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Medical Cannabis Arrives In Bronx

Added relief for long suffering patients throughout New York City, the lower Hudson Valley and surrounding areas is finally here.
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HHS Awards $53 Million To Help Address Opioid Epidemic

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $53 million in funding to 44 States, four tribes and the District of Columbia to improve access to treatment for opioid use disorders, reduce opioid related deaths, and strengthen drug misuse prevention efforts....
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UPS Health Fair Provides Screenings, Education & Fun

More than 100 Bronx residents attended Unique People Services’ 7th Annual Health Fair held on July 21, 2016. The nonprofit agency, celebrating its 25th anniversary, provided free mobile health services, including HIV, diabetes and blood pressure screenings, mammograms and dental services, as well as mental health, domestic violence and substance abuse counseling....
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American Diabetes Association’s Feria de Salud Aims To Make Healthy Living Accessible

The largest health and music-inspired festival of the year, Feria de Salud, hosted by the American Diabetes Association, is returning to Bronx on Saturday, August 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m....
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If You Do Not Know About It, We Can Guide & Help You

Hormone imbalances involve estrogen and progesterone in women. These two hormones are frequently imbalanced for one or more reasons, including birth control pills, stress, or even the overuse of cosmetics....
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Red Bowl Food Corp. Recalls Wonton & Dumpling Products

Red Bowl Foods Corporation, a Brooklyn, NY establishment, is recalling approximately 10,198 pounds of wonton and dumplingproducts due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. ...
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USDA: Asian Jade Customs Brokerage Recalls Sausage Products

Asian Jade Customs Brokerage, a Springfield Gardens, NY firm, is recalling approximately 762 pounds of imported sausage products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists....
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Breaking News Broadcast

As you can see in this video, Big Tobacco uses their super villain tactics to market and sell a deadly consumer product....
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Tax Check Off Law

Governor Cuomo, on Saturday, November 21, 2015, took a landmark step in fighting the stigma of mental health illness by signing the Mental Health tax Check Off bill....
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Local Dystonia Patients Seize The Day, Hosting A Bronx Zoo Walk

On October 4, 2015, a group of tri-state dystonia patients including Pamela Sloate of New York, NY, and fellow members of the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Dystonia Support Group, are combatting widespread lack of awareness of their rare neurological disorder with the 1st Annual Bronx Zoo Walk. ...
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“Unitas” Hosts Rwandan & Ugandan Peacemaker Delegation

Unitas Therapeutic Community, a treatment and prevention program for youth in South Bronx, hosted an all day conference for a delegation of peacemaker representatives from Rwanda and Uganda on May 18, 2015 to exchange a dialogue about conflict resolution and peacemaking interventions applicable to situations of high stress in both Africa and the United States....
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Fat And The Year You Were Born

New Year's resolutions are being put to the harshest of tests. Gone are the days of early January when all things seemed so easily possible. Now we are in the tougher phase of the year when the will to establish new patterns is being sorely tested by the tug of old habits....
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13 Tips To Reduce Your Stress & Improve Your Health

The negative effects of stress on both mental and physical health are well documented. A 2011 study published in the Journal of Aging Research examined long-term patterns of stressful life events and their impact on mortality and found that, compared to the low-stress group, both the moderate and the high-stress groups showed increased rate of death....
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Robotic Exoskeleton Donated To Bronx VA Medical Center

SoldierSocks, a non-profit organization focused on helping veterans, is hosting their first annual awards ceremony at The Union League of New York....
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Donate Blood In Memory Of Sage

From the moment her parents learned of her, Sage was surrounded by love....
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Collaboration To Support Health Care Transformation In Bronx

SBH Health System (St. Barnabas Hospital) and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), who are each developing an emerging Performance Provider System (PPS) to participate in the State Medicaid Waiver program, today announced an agreement to have their respective PPS organizations work together to implement health care projects that will improve quality, expand access, lower costs and transform the healthcare delivery system for the people of Bronx....
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Free Event: National Health & Wellness Day, November 6

Safflower Publishing is pleased to announce An Evening of Health and Wellness by top leader in the health and wellness industry for 30 years, Mr. Jay Bennett, with special guest, Sally Shields, bestselling author of "Is She Naturally Thin, or Disciplined? Insider Secrets of the Sexy and Slim"....
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Rehabilitating Lives In Iraq From Bronx

The Iraqi nation has now been at war for more than a decade. Among those affected by the ongoing violence in Iraq are children....
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25% Of Bronx Schoolchildren Diagnosed With Asthma

A survey of schoolchildren in Bronx, showed that 25% had asthma, and only 27% of those students had the city-mandated medical administration form on file at school, according to study data....
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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.

Two Bronx Schools Recently Tested High Levels Of Lead

Two public schools in Bronx recently found elevated levels of lead in their water, with one testing 16 times higher than Flint, Michigan.

Mt. Eden School Evacuated After Gas Odor Detected

School children were evacuated Wednesday after reports of a smell of gas in Mount Eden, officials say.
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Historic Food & Hunger Program Coming To New York

On Monday, January 30, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) will join together with hunger advocates and others at Part of the Solution (POTS) to discuss New York State’s participation in a nationwide pilot program to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to purchase their groceries online.
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Rat School In Bronx

Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), along with Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) and Councilman Andrew Cohen (D-Bronx), sponsored a special city Department of Health workshop Thursday night at Van Cortlandt Jewish Senior Center that offered safe and effective methods for rat prevention to community members.

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Neal Tepel

is a retiree and former member of AFSCME District Council 1707, AFM, CSA, OSA, and UFT. He continues to be an activist for worker rights.