Health & Nutrition

Montefiore Pumps Up Education and Community Engagement During February’s Heart Month

Montefiore Pumps Up Education and Community Engagement During February’s Heart Month

Free Activities for Patients, Community and Associates Support Heart Healthy Lifestyles NEW YORK (January 28, 2016) – The Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care will be inviting community members and employees to join in a robust number of […]

DUANE READE, WALGREEN TO OFFER NALOXONE WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION THROUGHOUT NYC

DUANE READE, WALGREEN TO OFFER NALOXONE WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION THROUGHOUT NYC

Duane Reade, Walgreen Company will begin dispensing naloxone without a prescription in the 300 Duane Reade and Walgreens stores citywide, and approximately 450 pharmacies statewide, beginning today, bringing naloxone availability without a prescription to more than 650 pharmacies citywide.    […]

Dept of Health Community Event @ Castle Hill Library (2/3) TCNY 20/20

Dept of Health Community Event @ Castle Hill Library (2/3) TCNY 20/20

Profile America: January Is National Oatmeal Month

Profile America: January Is National Oatmeal Month

January is National Oatmeal Month, recognizing the breakfast staple for its health characteristics – low fat, no sodium, and the ability to help lower the risk of heart disease.

Breaking News: Fresh Express Baby Spinach Recall Announced

Breaking News: Fresh Express Baby Spinach Recall Announced

Fresh Express 12oz Baby Spinach Recall Issued Due to Possible Allergen Exposure

The New York Genome Center Awarded $40 Million To Study Common Disease

The New York Genome Center Awarded $40 Million To Study Common Disease

New York Genome Center Awarded $40 Million from the NIH to Use Genomic Sequencing to Explore Common Disease   NEW YORK —  The New York Genome Center (NYGC) has been awarded $40 million, over four years, from the National Human […]

by · January 15, 2016 · Health & Nutrition
Kidney Stones Are on the Rise Among Youth, Especially in Women and African-Americans

Kidney Stones Are on the Rise Among Youth, Especially in Women and African-Americans

PHILADELPHIA /USNewswire/ — Kidney stones are increasing, particularly among adolescents, females, and African-Americans in the U.S., a striking change from the historic pattern in which middle-aged white men were at highest risk for the painful condition. “The emergence of kidney stones in […]

Mobile Mammography FREE! 1/25/16

Mobile Mammography FREE! 1/25/16

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Health Groups Urge Gov. Christie to Sign Bill Raising Tobacco Sales Age to 21

Raising The Age Will Protect Kids and Save Lives WASHINGTON, DC — The following is a Statement of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association Founders Affiliate, American Lung Association in New Jersey and Global Advisors on Smokefree […]

Hip Hop Workshop for Teens

Hip Hop Workshop for Teens

Nearly 80% of Americans with Digital Eye Strain Use Multiple Screens

Nearly 80% of Americans with Digital Eye Strain Use Multiple Screens

“Second Screen” Trend May Worsen Eye Symptoms   LAS VEGAS — Nearly eight of every 10 Americans who suffer from digital eye strain (DES) use two or more devices simultaneously, according to a nationwide survey released today at the International Consumer Electronics […]

by · January 7, 2016 · Health & Nutrition, News
Under Armour And IBM To Transform Personal Health And Fitness

Under Armour And IBM To Transform Personal Health And Fitness

New Cognitive Coaching System Will Apply Machine Learning to the World’s Largest Digital Health and Fitness Community LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — On Wednesday Under Armour announced a strategic partnership with IBM to create and provide meaningful data-backed […]

by · January 7, 2016 · Health & Nutrition, Sports
States of Intoxication

States of Intoxication

STATES OF INTOXICATION When Prohibition ended in 1933, the sale of alcoholic beverages resumed in the U.S. but was subject to a patchwork of differing regulations. Local options mean that some counties remain dry. Some states regulate the alcoholic content […]

by · January 5, 2016 · Features, Health & Nutrition
January Is Eye Care Month

January Is Eye Care Month

The Eyes Have It January 2016 is National Eye Care Month and National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Regular eye examinations should be part of everyone’s health care regimen, especially those age 40 and over. It’s estimated that there are 2.7 million […]

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Red Cross Offers 2016 New Year’s Safety Resolutions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With the new year quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to make a promise to yourself and your loved ones. The American Red Cross strongly urges people to make a resolution that can […]