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Profile America: Immunization Month

This is National Immunization Awareness Month — highlighting the importance of vaccinations to a long and healthy life.

BREAKING NEWS: City Adds Miami Nabe to Zika Travel Warning List — Updated

BREAKING NEWS: City Adds Miami Nabe to Zika Travel Warning List — Updated

Following the confirmation by the Florida Health Department (and the Centers for Disease Control) of ten [now 14] cases of locally transmitted Zika virus in one section of Miami, Florida, the City’s Health Department updated its current travel warning for […]

by · August 1, 2016 · Health, News, Women
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Profile America: Medicare Anniversary 

On this day 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments, which established Medicare and Medicaid.

CITY WARNS PREGNANT NEW YORKERS AGAINST TRAVEL TO ZIKA-AFFECTED AREAS

CITY WARNS PREGNANT NEW YORKERS AGAINST TRAVEL TO ZIKA-AFFECTED AREAS

Health Department launches new campaign reminding New Yorkers about Zika travel warning and sexual transmission.

by · July 21, 2016 · Government, Health, News, Women
First-Ever Breast Cancer Motorcycle Ride To Raise Awareness

First-Ever Breast Cancer Motorcycle Ride To Raise Awareness

This week, Governor Cuomo, Sandra Lee and Billy Joel launched the first-ever statewide motorcycle ride to raise awareness of breast cancer across New York State. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in New York. Whether it be mom, […]

by · June 29, 2016 · Government, Health, News, Women
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CDC: Water system management key to curbing rise in Legionnaires’ | CIDRAP

July will mark the 40-year anniversary of the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a Philadelphia hotel.

by · June 8, 2016 · Government, Health, News
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Black Child Injury Deaths Highest The City

Childhood injury death rates are highest among children living in very high-poverty areas and among Black children.

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City Health Department Finalizes

The Health Department today published final rules governing the operation and maintenance of cooling towers. The local law – created in partnership with the City Council in response to the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak last summer – authorized the Health Department […]

“Spiking Healthcare Costs Under ACA Are A Myth,” GOP Candidates Should Stop Asserting Them

“Spiking Healthcare Costs Under ACA Are A Myth,” GOP Candidates Should Stop Asserting Them

Fmr House Aging & Health Staff Chief Says Rise in Health Care Costs is Half of Pre-ACA Former White House spokesman Robert Weiner and analyst Daniel Khan argue in a newly released article published in the Tallahassee Democrat, a highly […]

by · March 30, 2016 · Government, Health, News
#Not62 Town Hall Meeting: The Campaign for A Healthy Bronx!

#Not62 Town Hall Meeting: The Campaign for A Healthy Bronx!

Town Hall Meeting #Not62-The Campaign for A Healthy Bronx!   SATURDAY APRIL 2, 11AM:   Bronx Health REACH invites Bronxites to come and be a part of a Town Hall Meeting, #Not62 — The Campaign for a Healthy Bronx! on Saturday, […]

City Health Dept Sets Up Zika Call Center For Doctors

City Health Dept Sets Up Zika Call Center For Doctors

HEALTH DEPARTMENT ESTABLISHES ZIKA CALL CENTER FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO REQUEST VIRUS TESTING     Call center streamlines testing procedures and assures that appropriate tests are ordered, packaged and tracked     The City’s Health Department today announced a new […]

by · March 22, 2016 · Government, Health, News
Breast Cancer Mammography Van at St. Helena’s

Breast Cancer Mammography Van at St. Helena’s

The American-Italian Cancer Foundation free Mobile Mammography Van was parked all day in front of St. Helena Catholic Church on Sunday, March 13.  The van offered free Breast Cancer Screenings to women over age 40.  The van will be back […]

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The Bronx’s Best Kept Fitness Secret Now Revealed! #Not62

You can change your life for the better in the Bronx! Visualize an competition-sized pool, FREE Fitness Classes and Alvin Ailey dance programs available to all inside a beautiful, spacious and clean facility at the New Settlement Community Center (NSCC) hiding […]

by · March 6, 2016 · Health, Health & Fitness
Profile America: Mandatory Vaccinations

Profile America: Mandatory Vaccinations

MANDATORY VACCINATIONS   Profile America —  Seemingly out of nowhere, the issue of mandatory vaccinations has been in the news in recent years. But governmental involvement in vaccination has a long pedigree, tracing back to this date in 1810. That’s […]

by · March 6, 2016 · Health, Profile America
Deputy Mayor Dr. Herminia Palacio delivers a local version of SOTC 2016. Photo credit: The Bronx Chronicle

STATE OF #OURCITY ROAD SHOW CAME TO THE BRONX [Video]

New Deputy Mayor Dr. Herminia Palacio returned to her hometown to promote Mayor Bill de Blasio’s #OurCity housing, health, homelessness and public safety agenda. Dr. Palacio, the de Blasio administration’s Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, updated local southwest Bronx […]