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The Red Cross Assists Hundreds

Between Friday, August 5, and Sunday, August 7, Red Cross emergency relief workers were busy responding to seven multi-dwelling apartment fires throughout Bronx.
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Bronx CAN Health Initiative

Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) today, Saturday, July 16th, 2011, hosted the first Bronx CAN Health Initiative Check-In focused on nutrition and healthy eating habits at the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center....
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Happiness Is Camping: Just What The Doctor Ordered For Kids With Cancer

When you think of kids battling cancer, you probably do not think of kids playing sports and participating in an array of traditional Summer fun activities like swimming, hiking and kayaking....
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Ozone Advisory In Effect For NY Metro

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens and State Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.Ph., have issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the New York Metro region of New York State for Wednesday, July 6, 2011....
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North Bronx Healthcare Network

HANYS awarded its 2011 Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety to three institutions in recognition of their accomplishments improving the quality and safety of health care for their patients: North Bronx Healthcare Network, Bassett Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo/Catholic Health System....
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Killer Mushrooms On Your Plate?

It is a classic plot device of murder mysteries: an evil killer slips poisonous mushrooms into the frying pan of an unsuspecting victim who dies an agonizing death....
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Helping Kids Breath Easier In S. Bronx

The South Bronx children should be feeling healthier soon. That is because a new child health center is scheduled to open in their neighborhood this month. The $2.3 million facility is being lauded as a first of its kind....
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Team Bronx Going Healthy On NBC's New Reality Show

The countdown has begun! NBC and Go Healthy NY have teamed up to bring the tri-state area a reality show that is thought provoking, charismatic, informative and entertaining. ...
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Free Fun & Educational Events Offered At Bronx Senior Centers

Touchstone Health, a New York-based Medicare Advantage company, has introduced diverse programs that promote healthy living, social interaction and educational benefits to senior centers in Bronx....
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Bronx Girl Meets Medical Goals

Bronx resident and patient in St. Mary’s Pediatric Day Healthcare ( PDHC) after-school and weekend program, 10-year old Kamya never lets her disability get in the way of her enjoying her childhood....
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Cristian Rivera Foundation Walk-A-Thon

At 9 AM this past Sunday, April 17, 2011 Cristian Rivera Foundation supporters trickled in to the Roberto Clemente State park in the Bronx wearing Cristian Rivera Foundation t-shirts and wristbands to show their support in finding a cure for DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma)....
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Free Seniors' Fitness Instructions

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Spring 2011 season of Seniors Fitness programs will begin the week of May 2, 2011, and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city, including new locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan. ...
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Bronx Health Center Will Serve 4,000

Bronx children will be able to get their health care in a brand new facility, thanks to a project spearheaded by The Children's Aid Society (CAS) with financing from the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC)....
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Bronx Assemblyman Seeks Salvia Ban

It is the stuff you saw Miley Cyrus smoke in a bong in a viral video, and it's also the herb a New York father blames for leading to his son's death earlier this month. Now, the New York State Senate has passed a measure aiming to block the sale of the "magic mint" known as salvia....
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American Cancer Society: Relay For Life

The American Cancer Society with the Bronx Chamber of Commerce are currently seeking community volunteers to help organize and participate in its Relay For Life event being planned for July 16, 2011....
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Teenage Pregnancy Prevention

According to Healthy People 2020, the prevention of teen pregnancy is of utmost importance to this nation....
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USDA Recalls Bronx Chicken

A poultry company from Virginia is recalling more than 3,000 pounds of ice-packed chicken over contamination concerns....
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Ruben Diaz Jr. To Walcott On PCB

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. sent a letter this week to Dennis Walcott, Bloomberg's deputy mayor for education and community development addressing the results of a recent test conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency on PS 68 in the northeast Bronx that showed high levels of PCB contamination....
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Healthy Living For Bronx Families

Findings released today by The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc. indicate that community-based approaches to reducing the rate of obesity among Latino families can be effective....
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Building A Bigger Community Health Center In Bronx

The Institute for Family Health broke ground today for a major expansion of its Walton Family Health Center, a popular community health facility originally built in cooperation with St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church....
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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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Maria Perez

reports on the Highbridge section of Bronx. Before enrolling in Columbia’s journalism school, she reported for some of the most widely circulated Spanish newspapers (ABC, El Mundo), as well as for Agencia EFE newswire and the British Medical Journal, covering local news, social issues, science, health, culture and the environment. Born in Madrid, she graduated from a Madrid university in law and journalism and she also holds an MBA. Before coming to the USA, she lived in Spain, the United Kingdom and Israel.