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It's National Infant Immunization Week

It's National Infant Immunization Week

It's important for children to be fully immunized. Diseases that can be prevented with vaccines can be very serious—even deadly—especially for infants and young children. Read on the 14 different kinds of diseases that can be prevented if you vaccinate your child. 


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What is a Standard Drink?

What is a Standard Drink?

In this week's edition of Alcohol Awareness Month, Jacalynn Romeyn explains what is really defined as "one drink" for all the various types of alcohol.
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Man Loses 181 lbs. in Collaboration with Troy Health Center Staff

Man Loses 181 lbs. in Collaboration with Troy Health Center Staff

For Wayne Hacker, 52, of Lansingburgh, losing 181 lbs. in one year would have been impossible to accomplish alone. With the help of Molly Ward, RD, CDN, CDE, and Ryan Marshall, FNP-C, at the Troy Health Center, the dream to live a healthier lifestyle became a reality. We interviewed Wayne to hear about how the Troy staff helped him through his journey to starting. This is his story.
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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

This week we have Jacalynn Romeyn, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Program Manager of WYH's FACTS program advising on how to curb your drinking habits to a more responsible level.
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Halt the Salt

Halt the Salt

It's the final days of National Nutrition Month and to wrap it up, Kathryn Palmer, WIC Director at Whitney Young Health is putting the spotlight how a high-sodium diet can cause negative effects in your body and what you can do to fight it. 

 


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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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