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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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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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Health Fair At The Bronx River Community Center

NYC Department of Youth & Community Health, Corner Stone and Children's Arts & Science Workshops invite you to
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MTA Faces Lawsuit Over Lack Of Elevator For Disabled Subway Riders In Bronx

The MTA is involved in a struggle over subway renovations. The U.S. attorney’s office has joined a lawsuit over the lack of an elevator for disabled riders.
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Johnson & Johnson Talc Mesothelioma Trial To Begin In New Brunswick, NJ

Nearly a year and a half ago, Stephen Lanzo III, 46, of Verona, was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly cancer of the lung linings, according to court papers.

Mold Inside NYCHA Building Making Kids Sick, Mom Claims

A Bronx mother says mold and other hazards inside of a NYCHA building are making her children sick.
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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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is a scientist with interests in everyday aspects of energy, cars, light-bulbs and other consumer products, and the broad intersection of science and engineering with our lives. Dr. Peters, a native of the rural Northwest, was educated in geology at Princeton and Harvard. Follow her on the pages of Bronx.com, on the web, and on Twitter @RockDocWSU. Her columns are a service of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University.