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Free Spring Sports Programs For 1,400 NYC Youth & Seniors

City Parks Foundation (CPF) is kicking off its 2019 Spring sports programs for young people and seniors this April.

 

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Launch Of The USDA SNAP Pilot Program In NYS

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued the following statement regarding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Online Purchasing Pilot Program, which was launched today in New York State by the U.S. Department of Agriculture....
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10 Tips To Blast Your Belly Fat

Who does not want a flat belly or a perfectly shaped waist line? But belly fat, also known as visceral fat is not just a cosmetic eyesore, but may be a sign of underlying health issues....
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Someone You Love, The HPV Epidemic

Join us this Thursday, April 18, 2019, 04:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m. for the film screening of Someone You Love, The HPV Epidemic....
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City Orders Mandatory Measles Vaccinations For All People In Williamsburg

The de Blasio Administration today declared a public health emergency in select zip codes in Williamsburg, following a measles outbreak affecting the Orthodox Jewish community....
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Orders To All Yeshivas In Williamsburg To Exclude Students Not Vaccinated For Measles

The Health Department today announced it has issued Commissioner’s Orders to all yeshivas in Williamsburg affected by the school exclusion mandate....
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Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention Symposium

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) today held an international Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention Symposium at Police Headquarters....
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Announcing Expanded Effort To Prevent Infant Fatalities

Today, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and NYC Health + Hospitals announced that Safe Sleep Toolkits are now provided to parents of newborns at all eleven public hospitals across New York City....
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EmblemHealth Family Of Companies Announces Affiliation With BronxDocs Primary & Specialty Care

EmblemHealth, one of the nation's largest non-profit health insurers announced today an affiliation with BronxDocs....
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Health Benefits Of Coffee

Oh, glorious coffee! Can you imagine a day without it? Whether you are on your way to work or in bed coffee is the perfect fix....
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Do You Know Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease?

The James J. Peters Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bronx, NY. has begun a new, national Alzheimer’s disease (AD) clinical research study evaluating the potential benefits of an investigational medicine for people diagnosed with mild-to-moderate AD....
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Healthcare Justice For All

The New York State Nurses Association today kicked off a new “Healthcare Justice for All” campaign to demand safe staffing and fair funding as contract negotiations with New York City public hospitals begin this month....
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Does Working Out Increase Testosterone? 5 Ways To Boost Testosterone Levels

Hey there fellow gym bros, and thanks for stopping by. Today we are going to be addressing the question of does working out increase testosterone, as we look at several ways of naturally boosting your testosterone levels....
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Settlement Reached With EmblemHealth To Ensure Health Insurance Coverage For Gender Reassignment Surgery

Today, Attorney General Barbara D. Underwoodannounced a settlement with EmblemHealth, requiring the health insurance company to cover gender reassignment surgery for its members....
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Obesity In Bronx

Over the past four decades, since 1975, obesity has tripled on a worldwide scale. According to a study done by the World Health Organization in 2016, 39% of the world's adult population was overweight, while 13% of the world's adult population was obese....
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Lehman College To Host Panel Discussion On Use Of Immunotherapy In Fighting Cancer

Lehman College will present "Innovations in Immunotherapy," a panel discussion covering new and exciting breakthroughs in cancer treatment, on Thursday, October 18 at 06:00 p.m. in the Music Building on the Lehman campus. The program is open to the public, and admission is free....
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City Parks Foundation Kicks-Off Free Fall Sports Programs For NYC Youth In Addition To Seniors Fitness Programs

City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2018 Fall Sports Program for young people and seniors this September....
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NYC Cooling Centers Open Thursday As The Heat & Humidity Continue

As the heat and humidity continue to affect New York City, the New York City Emergency Management Department today announced that cooling centers will remain open through Thursday, August 30, 2018....
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The Essentials Of Asparagus

Asparagus is nutrient- dense funny looking vegetable that is high in potassium. It also contains Vitamin A and Vitamin C....
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Schumer: Feds Must Weed Out Facts On Chemical Glyphosate & Update Public

On the heels of a new report by the well-respected Environmental Working Group (EWG) that shows the presence of a probable cancer-causing chemical—glyphosate—in everyday foods like breakfast cereals, granola bars and oatmeal, to name just a few, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is revealing that the federal government via the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has been studying the chemical and its presence in everyday foods for about two years—but has not released a full report to Congress or the public on any of the findings....
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Deputy Borough President Scott-Mcfadden Joins Seniors For “Medicare Card Kick Off” Event

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, Deputy Bronx Borough President Marricka Scott-McFadden joined senior citizen advocates and residents of the Rain Eastchester Senior Center to help raise awareness of the new Medicare cards that will be mailed out to Bronx seniors in the coming weeks....
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Dr. Catherine Woo & Riverdale Family Orthodontics Are The "Go-To" For Bronx Ortho Patiens

Families throughout the Bronx area know they can trust the expertise and knowledge of Dr. Catherine Woo and her staff at Riverdale Family Orthodontics. The Ivy-League trained Dr. Woo is board certified and has created a staff that is as knowledgeable as they are compassionate....
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Legionnaires’ Disease Concerns Continue At Bronx Hospital

Concerns continued this morning at Jacobi Medical Center where low levels of Legionella bacteria were found in the water during routine testing of the potable water supply. ...
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Deputy Borough President Scott-Mcfadden Joins Seniors For ‘Medicare Card Kick Off’ Event

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, Deputy Bronx Borough President Marricka Scott-McFadden joined senior citizen advocates and residents of the Rain Eastchester Senior Center to help raise awareness of the new Medicare cards that will be mailed out to Bronx seniors in the coming weeks....
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Health Department Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary Of "The Bronx Knows"

The Health Department announced the 10-year anniversary of "The Bronx Knows", New York City’s first borough-wide HIV testing initiative. Since its 2008 launch, "The Bronx Knows"’ community partners have conducted more than 2.2 million HIV tests and helped link people who test positive to HIV care....
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Every Experienced Yogi Has This

What do you think we are talking about? What does every experienced yogi have in his/her yoga stuff collection? A mat? A yoga belt? A bolster? Or maybe a cork block? No. What we're talking about is a chakra bracelet. Have you ever heard of it?...
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Collection Boxes For Used Syringes Placed In Bronx Parks

Amid an ongoing opioid epidemic, New York City officials have announced a new effort to reduce the number of syringes discarded in public parks....
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Bronx Great-Grandmother Says "It Is Raining Dead Rats" In Her Bathroom

Argatha Jackson at the Castle Hill Houses says for a year she has been putting in tickets to fix the ceiling in her bathroom....
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Institute For Family Health Set to Launch New Program For Mothers Of Young Children In Bronx

The Institute for Family Health was awarded a one year grant from March of Dimes® to improve health outcomes among mothers of young children who visit the Institute’s Urban Horizons and Stevenson Family Health Centers in Bronx....
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2018 Annual B'N Fit Power Walk To Wellness

The B'N Fit Team invites the Bronx community to join them as they walk to bring wellness awareness to the teens in our community....
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Bronx Hospital Pilots Noise-Reduction Program For Patients

Saint Barnabas Hospital is piloting a new noise-reduction program to help aid patients in their recoveries....
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PTSD Patients Suffer From Increased Risk Of Comorbidities

In a presentation at the American Psychiatric Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting held in New York City, a new study found that medical comorbidities are highly prevalent in patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), confirming recent data from the literature....
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UPS To Host “Spread The Word To End The Word” Press Conference & Autism Awareness Day Resource Fair

Unique People Services (UPS) will celebrate Autism Awareness Month with two community activities on April 19, 2018....
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Health Fair At The Bronx River Community Center

NYC Department of Youth & Community Health, Corner Stone and Children's Arts & Science Workshops invite you to ...
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MTA Faces Lawsuit Over Lack Of Elevator For Disabled Subway Riders In Bronx

The MTA is involved in a struggle over subway renovations. The U.S. attorney’s office has joined a lawsuit over the lack of an elevator for disabled riders....
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Johnson & Johnson Talc Mesothelioma Trial To Begin In New Brunswick, NJ

Nearly a year and a half ago, Stephen Lanzo III, 46, of Verona, was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly cancer of the lung linings, according to court papers....
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Mold Inside NYCHA Building Making Kids Sick, Mom Claims

