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80% by 2018

80% by 2018

Ryan Marshall, a Nurse Practitioner at our Troy Health Center, signed the “80% by 2018” pledge, which aspires to bring the number of people screened for colorectal cancer up to 80% in the Capital Region by 2018.


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How to Cut Down on Sugar

How to Cut Down on Sugar

This week's edition of National Nutrition Month is from Molly Ward, a Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian at Whitney Young Health. Molly is putting the spotlight on sugar and the steps you can take to eliminate it from your diet

 


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WYH Receives $25,000 from KeyBank

WYH Receives $25,000 from KeyBank

This $25,000 grant from KeyBank that will go towards funding our various services that will help improve patient care.


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Easy Ways to Add Fruit and Vegetable to Your Meals

Easy Ways to Add Fruit and Vegetable to Your Meals

This week's edition of National Nutrition Month is from Jennifer Bannigan, a Dietetic Intern at Whitney Young Health. Laura is putting the spotlight on how easy it is to incorporate fruits and vegetables into you and your family's daily diet.


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Join the Whitney Monthly Challenge

Join the Whitney Monthly Challenge

Do you want to know how you can make a difference at Whitney Young Health and in your community each and every month? The Whitney Monthly Challenge is an invitation to make a commitment of a monthly donation to support the mission of Whitney Young Health.
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The Importance of Whole Grains

The Importance of Whole Grains

This week's edition of National Nutrition Month is from Laura Speranzi, a WIC Nutritionist at Whitney Young Health. Laura is putting the spotlight on whole grains and how they are an important component to maintaining a healthy diet. 


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WYH Attends Community Health Center Advocacy Day

WYH Attends Community Health Center Advocacy Day

Whitney Young Health, along with dozens of other community health centers all across New York State attended the event to show the importance of our organizations and how federal funding makes an huge impact on the capacity of care we can provide. 


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4 Ways to Handle Stress Better

4 Ways to Handle Stress Better

These four tips and tricks will not only reduce your stress, but allow you to take control your life.  


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Have a Healthy Heart and Become Aware in the Month of February

Have a Healthy Heart and Become Aware in the Month of February

Every year, one in four deaths are caused by heart disease. In addition, the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States is heart disease. Heart disease is preventable by healthy lifestyle choices and management of other health conditions.

Here is what you can do to prevent heart disease and reduce your risk.


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Pregnant Woman Received Medical Care Thanks to WYH, Medicaid

Pregnant Woman Received Medical Care Thanks to WYH, Medicaid

Prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, holes in the health insurance system left people at risk – especially young adults and people with pre-existing health conditions. When the flawed system failed Rose Mitchell-Tenerowicz, 32, of Albany, Whitney Young Health was there to help her and her unborn child. This is their story.


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How Whitney Young Health is Giving Kids a Reason to Smile

How Whitney Young Health is Giving Kids a Reason to Smile

Whitney Young Health and Healthy Capital District Initiative practice the Give Kids A Smile Day mission through providing convenient, yet quality dental care to 45 schools throughout the Capital Region. 


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5 Healthy Dental Tips for Kids

5 Healthy Dental Tips for Kids

February is National Children’s Dental Month! This year’s theme is “Choose Tap Water for a Sparkling Smile” which encourages children to drink tap water rather than sugary beverages. 


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Choosing Real Solutions for your 2017 Resolutions

Choosing Real Solutions for your 2017 Resolutions

Molly Ward, Whitney Young Health's Certified Diabetes Educator is guest blogging to give you the right tips to not only keep your resolution, but turn this goal into a new healthy lifestyle.


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How to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

How to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Colder weather means that you and everyone around you are more susceptible to germs and catching a cold or more seriously, coming down with the flu. It's important to know not only how to take preventive measures so you don't catch these illnesses, but to know the signs and differences so you can receive the care you need to get better.

 


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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Almost 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is almost always preventable. Prevention can be done through vaccination and other appropriate screenings such as Pap and HPV tests.

 

 


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Over $10,000 Raised in End of Year Giving Campaign

Over $10,000 Raised in End of Year Giving Campaign

Whitney Young Health is happy to announce that $10,132 was raised during our End of Year Giving Campaign, taking place throughout the holiday season. The funds raised will go towards providing crucial healthcare needs to those who are under-insured or even have no insurance at all.


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