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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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Africans In New York Complain Of Bullying Over Ebola

Members of the west African community in New York complained Wednesday that their children were being bullied at school and businesses were losing money because of hysteria over Ebola....
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South Bronx Diabetes Prevention

Health People, the South Bronx community health education and support organization that has pioneered the concept of “community in-reach” aimed at people most at risk of developing chronic and fatal diseases, announced today groundbreaking results and the expansion of its fight against type 2 diabetes in Bronx, New York City’s borough with the highest rates of diabetes diagnoses and deaths....
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Bronx Boy, 5, Under Ebola Watch

Ebola may have infected another New Yorker—a 5-year-old Bronx boy who returned from Guinea with his family on Saturday....
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Institute For Family Health To Expand Bronx Health Reach Efforts

The Institute for Family Health was awarded nearly $3,000,000 in funding over the next three years to advance its work as a part of the Bronx Health REACH Coalition....
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MatchingDonors.com Living Organ Donor Initiative

There are a ton of social networking web sites. But one stands apart for a very special reason - this one saves lives. It is MatchingDonors.com....
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City To Spray Bronx For Mosquitoes

The New York City Department of Health will be spraying pesticide in the Bronx and Queens next week in an effort to reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus....
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Ida Keeling, 99, Stays Young By Running Races

A 99-year-old Riverdale woman is proving age is just a number by staying active and running track races....
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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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Kevin Pryor

Kevin's background is extremely broad. He ha 14 years experience in Semi-Professional Football here in the Tri State Area. Throughout the years he has played, coached, and managed programs. He wrote a very successful column on the sport for several years. By day he has been in the technology field for 15 years. Kevin's columns in The Bronx Times / Bronx.com shine on local sports here in the Bronx from an "Outside the Lines" perspective.