A Bronx mother says mold and other hazards inside of a NYCHA building are making her children sick....
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Mobile Veteran Medical Center Opens

A mobile medical unit specializing in the health and wellness of veterans has opened its doors to the public....
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Congressman Joseph Crowley Visits the Institute’s Center For Counseling In Bronx

Yesterday, U.S. Representative Joseph Crowley visited our Center for Counseling at Frisby Avenue in Bronx....
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Two Years After NYC’s Worst Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak, Experts Call For Further Scrutiny

In 2015, two major Legionella bacteria outbreaks were reported in Bronx. In January of that year, eight people in the borough’s Co-op City public housing complex tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease. But it was a prelude to a far more dangerous outbreak that hit South Bronx in July and August, killing 12 people and sickening 120....
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State Funneling $10m Into Bronx To Help The Borough’s Heroin Addicts

The state is providing a $19 million boost to drug addiction treatment programs in Bronx and around the state, Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday....
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Dementia Incidence On The Decline

The incidence of dementia may be declining, new research suggests....
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Bronx Mom Says She Has Lead Hazards In Her Home And Needs A Transfer

A 32-year-old mother of three says she has lead hazards in her Bronx home and needs a transfer....
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Increased Number Of People In The US Living with HIV Are In Remission

In 2014, practically half of HIV patients in the US were in remission, according to the latest data recently released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That statistic may be only half the story....
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NYPD Officers Help Bronx Mom Deliver Baby Girl In Bathroom Of Her Home

It will be hard to beat this Bronx mom’s Labor Day story....
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NYC Denies Nearly 9K Kids With Disabilities The Services They Need

The city is illegally denying necessary services to thousands of students with disabilities — and the poorest kids get cheated the most often, according to advocates and data the Daily News obtained....
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Israeli Teens To Attend Kidney Camp Program In The United States

Three Israeli teenagers with kidney disease will be attending sleep-away camp at the Frost Valley YMCA in New York’s Catskills Mountains this summer as part of The Ruth Gottscho Kidney Foundation’s kidney camp program....
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Understanding New York State's Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP)

New York’s Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, also known as CDPAP, is a service funded by Medicaid that is designed to provide assistance to those in the state that have chronic illness or that are physically disabled....
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Gaining Perspective Аnd Hope For Those With Dementia

PBS recently made the praise-worthy effort to address one of the most important public health issues – for today and the foreseeable future – when it aired a TV report titled, “Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts.”...
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National Healthcare Decisions Week: Taking The Time To Plan

April 16 to April 22 is National Healthcare Decisions Week - A week set aside to encourage all of us to discuss and document important health care wishes before a stressful health crisis occurs....
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Opioid Epidemic Hits South Bronx Hard

Health officials say ground zero for New York City's opioid epidemic has shifted from Staten Island to South Bronx. The neighborhood is being hard hit with drug overdoses. While the NYPD, Health Department officials, and city leaders are activating new approaches the residents are trying to sidestep the fallout. ...
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Claire The Mini-Pony Brings Love To Patients At Bronx Nursing Home

We have heard of how dogs, cats, and even children can help the sick and elderly feel better, but how about mini-pony therapy?...
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Bronx Woman Claims Her iPhone Burst Into Flames

A Bronx woman says she bought a new iPhone in March 2016 - and then it exploded in her hand less than a year later....
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Rat Bites Man On Sedgwick Avenue

A rat bit a Sedgwick Avenue man in his fiancee’s home this week, and his family says the whole building is infested....
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Open Letter To NYS DEC Commissioner

You should know that our community is being afflicted by some serious public health threats....
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Bacterial Infection Caused By Rat Urine In Bronx Kills 1, Sickens 2 Others

There are three cases of a bacterial infection caused by rat urine, one of them fatal, in Bronx according to city officials....
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Two Bronx Schools Recently Tested High Levels Of Lead

Two public schools in Bronx recently found elevated levels of lead in their water, with one testing 16 times higher than Flint, Michigan....
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Mt. Eden School Evacuated After Gas Odor Detected

School children were evacuated Wednesday after reports of a smell of gas in Mount Eden, officials say....
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Historic Food & Hunger Program Coming To New York

On Monday, January 30, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) will join together with hunger advocates and others at Part of the Solution (POTS) to discuss New York State’s participation in a nationwide pilot program to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to purchase their groceries online....
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Rat School In Bronx

Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), along with Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) and Councilman Andrew Cohen (D-Bronx), sponsored a special city Department of Health workshop Thursday night at Van Cortlandt Jewish Senior Center that offered safe and effective methods for rat prevention to community members....
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Who Do You Need? Differences Between Health Care Professionals

Learning about home care service can be confusing. Familiarizing yourself with medical jargon, treatments, and the multiple health care professionals, all while dealing with an already busy schedule, can become overwhelming....
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Volunteers Sought For Clubhouses Designed To Help Young Drug Addicts

The Cuomo administration is looking for people to run four new clubhouses in New York City to help drug addicted young people gain life skills....
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More Than A Dozen Tenants Sent To Hospital Following Carbon Monoxide Leak In Bronx Apartment Building

More than a dozen people have been sent to the hospital after a Bronx apartment building was evacuated following a carbon monoxide leak....
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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the lungs. Your lungs are two spongy organs in your chest that take in oxygen when you inhale and release carbon dioxide when you exhale....
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National Conference To Focus On Practical, Cost-Effective Ways To Better Help Individuals, Communities Address Mental Illness

As communities across the country struggle with the challenge of helping individuals with mental illness - particularly those who haunt our streets and public places - a national conference later this month will focus on best practices for producing positive, cost-effective outcomes....
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Update On The Zika Virus

Standing water can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes, including the ones that spread the Zika virus....
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New York Selected For National SNAP Pilot Program

Following nearly a year of advocacy by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and others, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the selection of New York State to participate in a nationwide pilot program to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to purchase their groceries online....
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CDPAP May Be The Right Choice For Your Home Care Needs

If you or a loved one is disabled, ill, or entering their senior years, you know there are countless types of home careoptions available based on the level of care needed....
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Yvette Brissett-Andre Appointed To The Board Of Mental Health News Education, Inc.

Unique People Services Executive Director Yvette Brissett-Andre is among four distinguished behavioral health leaders elected to the Board of Mental Health News Education, Inc. (MHNE)....
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PharmaCannis Starts Selling Medical Cannabis In Bronx

Medical marijuana has found it’s way to the Bronx. PharmaCannis is opening it's Hunts Point location, the first of its kind in the Bronx and the second in New York City....
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Medical Cannabis Arrives In Bronx

Added relief for long suffering patients throughout New York City, the lower Hudson Valley and surrounding areas is finally here....
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HHS Awards $53 Million To Help Address Opioid Epidemic

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $53 million in funding to 44 States, four tribes and the District of Columbia to improve access to treatment for opioid use disorders, reduce opioid related deaths, and strengthen drug misuse prevention efforts....
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UPS Health Fair Provides Screenings, Education & Fun

More than 100 Bronx residents attended Unique People Services’ 7th Annual Health Fair held on July 21, 2016. The nonprofit agency, celebrating its 25th anniversary, provided free mobile health services, including HIV, diabetes and blood pressure screenings, mammograms and dental services, as well as mental health, domestic violence and substance abuse counseling....
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American Diabetes Association’s Feria de Salud Aims To Make Healthy Living Accessible

The largest health and music-inspired festival of the year, Feria de Salud, hosted by the American Diabetes Association, is returning to Bronx on Saturday, August 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m....
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If You Do Not Know About It, We Can Guide & Help You

Hormone imbalances involve estrogen and progesterone in women. These two hormones are frequently imbalanced for one or more reasons, including birth control pills, stress, or even the overuse of cosmetics....
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Red Bowl Food Corp. Recalls Wonton & Dumpling Products

Red Bowl Foods Corporation, a Brooklyn, NY establishment, is recalling approximately 10,198 pounds of wonton and dumplingproducts due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. ...
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USDA: Asian Jade Customs Brokerage Recalls Sausage Products

Asian Jade Customs Brokerage, a Springfield Gardens, NY firm, is recalling approximately 762 pounds of imported sausage products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists....
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Breaking News Broadcast

