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Hair loss is almost inevitable. It’s estimated that 85% of men experience hair loss by the age of 50 and 40% of women experience it by the age of 40. Because of this, many products love to claim that they can prevent or cure hair loss. Everything from shampoos to oils to vitamins to medicines… Read more

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What Is CDPAP? CDPAP, or the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, is a Medicaid-based program that allows individuals to be in control of their personal home assistant. Unlike other programs, CDPAP allows for the recipient to choose and hire their own health care assistant. The program allows the recipient to feel both in control of… Read more

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Arthritis is accompanied by three main symptoms: joint pain, reduced mobility, and swelling of the affected joint. Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are the dominate types of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which the body mistakenly attacks healthy cells, leading to joint degeneration. Osteoarthritis, on the other hand, is caused by general wear-and-tear… Read more

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Among seniors, depression is the most common mood disorder. It often goes undiagnosed and untreated due to the stigma that it is not a real disorder. Depression is very real, and should never be ignored. Here, we go over the types, symptoms, causes, and effects of depression. Depression is the feeling of sadness, hopelessness, and… Read more

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  Find the Perfect Temperature For every degree higher you set your thermostat to, you’re adding around a 1 to 3% increase onto your heating bill. And if you have the habit of turning your thermostat to the highest possible degree, you’re wasting a lot of money. Thermostats are meant to keep a comfortable temperature… Read more

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Housing Complaints The Housing Preservation and Development NYC Program allows for tenants to file complaints against neglectful landlords. When a landlord fails to provide basic services for tenants, then the tenant is justified in filing a complaint. These issues can include, but are not limited to: Heat and hot water violations (check out our… Read more

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For many individuals, aging is a mixed bag of everyday annoyances, extreme challenges, and wonderful new experiences. While minor and major problems, such as compromised mobility, a change in sleep cycles, or chronic ailments can diminish quality of life for many older individuals, the opportunities afforded by retirement can offset other problems to make this… Read more

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What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a non-contagious chronic disease that causes rough, raised patches on the skin. It is an autoimmune disease, which means it is caused by the immune system. People suffering from psoriasis develop an overabundance of skin cells, which causes build-up. Symptoms can include: Itching, burning, or stinging Red patches of skin… Read more

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Courtesy EastNewYork.com The window to submit an application for affordable senior housing is closing soon, on January 14, 2017. Fifty-three new one bedroom apartments for low income senior citizens are coming to 137 Jamaica Avenue. One and two person households are eligible to apply. According to Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, one person households may… Read more

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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive degenerative disorder of the nervous system, caused by gradual loss of function in the parts of the brain that control movement. Early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include tremor of the hands, face, or limbs, stiffness in the arms, legs, and torso, and difficulty initiating voluntary movement. Other early symptoms may… Read more

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What is Crohn’s Disease? Crohn’s Disease is an Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or an IBD. Affecting around 780,000 Americans, the disease causes inflammation in the bowel tissue of the digestive tract. Symptoms can vary, but generally include: Abdominal Cramps Diarrhea Bloody stool Rectal bleeding Persistent need to use the bathroom Constipation Feeling of incomplete bowel removal… Read more

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Tenant’s Rights to Heat Every tenant, in both private and publicly-owned buildings, must have heat between October 1st and May 31st. During the day, between the hours of 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, every tenant’s apartment must be heated to at least 68° fahrenheit if the temperature outside is below 55°F. At night, between the… Read more

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For some, aging is a process that allows them to slow down, contemplate the subtleties of life, and enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of hard work. Retirement may bring opportunities for travel, spending time with family and cultivating new hobbies or returning to old ones. For others, aging can bring cause stress and worry,… Read more

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Diabetic retinopathy is a vision complication caused by diabetes that, if left untreated, can lead to eventual blindness. Here, we go over the causes, symptoms, and treatments. Symptoms Diabetic retinopathy can happen in different stages. Non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) occurs during the earlier stages when the blood vessels inside the retina (the tissue lining the… Read more

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Parkinson’s disease is a chronic condition that is caused by deterioration in regions of the brain that control movement. Neurons, the densely clustered bundles of nerve cells that send and receive signals in the brain, lose the ability to produce dopamine, a chemical crucial to transmitting messages about movement. Although the exact cause of Parkinson’s… Read more

