Health and Wellness
4422 Third Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 960-9000
www.sbhny.org

St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, an academic affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, is a 1,076-bed, full-service community and tertiary care hospital. St. Luke’s-Roosevelt was formed in 1979 by a merger of St. Luke’s Hospital, adjacent to the campus of Columbia University, and The Roosevelt Hospital, located two blocks west of Columbus Circle. The St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals, established in 1846 and 1871, respectively, brought to their merger extraordinary records of medical “firsts” and commitment to their patients. St. Luke’s-Roosevelt also is widely respected for high-quality clinical care and for its contributions to research. Throughout its history St. Luke’s-Roosevelt also has placed strong emphasis on responding with compassion and sensitivity to the unique needs of the communities it serves, including areas whose residents have multiple social and economic challenges. The hospital center’s ability to serve these populations is enhanced through relationships with groups including the William F. Ryan Community Health Center and the Council Health Center as well as through school-based clinics at area high schools. St. Luke’s-Roosevelt initiates and supports a wide range of community health-focused activities and maintains an extensive network of relationships with churches and community groups throughout the West Side and Upper Manhattan.

1111 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
(212) 523–4000
www.slrhc.org

Staten Island University Hospital
Staten Island University Hospital is a 714-bed specialized teaching hospital located in NYC’s fifth and fastest-growing borough. Occupying two large campuses, plus a number of community-based health centers and labs, the hospital provides quality care to the people of Staten Island, the NYC metropolitan region and around the world. The 17-acre north campus (475 Seaview Avenue, Ocean Breeze) features the architecturally beautiful six-story Tower Pavilion; home of the renowned Heart Institute, which rivals the best cardiac centers in the nation and offers advanced cardiothoracic surgeries, including “continuous beating heart” surgery plus sophisticated invasive and noninvasive diagnostics. The north campus also is home to the prestigious Nalitt Institute for Cancer and Blood-Related Diseases, which was New York’s first freestanding ambulatory cancer care facility and remains an innovator with leading-edge research protocols and a compassionate, caring ethic. The south campus (375 Seguine Avenue, Princes Bay) offers specialty programs that include geriatric psychiatry, the hospital’s accredited Institute for Sleep Medicine and a range of behavioral health and substance abuse services. Both campuses have 911-receiving emergency departments, and Staten Island’s fully modern new Emergency Department and Education Center is currently under construction at the north site.

(718) 226-9000
www.siuh.edu

University Hospital of Brooklyn
University Hospital of Brooklyn is the teaching Hospital of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, the only academic medical center providing patient care, education, research and community services for the nearly 5 million people living in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Opened in 1966, University Hospital of Brooklyn is an eight-story, 376-bed facility in central Brooklyn. The hospital has eight intensive-care and step-down units, 12 operating rooms, an emergency services department, a diagnostic and ambulatory surgery facility, an ambulatory care center with 75 clinics and three satellite health centers and a nearby dialysis center.

450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-1000
www.downstate.edu/uhb/

Woodhull Medical Center
Woodhull Medical Center is the hospital of choice for residents of North Brooklyn, including Bushwick, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bedford Stuyvesant and Fort Greene. Woodhull provides primary, specialty and acute care services with an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion. As a member of the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, Woodhull treats all patients regardless of their ability to pay.

760 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 963-8000
www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/woodhull/

STAYING HEALTHY IN A HUMID SUBTROPICAL CLIMATE
Positioned in the coastal region, New York City (NYC) exhibits a humid subtropical climate with four seasons. Known for its warm weather in the summer and a considerable amount of snowfall during the winter months, NYC offers residents temperatures ranging from moderate to quite low. The city is quite popular among the tourists for its excellent climate. The temperature of the coastal regions and the inland regions of NYC are distinctly different. Newcomers need to be aware of what each season means in regards to their health.

In springtime the flowering of trees (oak, western red cedar, elm, birch, ash, hickory, poplar, sycamore, maple, cypress and walnut), grasses (timothy, bermuda, orchard, sweet vernal, red top and some blue grasses) and weeds (ragweed, sagebrush, pigweed, tumbleweed, russian thistle and cockleweed) trigger allergies for long-time residents and newcomers alike. Allergy suffers also should brace themselves come summertime when other pollen producers begin blooming. In some areas outside of the city limits, residents face agricultural pollen year-round. Local news media often inform residents of allergy counts to help you navigate your day.

   
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