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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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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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Nasr ul Hadi

is New York-based journalist and multimedia producer. He has worked across print, broadcast and online media, with some of Asia’s largest media brands - Reliance FM, Times of India and NDTV. Beyond work, Nasr has also explored creative and philanthropic projects. He wrote a few episodes for a BBC World Service Trust radio drama on gender issues in South Asian society. He was also part of a team that set up informal primary schools for marginalized children in Aligarh, India. Currently a digital media student at the Columbia Journalism School, Nasr tells stories as text, audio, video, photos, tweets, interactive data and more.