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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

City Sues Big Drug Companies for 500M Over Opioid Crisis

The lawsuit alleges that drug companies systematically misrepresented the drugs' safety, oversupplied the pills and fueled the illegal market Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the city has filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies to h

New App: NYC Wants You to Quit... Smoking!

The free HelpMeQuit app connects future ex-smokers to smoking cessation resources and 'quit buddies,' awards badges for reaching non-smoking milestones and includes games for distraction Photo credit: The Bulletproof Blog On Thursday, the Health Depa

With Flu Season Still Going Strong, Officials Urge New Yorkers to Get Vaccinated

Influenza, which usually peaks between January and March, can be deadly for young children, pregnant women, people with chronic illness and people over 65 Photo credit: abc.

Sen. Hamilton Partners with Crown Heights Health Center for Free Lead Testing

Kamin Health Urgent Care in Crown Heights offers free lead testing for children throughout the month of January Photo credit: Environmental Working Group With the recent revelations about NYCHA's failure to conduct thousands of lead paint inspections

New 'Potty Parity' Law Creates Equal Access to Changing Tables in NYC Public Bathrooms

The new 'potty parity' law will go into effect in 180 days and mandates that diaper changing stations be available to all New Yorkers in public spaces such as theaters, museums and shopping malls. Potty Parity is now law in NYC.

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