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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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Get Vaccinated Before Flu Season

The office of the New York City Mayor issued the following news release:...
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Concourse Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

Concourse Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is a unique, intimate facility where patients are known by name. Smiles and friendly greetings are exchanged all the time. ...
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Free Tai Chi Self Defense Classes For Bronx Seniors

Members of Touchstone Health HMO and the Bronx House (JASA) Senior Center are invited to participate in free tai chi self defense classes. Seniors meet at 11am each Thursday at the Bronx House (JASA) Senior Center in Bronx, NY, to learn how to use tai chi for self defense....
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Stomping Out Bronx Cigarette Ads

A day before Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced record lows for smoking in New York City on September 15, Bronx anti-smoking advocates were on the ground in Highbridge, still trying to put out a habit that has persisted despite citywide measures to curb it....
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Take Your Best Shot

When I was youngster in the 1960s I had all the shots little kids went through back in the day. And because I’m a klutz and regularly hurt myself outdoors, I’ve periodically had my tetanus immunity updated....
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Take Care New York Campaign Started

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) today launched its Take Care New York public health campaign urging New Yorkers to get screened and vaccinated for prevention and early detection of some of the most pervasive forms of illness and chronic disease affecting the public....
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Cornell Healthy Pet Clinic In Bronx

Preventive veterinary care for pets can be expensive. With that in mind, students, alumni, and faculty from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine invite pet owners who are struggling financially to the first-ever Cornell Healthy Pet Clinic in Bronx....
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month At DDI

Mammograms save lives. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. If you are a woman aged 40 or older, now is the time to schedule your annual mammogram. Early detection is the key to survival in most breast cancer patients....
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Bronx AIDS Services Marks 25 Years

Founded in 1986, Bronx AIDS Services (BAS) is a not-for-profit community-based organization that helps more than 8,000 Bronx residents each year with services and programs that touch people who are living with HIV/AIDS, people who think they might have been exposed to HIV, and those who are at high risk of exposure to the virus....
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Dancing With Death Over The Centuries

Once I had a case of influenza so bad I missed close to a month of graduate school. I ran a fever and coughed until it felt like my whole world was turned upside down....
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Your Health Is Your Wealth

On September 18, 2011, the Morris Park Seventh Day Adventist Church will host its annual community health Fair at the Morris Park section of Bronx....
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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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John Ryan

is a Clifton Park, New York native, a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City and a freelance reporter and photographer. He received a bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy in 2003. He served two tours in Iraq as a platoon leader in the U.S. Army, wrote a 160-page guide to capture insurgents and earned a Bronze Star for meritorious service before being discharged as a captain in 2008. He is a certified personal trainer and will represent Ireland at the World Lacrosse Championships this summer (2010).