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Benjamin Begins a New Life Chapter

After struggling for years with depression and mental illness, Benjamin Bretner found support and friendship with the Community Care team.

    Living Healthy with HIV and Loving Herself

    For Annette Perez, finding out her HIV status was the start of a new journey toward living a healthier life.

      Kicking a 40-Year Smoking Habit

      With the help of a Smoking Cessation counselor, Joseph Brice quit cigarettes and now hates the smell of smoke.

        Breast Cancer Survivor Paddles for a Cure

        After defeating breast cancer with the help of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, Leah founded a dragonboat team to support other survivors in Queens.

          Smartphone App Helps Barbara Understand and Manage Diabetes

          Managing Type 2 diabetes seemed like a mystery. But, a diabetes app provided personalized guidance and motivation that improved her health.

            Brooklyn Health Center Provides Safe Place for Teens

            Teens like Tityana Parker have a new YouthHealth Center that provides a confidential space to ask questions on sexual health.

              With Nicotine Patches and Support, Zully Quit Smoking for Good

              Zully Lara tried to quit smoking five times. Then, finally succeeded with the help of a devoted Smoking Cessation counselor.

                No Longer Trapped, He Embraces His True Self

                After facing several roadblocks, Stephen Rodriguez received gender-affirming surgery at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan.

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                  Facing Heart Failure at 39

                  For Brooklyn mother Susan Edwards, a terrifying diagnosis of heart failure led her to a new healthier life.

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                    Patients Get More than Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health

                    Dr. John Maguire offers his patients a healthy dose of respect and encouragement with their treatment.

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