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Dept of Health Community Event @ Castle Hill Library (2/3) TCNY 20/20

Dept of Health Community Event @ Castle Hill Library (2/3) TCNY 20/20

Zika Virus Appears In The City

Zika Virus Appears In The City

There are three reported cases in New York City   Three individuals with Zika virus have been identified in New York City, including one pregnant woman. All of the patients are adults who were infected while traveling in affected areas […]

by · January 29, 2016 · Government, Health, News
Winter Storm Jonas for Saturday night. Photo courtesy Theweatherchannel.com

Winter Storm Jonas is Coming: Here’s How to Prepare

Jonas is coming to town! No, not the those Jonas (sorry fans). Winter Storm Jonas is expected to hit NYC at around 4am on Saturday and last until Sunday afternoon. While Washington D.C. is expected to get the brunt of […]

(c/o Associated Press)

Health Groups Urge Gov. Christie to Sign Bill Raising Tobacco Sales Age to 21

Raising The Age Will Protect Kids and Save Lives WASHINGTON, DC — The following is a Statement of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association Founders Affiliate, American Lung Association in New Jersey and Global Advisors on Smokefree […]

Top 10 Baby Names of 2014 — Sophia and Ethan

Top 10 Baby Names of 2014 — Sophia and Ethan

Sophia holds fast as top name for girls; Ethan claims the number 1 spot for boys The NYC Health Department announced on Wednesday that Ethan and Sophia were the most popular baby names in New York City in 2014. Sophia […]

NYC SETS GOAL TO SCREEN, TREAT ALL PREGNANT WOMEN AND NEW MOTHERS FOR MATERNAL DEPRESSION

NYC Health + Hospitals, Maimonides, Greater New York Hospital Association to lead effort   First Lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery announced that New York City is setting a goal to screen and treat […]

It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot!

It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot!

Borough President Diaz on the 2015 RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Borough President Diaz on the 2015 RWJF Culture of Health Prize

    “This year’s award of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s ‘Culture of Health’ Prize to The Bronx shows that what we are doing is working, and that people are taking notice. For too long, our borough has lagged behind, […]

Reminder: Come Get Your Free Flu Shot at Community Board 10 Office Tomorrow (October 21st)

Reminder: Come Get Your Free Flu Shot at Community Board 10 Office Tomorrow (October 21st)

Tomorrow, October 21st, Community Board 10 in conjunction with Walgreens is offering free flu shots from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. These shots are available to anybody who comes to the office located at 3165 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, New York […]

Dr. Michael Skelly, who worked for 13 years at the Bronx hospital as an infectious disease specialist, plans to file a lawsuit against the city claiming that he was wrongfully dismissed

Lew’s Views: Dr. Michael Skelly: Is He Being Used as a Scapegoat by the HHC?

This past Friday, On Live at Five did a story about Dr. Michael Skelly being fired by HHC from his position as an Infectious Disease Medicine from Lincoln Hospital. As a member of a Community Advisory Board of another Health […]

by · October 13, 2015 · Health, Health & Nutrition, Op Ed
Get Your Shot Now: Community Board 10 Offering Free Flu Shots

Get Your Shot Now: Community Board 10 Offering Free Flu Shots

Now is the time to get your flu shots. Yes, that means even if you are young and healthy or have children who are school aged. I received my flu shot at a meeting for the North Bronx Health Network […]

by · October 11, 2015 · Health, Health & Nutrition
Credit: CM Vanessa L. Gibson/Facebook

AG Schneiderman Takes His Crusade Against K2 and Designer Drugs To The Bronx

On  a bright Monday morning, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman brought together a gaggle of Bronx elected officials and interested media to the steps of the Bronx County Court House to announce that his office has filed lawsuits against Erie […]

Tensions Run High at Morris Park Legionnaires’ Town Hall

Tensions Run High at Morris Park Legionnaires’ Town Hall

In an eerie repeat of events, residents gathered at a second town hall on the recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ in the Morris Park section. Anxious residents filled the room at Maestro’s Caterer’s as local politicians and Department of Health and […]

Reminder – Town Hall Meeting on About Legionnaires’ Disease, October 1st

Reminder – Town Hall Meeting on About Legionnaires’ Disease, October 1st

Klein & Gjonaj’s Legionnaires’ Disease Rx: Free screenings & treatment at ProHealth urgent care clinic for seniors/uninsured

Klein & Gjonaj’s Legionnaires’ Disease Rx: Free screenings & treatment at ProHealth urgent care clinic for seniors/uninsured

Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj (D-Bronx) today announced a partnership with ProHealth Urgent Care in Morris Park for free Legionnaires’ disease evaluations and treatment for seniors and uninsured residents.   “Legionnaires’ disease is completely treatable with antibiotics […]

by · October 1, 2015 · Government, Health, News