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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Dr. Chiledum Ahaghotu

is Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology, Howard University Hospital. He is also a professor and a chief of urology at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Ahaghotu is a Consultant Member of the American Urological Association Health Policy Council. He was President, R. Frank Jones Urological Society, Past President, Washington Urological Society, and a member of the Practicing Physicians Advisory Council.