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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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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....
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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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Who Do You Need? Differences Between Health Care Professionals

Learning about home care service can be confusing. Familiarizing yourself with medical jargon, treatments, and the multiple health care professionals, all while dealing with an already busy schedule, can become overwhelming....
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Volunteers Sought For Clubhouses Designed To Help Young Drug Addicts

The Cuomo administration is looking for people to run four new clubhouses in New York City to help drug addicted young people gain life skills....
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More Than A Dozen Tenants Sent To Hospital Following Carbon Monoxide Leak In Bronx Apartment Building

More than a dozen people have been sent to the hospital after a Bronx apartment building was evacuated following a carbon monoxide leak....
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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the lungs. Your lungs are two spongy organs in your chest that take in oxygen when you inhale and release carbon dioxide when you exhale....
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National Conference To Focus On Practical, Cost-Effective Ways To Better Help Individuals, Communities Address Mental Illness

As communities across the country struggle with the challenge of helping individuals with mental illness - particularly those who haunt our streets and public places - a national conference later this month will focus on best practices for producing positive, cost-effective outcomes....
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Update On The Zika Virus

Standing water can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes, including the ones that spread the Zika virus....
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New York Selected For National SNAP Pilot Program

Following nearly a year of advocacy by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and others, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the selection of New York State to participate in a nationwide pilot program to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to purchase their groceries online....
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CDPAP May Be The Right Choice For Your Home Care Needs

If you or a loved one is disabled, ill, or entering their senior years, you know there are countless types of home careoptions available based on the level of care needed....
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Yvette Brissett-Andre Appointed To The Board Of Mental Health News Education, Inc.

Unique People Services Executive Director Yvette Brissett-Andre is among four distinguished behavioral health leaders elected to the Board of Mental Health News Education, Inc. (MHNE)....
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PharmaCannis Starts Selling Medical Cannabis In Bronx

Medical marijuana has found it’s way to the Bronx. PharmaCannis is opening it's Hunts Point location, the first of its kind in the Bronx and the second in New York City....
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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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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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Lulaine Compere

graduated from St. John's University in 2007. Since then he has been freelancing for different magazines and newspapers. He also has radio experience when he worked at WBAI (99.5) in New York. Some of the publications he has written for include the Norwood News, a community newspaper, The Bronx News Network, a community website, The Source Magazine, Urban Latino Magazine, Latin Trends Magazine, Financial Planning Magazine and On Wall Street Magazine to name a few.