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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).

 

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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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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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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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.