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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.

$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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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.

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.

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is a scientist with interests in everyday aspects of energy, cars, light-bulbs and other consumer products, and the broad intersection of science and engineering with our lives. Dr. Peters, a native of the rural Northwest, was educated in geology at Princeton and Harvard. Follow her on the pages of Bronx.com, on the web, and on Twitter @RockDocWSU. Her columns are a service of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University.