As you can see in this video, Big Tobacco uses their super villain tactics to market and sell a deadly consumer product....
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Tax Check Off Law

Governor Cuomo, on Saturday, November 21, 2015, took a landmark step in fighting the stigma of mental health illness by signing the Mental Health tax Check Off bill....
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Local Dystonia Patients Seize The Day, Hosting A Bronx Zoo Walk

On October 4, 2015, a group of tri-state dystonia patients including Pamela Sloate of New York, NY, and fellow members of the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Dystonia Support Group, are combatting widespread lack of awareness of their rare neurological disorder with the 1st Annual Bronx Zoo Walk. ...
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“Unitas” Hosts Rwandan & Ugandan Peacemaker Delegation

Unitas Therapeutic Community, a treatment and prevention program for youth in South Bronx, hosted an all day conference for a delegation of peacemaker representatives from Rwanda and Uganda on May 18, 2015 to exchange a dialogue about conflict resolution and peacemaking interventions applicable to situations of high stress in both Africa and the United States....
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Fat And The Year You Were Born

New Year's resolutions are being put to the harshest of tests. Gone are the days of early January when all things seemed so easily possible. Now we are in the tougher phase of the year when the will to establish new patterns is being sorely tested by the tug of old habits....
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13 Tips To Reduce Your Stress & Improve Your Health

The negative effects of stress on both mental and physical health are well documented. A 2011 study published in the Journal of Aging Research examined long-term patterns of stressful life events and their impact on mortality and found that, compared to the low-stress group, both the moderate and the high-stress groups showed increased rate of death....
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Robotic Exoskeleton Donated To Bronx VA Medical Center

SoldierSocks, a non-profit organization focused on helping veterans, is hosting their first annual awards ceremony at The Union League of New York....
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Donate Blood In Memory Of Sage

From the moment her parents learned of her, Sage was surrounded by love....
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Collaboration To Support Health Care Transformation In Bronx

SBH Health System (St. Barnabas Hospital) and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), who are each developing an emerging Performance Provider System (PPS) to participate in the State Medicaid Waiver program, today announced an agreement to have their respective PPS organizations work together to implement health care projects that will improve quality, expand access, lower costs and transform the healthcare delivery system for the people of Bronx....
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Free Event: National Health & Wellness Day, November 6

Safflower Publishing is pleased to announce An Evening of Health and Wellness by top leader in the health and wellness industry for 30 years, Mr. Jay Bennett, with special guest, Sally Shields, bestselling author of "Is She Naturally Thin, or Disciplined? Insider Secrets of the Sexy and Slim"....
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Rehabilitating Lives In Iraq From Bronx

The Iraqi nation has now been at war for more than a decade. Among those affected by the ongoing violence in Iraq are children....
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25% Of Bronx Schoolchildren Diagnosed With Asthma

A survey of schoolchildren in Bronx, showed that 25% had asthma, and only 27% of those students had the city-mandated medical administration form on file at school, according to study data....
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Africans In New York Complain Of Bullying Over Ebola

Members of the west African community in New York complained Wednesday that their children were being bullied at school and businesses were losing money because of hysteria over Ebola....
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South Bronx Diabetes Prevention

Health People, the South Bronx community health education and support organization that has pioneered the concept of “community in-reach” aimed at people most at risk of developing chronic and fatal diseases, announced today groundbreaking results and the expansion of its fight against type 2 diabetes in Bronx, New York City’s borough with the highest rates of diabetes diagnoses and deaths....
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Bronx Boy, 5, Under Ebola Watch

Ebola may have infected another New Yorker—a 5-year-old Bronx boy who returned from Guinea with his family on Saturday....
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Institute For Family Health To Expand Bronx Health Reach Efforts

The Institute for Family Health was awarded nearly $3,000,000 in funding over the next three years to advance its work as a part of the Bronx Health REACH Coalition....
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MatchingDonors.com Living Organ Donor Initiative

There are a ton of social networking web sites. But one stands apart for a very special reason - this one saves lives. It is MatchingDonors.com....
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City To Spray Bronx For Mosquitoes

The New York City Department of Health will be spraying pesticide in the Bronx and Queens next week in an effort to reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus....
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Ida Keeling, 99, Stays Young By Running Races

A 99-year-old Riverdale woman is proving age is just a number by staying active and running track races....
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Local Driver Saves Passenger

In 2009, VIP Gold Chauffeur Barry Mamadou was transporting a passenger to Connecticut when the passenger began violently coughing....
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Study Identifies How Signals Trigger Cancer Cells To Spread

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered a signaling pathway in cancer cells that controls their ability to invade nearby tissues in a finely orchestrated manner....
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JLo Fights Obesity In Bronx

Montefiore Medical Center announced a new partnership with the Lopez Family Foundation and the establishment of the Center for a Healthy Childhood. ...
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Passive Smoke Affects The Long-Term Health Of Kids

Years ago I was a light smoker. Back in the day I thought nicotine did good things for my ability to think and learn. I was a serious student at the time, studying intensively seven days a week, so a powerful complement to black coffee was welcome in my life....
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Proposed Changes To Nutrition Labels

While I have been dinking around for months, trying to lose five pounds, two of my friends have gotten serious about weight loss. Each of them is down 50 pounds....
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Peacefully Protesting Environmental Injustice In South Bronx

The Prayer of St. Francis is one of my favorite prayers. In it, we learn that we are to seek to understand rather than be understood....
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Woman Shows Off Her Huge Hips That Are The Biggest In The World

A woman who owns the title to the world’s biggest hips, likes her assets. ...
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Vitamin D Levels Can Be checked

My mother lives with me and I am involved in her medical care. She’s a tough cookie....
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The Ten Foods Your Stomach Cannot Stomach

While an unhealthful diet may cause nothing more than a few uncomfortable hours, top NYC gastroenterologist, Dr. Shawn Khodadadian, explains that eating the wrong foods over a long time can lead to more serious complications....
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Measles Outbreak In Upper Manhattan & Bronx

The Health Department is urging New Yorkers to make sure they are vaccinated against measles because 16 cases of measles have been detected in northern Manhattan and Bronx....
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Northern Westchester Hospital Welcomes New Doctors

Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco is welcoming several new physicians and medical staff members, whose specialty areas range from plastic surgery to cardiothoracic surgery to oncology....
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Fordham University Hit With Mumps Outbreak

Fordham University reported an outbreak of mumps that has infected 13 students. The school reported cases of the disease present at both the Rose Hill campus in Bronx and the Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan....
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Dentists Teach Oral Hygiene To Bronx Kids

Dentists from Saint Barnabas Hospital are on a mission to make sure Bronx kids know how often they need to brush their teeth and for how long. ...
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Bronx County Medical Society Elects Dr. Louis C. Rose As President

The Bronx County Medical Society recently voted to make Louis C. Rose, M.D. president of its organization. The society, which formally came into existence in ...
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Bronx Legislator To Try To Tackle Youth Football

A Bronx assemblyman's bill to ban tackle football for younger children is gaining support in Albany but is sending ripples of concern through the ranks of youth-football-league coaches....
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Army Corps Battalion: Life Support For VA Hospital

Patients at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, New York were pleasantly surprised recently to see active duty soldiers walking in their hallways....
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Kicking The Habit This Year

Thirty years ago I was a light smoker. What can I say?...
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New Assisted Living Residence Opens On Jewish Home Lifecare Bronx Campus

The assisted living facility is a welcome addition to Jewish Home’s 63-year-old Bronx campus and its array of services offered in a traditionally underserved area....
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NFL Athletes Deliver Baskets At The Children’s Hospital At Montefiore

Patients at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore received a special surprise today from members of the New York Giants....
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Health Education, Awareness & Recognition Of Family Caregivers

Diane Cooper R.N., M.Ed., GNP is the CEO of Caregivers Outreach Ministry Empowerment, a non-profit organization that advocates for family caregivers of the elderly. She is a New York City volunteer Caregiver Community Action Network (CCAN) representative for the Caregivers Action Network. Mrs. Cooper is presently a family caregiver to her husband....
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Study Finds Drug Helps Against Pancreatic Cancer

An investigational drug that disrupts tumor blood vessels shows promise against a rare type of pancreatic cancer, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found. Their results were presented October 20, 2013 during a poster session at an international cancer conference....
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Study Suggests Supplements Beneficial In Breast Cancer

