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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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Union College & Costa Rica Exchange Students Tour Whitney Young Health

Union College & Costa Rica Exchange Students Tour Whitney Young Health

This past week, WYH had the pleasure to give two separate tours to the students at Union College and the Costa Rican exchange students through UAlbany. The students were especially interested in this tour as they are all studying public health or health services.


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Fight the (Bug) Bite

Fight the (Bug) Bite

There are many reasons to why people love the warmer weather, but insects and the bug bites they bring is definitely not one of them. Most bug bites are harmless, but some have the potential to carry diseases that can be detrimental to your health.

By following a few simple steps below, you can avoid being stung, and you can reduce their presence around your home. Who wouldn’t want a bug-free summer?

 


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WYH Takes on the 2016 Workforce Challenge!

WYH Takes on the 2016 Workforce Challenge!

On Thursday, May 20th, 26 WYH employees successfully completed the 2016 Workforce Challenge! It was an amazing experience to go out and have some fun together as a team. Not only was it our largest group yet, it was also the first year WYH created t-shirts thanks to Mary Beth Farmer who designed the amazing shirts. She even won the award for "Best Use of CDPHP Logo!"

 


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12 Tips for a Safe & Great Summer

12 Tips for a Safe & Great Summer

It’s the most wonderful time of year – summer!

Memorial Day Weekend is considered to be the official start of the summer season. From backyard barbecues to vacations in the great outdoors, it’s best to always to plan and be prepared. In honor of the few warm months in our future, Whitney Young Health would like to stress the importance staying safe this summer and give you some helpful tips along the way.


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Know More: Hepatitis Awareness Month

Know More: Hepatitis Awareness Month

More than 3 million Americans have chronic Hepatitis C, and up to 75% of people don't even know it, 

The month of May is dedicated to Hepatitis Awareness Month, where the primary focus is encouraging the public to be informed, be tested, and ultimately be treated. Viral hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. In the United States, the most common types of viral hepatitis are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. 


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Watervliet Health Center - NOW OPEN

Watervliet Health Center - NOW OPEN

We are happy to announce that our Watervliet Health Center is officially open! The purpose of the Watervliet practice is to provide medical and dental care without regard to income to those in the Watervliet community and its surrounding areas.
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Talk About It: Alcohol Awareness Month

Talk About It: Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcoholism is the third leading lifestyle-related cause of death in the United States. Throughout the month of April, health organizations such as, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), help raise awareness while reducing the stigma about alcohol abuse and how to take action to prevent it, both at home and in the community.
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