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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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Study Identifies How Signals Trigger Cancer Cells To Spread

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered a signaling pathway in cancer cells that controls their ability to invade nearby tissues in a finely orchestrated manner....
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JLo Fights Obesity In Bronx

Montefiore Medical Center announced a new partnership with the Lopez Family Foundation and the establishment of the Center for a Healthy Childhood. ...
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Passive Smoke Affects The Long-Term Health Of Kids

Years ago I was a light smoker. Back in the day I thought nicotine did good things for my ability to think and learn. I was a serious student at the time, studying intensively seven days a week, so a powerful complement to black coffee was welcome in my life....
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Proposed Changes To Nutrition Labels

While I have been dinking around for months, trying to lose five pounds, two of my friends have gotten serious about weight loss. Each of them is down 50 pounds....
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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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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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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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