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Peacefully Protesting Environmental Injustice In South Bronx

The Prayer of St. Francis is one of my favorite prayers. In it, we learn that we are to seek to understand rather than be understood.
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Woman Shows Off Her Huge Hips That Are The Biggest In The World

A woman who owns the title to the world’s biggest hips, likes her assets. ...
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Vitamin D Levels Can Be checked

My mother lives with me and I am involved in her medical care. She’s a tough cookie....
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The Ten Foods Your Stomach Cannot Stomach

While an unhealthful diet may cause nothing more than a few uncomfortable hours, top NYC gastroenterologist, Dr. Shawn Khodadadian, explains that eating the wrong foods over a long time can lead to more serious complications....
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Measles Outbreak In Upper Manhattan & Bronx

The Health Department is urging New Yorkers to make sure they are vaccinated against measles because 16 cases of measles have been detected in northern Manhattan and Bronx....
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Northern Westchester Hospital Welcomes New Doctors

Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco is welcoming several new physicians and medical staff members, whose specialty areas range from plastic surgery to cardiothoracic surgery to oncology....
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Fordham University Hit With Mumps Outbreak

Fordham University reported an outbreak of mumps that has infected 13 students. The school reported cases of the disease present at both the Rose Hill campus in Bronx and the Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan....
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Dentists Teach Oral Hygiene To Bronx Kids

Dentists from Saint Barnabas Hospital are on a mission to make sure Bronx kids know how often they need to brush their teeth and for how long. ...
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Bronx County Medical Society Elects Dr. Louis C. Rose As President

The Bronx County Medical Society recently voted to make Louis C. Rose, M.D. president of its organization. The society, which formally came into existence in ...
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Bronx Legislator To Try To Tackle Youth Football

A Bronx assemblyman's bill to ban tackle football for younger children is gaining support in Albany but is sending ripples of concern through the ranks of youth-football-league coaches....
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Army Corps Battalion: Life Support For VA Hospital

Patients at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, New York were pleasantly surprised recently to see active duty soldiers walking in their hallways....
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Kicking The Habit This Year

Thirty years ago I was a light smoker. What can I say?...
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New Assisted Living Residence Opens On Jewish Home Lifecare Bronx Campus

The assisted living facility is a welcome addition to Jewish Home’s 63-year-old Bronx campus and its array of services offered in a traditionally underserved area....
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NFL Athletes Deliver Baskets At The Children’s Hospital At Montefiore

Patients at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore received a special surprise today from members of the New York Giants....
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Health Education, Awareness & Recognition Of Family Caregivers

Diane Cooper R.N., M.Ed., GNP is the CEO of Caregivers Outreach Ministry Empowerment, a non-profit organization that advocates for family caregivers of the elderly. She is a New York City volunteer Caregiver Community Action Network (CCAN) representative for the Caregivers Action Network. Mrs. Cooper is presently a family caregiver to her husband....
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Study Finds Drug Helps Against Pancreatic Cancer

An investigational drug that disrupts tumor blood vessels shows promise against a rare type of pancreatic cancer, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found. Their results were presented October 20, 2013 during a poster session at an international cancer conference....
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Study Suggests Supplements Beneficial In Breast Cancer

A new study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment suggests women who develop invasive breast cancer may benefit from consuming supplements containing both multivitamins and minerals. ...
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Study Suggests Supplements Beneficial In Breast Cancer

A new study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment suggests women who develop invasive breast cancer may benefit from consuming supplements containing both multivitamins and minerals. ...
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Bronx AIDS Services & CitiWide Harm Reduction Merge To Form BOOM!Health

Today, Bronx AIDS Services and CitiWide Harm Reduction announce the details of a merger that combines two already strong nonprofit organizations into an $11.3 Million operation and consolidates different but complementary services in a new groundbreaking service model....
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Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For NY State

Ozone Advisory in Effect for New York City Metro and Lower Hudson Valley Regions ...
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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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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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Chase Scheinbaum

is a student at the Columbia Journalism School, covering the Highbridge section of Bronx. Before coming to Columbia he worked as a staff reporter for a midsize daily newspaper in Western Massachusetts, and a freelance writer for regional magazines and a daily newspaper there.