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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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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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Bibi Khan

Bibi Z. Khan is a Graduate student, human and environmental activist and aspiring writer. In her spare time she enjoys writing, reading and community volunteer work.