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We’ve all been there. You’re a feverish, achy, coughing mess, and the idea of walking to the bathroom, let alone to the store for food, leaves you in a cold sweat. Your significant other is at the office, your mom is 1,600 miles away, and the only thing in the world you want is a
Health prospect park

We’re supposed to hit the 40s this weekend, so break out those shorts and head over to Prospect Park’s Audubon Center on Sunday at 1pm for a hiking adventure with the Urban Park Rangers. The event is free, but the park website does note that the program is “vigorous, with long distance, hills and rugged terrain,”
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Children up to age 16 can get a free dental screening on Friday, February 7 from 9am-3pm during Give Kids A Smile Day, sponsored by the Division of Dental Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital and the American Dental Association. All you need to do is stop by the event at the Hospital’s Division of Dental Medicine, located on
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Whether you have Celiac Disease, a gluten intolerance, or pursued a gluten-free lifestyle for other health reasons, finding accessible and tasty food can sometimes be a big challenge. Enter The Gluten-Free Eat Up, a monthly market set to premiere at Freddy’s (627 5th Avenue, between 17th and 18th Streets) on Sunday, February 9. We sat
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Cold and flu season is upon us, and families across the city are a coughing, sniffling, miserable mess. While it’s tough for adults to deal with a cold, watching your kids suffer is the absolute worst, so we sat down with Dr. Hai Cao, pediatrician at South Slope Pediatrics, to talk about the differences between
Events Valentines Day Run

If you enjoy a good run with your love, don’t miss the annual Valentine’s Day 5k, sponsored by Brooklyn Road Runners, and scheduled for February 9 in Prospect Park. Runners can register as individuals, or race as a couple and compete for gift certificates to a romantic restaurant in Park Slope. Registration is $25, and
Events PSABJJ fitness seminar

If your New Year’s exercise resolution is off to a slow start, mark your calendars for the Park Slope Academy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu‘s free fitness seminar on Thursday, February 20, from 7pm to 8:30pm. The class, located at 518 5th Avenue (between 13th and 14th Streets), is open to the public, and no reservation is required. For
Health prospect park runner

If one of your goals for the new year is to start running, don’t miss the new Couch to 5k sessions in Prospect Park. The group class meets every Monday evening at 7pm on the porch of Lefferts Historic House, and combines walking,running, and conditioning exercises to help you shape up for long distance running.
Health frozen prospect park lake

Even with our fancy new LeFrak Center at Lakeside, there may be some among you that are tempted to tread onto the park’s frozen waterways. Not a good idea. In addition to being against the rules, it’s extraordinarily dangerous. Here are the safety guidelines regarding ice from NYC Parks: • Never go on frozen waters (unless clearly marked otherwise
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Looking for a way to relax through the craziness of the holidays? Jaya Yoga Center, 1626 8th Avenue at Windsor Place, will be open for special sessions and some regularly scheduled days this week and next, so you can unwind and find some peace: Tuesday, December 24: 9:30am all levels with Ramit Wednesday, December 25:
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If your 2014 resolutions list includes getting into shape, head over to Leathernecks Tattoo (667A 5th Avenue, between 19th and 20th Streets) this month, where they’ll be raffling off one free month at neighboring Cross Fit 718 (712 5th Avenue, between 22nd and 23rd Streets). Raffle tickets are $15 each, and all proceeds benefit the Huntington’s
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The holiday season can get pretty stressful, so why not schedule a bit of time for yourself? Here’s a few of our local businesses that have health and wellness workshops or events on the horizon: Ladies Self Defense Course When: Monday, November 18 from 7:15pm to 8:15pm Where: Amerikick (14th Street at the corner of 5th Avenue) What: Amerikick
Health free flu shots

Assemblyman Jim Brennan has teamed up with Maimonides Hospital for a free flu shot event on Wednesday, October 30, at his district office (416 7th Avenue, between 13th and 14th Street). If you haven’t had your vaccination this season (and are planning to get one), call 718-788-7221 to sign up for an appointment. Can’t make the
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Over the next few months, 3,000 New Yorkers — including residents of many Brooklyn neighborhoods — who were randomly selected based on their address will receive a letter or someone with identification will knock on your door to have you answer survey questions and take a physical exam that will provide a picture of the city’s health. They’re
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With all the warm weather we’ve had this week, it’s easy to feel like we’ve got loads of time before we start planning for winter. And by all means, hold out as long as you can before pulling out those bins of bulky coats! But one thing you can do is get your flu shot
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