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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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                Family Finds Care at Neighborhood Health Center

                Sasha Williams learned how to manage her children’s asthma and allergies from her Gotham Health pediatrician.

                  Eating His Way to Better Diabetes Control

                  Dickens Saintus enjoyed eating his big plate of rice for dinner. Then, a shocking diabetes diagnosis led to a new outlook on food and health.

                  Beating Alcohol Addiction

                  Angel Rodriguez knew his drinking was out of control. But he was hiding the devastating impact that alcohol was having on his health.