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Cold Weather Skin Care Remedies

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...

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Access-A-Ride: Requesting Trips

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....

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Tips On Dealing With Eczema

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...

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Having Troubles With Your Heating Bill? HEAP Can Help

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...

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Is Organic Food Healthier Than Regular Food?

Is Organic Food Better For You? Overall studies have found that organic foods are no more healthy than regularly grown and raised food....

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Revolutionary New Ambulance Dispatcher App Helps You Stay In Control During Medical Emergencies

A new method for requesting an emergency ambulance with 21st century technology has been established right here in Brooklyn. SmartEMS is a...

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Unhealthy “Healthy” Foods

Margarine Originally, margarine was created to be a healthier alternative to butter. But, over the years, the spread has become so...

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Access-A-Ride: Who’s Eligible and How to Apply

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...

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Nutrition Labels Explained

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...

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What Is Streaming?

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...

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Everything You Need To Know About Adult-Onset Asthma

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...

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New York’s New Breast Cancer Screening Program

Receiving screenings for breast cancer has never been easier in New York. New legislation has changed the way New York handles breast...

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What is Metabolic Syndrome?

  Metabolic Syndrome is not a disease or an illness. Instead, Metabolic Syndrome is the name for various factors that can heighten a...

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How to Know if You’re Living in a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community

What is NORC? NORC-SSP’s are naturally occurring retirement communities supportive service program. These communities are housing...

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Pneumonia Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

When cold weather arrives, pneumonia is never too far behind. Commonly mistaken for other illnesses (like the common cold or bronchitis),...

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New York’s Nutritional Services Hit the Funding Jackpot

New York Senior Nutritional and Disease Prevention Services just received a hefty sum of $74 million in State and Federal funding....

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NYC’s Free Meal-Delivery Service Programs

Everyone deserves to have access to healthy, filling meals, regardless of their income. Here we list three different meal-service programs...

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How to Perform a Self-Administered Breast Exam

Although we may only dedicate one month a year to breast cancer, that doesn’t mean breast exams should only be administered once a year....

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Feeling Under the Weather? It Might be Allergies

Confused as to why you’re suffering from allergies during the fall? It’s not as uncommon as you think. While most people think of the...

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Have Questions About Voting Before The Big Election? We Got You Covered. Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Voting This November

Wondering when the last day to register to vote is? Or whether you’re still registered to vote? Then we got answers for you. Here, we...

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Top Ten Fall Fruits and Veggies

Pumpkin. Pumpkin is the king of winter vegetables. Aside from making great jack-o-lanterns and holiday pies, pumpkins are incredibly rich...

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Rent Stabilization: Tenant Rights

What is rent stabilization? Rent stabilization is a New York-based program, which regulates an apartment’s rent and the landlord’s...

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Healthy Aging Month: Answering the Most Commonly Asked Health Questions

Ever wonder what exactly a calorie actually is? Or whether there is such thing as good cholesterol? For National Healthy Aging Month,...

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Knowing Elder Abuse: The Types, Signs, and Resources

What is Elder Abuse? Elder abuse is the intentional act of abuse towards older adults over the age of 60. Elder abuse is a large-scale...

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Generic vs Brand Medication: Which Is Better?

You’re standing in a pharmacy looking for a standard pain reliever when you’re faced with the choice of buying either the...

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Guide To The New York Relay Service

What is The New York Relay Service? The New York Relay Service is a free statewide service that allows people who are deaf,...

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What You Need To Know About Prostate Health

What is the Prostate? The prostate, found in men, is a walnut-sized gland located behind the scrotum and under the bladder, and is...

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The Truth Behind Diet Pills

Losing weight can be difficult, especially as we get older. As a result, many advertisers claim to have the secret to losing weight....

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Should You Get The Flu Shot?

With flu season right around the corner, many seniors are once again left wondering whether or not to get a flu shot. Here, we answer the...

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Even More Fall Prevention Tips!

1) Wear the Right Type of Shoes One of the leading causes of falls lies right under our noses, on our feet. When it comes to falls,...

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