Doula For Dads

Doula For Dad provides services for men and male-identified people to prepare them for fatherhood and the aspects of manhood that relate to it When Desmond Seymour was 15 years old, he had a life-altering experience that went on to shape his adult li
How Old is Your Heart? Find out with this New Online Tool.

How Old is Your Heart? Find out with this New Online Tool.

The Heart Age Calculator calculates heart age based on questions about sex, age, height, weight, blood pressure, smoking status, and offers useful tips and resources to improve heart health. Photo credit: Harvard.
City Says It's Time to Quit Smoking, Raises Base Price for Cigarettes to $13

City Says It's Time to Quit Smoking, Raises Base Price for Cigarettes to $13

The city targets tobacco sales to give New Yorkers another incentive to quit smoking. Photo credit: CBS News Smoking just got more expensive for New Yorkers.