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Red Ribbon Week: Drug Use Prevention

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.

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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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.

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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Peter Mirabella, PhD

is recently retired from the New York City Department of Education, where he taught elementary school for nearly 9 years. He completed the New York City Teaching Fellows Program in 2004. Prior to becoming a teacher, he was a public affairs speechwriter for over 20 years for such organizations as The New York Stock Exchange, KPMG Peat Marwick, Goldman Sachs, and the New York State Comptrollers Office. He has a Ph.D. in political science from the New School University and a M.A. Degree in education from Lehman College. Dr. Mirabella currently is writing a book about his experience as a New York City school teacher.