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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.

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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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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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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UPS To Host “Spread The Word To End The Word” Press Conference & Autism Awareness Day Resource Fair

Unique People Services (UPS) will celebrate Autism Awareness Month with two community activities on April 19, 2018.
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Health Fair At The Bronx River Community Center

NYC Department of Youth & Community Health, Corner Stone and Children's Arts & Science Workshops invite you to
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MTA Faces Lawsuit Over Lack Of Elevator For Disabled Subway Riders In Bronx

The MTA is involved in a struggle over subway renovations. The U.S. attorney’s office has joined a lawsuit over the lack of an elevator for disabled riders.

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Neal Tepel

is a retiree and former member of AFSCME District Council 1707, AFM, CSA, OSA, and UFT. He continues to be an activist for worker rights.