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GetCoveredNYC Offers Free Health Insurance Enrollment Support to all New Yorkers

GetCoveredNYC, the citywide program, provides free live support to help uninsured New Yorkers understand their eligibility and the enrollment process.

7 Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System During Cold Season

The best way to avoid getting sick this season is to strengthen your immune system and practice preventive care to stay healthy Photo credit: TLC While the flu shot may be at the top of your list of defenses against the virus, it still can't fully pr

Time Has Come for Paid Family Leave in New York State

The new paid family leave policy grants employees job-protected time off to care for their loved ones for up to 12 weeks Photo credit: Employer Service Corporation With the new year, New Yorkers now have access to an important new right: paid family

Brrrr! City Issues Extreme Cold Weather Health Advisory

New Yorkers are encouraged to take serious precautions during the upcoming extreme cold weather front to avoid health problems such as hypothermia, frostbites or the worsening of existing health conditions Photo credit: zimbio.
Woodhull Hospital Opens Brooklyn’s First Health Center for LGBTQ Patients

Woodhull Hospital Opens Brooklyn’s First Health Center for LGBTQ Patients

The new Pride Health Center offers culturally competent health services including primary care, behavioral health, dental services, hormone therapy, HIV testing and prophylaxis provided by specially trained medical staff First Lady Chirlane McCrae On
Santaland Spreads Holiday Cheer in Brownsville

Santaland Spreads Holiday Cheer in Brownsville

'Santaland,' Healthfirst's holiday celebration, brought Christmas Cheer to 2,500 little and not-so-little guests alike On Saturday, Healthfirst transformed the Seth Low Community Center in Brownsville into a dreamy winter world.

'Art in the Parks' Initiative Encourages Central Brooklynites to Become Active in Their Local Parks

The 'Art in the Parks: Active Open Space' initiative awarded $100,000 to eight community-based organizations to install public art that promotes physical activity and community connectivity in neighborhoods with high rates of chronic diseases Art ins

City Council Passes 'Potty Parity' Bill, Acknowledging Also Men Change Diapers

The new 'Potty Parity' bill will require all public restrooms to be equipped with a clean, safe diaper changing table, accessible to both men and women Photo credit: babble.

City Partnership with Warby Parker Provides Free Eye Exams, Glasses to Public School Kids

The expansion of the partnership between Warby Parker and NYC's Community Schools Initiative will bring free vision services to all 227 schools, reaching an additional 118,000 students photo credit: nycha.

Health Department Reports 1.2 Million NY'ers Enrolled Through Health Exchange

New York State Health Exchange According to the state Department of Health, more than 900,000 New Yorkers have enrolled for health insurance through the state's new insurance exchange, and 1.