A new study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment suggests women who develop invasive breast cancer may benefit from consuming supplements containing both multivitamins and minerals. ...
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Study Suggests Supplements Beneficial In Breast Cancer

A new study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment suggests women who develop invasive breast cancer may benefit from consuming supplements containing both multivitamins and minerals. ...
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Bronx AIDS Services & CitiWide Harm Reduction Merge To Form BOOM!Health

Today, Bronx AIDS Services and CitiWide Harm Reduction announce the details of a merger that combines two already strong nonprofit organizations into an $11.3 Million operation and consolidates different but complementary services in a new groundbreaking service model....
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Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For NY State

Ozone Advisory in Effect for New York City Metro and Lower Hudson Valley Regions ...
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Spring Birthdays & Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nasty disease that attacks the central nervous system. Various people with MS experience different symptoms, and even for one person symptoms may vary over time. Some common complaints of people with MS are numbness, coordination and balance issues, vision problems, dizziness, depression, hearing and memory problems, and fatigue....
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Six Bronx Doctors Receive Doctors’ Day Awards

Six Bronx physicians were among 28 physicians honored today by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) with Doctors’ Day awards for their leadership and commitment to advancing the mission of the public hospital system and providing the highest quality healthcare to New Yorkers....
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During Asthma Awareness Month - Reduce Vehicle Idling

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Carter Strickland today announced the department will crackdown on vehicle idling near schools and in neighborhoods with high numbers of trucks and buses....
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The NYC Zone Of The NYS AHPERD Kicked Off The 1st GET MOVING NY Events In Bronx

The New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD) kicked off the 1st GET MOVING NY Events that took place around New York State during National Physical Education and Sport Week May 1-7, 2013....
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Tony Bruce, 60, Helps Bronx Residents Get Healthy

A man is helping Bronx residents get a little more healthy....
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"The Bronx Health Guide" Unveiled

Bronx residents will now have more resources when it comes to finding health care services thanks to the unveiling of "The Bronx Health Guide."...
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South Bronx School To Get Eye Clinic

A community-based eye clinic to be housed in a South Bronx school is set to open next school year....
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Tips From Bronx Nurses Who Transform Stroke Victims’ Lives

This week marks National Nurses Week – and what better way to celebrate the men and women who have dedicated their lives to helping others than by highlighting the wisdom that they have shared in our own community?...
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Latinos Beating Diabesity

Type-2 diabetes now strikes adults in their prime - and Hispanics and Latinos may be among the most impacted by this trend....
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Citywide Bone Marrow Drive Hosted By NYCHA

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) tenant leaders inspired by brave 11-year-old Tiffany Glasgow’s battle with sickle cell disease have organized a citywide search for bone marrow donors....
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Has Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Affected You?

Join us for this free and interactive live event for people with MS, their families and care partners....
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Healthy Heart Habits

February is heart month, but given the statistics, every month should be used as an opportunity to bring awareness to heart disease....
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Decrease Spine Pain When You Stop Smoking

Smoking is said to harm just about every organ is the body, and has been associated with a myriad of health problems including cancer, premature aging, and pregnancy complications, as well as diseases of the respiratory, cardiovascular, and vascular system....
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Progress In Breast Cancer Research

I have an elderly aunt who was diagnosed with breast cancer many years ago. She was treated and remained cancer-free for years. But I also had a next-door neighbor who got the same diagnosis. She was treated, but succumbed to the disease not too long after....
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Rethinking Body Mass Index For Assessing Cancer Risk

A study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests that body mass index (BMI)—the most commonly used weight-for-height formula for estimating fatness—may not be the best measure for estimating disease risk, and particularly the risk of certain types of cancer. The study was published today in the online edition of the American Journal of Epidemiology....
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Eating Our Way Into Trouble

Lots of us have observed that foods that are good for us – broccoli and bean sprouts – don’t trigger intense cravings. In the late afternoon, when my energy is low, I want a cookie or a piece of chocolate, not a green pepper. Similarly, when I walk around the grocery store, I go through the meats and produce section without feeling deep cravings for the food I see. But when I get to the bakery, all bets are off, even if I’m not hungry....
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Montefiore Announces Plans To Build The Hospital Of The Future

Montefiore Medical Center today announced an agreement with Simone Development to lease an 11-story, 280,000-square-foot building at Hutchinson Metro Center....
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13 Facts Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a time when attention is brought to a disease that has impacted the lives of many women. Below are 13 facts every woman should know about breast cancer....
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Grieving Family To Get Up To $10 Million

Montefiore Center will pay several million dollars to the grieving family of a beloved Bronx mom who died in the OR while trying to donate a kidney to her brother. Yolanda Medina bled to death when surgeons accidentally cut her aorta....
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Non-Alcoholic Red Wine May Lower Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a major risk factor for several diseases and has been linked to an earlier death. One in three Americans have it and most have trouble controlling it. A recent study may offer another tool in the fight against this deadly disease....
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Lying May Be Bad For Your Health

Being a liar may not put your pants on fire, but a new study suggests that it could be bad for your health....
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Three-Day “Heart Examination” At Witnesses’ Convention

People may often hear the expression “Follow your heart” but rarely hear “Safeguard your heart.” The latter phrase will be heard many times this weekend during the 2012 “Safeguard Your Heart!” District Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses....
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The Microscopic Zoo Within Us

Taken together, the microbes living in you weigh a few pounds. Just for example, a 200-pound man could be carrying up to six pounds of little organisms in and on him....
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Dr. James Goodrich Of Bronx Honored As A Compassionate Doctor

After tallying hundreds of thousands of patient reviews, Dr. James Goodrich of Bronx, NY has been identified as one of our nation's Most Compassionate Doctors....
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Berries Slow Brain Aging

Strawberries and blueberries are rich in powerful substances called flavonoids, which are believed to deliver tremendous health benefits, and are said to have antioxidant properties that help the body fight attacks from harmful chemicals that could cause cellular damage....
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Caregivers Outreach 6th Annual Family Caregivers Award Luncheon

We are please to announce that in recognition of National Family Caregivers Month, Caregivers Outreach Ministry Empowerment, Inc. (C.O.M.E.), will hold its 6th Annual Family Caregivers Award Luncheon on November 10, 2012....
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Jump Rope For Heart At P. S. 195

On June 1, 2012 more than 500 students participated in the 3rd annual Jump Rope for Heart at P.S. 195 on Ward Avenue....
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American Ginseng Helps Cancer-Related Fatigue

One of the most common and disabling side-effect of cancer is fatigue, generally described as an unusual or excessive whole body tiredness....
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An Epidemic Of Whooping And Worse

Even if you do not have kids in your household, you could be exposed to serious diseases that often affect children. And at the moment there is a sharp spike upward in one contagious disease that you could help protect yourself and youngsters against by getting a simple shot at the doctor’s office....
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Dog Breeding &Training For Helping The Disabled

We humans go to some trouble so that we can choose which among our domestic animals gets to breed the next generation, thereby over time shaping various lines of animals ranging from types of sheep to varieties of chickens....
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Keep Alzheimer’s Away With Daily Physical Activity

For year we have known that physical activity has many tremendous health benefits....
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Improving On The Staff of Life

About 10,000 years ago Earth’s climate lurched from bitter Ice Age conditions to the much balmier time in which we live today....
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Bronx & Harlem: Let's Talk About Sex

The goal of the event is to step up fight against HIV/AIDS & STDs in hard-hit neighborhoods of Harlem and Bronx. ...
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Psychological Evaluations For NYPD Officers

Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson wants patrol officers in New York City to undergo psychological testing....
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New Campaign Against Teen Pregnancy

The Department of Health is hoping a new initiative will help curb teen pregnancy in the South Bronx....
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Grape Seed Extract Kills Head & Neck Cancer Cells

Head and neck cancer, the 6th most common malignancy among men worldwide, kills close to 12,000 Americans every year....
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Carbon Monoxide Scare In Bronx

High levels of carbon monoxide forced the evacuation of an apartment building in the Fordham section of the Bronx Monday. ...
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Bone Marrow Drive For Bronx College Student

A young Bronx man is hoping someone in the community can help save his life....
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Bronx Health Facility Work Underway

Spector Group announced that construction is underway on a new $350 million medical campus at 1500 Waters Place in Bronx....
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HHC, Hear Our Concerns!

