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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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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HW Pick: African Americans Are Three Times More Likely To Be Killed by Police

As 2016 comes to a close, a grim new study confirms what many of us already suspected: Looking at the United States’ entire population, African Americans are nearly three times as likely to be killed by police compared to whites, while Hispanics are almost twice as likely. Continue Reading →

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5 Ways To Help Children Stay Active During The School Year

mothers gun violenceThe start of a new school year means the start of new healthy habits — some good, some bad. Children exchange hours of bike riding, swimming and playing with friends for hours of sitting and sitting and sitting. Yet, keeping children active throughout the school year is essential. Continue Reading →

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