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Keeping Brooklyn Healthy

  • Wellness for Life
    11/01 1:00 PM -04:00
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  • The Coping Club
    11/07 3:00 PM -05:00
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  • Fall Health and Wellness Fair at Long Island University
    11/16 12:00 PM -05:00
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  • The Coping Club
    12/05 3:00 PM -05:00
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  • Cancer Support Group -- Look Good, Feel Better
    12/21 5:00 PM -05:00
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  • Cancer Support Group -- Man to Man
    12/21 7:00 PM -05:00
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Nutrition Corner

Don’t Kid Yourself: Children Need Flu Shots, Too

Each year, millions of American adults suffer from the flu. For most people it’s a mild illness, but did you know children are also particularly vulnerable to the flu? In fact, 115 kids under 18 in America died from flu-related causes last year, underscoring the importance of annual vaccinations and antiviral treatment for children. read more >

Subway and Bus Safety for Kids

In Brooklyn, mass transit is a fact of life – and subways and buses are how many of us prefer to get from point A to point B. Traffic and other conditions permitting, they’re convenient, fast and dependable. But they can also be dangerous for your children. read more >

A Simple Lesson in Keeping Your Kids Healthy and Safe at School

It’s that time of year again. You’ve gotten your kids all the notebooks, calculators, backpacks, pencils, pens and other school supplies they’ll need. You’re boning up on your math and state capitals so you can help the little ones with their homework. But making sure they’re healthy and safe is probably the best way to equip your children for success in school. read more >

Kids and Obesity: Food Choices Matter

By now you’ve surely heard of the childhood obesity epidemic sweeping America. But here are some sobering facts you may not know. read more >

Getting the Lead Out

In some northern Brooklyn neighborhoods, roughly 2.5% of people under age 20 have been exposed to lead. Lead exposure is often caused by peeling paint and poor housing conditions and tends to occur in lower income areas.
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When Your Child Is Seriously Ill...

The most advanced care is close to home. The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit offers comprehensive pediatric services in a state-of-the-art facility. With six private rooms, it's also the most compassionate, comfortable setting for pediatric patients and their parents. This facility offers the best care close to home for children with serious medical conditions while allowing their families to remain with them. read more >

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