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Save the Date - Legacy Event 2016

Save the Date - Legacy Event 2016

It’s that time of year again! Whitney Young Health’s annual Legacy Event is right around the corner. Our Legacy Event dinner honors individuals and organizations that have made a difference in the Capital Region, particularly in the population we serve.


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President Obama Proclaims New Health Week

President Obama Proclaims New Health Week

As one of his last acts as Commander in Chief, President Obama has proclaimed that September 18th - 24th will be Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. 


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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

It’s time to go back to school for children all around the Capital Region. Here’s what you need to know about childhood obesity!

Around 1 in every 5 children in the United States have obesity. Around 1 in every 8 preschoolers is obese.


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5 Ways to Make This the Best School Year Ever

5 Ways to Make This the Best School Year Ever

The best to start off the new school year, or anything really, is to plan ahead. 

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), these 7 tips will help you and your family have a safe and happy school year.


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WYH & Fidelis Help Kids with Back to School Prep

WYH & Fidelis Help Kids with Back to School Prep

Everyone knows that the best part of the new school year is the new school supplies!

On August 26th, Whitney Young Health and Fidelis Care joined together to help the kids in the community start the new school year on the right foot by throwing a Back to School Health Fair. 


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The 411 on the HPV Vaccine for Young Teens

The 411 on the HPV Vaccine for Young Teens

HPV vaccine is important because it protects against cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV is a very common virus; nearly 80 million people—about one in four—are currently infected in the United States


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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Are your children ready for school? Check those vaccine records.

It’s National Immunization Awareness Month! Just because you are an adult, doesn’t mean you should throw away your shot!


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Hundreds Attend Watervliet Health Center Open House

Hundreds Attend Watervliet Health Center Open House

What better way to take part in National Health Center Week than host an open house for your brand new health center? On Tuesday, August 9th, Whitney Young Health Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center unveiled, along with federal, state and local officials, the new Watervliet Health Center with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony. 


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WYH Celebrates National Health Center Week

WYH Celebrates National Health Center Week

Are you ready to celebrate all week long? National Health Center Week (NHCW) is a week-long celebration of recognizing not only our health center, but health centers all over the country who provide high quality, cost effective, accessible care to the under-served population. This year's theme is "Celebrating America's Health Centers:  Innovators in Community Health." 


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WIC Throws a Baby Shower

WIC Throws a Baby Shower

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, WIC's baby shower event supported the local mothers and their children, who rely on their services, with necessary baby supplies they need while throwing some fun into the mix too! 


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Get PrEPared and Prevent HIV

Get PrEPared and Prevent HIV

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a daily pill that helps prevent the HIV infection in those who do not already have HIV, is now available WYH. 


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You’re Invited to the Watervliet Open House

You’re Invited to the Watervliet Open House

Come join Whitney Young Health, along with state and county officials, as we celebrate the opening of the Watervliet Health Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 9th from 9 AM - 1 PM.


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Register to Vote at WYH

Register to Vote at WYH

Did you know you can see your provider AND register to vote at the same time? Well if you have an appointment at our Albany practice from July through August then you’re in luck!


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St. Peters Health Partners Gives Back to WIC

St. Peters Health Partners Gives Back to WIC

In response to our “baby shower,” which celebrates National Breastfeeding Week, we’d like to extend many thanks to the staff at St. Peter’s Health Partners for giving us a generous donation of necessary baby supplies that directly helps local mothers and their young children who rely on WIC’s services. 


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Shower WIC with Breastfeeding Essentials

Shower WIC with Breastfeeding Essentials

You’re invited to the coolest baby shower ever!

From August 1st - 7th, organizations all over the world celebrate World Breastfeeding Week to encourage breastfeeding and to improve the health of babies around the world. This year's theme is about how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our well being from the start of life, how to respect each other and care for the world we share. 


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5 Ways to Protect Yourself in the Sun

5 Ways to Protect Yourself in the Sun

It’s UV Safety Month, so we’re helping raise awareness about the effects of sun exposure and ways you can protect yourself. With all the sun and humidity we've had lately, it's important to protect your skin whenever you're outside. The need to protect your skin from the sun has become very clear over the years. The harmful ultraviolet rays from both the sun and indoor tanning can not only lead to skin cancer, but eye problems, a weakened immune system, age spots, wrinkles, and leathery skin as well. July is UV Safety Month and here are five steps you can take this summer season to beat the heat. 


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Summer Fun: Powers Park Concert Series

Summer Fun: Powers Park Concert Series

Need something to do on Saturday nights in July and August? Look no further because the Powers Park Concert Series in Troy, NY is the perfect option for you. Every Saturday from July to August at 6 PM, a wide range of local musical acts come to Powers Park to put on a great show for all ages.


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Know Your Status – National HIV National Testing Day

Know Your Status – National HIV National Testing Day

One in 8 people living with HIV in the U.S. don’t know they have it. That means they aren't getting the medical care they need to stay healthy and to avoid passing HIV to others.  You can help change this — spread the word about National HIV Testing Day on June 27.


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