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Three-Day “Heart Examination” At Witnesses’ Convention

People may often hear the expression “Follow your heart” but rarely hear “Safeguard your heart.” The latter phrase will be heard many times this weekend during the 2012 “Safeguard Your Heart!” District Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
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The Microscopic Zoo Within Us

Taken together, the microbes living in you weigh a few pounds. Just for example, a 200-pound man could be carrying up to six pounds of little organisms in and on him....
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Dr. James Goodrich Of Bronx Honored As A Compassionate Doctor

After tallying hundreds of thousands of patient reviews, Dr. James Goodrich of Bronx, NY has been identified as one of our nation's Most Compassionate Doctors....
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Berries Slow Brain Aging

Strawberries and blueberries are rich in powerful substances called flavonoids, which are believed to deliver tremendous health benefits, and are said to have antioxidant properties that help the body fight attacks from harmful chemicals that could cause cellular damage....
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Caregivers Outreach 6th Annual Family Caregivers Award Luncheon

We are please to announce that in recognition of National Family Caregivers Month, Caregivers Outreach Ministry Empowerment, Inc. (C.O.M.E.), will hold its 6th Annual Family Caregivers Award Luncheon on November 10, 2012....
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Jump Rope For Heart At P. S. 195

On June 1, 2012 more than 500 students participated in the 3rd annual Jump Rope for Heart at P.S. 195 on Ward Avenue....
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American Ginseng Helps Cancer-Related Fatigue

One of the most common and disabling side-effect of cancer is fatigue, generally described as an unusual or excessive whole body tiredness....
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An Epidemic Of Whooping And Worse

Even if you do not have kids in your household, you could be exposed to serious diseases that often affect children. And at the moment there is a sharp spike upward in one contagious disease that you could help protect yourself and youngsters against by getting a simple shot at the doctor’s office....
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Dog Breeding &Training For Helping The Disabled

We humans go to some trouble so that we can choose which among our domestic animals gets to breed the next generation, thereby over time shaping various lines of animals ranging from types of sheep to varieties of chickens....
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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....
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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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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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Every Experienced Yogi Has This

What do you think we are talking about? What does every experienced yogi have in his/her yoga stuff collection? A mat? A yoga belt? A bolster? Or maybe a cork block? No. What we're talking about is a chakra bracelet. Have you ever heard of it?
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Collection Boxes For Used Syringes Placed In Bronx Parks

Amid an ongoing opioid epidemic, New York City officials have announced a new effort to reduce the number of syringes discarded in public parks.
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Bronx Great-Grandmother Says "It Is Raining Dead Rats" In Her Bathroom

Argatha Jackson at the Castle Hill Houses says for a year she has been putting in tickets to fix the ceiling in her bathroom.
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Institute For Family Health Set to Launch New Program For Mothers Of Young Children In Bronx

The Institute for Family Health was awarded a one year grant from March of Dimes® to improve health outcomes among mothers of young children who visit the Institute’s Urban Horizons and Stevenson Family Health Centers in Bronx.
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2018 Annual B'N Fit Power Walk To Wellness

The B'N Fit Team invites the Bronx community to join them as they walk to bring wellness awareness to the teens in our community.

Bronx Hospital Pilots Noise-Reduction Program For Patients

Saint Barnabas Hospital is piloting a new noise-reduction program to help aid patients in their recoveries.
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PTSD Patients Suffer From Increased Risk Of Comorbidities

In a presentation at the American Psychiatric Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting held in New York City, a new study found that medical comorbidities are highly prevalent in patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), confirming recent data from the literature.

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Matt Anderson, MD

is an Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx. Much of Dr. Anderson's current activity involves managing the Social Medicine Curriculum for the Department of Family and Social Medicine. He also maintains an active clinical practice.