Category: News

Keeping Your Teeth Healthy During COVID-19

By Tracy WaldronPractice Manager, Whitney Young Health Dental Department Good dental hygiene might not be in the front of your mind in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that could change quickly if you lose a filling or develop a painful cavity and can’t get in to see a dentist. Here are…
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Wellness Tips during COVID-19

By Dr. Deborah Vasquez Director of Pediatrics Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center The events of the past few weeks of been stressful on everyone. Families are separated, holiday plans and social events cancelled, and places of worship closed. However, there are ways to promote well-being while practicing social distancing. Maintain a routine Get a…
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Reducing Stress and Anxiety during Times of Uncertainty and COVID-19

Reducing Stress and Anxiety during Times of Uncertainty and COVID-19 By Angela Doe, M.S., LMHC, CASAC-master, ICADC, HS-BCP Chief Behavioral Health OfficerWhitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center   Across our nation and the globe, individuals are being asked to stay inside and away from crowds to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus….
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Vitamin D: An Important Part of a Healthy, Balanced Diet

by Katrina Kiersey, DTR, CLC, Whitney Young Health Nutrition Coordinator/WIC Qualified Nutritionist Did you know that by living in upstate New York, you have an increased risk for Vitamin D deficiency? Vitamin D is an important part of our daily diet as it helps our body to absorb calcium: another important nutrient that helps…
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Whitney Young Health wins Four Quality Improvement Awards from HRSA

Earlier this year, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognized Whitney Young Health (WYH) in four categories of their Quality Improvement Awards (QIA), which honor the highest performing health centers nationwide as well as those health centers that have made significant quality improvement gains from the previous year. Of the four awards earned…
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Kids Helping Kids

Dr. Rhonda Stein, a pediatrician at Whitney Young Health’s Albany Health Center, has passed her love of helping others along to her own kids. Last month, Dr. Stein’s three sons said that they wanted to do something to help kids who are patients at Whitney Young Health (WYH). With their mother’s approval, Peter, 10;…
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