Cuts, privatization of services, and lack of funding are disproportionately imposed on this poor and working community of color....
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Concerned Dental Care Holiday Charity

The holiday season is always known as the season of giving. It just so happens that Bronx Dentist, Dr. Jay Fensterstock got started a little early....
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Man Up. Get Vaccinated.

City College of New York (CCNY) advertising workshop students and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have partnered in an effort to raise awareness of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and its alarming rate of increase among sexually active men and women, in light of November being the Sexual Health Month....
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Free Stay Well Exercise Classes

Several of the public libraries in the East Bronx would like to offer free weekly Stay Well Exercise classes, designed for adults 60 and over....
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"Heading" In Soccer Is Damaging

Using advanced imaging techniques and cognitive tests, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital and academic medical center for Einstein, have shown that repeatedly heading a soccer ball increases the risk for brain injury and cognitive impairment. The imaging portion of the findings was presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago....
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An Attitude Of Gratitude Has Tangible Health Benefits

Gratitude originates from the Latin word gratus which means “thankful”. Thanksgiving Day is often viewed as a time of family gathering, the practice of conscious gratitude, and often overindulgence in food. What many people don’t realize is that the daily practice of conscious gratitude and thanksgiving has tangible health benefits....
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Cancer Detection & Man’s Best Friend

Dogs are loyal, playful, loving and sometimes cute as a button. It’s no wonder we love them (some of us more than others, to be sure). ...
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African-American Men Shortchanged

Prostate cancer continues to remain the leading cause of cancer in men in the United States. Over 30 thousand men are estimated to die of prostate cancer this year alone. Also, for reasons that are not completely understood, African-American men are 60% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 2.5 times likely to die of the disease....
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Highbridge Tackles Childhood Obesity

At 8:15 am Thursday, nearly 30 4th graders sent mini tremors through P.S. 73. ...
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Tirado Distillery Tasting Fights Cancer

The first distillery in the Bronx since prohibition, Tirado Distillery, Inc., would like to invite the public to a tasting event benefitting the National Breast Cancer Foundation....
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Vaccine May Prevent HPV Related Anal Cancer

Just days after the U.S. Government recommended that young men be vaccinated against human papillomavirus infection (HPV), a new study shows that such a vaccination may prevent the development of anal cancer....
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Get Vaccinated Before Flu Season

The office of the New York City Mayor issued the following news release:...
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Concourse Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

Concourse Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is a unique, intimate facility where patients are known by name. Smiles and friendly greetings are exchanged all the time. ...
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Free Tai Chi Self Defense Classes For Bronx Seniors

Members of Touchstone Health HMO and the Bronx House (JASA) Senior Center are invited to participate in free tai chi self defense classes. Seniors meet at 11am each Thursday at the Bronx House (JASA) Senior Center in Bronx, NY, to learn how to use tai chi for self defense....
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Stomping Out Bronx Cigarette Ads

A day before Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced record lows for smoking in New York City on September 15, Bronx anti-smoking advocates were on the ground in Highbridge, still trying to put out a habit that has persisted despite citywide measures to curb it....
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Take Your Best Shot

When I was youngster in the 1960s I had all the shots little kids went through back in the day. And because I’m a klutz and regularly hurt myself outdoors, I’ve periodically had my tetanus immunity updated....
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Take Care New York Campaign Started

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) today launched its Take Care New York public health campaign urging New Yorkers to get screened and vaccinated for prevention and early detection of some of the most pervasive forms of illness and chronic disease affecting the public....
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Cornell Healthy Pet Clinic In Bronx

Preventive veterinary care for pets can be expensive. With that in mind, students, alumni, and faculty from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine invite pet owners who are struggling financially to the first-ever Cornell Healthy Pet Clinic in Bronx....
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month At DDI

Mammograms save lives. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. If you are a woman aged 40 or older, now is the time to schedule your annual mammogram. Early detection is the key to survival in most breast cancer patients....
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Bronx AIDS Services Marks 25 Years

Founded in 1986, Bronx AIDS Services (BAS) is a not-for-profit community-based organization that helps more than 8,000 Bronx residents each year with services and programs that touch people who are living with HIV/AIDS, people who think they might have been exposed to HIV, and those who are at high risk of exposure to the virus....
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Dancing With Death Over The Centuries

Once I had a case of influenza so bad I missed close to a month of graduate school. I ran a fever and coughed until it felt like my whole world was turned upside down....
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Your Health Is Your Wealth

On September 18, 2011, the Morris Park Seventh Day Adventist Church will host its annual community health Fair at the Morris Park section of Bronx....
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The Red Cross Assists Hundreds

Between Friday, August 5, and Sunday, August 7, Red Cross emergency relief workers were busy responding to seven multi-dwelling apartment fires throughout Bronx....
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Bronx CAN Health Initiative

Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) today, Saturday, July 16th, 2011, hosted the first Bronx CAN Health Initiative Check-In focused on nutrition and healthy eating habits at the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center....
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Happiness Is Camping: Just What The Doctor Ordered For Kids With Cancer

When you think of kids battling cancer, you probably do not think of kids playing sports and participating in an array of traditional Summer fun activities like swimming, hiking and kayaking....
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Ozone Advisory In Effect For NY Metro

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens and State Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.Ph., have issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the New York Metro region of New York State for Wednesday, July 6, 2011....
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North Bronx Healthcare Network

HANYS awarded its 2011 Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety to three institutions in recognition of their accomplishments improving the quality and safety of health care for their patients: North Bronx Healthcare Network, Bassett Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo/Catholic Health System....
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Killer Mushrooms On Your Plate?

It is a classic plot device of murder mysteries: an evil killer slips poisonous mushrooms into the frying pan of an unsuspecting victim who dies an agonizing death....
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Helping Kids Breath Easier In S. Bronx

The South Bronx children should be feeling healthier soon. That is because a new child health center is scheduled to open in their neighborhood this month. The $2.3 million facility is being lauded as a first of its kind....
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Team Bronx Going Healthy On NBC's New Reality Show

The countdown has begun! NBC and Go Healthy NY have teamed up to bring the tri-state area a reality show that is thought provoking, charismatic, informative and entertaining. ...
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Free Fun & Educational Events Offered At Bronx Senior Centers

Touchstone Health, a New York-based Medicare Advantage company, has introduced diverse programs that promote healthy living, social interaction and educational benefits to senior centers in Bronx....
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Bronx Girl Meets Medical Goals

Bronx resident and patient in St. Mary’s Pediatric Day Healthcare ( PDHC) after-school and weekend program, 10-year old Kamya never lets her disability get in the way of her enjoying her childhood....
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Cristian Rivera Foundation Walk-A-Thon

At 9 AM this past Sunday, April 17, 2011 Cristian Rivera Foundation supporters trickled in to the Roberto Clemente State park in the Bronx wearing Cristian Rivera Foundation t-shirts and wristbands to show their support in finding a cure for DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma)....
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Free Seniors' Fitness Instructions

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Spring 2011 season of Seniors Fitness programs will begin the week of May 2, 2011, and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city, including new locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan. ...
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Bronx Health Center Will Serve 4,000

Bronx children will be able to get their health care in a brand new facility, thanks to a project spearheaded by The Children's Aid Society (CAS) with financing from the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC)....
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Bronx Assemblyman Seeks Salvia Ban

It is the stuff you saw Miley Cyrus smoke in a bong in a viral video, and it's also the herb a New York father blames for leading to his son's death earlier this month. Now, the New York State Senate has passed a measure aiming to block the sale of the "magic mint" known as salvia....
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American Cancer Society: Relay For Life

The American Cancer Society with the Bronx Chamber of Commerce are currently seeking community volunteers to help organize and participate in its Relay For Life event being planned for July 16, 2011....
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Teenage Pregnancy Prevention

According to Healthy People 2020, the prevention of teen pregnancy is of utmost importance to this nation....
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USDA Recalls Bronx Chicken

A poultry company from Virginia is recalling more than 3,000 pounds of ice-packed chicken over contamination concerns....
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Ruben Diaz Jr. To Walcott On PCB

