Dr. May Edward Chinn The First African-American Woman Physician

Dr. May Edward Chinn (April 15, 1896 – December 1, 1980) was an African-American woman physician. She was the first African-American woman to graduate from Bellevue Hospital Medical College and the first African-American woman to intern at Harlem Hospital. Continue Reading →

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First Lady McCray Leads Nationwide Weekend For Mental Health With Faith And Community Leaders

New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray will speak at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday, May 20 as over 2,000 of houses of worship and community groups across the nation address mental health and addiction in their communities between May 18-20. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Launches “¡Listos!”, First Ever HIV Prevention Campaign For Latinos

The Health Department, in partnership with the Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), launched “¡Listos!”, a sex-positive marketing campaign that encourages Latinos to consider using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as part of their sexual health plan. PrEP is a safe, daily pill that greatly reduces the risk of HIV infection. Continue Reading →

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New Online Tool Shows How New Yorkers From Harlem To Hollis Fare On Health Metrics

new population health tool debuts today, offering researchers and policymakers in New York City and 499 other urban centers nationwide a window into how its residents fare on a variety of environmental, behavioral and health measures. Continue Reading →

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10 Tips To Cope With A Spike In American’s Anxiety From Harlem To Hollywood

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) says in a new study that Americans from Harlem to Hollywood are more anxious today than they were a year ago, with 39 percent of people reporting feeling more anxiety. Continue Reading →

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Salmonella From Eggs Sickens From Harlem To Hollis

A source reports that a salmonella outbreak has been traced back to eggs is continuing to sicken people, with another two cases reported in New York state in the past month, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  Continue Reading →

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Centers Health Care Is First New York State Sponsor For Walk To End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to announce that Centers Health Care is the first New York State sponsor for all Walk to End Alzheimer from Harlem to Hollis, Queens. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Urges Health Care Providers To Regularly Screen Men Who Have Sex With Men

The Health Department today released a new Vital Signs report about rectal STIs and the risk for later HIV infection among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM).
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Health Department Releases Data On Blood Lead Levels In Children Showing In 2016-2017

The Health Department today released preliminary data on lead poisoning in children, showing a 13 percent decrease from 2016 to 2017 in the number of children under age 6 with blood lead levels at or above the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reference level of 5mcg/dL. Continue Reading →

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Most Far Reaching Sexual Harassment Act In U.S. Now Law From Harlem To Hollywood

Mayor de Blasio signed the City Council’s groundbreaking and far reaching sexual harassment bill package into law today, responding to the #MeToo movement and calls across the country for an end to workplace abuse. Continue Reading →

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Allergy Misery Has New Yorker’s Weeping From Harlem To Hollis

Patch reports that you might want to carry some tissues — high pollen counts from Harlem to Hollis, Queens will likely wreak havoc on springtime allergy sufferers through the rest of the work week. Continue Reading →

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NYC Consortium Joins NIH In launching The All Of Us Research Program From Harlem To Hollis

On May 6, 2018, the National Institutes of Health will open national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program—a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds.  Continue Reading →

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Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce Presents The National Urban Health Conference

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Elev8 Wellness Centers, Touro College and Metroplus Health Plan present the 8th Annual National Urban Health Conference taking place Saturday May 12th through Sunday, May 20th, 2018.  Continue Reading →

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Statement From The HSASG Service Provider

Today the Human Services Advancement Strategy Group:

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We created the Human Services Advancement Strategy Group (HSASG) consisting of nine membership organizations representing 2,000 human services provider organizations across the City to secure the programmatic, financial, and operational resources. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Sonny “The Greatest Living Improviser” Rollins 1930 – (Video)

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Walter Theodore “Sonny” Rollins, born September 7, 1930, is an American jazz tenor saxophonist, widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. Continue Reading →

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan Receives An “A” For Patient Safety Spring 2018

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan received an “A” for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog.
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7 Diet Apps Helping Travelers Realize Slim down Success While Jet Setting

By Merilee Kern, ‘The Luxe List’ Executive Editor

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Even the most well-intentioned New Year’s Resolutions can quickly become nothing more than a fond memory without a solid plan in place to keep a traveler motivated and on track. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Updates On Significant OneNYC 2018 Progress

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the release of the OneNYC 2018 Progress Report, an update on the progress made since the release of the original One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City in April 2015. Continue Reading →

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Community Forum On Opioids In East Harlem

The NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan Community Advisory Board will host a community forum on Saturday, April 21, 2018, to focus on opioid use in East Harlem. Continue Reading →

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Target NYCHA Rats For Extermination From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today launched an aggressive, new extermination plan at the ten most infested rat developments at NYCHA. Continue Reading →

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Free Seniors Fitness Instructions In Harlem

Get active in your neighborhood park with CityParks Seniors Fitness! We welcome New Yorkers 60+ to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga and fitness walking in 16 neighborhood parks across the city. Continue Reading →

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Alzheimer’s Association And NYS Coalition Awarded $23+M To Support Those From Harlem To Hollis

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York State Coalition (alznys.org) has been awarded $24 million by the New York State Department of Health through the Alzheimer’s Disease Community Assistance Program (AlzCAP) to maintain its leadership of the grant. Continue Reading →

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