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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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Latinos Beating Diabesity

Type-2 diabetes now strikes adults in their prime - and Hispanics and Latinos may be among the most impacted by this trend....
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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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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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EmblemHealth Family Of Companies Announces Affiliation With BronxDocs Primary & Specialty Care

EmblemHealth, one of the nation's largest non-profit health insurers announced today an affiliation with BronxDocs.
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Health Benefits Of Coffee

Oh, glorious coffee! Can you imagine a day without it? Whether you are on your way to work or in bed coffee is the perfect fix.
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Do You Know Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease?

The James J. Peters Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bronx, NY. has begun a new, national Alzheimer’s disease (AD) clinical research study evaluating the potential benefits of an investigational medicine for people diagnosed with mild-to-moderate AD.
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Healthcare Justice For All

The New York State Nurses Association today kicked off a new “Healthcare Justice for All” campaign to demand safe staffing and fair funding as contract negotiations with New York City public hospitals begin this month.
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Does Working Out Increase Testosterone? 5 Ways To Boost Testosterone Levels

Hey there fellow gym bros, and thanks for stopping by. Today we are going to be addressing the question of does working out increase testosterone, as we look at several ways of naturally boosting your testosterone levels.
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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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Barbara Akowuah

Barbara Akowuah is a native New Yorker and aspiring Journalist and Entrepreneur. Barbara was born and raised in the Bronx, New York and has also resided in Queens, New York and Baltimore, Maryland. Barbara has a B.A. in History from the City University of New York-Queens College. Among other things Barbara is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and has written numerous articles for various publications. In her spare time she enjoys, writing, music, and sports.