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By PiaFergus
In Brownsville
Dec 16th, 2016
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By PiaFergus
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Aug 11th, 2016
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Brookdale treats approximately 225 gunshot victims each year Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center will host a youth program in collaboration with Youth Fighting Oppression aimed to reduce gun violence and its negative effects on the community. The program, entitled It Starts Here, seeks t...
By Nikkia Rivera
In East New York
May 11th, 2016
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Sponsored by Housing Works. Food Allergies affect 6% of children and 4% of adults. They can start at any age, last for years or for a lifetime, and can provoke symptoms that range from very mild to extremely severe. In honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week, we’re going over the most common type of foo...
By Nikkia Rivera
In East New York
May 2nd, 2016
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Sponsored by Housing Works. Everyone gets headaches. They can vary from mild to severe, and can last anywhere from a few minutes to an entire week. Here we list the symptoms, causes, and treatments of each type of headache, as well as the signs and symptoms to look out for in severe cases.   Types [&...
By Nikkia Rivera
In East New York
Apr 29th, 2016
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Sponsored by Housing Works. Chickenpox (also known as Varicella) is not nearly as common as it once was. Since 1995, cases of Chickenpox have gone down 90 percent. And yet, people who have not received the Chickenpox vaccine and who have never experienced Chickenpoxs are still at risk of contracting ...
By Nikkia Rivera
In East New York
Apr 14th, 2016
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  Sponsored by Housing Works. Asthma is an extremely common disease, affecting over 22 million people in the United States alone. It often begins in childhood and can follow a person throughout their life. And even though there is no cure, when treated correctly, asthma can be both managed and c...
By Nikkia Rivera
In East New York
Apr 12th, 2016
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  Sponsored by Housing Works. Losing weight can be difficult. Although we all know that diet and exercise is key, we’re always looking for faster options; options that will jump start us towards healthier habits, shed those extra ten pounds before the summer, and get our bodies into a permanent ...
By Nikkia Rivera
In East New York
Mar 30th, 2016
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Sponsored by Housing Works. One minute, someone near you starts rubbing their eyes, and the next, you’re waking up with a nasty case of pink eye. Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is one of the most common infections in the U.S. It’s irritating, contagious, and usually harmless. Here we list th...
By Nikkia Rivera
In East New York
Mar 30th, 2016
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Sponsored by Housing Works. Every 40 seconds, someone suffers from a stroke. Strokes occur when the blood flow to the brain is cut off. They can be deadly, currently being the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S; and debilitating, leaving two thirds of survivors with a disability. But, with the r...
By Nikkia Rivera
In East New York
Mar 11th, 2016
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Sponsored by Housing Works. Spring is a week away, and while most of us are looking forward to warmer weather and blooming flowers, many of us will be preparing for the onset of seasonal allergies. Also known as hay fever, allergies brought on by the spring season can be a serious disturbance for mos...