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High Blood Pressure

Health Department Says: ‘Take the Pressure Off, NYC!’

The NYC Health Department announced “Take the Pressure Off, NYC!,” its first citywide initiative to prevent and control high blood pressure, at the second annual NYC High Blood Pressure Coalition Summit on Wednesday. The summit gathered over 100 stakeholders from faith- and ...

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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 hold them accountable for ...

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HOPE– Making New York’s Homeless Population Count

Today, New York City is conducting its annual homeless outreach population estimate. An unidentified homeless man, center, and Jennifer Sherry communicate using sign language at the man's encampment in Tompkins Square Park, Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 ...

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Where to Start? Take a Breath

Photo credit: Whether we are in the throes of a health crisis or simply just want to improve our current health status, often times the overwhelming question is: “Where do I start?” The aisles of ...

department of agriculture, free summer meals, no kid hungry, NYC

Free Summer Meals for NYC Kids

photo For many kids, summertime means two things: fun and friends. But when school’s out, that also means that families can’t count on their kids eating meals at school, and already tight family food budgets ...

Your Easter Weekend Event Picks

So here we are again. Can you feel how often we get to this point, together? You have a 40 ounce bottle of Róse in your hand and perhaps grandeur visions of a bbq running through your mind. It's not quite ...

Airbnb vs NYC: A Story of Estranged Bedfellows

Photo: Since its launch in 2008, Airbnb has millions of dollars in profit from renters using its home sharing service in New York City. Unfortunately, New York has been less enthusiastic about sharing its own home with Airbnb. ...

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