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The Health Department today released preliminary data on lead poisoning in children, showing a 13 percent decrease from 2016 to 2017 in the number of children under age 6 with blood lead levels at or above the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reference level of 5mcg/dL. Continue Reading →
As 2016 comes to a close, a grim new study confirms what many of us already suspected: Looking at the United States’ entire population, African Americans are nearly three times as likely to be killed by police compared to whites, while Hispanics are almost twice as likely. Continue Reading →
The start of a new school year means the start of new healthy habits — some good, some bad. Children exchange hours of bike riding, swimming and playing with friends for hours of sitting and sitting and sitting. Yet, keeping children active throughout the school year is essential. Continue Reading →