Special Report: Healthy Manhattan 2019


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It's January, a time for reflection and resolution, with 12 unsullied months ahead of us to work on improving our lives and outlooks. Naturally, health is a hot topic at this time of year. People are thinking about it, talking about it, and some are even doing something about it.

At the government level, city elected officials recently announced a trio of initiatives that could have a significant impact on the health of New Yorkers. The de Blasio administration released plans to guarantee health care for every New Yorker, including the undocumented among us. One of the goals of the $100 million proposal, which targets the 600,00 New Yorkers who lack health insurance, is to take the pressure off city ERs by encouraging preventive care.

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Council Member Mark Treyger, chairman of the council education committee, are pushing new legislation to improve nutritional education in the city's public schools. The idea is that the more our 1.1 million students learn about healthy eating, the better off they will be for the rest of their lives.

And some of the city's kindergartners and first graders will be seeing more clearly thanks to a joint project from the Education department, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Warby Parker, the eyeglass company. The effort, an expansion of an existing program, is expected to involve over new 140,000 eye exams and new glasses for 33,000 young students.

At the local level, the graphics in this section, based on 2018 data from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, offer a snapshot of the city's health on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis.

At the personal level, there's something for everyone in this year's Healthy Manhattan, including the 10 best foods to eat in 2019. Enjoy.

Click on the stories below:

10 Foods to Eat in 2019

Percentage of adults who...

Against the Grain

Box Yourself into Fitness

The Real Cost of Smoking in New York State

You and Your Thyroid: What You Need to Know





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