Op-Ed By Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi On COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

By Dr. Dave A. Chokshi

Recently, important updates about the COVID-19 vaccine were announced—that certain people are now eligible for a “booster” dose. Continue Reading →


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NYC Receives Millions To Make Healthy Food More Affordable From Harlem To Hollis

The City has received a $5.5 million federal grant through the Fund for Public Health NYC to help increase access to nutritious foods and fight health inequities in New York City. Continue Reading →


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Historic Flu Vaccination Campaign Health Department Urges Parents To Get Children Vaccinated

The Health Department today announced that the City is on track to have a historic flu campaign this season, as over 2 million New Yorkers have received this season’s flu vaccine. Continue Reading →


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Health Department’s New Childhood Blood Lead Level Reports Decline

The Health Department today released its latest Childhood Blood Lead Level Surveillance Quarterly Report (PDF) covering the first quarter of 2020, from January to March 2020. Continue Reading →


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Health Department Urges Colon Cancer Screening Following Revised Recommendations

The Health Department is encouraging New Yorkers to get screened for colon cancer and alerting health care providers to the risk of colon cancer at younger ages. Continue Reading →


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5 Tips To Keep Your Heart Healthy In Harlem

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States. It reduces blood flow to the heart, which can cause a heart attack. Half of men who die suddenly of heart disease have no previous symptoms. Continue Reading →


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Interview: Dr. Dave Chokshi Talks Screenings During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it serves as an annual reminder of the importance of living a healthy lifestyle in Harlem to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer. Continue Reading →


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