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. sent a letter this week to Dennis Walcott, Bloomberg's deputy mayor for education and community development addressing the results of a recent test conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency on PS 68 in the northeast Bronx that showed high levels of PCB contamination....
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Healthy Living For Bronx Families

Findings released today by The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc. indicate that community-based approaches to reducing the rate of obesity among Latino families can be effective....
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Building A Bigger Community Health Center In Bronx

The Institute for Family Health broke ground today for a major expansion of its Walton Family Health Center, a popular community health facility originally built in cooperation with St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church....
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Community Forum On AIDS In Harlem

In an effort to help inform people about HIV/AIDS, the Scholar’s Committee of the National Action Network will host the Harlem AIDS Forum....
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St. Jude's Hospital Celebration

As submitted by our reader, Verona Williams....
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Screening & Flu Shots Offered In Bronx

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) today launched its annual “Take Care NY” public health outreach campaign focused on prevention and early detection of some of the most pervasive forms of illness and chronic disease affecting New Yorkers....
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Red Ribbon Week: Drug Use Prevention

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country....
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Alert: Possible Botulism Contamination

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today warned consumers not to eat "Eviscerated Dried Vobla" sold by International Food located at 1110 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11207, because the product was found to be uneviscerated and has the potential to be contaminated with clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause Botulism....
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Building A New Bronx Health Care & Community Facility

A Topping Out ceremony was held Monday, August 30 to commemorate placement of the final piece of structural steel in a new building being constructed at 1880 Boston Post Road in The Bronx for Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State (CP of NYS)....
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Defraying Health Insurance Costs

New York State and the local governments that participate in the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) expect to receive $346 million over the next two years to subsidize the cost of providing health insurance for early retirees, the State Department of Civil Service announced today....
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Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

Governor David A. Paterson today announced that New York State's Pre-existing Condition Insurance Program is ready to take applications now. The program, called NY Bridge Plan, is available to people with pre-existing conditions-that is, who are already ill-and who currently do not have health insurance. It will provide coverage starting October 1. The program is expected to enroll about 15,000 New Yorkers....
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36% Of Bronx Supermarkets Compliant

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz announced last week that DCA’s investigations of supermarkets throughout New York City resulted in a compliance rate of only 48 percent. In the five New York City neighborhoods with the highest poverty levels, all of which are in the Bronx, the compliance rate was only 36 percent. ...
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New York Produced Eggs Are Safe

A statement from Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker:...
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Alert - Salmonella In Alfalfa Sprouts

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today alerted consumers that Snow White Food Products Inc., located at 621 Bergen Street in Brooklyn, New York, is recalling certain packages of "Alfalfa Sprouts" due to the presence of Salmonella. ...
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Invite To A Bronx Weekend Of Wellness

Perfectly situated in a growing and quickly expanding community, My Wellness Solutions, the first holistic and wellness center of its kind in the Bronx, welcomes you to a Weekend of Wellness! Join us as we introduce exclusive alternative health services and high performance natural products. Our ultimate goal is to improve the overall health of our community by promoting natural health solutions....
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Drug Issues: Call Narcotics Anonymous

If life seems hopeless and you can’t stop your drug use, Narcotics Anonymous offers a way out and new hope for life without the use of drugs....
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Governor’s New Soda Tax Proposal

Proposal would help New Yorkers make healthier choices while raising nearly $1 billion in much needed revenue...
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Ashkenazi Jews At Higher Risk

As you may know, the Ashkenazi Jewish population has a higher incidence of Crohn’s disease, a chronic, disruptive and very painful gastrointestinal disorder. In fact, there is evidence that those of Ashkenazi descent are four to five times more likely to have Crohn’s disease than non-Jewish individuals....
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Water Products Now Sold At CityStore

Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway and Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner Martha K. Hirst today announced that a line of NYC Water products will be available at CityStore....
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Alex Rodriguez Dedicates A New Pediatric Outpatient Center

On June 30th, Alex Rodriguez joined Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center President and CEO Miguel A. Fuentes, Jr., as well as board members, staff and pediatric patients at a ceremony to dedicate a new children’s outpatient center named in his honor....
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Bringing Awareness To Sarcoma

Join patients, their families and staff from the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) as they “Stomp out Sarcoma” on Saturday, July 17, 2010 and raise funds for sarcoma research. ...
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375,000 Bronx Residents Get HIV Tests

Bronx residents have received more than 375,000 HIV tests since the launch of “The Bronx Knows” HIV Testing Initiative in 2008, the Health Department announced today. The two-year milestone far exceeds the initiative’s three-year goal of helping 250,000 Bronx adults learn their HIV status. ...
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Eggs From Near And Far

To me, there is nothing like a breakfast that involves an egg. That dose of protein, I think, helps me last at work until noon or even beyond the lunch hour if need be....
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Tobacco Tax Hike Will Save Lives

The American Lung Association in New York applauds Governor David Paterson and the State Legislature for heeding our call to increase taxes on tobacco as a way to encourage more New York smokers to quit and prevent more children from ever starting to smoke....
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Higher Prices = Less Soda Drinking

The American Journal of Public Health released a study yesterday finding that when the price of soda goes up, consumption goes down. From the news release: ...
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Hazards Of Drinking Sugary Beverages

On Thursday, a panel of experts from the New York City Department of Health will come together at P.S. 135 in East Flatbush to discuss the hazards of consuming sugary beverages and how it affects the health of New Yorkers....
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Asbestos & Mesothelioma

Asbestos (from Greek σβεστος meaning "unquenchable" or "inextinguishable") is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals exploited commercially for their desirable physical properties. They all have in common their asbestiform habit, long, (1:20) thin fibrous crystals....
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Bronx Family Clings To Hope

At six months old, Sophia Lopez is fighting an unimaginable battle against a fatal disease. Diagnosed with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), Sophia and her family are in desperate need of a bone marrow donor to save Sophia's life. ...
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City's Hospitals Honor Bronx Volunteers

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) honored six outstanding volunteers who work in public hospitals in the Bronx at their Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony and luncheon....
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Jewish Home & Hospital Fined $50K

Based on a New York State Department of Health inspection report dated June 23, 2009, Jewish Home and Hospital, a nursing home in the Bronx, received several citations for failing to ensure that residents received the necessary care and services to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical and mental well-being in accordance with the comprehensive assessment and plans of care....
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Cultural Competence In Health Care

African-American and other women of color, together with health and human service professionals from across New York State, are invited to engage in a one-day Cultural Competence and Advocacy Conference on health care for diverse communities in Albany on May 12....
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Millions In Healthcare Costs Averted

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) today announced that infection rates in the 27 intensive care units in its11 public hospitals continue to fall and have dropped dramatically in the last five years. ...
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Mother's Day Mammograms

The following are events in support of the prevention and treatment of breast cancer in women in our area, commemorating this year's Mother's Day....
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Separate & Unequal Health Care In NYC

Separate and unequal care in New York City violates the civil rights of thousands of New Yorkers everyday. ...
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Soda Buy-Back Program In Brooklyn

On Wednesday April 14th, the Alliance for a Healthier New York will host a Soda Buy-back program at the New Lots Family Center in Brooklyn....
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Free Diabetes & Prevention Seminar

When people see the caloric measures on menu items, instead of being shocked, they are not affected at all or have become desensitized. The more people remain uneducated, the more prevalent diabetes will become in the Bronx....
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WSPT Announces SheFit Boot Camp

When one thinks of a boot camp, they typically think of soldiers in army fatigue running drills outdoors at the crack of dawn. At WSPT, when we think of boot camp we think of life changes....
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A Free Day Of Therapeutic Horse Riding

The event, which celebrates National Autism Awareness Month and is free to the public, aims to provide an opportunity for members of the community to learn more about autism and therapeutic riding and its benefits....
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On Bronx Anti-Soda Tax Petition Drive

The Alliance for a Healthier New York (AHNY) released the following statement today in reaction to an anti-soda tax petition drive in the Fordham neighborhood in the Bronx - a neighborhood with a 25% obesity rate, and a 12% diabetes rate, both well above the New York City averages:...
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Bronx Video On Urban Agriculture

Video from The Point, a TGC (The Growing Connection) site in South Bronx....
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Bronx Pancreas Transplant Program

