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Bronx Boy, 5, Under Ebola Watch

Ebola may have infected another New Yorker—a 5-year-old Bronx boy who returned from Guinea with his family on Saturday.

Institute For Family Health To Expand Bronx Health Reach Efforts

The Institute for Family Health was awarded nearly $3,000,000 in funding over the next three years to advance its work as a part of the Bronx Health REACH Coalition....
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MatchingDonors.com Living Organ Donor Initiative

There are a ton of social networking web sites. But one stands apart for a very special reason - this one saves lives. It is MatchingDonors.com....
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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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Settlement Reached With EmblemHealth To Ensure Health Insurance Coverage For Gender Reassignment Surgery

Today, Attorney General Barbara D. Underwoodannounced a settlement with EmblemHealth, requiring the health insurance company to cover gender reassignment surgery for its members.
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Obesity In Bronx

Over the past four decades, since 1975, obesity has tripled on a worldwide scale. According to a study done by the World Health Organization in 2016, 39% of the world's adult population was overweight, while 13% of the world's adult population was obese.
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Lehman College To Host Panel Discussion On Use Of Immunotherapy In Fighting Cancer

Lehman College will present "Innovations in Immunotherapy," a panel discussion covering new and exciting breakthroughs in cancer treatment, on Thursday, October 18 at 06:00 p.m. in the Music Building on the Lehman campus. The program is open to the public, and admission is free.
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City Parks Foundation Kicks-Off Free Fall Sports Programs For NYC Youth In Addition To Seniors Fitness Programs

City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2018 Fall Sports Program for young people and seniors this September.
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NYC Cooling Centers Open Thursday As The Heat & Humidity Continue

As the heat and humidity continue to affect New York City, the New York City Emergency Management Department today announced that cooling centers will remain open through Thursday, August 30, 2018.
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The Essentials Of Asparagus

Asparagus is nutrient- dense funny looking vegetable that is high in potassium. It also contains Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
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Schumer: Feds Must Weed Out Facts On Chemical Glyphosate & Update Public

On the heels of a new report by the well-respected Environmental Working Group (EWG) that shows the presence of a probable cancer-causing chemical—glyphosate—in everyday foods like breakfast cereals, granola bars and oatmeal, to name just a few, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is revealing that the federal government via the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has been studying the chemical and its presence in everyday foods for about two years—but has not released a full report to Congress or the public on any of the findings.
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Deputy Borough President Scott-Mcfadden Joins Seniors For “Medicare Card Kick Off” Event

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, Deputy Bronx Borough President Marricka Scott-McFadden joined senior citizen advocates and residents of the Rain Eastchester Senior Center to help raise awareness of the new Medicare cards that will be mailed out to Bronx seniors in the coming weeks.
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Dr. Catherine Woo & Riverdale Family Orthodontics Are The "Go-To" For Bronx Ortho Patiens

Families throughout the Bronx area know they can trust the expertise and knowledge of Dr. Catherine Woo and her staff at Riverdale Family Orthodontics. The Ivy-League trained Dr. Woo is board certified and has created a staff that is as knowledgeable as they are compassionate.
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Legionnaires’ Disease Concerns Continue At Bronx Hospital

Concerns continued this morning at Jacobi Medical Center where low levels of Legionella bacteria were found in the water during routine testing of the potable water supply.

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is an aspiring writer and filmmaker. Her love for classic films is what has inspired her to write and pursue filmmaking. In her spare time she enjoys travel, cooking, and keeping busy with varied DIY crafts.