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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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Spring Birthdays & Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nasty disease that attacks the central nervous system. Various people with MS experience different symptoms, and even for one person symptoms may vary over time. Some common complaints of people with MS are numbness, coordination and balance issues, vision problems, dizziness, depression, hearing and memory problems, and fatigue....
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Six Bronx Doctors Receive Doctors’ Day Awards

Six Bronx physicians were among 28 physicians honored today by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) with Doctors’ Day awards for their leadership and commitment to advancing the mission of the public hospital system and providing the highest quality healthcare to New Yorkers....
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During Asthma Awareness Month - Reduce Vehicle Idling

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Carter Strickland today announced the department will crackdown on vehicle idling near schools and in neighborhoods with high numbers of trucks and buses....
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The NYC Zone Of The NYS AHPERD Kicked Off The 1st GET MOVING NY Events In Bronx

The New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD) kicked off the 1st GET MOVING NY Events that took place around New York State during National Physical Education and Sport Week May 1-7, 2013....
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Tony Bruce, 60, Helps Bronx Residents Get Healthy

A man is helping Bronx residents get a little more healthy....
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"The Bronx Health Guide" Unveiled

Bronx residents will now have more resources when it comes to finding health care services thanks to the unveiling of "The Bronx Health Guide."...
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South Bronx School To Get Eye Clinic

A community-based eye clinic to be housed in a South Bronx school is set to open next school year....
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Tips From Bronx Nurses Who Transform Stroke Victims’ Lives

This week marks National Nurses Week – and what better way to celebrate the men and women who have dedicated their lives to helping others than by highlighting the wisdom that they have shared in our own community?...
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Citywide Bone Marrow Drive Hosted By NYCHA

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) tenant leaders inspired by brave 11-year-old Tiffany Glasgow’s battle with sickle cell disease have organized a citywide search for bone marrow donors....
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Billy Wharton

is the editor of The Socialist and the Socialist WebZine. His articles have recently appeared in the Washington Post, Monthly Review Webzine, Dissident Voice, The Indypendent, Common Dreams and Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal. Billy lives in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx.