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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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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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Mobile Veteran Medical Center Opens

A mobile medical unit specializing in the health and wellness of veterans has opened its doors to the public.
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Congressman Joseph Crowley Visits the Institute’s Center For Counseling In Bronx

Yesterday, U.S. Representative Joseph Crowley visited our Center for Counseling at Frisby Avenue in Bronx.

Two Years After NYC’s Worst Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak, Experts Call For Further Scrutiny

In 2015, two major Legionella bacteria outbreaks were reported in Bronx. In January of that year, eight people in the borough’s Co-op City public housing complex tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease. But it was a prelude to a far more dangerous outbreak that hit South Bronx in July and August, killing 12 people and sickening 120.
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State Funneling $10m Into Bronx To Help The Borough’s Heroin Addicts

The state is providing a $19 million boost to drug addiction treatment programs in Bronx and around the state, Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday.
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Dementia Incidence On The Decline

The incidence of dementia may be declining, new research suggests.
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Bronx Mom Says She Has Lead Hazards In Her Home And Needs A Transfer

A 32-year-old mother of three says she has lead hazards in her Bronx home and needs a transfer.
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Increased Number Of People In The US Living with HIV Are In Remission

In 2014, practically half of HIV patients in the US were in remission, according to the latest data recently released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That statistic may be only half the story.
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NYPD Officers Help Bronx Mom Deliver Baby Girl In Bathroom Of Her Home

It will be hard to beat this Bronx mom’s Labor Day story.
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NYC Denies Nearly 9K Kids With Disabilities The Services They Need

The city is illegally denying necessary services to thousands of students with disabilities — and the poorest kids get cheated the most often, according to advocates and data the Daily News obtained.
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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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Anthony Carter

was born, raised and currently resides in Philadelphia, PA He is the New York Jets writer for Jets Stream and The Bronx Times. In his free time, he likes to make intros and find break songs, look for reporters for his online radio show. Conversely, he spends most of his day talking with NFL sources to get the inside scoop on what is going on in the NFL.