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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.

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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New York Produced Eggs Are Safe

A statement from Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker:...
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Alert - Salmonella In Alfalfa Sprouts

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today alerted consumers that Snow White Food Products Inc., located at 621 Bergen Street in Brooklyn, New York, is recalling certain packages of "Alfalfa Sprouts" due to the presence of Salmonella. ...
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Invite To A Bronx Weekend Of Wellness

Perfectly situated in a growing and quickly expanding community, My Wellness Solutions, the first holistic and wellness center of its kind in the Bronx, welcomes you to a Weekend of Wellness! Join us as we introduce exclusive alternative health services and high performance natural products. Our ultimate goal is to improve the overall health of our community by promoting natural health solutions....
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Drug Issues: Call Narcotics Anonymous

If life seems hopeless and you can’t stop your drug use, Narcotics Anonymous offers a way out and new hope for life without the use of drugs....
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Governor’s New Soda Tax Proposal

Proposal would help New Yorkers make healthier choices while raising nearly $1 billion in much needed revenue...
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Ashkenazi Jews At Higher Risk

As you may know, the Ashkenazi Jewish population has a higher incidence of Crohn’s disease, a chronic, disruptive and very painful gastrointestinal disorder. In fact, there is evidence that those of Ashkenazi descent are four to five times more likely to have Crohn’s disease than non-Jewish individuals....
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Water Products Now Sold At CityStore

Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway and Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner Martha K. Hirst today announced that a line of NYC Water products will be available at CityStore....
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Alex Rodriguez Dedicates A New Pediatric Outpatient Center

On June 30th, Alex Rodriguez joined Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center President and CEO Miguel A. Fuentes, Jr., as well as board members, staff and pediatric patients at a ceremony to dedicate a new children’s outpatient center named in his honor....
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Bringing Awareness To Sarcoma

Join patients, their families and staff from the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) as they “Stomp out Sarcoma” on Saturday, July 17, 2010 and raise funds for sarcoma research. ...
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375,000 Bronx Residents Get HIV Tests

Bronx residents have received more than 375,000 HIV tests since the launch of “The Bronx Knows” HIV Testing Initiative in 2008, the Health Department announced today. The two-year milestone far exceeds the initiative’s three-year goal of helping 250,000 Bronx adults learn their HIV status. ...
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Eggs From Near And Far

To me, there is nothing like a breakfast that involves an egg. That dose of protein, I think, helps me last at work until noon or even beyond the lunch hour if need be....
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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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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.