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Did you know…high rates of cancer in the African American community can be decreased?

African Americans have the highest cancer-related death rate and shortest survival time compared to any other racial or ethnic group in the U.S.  The good news is that there are things you can do about it!  High rates of cancer can be decreased through prevention.  First off, you can lead a healthier lifestyle. Important ways to reduce your risk of cancer include:

Did you know…your plate size might be contributing to weight gain?

Did you know that over the past 30-40 years, the size of dinner plates has increased, from about nine inches across in the past to about 12 inches across today? 

Did you know…high fructose corn syrup is in just about everything you eat?

Here are some important facts you should know about corn and sugar:

Did you know… exercise can really help people with diabetes?

More than one in 10 adults in Central and East Harlem have diabetes-this rate is higher than anywhere else in Manhattan, and one of the highest rates in NYC.  This disease can make it more likely for you to develop other serious health problems like strokes, heart attacks,

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  • Did you know…there’s a media war over high fructose corn syrup?

    Lately, there has been a lot of talk about the health effects of having large amounts of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in our food. Even the first lady, Michelle Obama, has said she will not give her children products made with high fructose corn syrup.

    Did you know…improving your health without paying a lot is easier than you might think?

    Do you think that you have to spend a lot of money on gym memberships to get fit?  How about on healthy food?  Check out some helpful ways to improve your health without having to pay a lot!

    Did you know...there are many places to bring your prescription? Prescriptions 101

    Where can I get a prescription?

    • In the state of New York a prescription can be written by a licensed doctor, registered nurse practitioner, registered certified physician assistant, dentist, podiatrist (foot doctor), veterinarian (pet doctor), and optometrist (eye doctor).
      • Some of these health professionals can write a prescription for a limited number of drugs.

    Did you know…you may be gaining weight from what you drink?

    The most common reason why we gain weight is because we are taking in more calories than we are burning on a daily basis.  What people don't realize, is that the reason we consume so many calories is often due to what we are drinking, not what we are eating.  Drinking beverages that are high in calories (unless it is a protein s

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