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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.

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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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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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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Johnson & Johnson Talc Mesothelioma Trial To Begin In New Brunswick, NJ

Nearly a year and a half ago, Stephen Lanzo III, 46, of Verona, was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly cancer of the lung linings, according to court papers.

Mold Inside NYCHA Building Making Kids Sick, Mom Claims

A Bronx mother says mold and other hazards inside of a NYCHA building are making her children sick.
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Mobile Veteran Medical Center Opens

A mobile medical unit specializing in the health and wellness of veterans has opened its doors to the public.
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Congressman Joseph Crowley Visits the Institute’s Center For Counseling In Bronx

Yesterday, U.S. Representative Joseph Crowley visited our Center for Counseling at Frisby Avenue in Bronx.

Two Years After NYC’s Worst Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak, Experts Call For Further Scrutiny

In 2015, two major Legionella bacteria outbreaks were reported in Bronx. In January of that year, eight people in the borough’s Co-op City public housing complex tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease. But it was a prelude to a far more dangerous outbreak that hit South Bronx in July and August, killing 12 people and sickening 120.
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State Funneling $10m Into Bronx To Help The Borough’s Heroin Addicts

The state is providing a $19 million boost to drug addiction treatment programs in Bronx and around the state, Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday.
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Dementia Incidence On The Decline

The incidence of dementia may be declining, new research suggests.

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Lindsay Minerva

is a multimedia journalist. She is also a digital media student at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. In 2009, she graduated as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work experiences includes positions in politics, public relations, and law.