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Building a Better Healthcare System for Brooklyn

North and central Brooklyn have hospitals, healthcare clinics, private physician practices and more, but does it have a coordinated healthcare system? Not yet. As a result, our Brooklyn community is not efficiently using its resources to accomplish key health goals for our community. read more >

You Don’t Snooze, You Lose

Getting a great night’s sleep doesn’t just make you feel terrific. Getting enough quality sleep can also be vital to your overall health and well-being throughout your life. read more >

The Skinny on Being Too Heavy

The more you weigh, the more you’re at risk for a host of health problems. If you’re overweight or obese, you have a greater risk of heart disease including coronary artery disease, heart failure, angina and an abnormal heartbeat. read more >

To Your Health!

Here are some sobering statistics about excessive drinking. There are roughly 80,000 deaths attributable to excessive alcohol each year in the US, making it the third leading lifestyle-related cause of death. Alcohol use is responsible for about 30 years of potential life lost for each death. read more >

A Shot in the Arm for Childhood Immunization

Smallpox once killed millions of people every year. Today, it has ceased to exist. Polio was the scourge of the early and mid 20th century, paralyzing thousands of people. Today, the United States is polio-free. read more >

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