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Understanding New York State's Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP)

New York’s Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, also known as CDPAP, is a service funded by Medicaid that is designed to provide assistance to those in the state that have chronic illness or that are physically disabled.

 

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Gaining Perspective Аnd Hope For Those With Dementia

PBS recently made the praise-worthy effort to address one of the most important public health issues – for today and the foreseeable future – when it aired a TV report titled, “Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts.”...
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National Healthcare Decisions Week: Taking The Time To Plan

April 16 to April 22 is National Healthcare Decisions Week - A week set aside to encourage all of us to discuss and document important health care wishes before a stressful health crisis occurs....
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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. ...
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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....
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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....
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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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EmblemHealth Family Of Companies Announces Affiliation With BronxDocs Primary & Specialty Care

EmblemHealth, one of the nation's largest non-profit health insurers announced today an affiliation with BronxDocs.
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Health Benefits Of Coffee

Oh, glorious coffee! Can you imagine a day without it? Whether you are on your way to work or in bed coffee is the perfect fix.
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Do You Know Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease?

The James J. Peters Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bronx, NY. has begun a new, national Alzheimer’s disease (AD) clinical research study evaluating the potential benefits of an investigational medicine for people diagnosed with mild-to-moderate AD.
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Healthcare Justice For All

The New York State Nurses Association today kicked off a new “Healthcare Justice for All” campaign to demand safe staffing and fair funding as contract negotiations with New York City public hospitals begin this month.
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Does Working Out Increase Testosterone? 5 Ways To Boost Testosterone Levels

Hey there fellow gym bros, and thanks for stopping by. Today we are going to be addressing the question of does working out increase testosterone, as we look at several ways of naturally boosting your testosterone levels.
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Settlement Reached With EmblemHealth To Ensure Health Insurance Coverage For Gender Reassignment Surgery

Today, Attorney General Barbara D. Underwoodannounced a settlement with EmblemHealth, requiring the health insurance company to cover gender reassignment surgery for its members.
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Obesity In Bronx

Over the past four decades, since 1975, obesity has tripled on a worldwide scale. According to a study done by the World Health Organization in 2016, 39% of the world's adult population was overweight, while 13% of the world's adult population was obese.
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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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Edward J. Small

is currently a graduate student at the Columbia School of Journalism. He has previously worked as the editor-in-chief of his college newspaper, The Dickinsonian, and as an editorial intern at America’s most prominent fake newspaper, The Onion. He is a native of Connecticut but currently lives in New York City.