Health

February Is American Heart Month 

February Is American Heart Month 

​February is American Heart Month, dedicated to the serious matter of monitoring and taking care of our beating hearts. This is important because while heart disease has claimed fewer lives in recent years, it is still the nation’s number one […]

by · February 5, 2017 · Health
Affordable Care Act Deadline Looms  — Sign up today

Affordable Care Act Deadline Looms — Sign up today

We can help you sign up for health insurance By Mayor Bill de Blasio A few weeks ago I met a man from the South Bronx named Wellington. He was diagnosed with cancer and lost his health insurance. The City […]

by · January 30, 2017 · Government, Health, Op Ed
New York Leads the Nation in Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease

New York Leads the Nation in Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease

New York Leads the Nation in Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease The Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease Partners with Iconic Public Health and Environmental Advocate Erin Brockovich and Allergy & Asthma Network to Call for Real Solutions to New York’s Growing […]

by · January 26, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Health, Op Ed
Free Seminar on Affordable Health Care and Enrollment

Free Seminar on Affordable Health Care and Enrollment

Dear Community Partners!! As you know the 2017 Open Enrollment Period is ending on January 31, 2017. MetroPlus would like to invite you and your uninsured community residents to a FREE seminar on Affordable Health Care. The seminars are currently […]

by · January 25, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Health
Congressman Eliot Engel opposes JCPOA

Congressman Engel Statement On Latest Republican Move Towards ACA Repeal

Engel Statement On Latest Republican Move Towards ACA Repeal Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement after voting against S. Con. Res. 3, a budget resolution that sets […]

by · January 19, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Health
Citywide Hypertension Initiative

Citywide Hypertension Initiative

NEW DATA SHOWING AN INCREASE IN HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE RATES ACROSS NEW YORK CITY Over 1 in 4 New Yorkers report having hypertension (high blood pressure) December 19, 2016 – The Health Department today published two studies that point to […]

by · December 20, 2016 · Government, Health, News
Winter Health and Wellness Fair – December 12th

Winter Health and Wellness Fair – December 12th

by · December 11, 2016 · Bulletin Board, Health
School Lunch Flunks: An Investigation Into the Dirtiest New York City Public School Cafeterias

School Lunch Flunks: An Investigation Into the Dirtiest New York City Public School Cafeterias

SCHOOL LUNCH FLUNKS: AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE DIRTIEST NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL CAFETERIAS Independent Democratic Conference to Introduce Legislation to Create a Grading System for School Cafeterias. New York — Senators Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Diane Savino (D-Staten Island), Jesse […]

Free Health Insurance Workshop at Jacobi – November 16th

Free Health Insurance Workshop at Jacobi – November 16th

by · November 11, 2016 · Bulletin Board, Health
Medical Cannabis Arrives in the Bronx

Medical Cannabis Arrives in the Bronx

The City’s Second Dispensary Will Expand Compassionate Health To Millions of New Yorkers Added relief for long suffering patients throughout New York City, the lower Hudson Valley and surrounding areas is finally here. Join PharmaCannis for an informational event and […]

by · November 3, 2016 · Bulletin Board, Health
Vernuccio’s View: Is Obamacare Collapsing?

Vernuccio’s View: Is Obamacare Collapsing?

Is Obamacare Collapsing?  by Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.  Those enrolled in Obamacare are facing serious challenges. Rising Premiums is the immediate issue, but more broadly, the survival of the entire program is in jeopardy.  Bloomberg  reports that “Premiums for […]

Bronx - Food Fitness & Faith Summit. NYC Department of Health and Mental Health

Bronx – Food, Fitness and Faith Summit, 10/24

Bronx – Food Fitness & Faith Summit 2016     On Monday, October 24, the New York City Health Department’s Bronx Neighborhood Health Action Center, the Office of Faith Based Initiatives and the Bronx Multi-Faith Advisory Group, is hosting the Second Annual […]

Twin Boys Conjoined at Head Successfully Separated at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore After More than 20 Hours of Surgery

Twin Boys Conjoined at Head Successfully Separated at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore After More than 20 Hours of Surgery

TWIN BOYS CONJOINED AT HEAD SUCCESSFULLY SEPARATED AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT MONTEFIORE AFTER MORE THAN 20 HOURS OF SURGERY Babies Have Long Recovery Ahead of Them After a Difficult and Complicated Procedure NEW YORK (October 20, 2016) – A team […]

by · October 22, 2016 · Bulletin Board, Health, Local News
The 49th Precinct Presents Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – October 13th

The 49th Precinct Presents Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – October 13th

$811K In Federal Funding For 8 Bronx Health Centers

$811K In Federal Funding For 8 Bronx Health Centers

Rep. José E. Serrano announced that eight healthcare centers in the Bronx were awarded a total of $811,493 in federal Health Center Cluster grants.

by · September 30, 2016 · Government, Health