The only pancreas transplant program in the Bronx and Westchester, and one of only several in Greater New York, Montefiore Medical Center’s new pancreas transplant program will treat patients with severe, end-stage diabetes....
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Governor Urged To Expand Sugar Tax

Today Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) sent a letter to Governor Paterson urging him to reduce and expand his budget proposal to assess a tax on sugar sweetened beverages....
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New York Kids Kick Butts On March 24

Kids in New York will take center stage in the fight against tobacco on March 24 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 15th annual Kick Butts Day. More than 1,000 events are planned in all 50 states and the District of Columbia....
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Bronx Clinic Using Biometric Check-In

A medical clinic in the South Bronx in New York has used its federal funding to implement biometric check-in of patients to prevent medical record accidents, according to a CNN article....
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Protecting New Yorkers Against Cancer

New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, along with Women's Issues Chair Julissa Ferreras and Health Chair Maria del Carmen Arroyo and the New York City Council's Women's Caucus will host "Women Saving Women: Protect Yourself Against Cancer"....
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23rd Annual Legislative Breakfast

On Friday February 26th , 2010, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the Bronx Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities Council will be holding its 23rd Annual Legislative Breakfast at Maestro’s 1703 Bronxdale Avenue (between Morris Park and East Tremont Avenue) in Bronx, NY....
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Mayor Bloomberg & Speaker Quinn Host Blood Drive

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn donated blood to the New York Blood Center as part of an Office of the Mayor/City Council Blood Drive....
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Bronx Is The Unhealthiest Place In NY

People who live in Manhattan are healthier than residents of the Bronx, according to a new report by the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation....
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$7M Awarded To Wellness Programs

Governor David A. Paterson yesterday announced the award of $6.98 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to fund policy, system and environmental changes to improve nutrition, increase physical activity and cut tobacco use in New York....
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Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center's Grant

The Amerigroup Foundation has awarded a grant of $15,000 to the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center....
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Proposal To Ban Alcohol Commercials

Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz (Brooklyn), will hold a press conference to unveil his legislation (A.9761), which would ban the advertisement of alcoholic beverages during sporting events, during daytime and certain evening hours....
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Sulfites In Fruit Mix & Mixed Nuts

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today alerted consumers that Apna Bazar Cash & Carry, 72-20 37th Ave., Jackson Heights, New York 11372 is recalling certain in-store repackaged "Fruit Mix" and "Mixed Nuts" due to the presence of undeclared sulfites....
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Alert: Possible Botulism Contamination

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today alerted consumers that Brighton Bazaar Inc. of Brooklyn, New York is recalling Treknas Atlantic Herring, because the product was uneviscerated and has the potential to be contaminated with clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death....
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Abortionist Exposed At Bronx Rally

New York State Senator Reuben Diaz and his wife, Leslie, rallied with 80 pro-life supporters outside the Bronx clinic where disgraced abortionist Pierre Renelique fled after having his medical license revoked by the State of Florida....
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Get Vaccinated Against H1N1 Flu

Governor David A. Paterson this week urged New Yorkers to protect themselves against H1N1 flu this holiday season by taking advantage of increased access to the vaccine. In addition, the Governor is participating in a nationwide public service campaign to encourage increased pediatric vaccination against H1N1 flu....
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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Governor David A. Paterson today expressed support for new measures that will be taken to improve children’s health through the further reduction of childhood exposure to lead poisoning....
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Insurance Mammograms Coverage - Unchanged In NY State

Governor David A. Paterson announced last week that insurance companies in New York are still required to pay for mammograms with the same frequency as before the recent federal advisory that suggested fewer mammograms. The consumer protections that were previously established for insurance coverage of women’s mammograms remain in effect and are unchanged by the recent screening guideline revisions announced by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. ...
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New Yorkers Eligible For H1N1 Vaccine

Governor David A. Paterson today announced that, effective immediately, health care providers may make the H1N1 flu vaccine available to all New Yorkers who want the vaccine, including those who are not in priority groups established by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....
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A Disease Called Denial

Or, what I learned writing about addiction......
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Arthritis Foundation Walk-A-Thon

Westchester Square Physical Therapy (WSPT) of Bronx is committed to being on the cutting edge of physical therapy and having a very positive influence on their community. Proving this once again, they are adding a twist to a traditional fund raiser, creating a unique exercise experience for a great cause. ...
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Women Living With HIV And AIDS In NYC

Women Living With HIV and AIDS in New York City: A Mapping Project and Literature Review was developed by the Women’s HIV Collaborative of New York with assistance from individuals working on the front lines of the epidemic providing women-specific HIV/AIDS services and programs throughout New York City. ...
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A Bronx Study Of Mass Incarceration

The most recent issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved includes an article we wrote on the impact of mass incarceration on the communities we serve in the Bronx. ...
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Helping Bronxites Quit Smoking

Thursday, November 19, 2009, marks the American Cancer Society's 34th annual Great American Smokeout, a nationally recognized platform to educate the public on the dangers associated with tobacco use and to encourage smokers to quit for a lifetime by starting with just one day....
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Foodies

All you foodies who feel guilty about what you're eating listen up. A lot of your guilt may be driven by misinformation. Feeling guilty about food coloring? Relax, usually the color is drawn from other foods such as carrots or beets. Worried about your coffee intake?...
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Battling The Bronx Diabetes Epidemic

New York State Diabetes Campaign to Host NBA Hall-of-Famer at Urban Health Plan in Bronx, borough ranks among highest in diabetes prevalence in New York City....
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Our Children First's Baby Chat Program

Our Children First, a multidisciplinary and multicultural facility providing Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapy both in the facility located at 3036 E. Tremont Avenue, and in the children’s home throughout New York City....
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SUS Awarded $2M To Treat HIV/AIDS

Services for the UnderServed ® (SUS) has been awarded a multi-year grant from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene via Public Health Solutions totaling over $2 million. SUS is privileged to be among 27 organizations awarded in this highly competitive bidding process. The grant supports an innovative model of service that is based upon emerging research on HIV/AIDS care treatment. ...
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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Extended

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the U.S. Senate has passed the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009, which provides critical health care and related services to uninsured and underinsured people living with HIV/AIDS. ...
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GILPP Strides Against Breast Cancer

On Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 9:30am, students and staff members from the Felisa Rincón de Gautier Institute for Law and Public Policy, a small Bronx public high school called GILPP, gathered together at Orchard Beach in the Bronx to participate in the 6th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer....
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South Bronx Mental Health Council

The Children and Adolescent Services Program at the South Bronx Mental Health Council, Inc (SBMHC) was the recipient of the Bronze Award presented at the American Psychiatric Association 61st Institute on Psychiatric Services held recently in New York City....
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H1N1 Vaccines Administered In Bronx

Some of the first swine flu vaccines to arrive in New York City were quickly administered to health care workers and kids at the Children’s Hospital Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx yesterday....
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Hispanic AIDS Forum Event, Oct. 16

The Hispanic AIDS Forum (HAF) is pleased to invite you to its six annual coming out event, in observation of National Coming Out Day, on Friday, October 16, 2009....
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Heather Mills Launches Vegan Restaurant In The Bronx

Heather Mills was on hand at the opening of the new VBites fast food restaraunt in the Bronx yesterday afternoon. The former model, now animal rights activist, and vegan created VBites due to her strong beliefs supporting humane animal treatment and animal rights....
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Bronx VA Medical Call Center Site

It was recently publicized that on August 28, 2009, the Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc. (A.V.R.E.) assumed responsibility for the operation of the switchboard communications call center at the Bronx, New York James J. Peters Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC). This contract creates nine new positions and adds $565,000 in annual sales. The majority of positions are being filled by persons who are legally blind....
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Healthcare Lobby Dictates Terms

The frequently imbibing comedian W. C. Fields once proudly declared: "Everything I do is either illegal, immoral, or fattening." The adjectives used by Fields perfectly characterize the role of the private health insurance industry in the debate about health care reform....
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ING Grant To Combat Childhood Obesity

ING today announced Bronx Writing Academy (Bronx, New York) as one of 50 recipients of a $2,000 grant to help students combat childhood obesity....
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Jacobi Treats Copperhead Snake Bite

