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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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Community Forum On AIDS In Harlem

In an effort to help inform people about HIV/AIDS, the Scholar’s Committee of the National Action Network will host the Harlem AIDS Forum....
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St. Jude's Hospital Celebration

As submitted by our reader, Verona Williams....
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Screening & Flu Shots Offered In Bronx

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) today launched its annual “Take Care NY” public health outreach campaign focused on prevention and early detection of some of the most pervasive forms of illness and chronic disease affecting New Yorkers....
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Red Ribbon Week: Drug Use Prevention

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country....
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Alert: Possible Botulism Contamination

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today warned consumers not to eat "Eviscerated Dried Vobla" sold by International Food located at 1110 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11207, because the product was found to be uneviscerated and has the potential to be contaminated with clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause Botulism....
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Building A New Bronx Health Care & Community Facility

A Topping Out ceremony was held Monday, August 30 to commemorate placement of the final piece of structural steel in a new building being constructed at 1880 Boston Post Road in The Bronx for Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State (CP of NYS)....
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Defraying Health Insurance Costs

New York State and the local governments that participate in the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) expect to receive $346 million over the next two years to subsidize the cost of providing health insurance for early retirees, the State Department of Civil Service announced today....
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Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

Governor David A. Paterson today announced that New York State's Pre-existing Condition Insurance Program is ready to take applications now. The program, called NY Bridge Plan, is available to people with pre-existing conditions-that is, who are already ill-and who currently do not have health insurance. It will provide coverage starting October 1. The program is expected to enroll about 15,000 New Yorkers....
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36% Of Bronx Supermarkets Compliant

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz announced last week that DCA’s investigations of supermarkets throughout New York City resulted in a compliance rate of only 48 percent. In the five New York City neighborhoods with the highest poverty levels, all of which are in the Bronx, the compliance rate was only 36 percent. ...
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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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Arthur Burton

Arthur L Burton III was educated at Monroe University, Bronx, majoring in Computer Programming. He graduated from the Chubb Institute with concentration Network Engineering, NY. Arthur is a Certified NYSEMT and has volunteered as an EMT for the Throggs Neck Ambulance Corp in Bronx, NY. Arthur works as a Freelance writer and Ghostwriter. He is currently an Active Board Member for the Greater Zion Hill Community Action Network, New York City, NY.