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Did you know...it is important to be educated about prostate cancer?

Did you know…it is important to be educated about prostate cancer?

Did you know…you could get a low or no cost colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is a very important screening that helps prevent colorectal cancer.

Did you know that children with toxic stress can have health and social problems in adulthood if they are not prevented?

The New York Time article “Protecting Children from Toxic Stress,” written by David Bornstein talks about how the Child First Program helps prevent young children (age 6 and under) from traumas that affect their mental and physical health in adulthood.

Did you know...how to protect your baby from chemicals called phthalates while you are pregnant?

Did you know...how to protect your baby from phalates while you are pregnant?

Did you know...there are ways to make quitting smoking easier?

Here are some tips from the NYC Department of Health to make quitting smoking easier:

Prepare yourself.

Make a list of your reasons for quitting and plan for situations that may tempt you to smoke.

Did you know...that high blood pressure can lead to a stroke?

Managing high blood pressure is the most important thing you can do to prevent stroke.

Did you know … alcohol can raise your blood pressure?

Drinking a lot of alcohol regularly can lead to high blood pressure

Drinking a lot of alcohol regularly can lead to high blood pressure

Did you know...high blood pressure hurts the kidneys?

High blood pressure makes your heart work harder than normal as it pumps blood around your body.

Did you know...changing your plate size and what you put on it could make you healthier?

Improving what, and how much, we eat doesn’t have to be a difficult and confusing process! In fact, it can be a fun challenge.

Here are five simple tips to help you start the process:

Did you know…that spending on health also helps build a stronger economy?

- Parks promote physical activity and jobs, and are also a major source of income for New York State
- Public transportation encourages walking, decreases unemployment, and increases business income
- Foods grown locally encourage healthy eating and jobs

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