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Join the Fight Against E-Cigarettes

October 22, 2019

FPHNYC Staff

Download our resources below to learn more and join the fight. “I’d never smoke. I vape.” While New York City has seen its youth cigarette smoking rate drop dramatically over the past decade, a new menace has taken the place of combustible tobacco: e-cigarettes. The increase in sales and use of these products (including e-cigs, … Continue reading “Join the Fight Against E-Cigarettes”

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Addressing the Risk for Falls for Seniors

September 10, 2019

FPHNYC Staff

This post was originally published in May 2019 May is Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate and look out for our older neighbors, friends, and loved ones. One significant risk seniors face is falling, which can lead to serious injury, hospitalization and even death. In the U.S., one in three older adults falls each … Continue reading “Addressing the Risk for Falls for Seniors”

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Disease Detectives: Combating New York City’s Measles Epidemic

August 1, 2019

FPHNYC Staff

For the last 10 months, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Health Department) has been part of the response to stop the largest measles outbreak in the United States since 1992. In NYC, there have been 642 cases confirmed as of July 29, 2019, since the outbreak began in October 2018. … Continue reading “Disease Detectives: Combating New York City’s Measles Epidemic”

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The Challenges We Face in the Fight Against Measles

June 7, 2019

FPHNYC Staff

The measles epidemic has grown rapidly over the past eight months; there are now over 550 cases in New York City alone. This outbreak has posed many challenges, particularly in combating the spread of anti-vaccine misinformation. Additionally, the City has had to question how to balance civil liberty with civic accountability, the right to refuse … Continue reading “The Challenges We Face in the Fight Against Measles”

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Renewing Investment in Design for More Active, Healthier Lives

April 30, 2019

FPHNYC Staff

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle isn’t easy. It can be even more challenging to go for a walk when your neighborhood doesn’t feel safe, or visit the park if the closest green space is a subway ride away. The environments in which we work, live, and play can have a profound impact on our health and … Continue reading “Renewing Investment in Design for More Active, Healthier Lives”

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