A poisonous copperhead snake bit a worker on Tweed Boulevard, Orangetown, NY earlier this week, almost costing him his life....
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Bronx Healthy Lifestyles Street Fair

Personal health and personal wealth will come together when the Morrisania Neighborhood Family Care Center and CheckSpring Bank co-sponsor a Healthy Lifestyles Fair on Wednesday, August 26th, from 11 a.m. – 03:30 p.m., on Gerard Avenue, between 167th and 168th Streets in the Bronx. ...
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Coping With Kidney Failure In The Bronx

The room is spacious, bright and cheery, with TV monitors mounted at each of the 40 individual stations. Some take care of their business while watching TV, a few read, most listen to their IPods. Interrupting the constant din are the starts and stops of the machines, measured in gurgles and moans....
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NYC Air Quality Health Advisory Issued

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis and State Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., have issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the NYC Metro Region, Long Island Region and Lower Hudson Valley Region of New York State for Tuesday, August 18, 2009....
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The Girl With Half A Brain

A 10-year-old German girl born with the left hemisphere of her brain is able to see normally through one eye....
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The Mystery Of Rain Men

The general public learned about the phenomenon of savants for the first time in 1988, after the first run of the film “Rain Man” starring Dustin Hoffman. The film tells a touching story of Raymond Babbitt, a person with mental problems, who could make complicated arithmetic calculations in his head. At the same time the man behaves like a 5-year-old boy, who cannot do the shopping, cross the road or drive a car....
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Look Good, Feel Better Program

‘Look Good, Feel Better’ program helps cancer patients at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx....
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North Central Bronx Hospital

North Central Bronx Hospital represents the best that a community hospital has to offer: quality care in a friendly and familiar setting. North Central has earned a fine reputation in a number of service areas, including primary care, geriatric services, women’s health, pediatrics, asthma programs, and others. ...
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Ladies & Gentlemen, The Bronx Is FAT

According to a study, commissioned by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's office, 62 % of Bronx residents are overweight or obese. It is the highest percentage in the city....
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Urban Air Pollutants & Children's IQ

Prenatal exposure to environmental pollutants known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can adversely affect a child’s intelligence quotient or IQ, according to new research by the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) at the Mailman School of Public Health....
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Discrimination At 3 Major NYC Hospitals

Last night, on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360˚, Dr. Sanjay Gupta aired an investigative news segment on racial discrimination that results from separate and unequal care provided by private, voluntary teaching hospitals in New York City....
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Over 1/2 Of New York's Taxi Drivers Uninsured

Councilman Eric Gioia (D-Queens), Chairman of the Council Committee on Oversight and Investigations, along with Bhairavi Desai, Executive Director of the Taxi Workers Alliance, released over the weekend the findings of a survey Gioia conducted which found that taxi drivers have a 52% uninsurance rate- more than twice as high as the average New Yorker....
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Bronx Mosquitoes Carry West Nile Virus

For the first time this season, the Health Department has detected West Nile virus (WNV) in New York City mosquitoes. The infectious mosquitoes were collected from Ferry Point Park in the Bronx. So far, no human cases have been detected this season. The Health Department has increased mosquito surveillance and mosquito larvae control efforts in the affected area....
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Joints In Motion Training Team

The Arthritis Foundation’s Joints in Motion Training Team is recruiting runners and walkers to participate in the 2009 New York City Marathon and the 2010 Disney World Marathon. Joints in Motion is one of the areas best training teams with training twice a week and especially personalized to the fitness level of all athletes. Come participate in one of the three most exciting and prestigious events in the United States....
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Metropolitan Jewish With Bronx Facility

Brooklyn-based Metropolitan Jewish Health System recently held a reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open its Bronx location. The new site at Hutchinson Metro Center will allow the health system to offer its home health and hospice services throughout the community....
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Free Bronx Health Fair Welcomes All

Founded in 1986, Bronx AIDS Services (BAS) is a not-for-profit community-based organization that helps more than 8,000 Bronx residents each year with services and programs that touch people who are living with HIV/AIDS, people who think they might have been exposed to HIV, and those who are at high risk of exposure to the virus....
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Bronx Health Disparities Conference

On July 10, 2009, The Bronx Center to Reduce & Eliminate Ethnic & Racial Health Disparities (Bronx CREED) of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine will host a free day-long conference at Fordham University entitled "Building Healthy Neighborhoods: Working Together to Achieve Health Equity in the Bronx."...
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The Bronx Knows - HIV/AIDS Testing

This Wednesday, the Health Department and community partners will gather at the New York Botanical Garden to celebrate the anniversary of “The Bronx Knows,” a borough-wide HIV testing initiative launched one year ago....
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City Dumping Toxic Materials?

Citing possible health hazards, New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. yesterday called on City Hall to disclose potential health risks associated with plans to dump dredged materials from New York Harbor as fill at various parks and development projects across the City....
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HIV Testing In The Bronx

On June 29 and 30 and on July 1, 2009, Bronx AIDS Services (BAS) will commemorate National HIV Testing Day by operating six testing locations across the Bronx. This special day serves as a reminder, that as the epidemic of HIV/AIDS in America approaches its fourth decade, awareness of one’s own HIV status has become more important than ever....
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St. Barnabas' Unique Lab

The doctors fear they are losing the patient, who continues to gasp for breath, his pulse growing increasingly faint....
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Osborne Hosts Bronx Health Fair

Access to good medical care helps people prevent illnesses, identify health conditions early, and treat health problems; however, nearly 26% of Bronx residents do not have access to a regular doctor or health care provider....
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Clear Guidance On Swine Flu Needed

With another death due to the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, in Queens, Councilman Eric Gioia (D-Queens) today asked for the City to provide clear guidance about what preexisting conditions can cause critical or fatal complications from swine flu, and to give teachers and school staff with those underlying conditions the option to stay home from work....
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Brett Eisenberg - BILS' New Executive Director

Brett L. Eisenberg has been selected to serve as BILS next Executive Director, effective March 23, 2009. Brett served as Membership Specialist for the National Business and Disability Council (NBDC), which is the leading resource for employers who seek to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace, and for companies which seek to reach them in the consumer marketplace. ...
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Jimmy Fallon Joins Einstein

Jimmy Fallon (seated) celebrates with the Einstein Cancer Center/Sisters & Survivors team at the 2009 Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) Revlon Run/Walk....
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Adults Can Now Take President's Fitness Test

If you didn't get a Presidential Physical Fitness Award in school, the government is giving you another chance to prove you're in shape....
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Free Spring Sports Programs For 1,400 NYC Youth & Seniors

City Parks Foundation (CPF) is kicking off its 2019 Spring sports programs for young people and seniors this April.
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Launch Of The USDA SNAP Pilot Program In NYS

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued the following statement regarding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Online Purchasing Pilot Program, which was launched today in New York State by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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10 Tips To Blast Your Belly Fat

Who does not want a flat belly or a perfectly shaped waist line? But belly fat, also known as visceral fat is not just a cosmetic eyesore, but may be a sign of underlying health issues.
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Someone You Love, The HPV Epidemic

Join us this Thursday, April 18, 2019, 04:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m. for the film screening of Someone You Love, The HPV Epidemic.
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City Orders Mandatory Measles Vaccinations For All People In Williamsburg

The de Blasio Administration today declared a public health emergency in select zip codes in Williamsburg, following a measles outbreak affecting the Orthodox Jewish community.
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Orders To All Yeshivas In Williamsburg To Exclude Students Not Vaccinated For Measles

The Health Department today announced it has issued Commissioner’s Orders to all yeshivas in Williamsburg affected by the school exclusion mandate.
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Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention Symposium

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) today held an international Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention Symposium at Police Headquarters.
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Announcing Expanded Effort To Prevent Infant Fatalities

Today, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and NYC Health + Hospitals announced that Safe Sleep Toolkits are now provided to parents of newborns at all eleven public hospitals across New York City.
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EmblemHealth Family Of Companies Announces Affiliation With BronxDocs Primary & Specialty Care

EmblemHealth, one of the nation's largest non-profit health insurers announced today an affiliation with BronxDocs.

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Matt Anderson, MD

is an Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx. Much of Dr. Anderson's current activity involves managing the Social Medicine Curriculum for the Department of Family and Social Medicine. He also maintains an active clinical practice.