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Winter’s a tough time for hair and skin care. With the cold weather comes cracked skin, brittle hair, and chapped lips. Here, we go through a few possible issues you may encounter this winter, and the simple DIY solutions that will help you along Reminder: This article offers advice for occasional symptoms associated with cold… Read more

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What Is It? Access-a-Ride is an MTA run program that allows eligible people to be picked up and dropped off by Access-a-Ride vehicles. These rides cover everywhere that mass transit is available, including parts of Nassau and Westchester Counties. The service is always available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. How Do I… Read more

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What is Eczema Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a skin condition that causes red itchy patches to appear on the skin. It is a chronic condition that can vary from mild to severe. Eczema has no cure, but it can be treated. Symptoms of Eczema include: Irritated red or grayish brown patches on the… Read more

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What Is HEAP? HEAP, or the Home Energy Assistance Program, is a New York State program that helps low-income New Yorkers to afford their heating bills. HEAP benefits are seasonal, and can be applied for come mid-November. According to ny.gov, to be eligible for HEAP, you and your household must: All be U.S…. Read more

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Is Organic Food Better For You? Overall studies have found that organic foods are no more healthy than regularly grown and raised food.    Organic food is food that is grown or raised without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics or hormones. Traditional foods are foods that include all of these additives. Studies have found that… Read more

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A new method for requesting an emergency ambulance with 21st century technology has been established right here in Brooklyn. SmartEMS is a free application that can be downloaded on any smart phone and computer. When registering, you enter your medical demographics such as your medical history, allergies, medications, insurance information, emergency contacts, and even the… Read more

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Margarine Originally, margarine was created to be a healthier alternative to butter. But, over the years, the spread has become so processed, that it’s hardly any better than butter. While significantly lower in cholesterol and fat when compared to butter, margarine is still not much better. It’s high in saturated fat, contains trans fat,… Read more

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What is Access-a-Ride? Access-a-Ride is an MTA funded transportation program that lets vehicles pick up and drop off those who are unable to use mass transit due to disability or age. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you use the area code 212, 347, 516, 631,646, 718,… Read more

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The best way to know to whether a food is healthy or not is to check its nutritional label. But, what exactly should you be looking for when reading one? Serving Size & Serving Per Container: Serving sizes are important because the nutritional label is based on the serving size. This can become confusing when… Read more

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If you’ve watched a video on Facebook, listened to music on a website, or watched a movie on Netflix, you were streaming. While the term “streaming” initially seems confusing, it’s actually pretty simple to understand. Here we go over what exactly streaming is, as well as other terms to help you understand.   What is… Read more

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What Is Asthma ? Asthma is a chronic illness that affects the lung’s airways. The lung’s airways carry air in and out of the lungs. In people suffering with asthma, the muscles in their airways can become constricted and swollen, allowing less air to pass through. Symptoms of asthma can include: Wheezing Trouble breathing Shortness… Read more

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For many people, the ability to move is so basic and intuitive that it’s taken for granted. While some people face mobility challenges early in life due to disability, injury, or illness, the majority of the population doesn’t give much thought to this important aspect of our lives. From the time we learn to lift… Read more

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Receiving screenings for breast cancer has never been easier in New York. New legislation has changed the way New York handles breast cancer, which is the leading cancer-related death amongst New York women. Here, we go over the biggest changes, and how you can take advantage of them. Different Hospitals and Clinics Will Provide Extended… Read more

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  Metabolic Syndrome is not a disease or an illness. Instead, Metabolic Syndrome is the name for various factors that can heighten a person’s risk for heart disease, specifically, coronary heart disease, and other health issues, such as diabetes or stroke. There are five factors that cause Metabolic Syndrome, and a person only needs to… Read more

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What is NORC? NORC-SSP’s are naturally occurring retirement communities supportive service program. These communities are housing complexes or apartment buildings with a high population of seniors. They offer specialty health and social services for communities elderly population. NORC’s are not strictly inhabited by seniors, nor were they purposely developed to be senior-only communities; Instead, communities… Read more

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