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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
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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
Legionnaires’ In Morris Park: What’s Up with That

Legionnaires’ In Morris Park: What’s Up with That

Weeks after the Legionnaires’ outbreak was declared over in a large swath of the South Bronx after claiming 12 lives and infecting more than 120 people, a small cluster was discovered the following day at Melrose Houses, NYCHA development. Four people […]

Sen. Diaz Questions Brooklyn Legionnaires’ Death

Sen. Diaz Questions Brooklyn Legionnaires’ Death

Late Wednesday afternoon, Bronx State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz, Sr. released a statement challenging information about the Legionnaires Disease outbreak in the Morris Park section of the Bronx and the death of a Brooklyn man from the disease. In a news […]

by · September 30, 2015 · Community Affairs, Government, Health, News
One dead, 12 Infected from Morris Park Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

One dead, 12 Infected from Morris Park Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

One person has died in connection to the recent Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the Morris Park section of the Bronx, city officials said Wednesday. On September 28th, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced that seven […]

Town Hall Meeting About Legionnaires’ Disease – October 1st at Maestro’s Caterer’s

Town Hall Meeting About Legionnaires’ Disease – October 1st at Maestro’s Caterer’s

Health Board Votes To Require Restaurant Salt Warning Labels

Health Board Votes To Require Restaurant Salt Warning Labels

Health Board Votes To Require Salt Warning NYC is the 1st major city in the nation to require high sodium warning labels in chain restaurants. NYC Health Department is coordinating an unprecedented public-private partnership to help prevent heart disease and […]

by · September 9, 2015 · Government, Health, Health & Nutrition, News
BREAKING: Legionella Found At Three More Melrose Houses Buildings

BREAKING: Legionella Found At Three More Melrose Houses Buildings

Last night on a long holiday weekend, the city Health Department revealed that three more public housing buildings at Melrose Houses (NYCHA) were found to have legionella bacteria in their plumbing system. Those buildings that tested positive for legionella are: […]