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Keep Alzheimer’s Away With Daily Physical Activity

For year we have known that physical activity has many tremendous health benefits.

Improving On The Staff of Life

About 10,000 years ago Earth’s climate lurched from bitter Ice Age conditions to the much balmier time in which we live today....
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Bronx & Harlem: Let's Talk About Sex

The goal of the event is to step up fight against HIV/AIDS & STDs in hard-hit neighborhoods of Harlem and Bronx. ...
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Psychological Evaluations For NYPD Officers

Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson wants patrol officers in New York City to undergo psychological testing....
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New Campaign Against Teen Pregnancy

The Department of Health is hoping a new initiative will help curb teen pregnancy in the South Bronx....
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Grape Seed Extract Kills Head & Neck Cancer Cells

Head and neck cancer, the 6th most common malignancy among men worldwide, kills close to 12,000 Americans every year....
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Carbon Monoxide Scare In Bronx

High levels of carbon monoxide forced the evacuation of an apartment building in the Fordham section of the Bronx Monday. ...
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Bone Marrow Drive For Bronx College Student

A young Bronx man is hoping someone in the community can help save his life....
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Bronx Health Facility Work Underway

Spector Group announced that construction is underway on a new $350 million medical campus at 1500 Waters Place in Bronx....
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HHC, Hear Our Concerns!

Cuts, privatization of services, and lack of funding are disproportionately imposed on this poor and working community of color....
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Concerned Dental Care Holiday Charity

The holiday season is always known as the season of giving. It just so happens that Bronx Dentist, Dr. Jay Fensterstock got started a little early....
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Man Up. Get Vaccinated.

City College of New York (CCNY) advertising workshop students and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have partnered in an effort to raise awareness of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and its alarming rate of increase among sexually active men and women, in light of November being the Sexual Health Month....
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Free Stay Well Exercise Classes

Several of the public libraries in the East Bronx would like to offer free weekly Stay Well Exercise classes, designed for adults 60 and over....
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"Heading" In Soccer Is Damaging

Using advanced imaging techniques and cognitive tests, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital and academic medical center for Einstein, have shown that repeatedly heading a soccer ball increases the risk for brain injury and cognitive impairment. The imaging portion of the findings was presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago....
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An Attitude Of Gratitude Has Tangible Health Benefits

Gratitude originates from the Latin word gratus which means “thankful”. Thanksgiving Day is often viewed as a time of family gathering, the practice of conscious gratitude, and often overindulgence in food. What many people don’t realize is that the daily practice of conscious gratitude and thanksgiving has tangible health benefits....
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Cancer Detection & Man’s Best Friend

Dogs are loyal, playful, loving and sometimes cute as a button. It’s no wonder we love them (some of us more than others, to be sure). ...
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African-American Men Shortchanged

Prostate cancer continues to remain the leading cause of cancer in men in the United States. Over 30 thousand men are estimated to die of prostate cancer this year alone. Also, for reasons that are not completely understood, African-American men are 60% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 2.5 times likely to die of the disease....
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Highbridge Tackles Childhood Obesity

At 8:15 am Thursday, nearly 30 4th graders sent mini tremors through P.S. 73. ...
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Tirado Distillery Tasting Fights Cancer

The first distillery in the Bronx since prohibition, Tirado Distillery, Inc., would like to invite the public to a tasting event benefitting the National Breast Cancer Foundation....
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Vaccine May Prevent HPV Related Anal Cancer

Just days after the U.S. Government recommended that young men be vaccinated against human papillomavirus infection (HPV), a new study shows that such a vaccination may prevent the development of anal cancer....
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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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Roheeni Saxena

is a graduate student at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, where she is pursuing her master of public health degree. She has professional experience working with outdoor education programs at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, and her graduate work has focused on health and science education for children living in Northern Manhattan. Inquiries can be directed towards roheeni.saxena@gmail.com.