Weathering a Nationwide Tripledemic

Weathering a Nationwide Tripledemic

By Selen Ozturk | January 9, 2024 | Ethnic Media Services A surging “tripledemic” of COVID-19, flu and RSV threatens to overburden an already burdened U.S. healthcare system. At a Friday, January 5 briefing co-hosted by Ethnic Media Services and Blue Shield of California Foundation, medical experts discussed tripledemic predictions; the newest JN.1 strain of […]

FDA warns Consumers not to Purchase or use Certain Eye Drops from Several Major Brands due to Risk of Eye Infection

FDA warns Consumers not to Purchase or use Certain Eye Drops from Several Major Brands due to Risk of Eye Infection

[10/30/2023] FDA is updating the list of over-the-counter eye drop products consumers should not purchase or use to include Equate Hydration PF Lubricant Eye Drop 10 mL sold by Walmart in stores and online. Walmart is removing the product from their store shelves and website. [10/27/2023] FDA is warning consumers not to purchase and to immediately stop using 26 over-the-counter […]

Are Canned Beans As Healthy As Dried Beans?

Are Canned Beans As Healthy As Dried Beans?

By Erica Sweeney Nutrition experts talk about the benefits of this oft-overlooked pantry staple. Beans are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. No matter which variety you choose, they’re packed with fiber, protein and a slew of vitamins and minerals, earning them the unofficial title of superfood. However, dried beans can be time-consuming to prepare. […]

Cancer is Rising in Under-50s – but the Causes are a Mystery

Cancer is Rising in Under-50s – but the Causes are a Mystery

By Ashleigh Hamilton | September 7, 2023 | The Conversation Cancer is often thought of as a disease that mostly affects older people. But worrying new research shows that cancer in younger adults is a growing problem. The study found there’s been a nearly 80% increase in the number of under-50s being diagnosed with cancer globally in […]

CONSUMER ALERT: DOS Division of Consumer Protection Offers Fire Safety Tips During Fire Prevention Month

CONSUMER ALERT: DOS Division of Consumer Protection Offers Fire Safety Tips During Fire Prevention Month

For this week’s “Tuesday’s Tips,” the New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection is providing New Yorkers with fire safety tips. October is Fire Prevention Month, which is a good time for New Yorkers to review and practice fire safety as the coming winter months are the peak time for fire-related incidents. The […]

Mayor Adams, Corporation Counsel Hinds-Radix Move to Shut Down Sellers, Distributors of Flavored Vapes

Mayor Adams, Corporation Counsel Hinds-Radix Move to Shut Down Sellers, Distributors of Flavored Vapes

By Mayor’s Office | October 16, 2023 City Investigation at Sample of Retail Stores Found Flavored Vapes Distributed by Defendants Available in at Least 200 New York City Stores Motion for Preliminary Injunction Would Immediately Block Distribution and Sale of Flavored Vapes by Three Companies  NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New […]

Consumer Alert: New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection Releases Guidance for Consumers Purchasing Newly Approved Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Consumer Alert: New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection Releases Guidance for Consumers Purchasing Newly Approved Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Federal Regulations Now in Effect Allow Consumers to Buy Hearing Aids Over the Counter  Follow the New York Department of State on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for “Tuesday’s Tips” – Practical Tips to Educate and Empower New York Consumers on a Variety of Topics  Secretary Rodriguez: “I urge New Yorkers who are in the process of purchasing hearing aids to read […]

It’s Healthy Aging Month: Follow These 10 Steps to Be Proactive About Your Brain Health

It’s Healthy Aging Month: Follow These 10 Steps to Be Proactive About Your Brain Health

Lifestyle choices are integral to healthy aging & reducing dementia risk NEW YORK (September 14, 2023)— As part of Healthy Aging Month this September, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering ten steps to promote healthy aging and good brain health. “Lifestyle choices are integral to healthy aging, protecting brain health, and reducing the risk of developing […]

MetroPlusHealth Teams up With Community Groups to Gift 30,000 Backpacks to NYC Students

MetroPlusHealth Teams up With Community Groups to Gift 30,000 Backpacks to NYC Students

Photos courtesy: MetroPlusHealth Backpack giveaway and local back-to-school events will help kick off a happy and healthy school year  New York, NY – September 5, 2023 – MetroPlusHealth, New York City’s high-quality and affordable health plan, is pleased to announce a gift of 30,000 backpacks intended to reduce stress on low-income families with children headed back to […]

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