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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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Has Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Affected You?

Join us for this free and interactive live event for people with MS, their families and care partners....
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Healthy Heart Habits

February is heart month, but given the statistics, every month should be used as an opportunity to bring awareness to heart disease....
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Decrease Spine Pain When You Stop Smoking

Smoking is said to harm just about every organ is the body, and has been associated with a myriad of health problems including cancer, premature aging, and pregnancy complications, as well as diseases of the respiratory, cardiovascular, and vascular system....
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Progress In Breast Cancer Research

I have an elderly aunt who was diagnosed with breast cancer many years ago. She was treated and remained cancer-free for years. But I also had a next-door neighbor who got the same diagnosis. She was treated, but succumbed to the disease not too long after....
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Rethinking Body Mass Index For Assessing Cancer Risk

A study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests that body mass index (BMI)—the most commonly used weight-for-height formula for estimating fatness—may not be the best measure for estimating disease risk, and particularly the risk of certain types of cancer. The study was published today in the online edition of the American Journal of Epidemiology....
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Eating Our Way Into Trouble

Lots of us have observed that foods that are good for us – broccoli and bean sprouts – don’t trigger intense cravings. In the late afternoon, when my energy is low, I want a cookie or a piece of chocolate, not a green pepper. Similarly, when I walk around the grocery store, I go through the meats and produce section without feeling deep cravings for the food I see. But when I get to the bakery, all bets are off, even if I’m not hungry....
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Montefiore Announces Plans To Build The Hospital Of The Future

Montefiore Medical Center today announced an agreement with Simone Development to lease an 11-story, 280,000-square-foot building at Hutchinson Metro Center....
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13 Facts Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a time when attention is brought to a disease that has impacted the lives of many women. Below are 13 facts every woman should know about breast cancer....
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Grieving Family To Get Up To $10 Million

Montefiore Center will pay several million dollars to the grieving family of a beloved Bronx mom who died in the OR while trying to donate a kidney to her brother. Yolanda Medina bled to death when surgeons accidentally cut her aorta....
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Non-Alcoholic Red Wine May Lower Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a major risk factor for several diseases and has been linked to an earlier death. One in three Americans have it and most have trouble controlling it. A recent study may offer another tool in the fight against this deadly disease....
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Lying May Be Bad For Your Health

Being a liar may not put your pants on fire, but a new study suggests that it could be bad for your health....
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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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Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

(born April 22, 1943) is a U.S. politician and minister. A member of the Democratic Party, Díaz represents the 32nd District in the New York State Senate. His constituency includes the Bronx neighborhoods of Castle Hill, Parkchester, Morrisania, Hunts Point, Melrose, Longwood, and Soundview.