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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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WYH Named Capital Region Chamber's WBC 2017 Adopted Charity

WYH Named Capital Region Chamber's WBC 2017 Adopted Charity

The Capital Region Chamber’s Women’s Business Council (WBC) will collaborate with the our organization to raise awareness and funds throughout the 2017 calendar year at their programs and holiday fundraiser in December. 


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The Season of Giving

The Season of Giving

End of year giving is your chance to end 2016 on a good note and help start someone else's new year off on the right foot. 


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World AIDS Day 2016, What You Need to Know

World AIDS Day 2016, What You Need to Know

Each year, December 1st marks World AIDS Day. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.


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Whitney Hosts One-Day Boutique

Whitney Hosts One-Day Boutique

On November 29th, Whitney Young Health hosted a one-day boutique giving away FREE gently-used clothing, household items, children clothing and toys to local members of the Albany community. 


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What is #GivingTuesday

What is #GivingTuesday

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.


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A Healthy Twist with a Food Drive

A Healthy Twist with a Food Drive

The month long food drive gathered over 90 healthy food items, which will go to local food pantries in Albany and Troy.


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Simply Give

Simply Give

We are pleased to announce that it is even easier than ever to give to Whitney Young Health!

Are you looking to make a charitable donation that will benefit thousands of Capital Region residents? Look no further – your gift to Whitney Young Health will ensure that quality healthcare is accessible and available without regard to income.


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Learn How to Do Self Exams!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Learn How to Do Self Exams!

About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Breast Cancer is also the most common cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer). By performing monthly breast self-exams, you will be able to more easily identify any changes in your breast.  Be sure to talk to your healthcare professional if you notice anything unusual.


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Whitney on Wheels Receives Grant from First Niagara Bank

Whitney on Wheels Receives Grant from First Niagara Bank

Whitney Young Health is excited to announce that Whitney on Wheels, our mobile health unit, has received a $5,000 grant from First Niagara Bank. Whitney on Wheels operates to deliver primary health care to people who have barriers to accessing health care in traditional settings. Over the past 18 months, this has included schools, homeless shelters, and public housing locations. 


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