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The dangers of habitually consuming sweetened beverages.
Community Health Profiles
The site includes, by zip code, basic demographics, HIV rates, smoking rates, death rates, lead poisoning, STDs, drig and alcohol abuse rates and more.
Statistics show that diabetes is an increasing problem New York City.
You can locate sites by zip code.
1-800-LIFENET is a free, confidential help line for New York City residents. You can call 24 hours per day/7 days per week. The hotline's staff of trained mental health professionals help callers find mental health and substance abuse services. The site lists phone numbers for speaker of languages other than English: Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese dialects, Korean and Spanish. There is also a TTY line.
This site from New York state explains long term health insurance, how important it is and provides a list of companies that offer it as part of a state-sponsored program.
Find Medicare plans by zip code.
A list of NYC Department of Health clinics.
This site lists clinics by zip code.