Health & Nutrition

February is Wise Health Care Consumer Month.

Wise Health Care Consumer Month

The nation’s first college of pharmacy was founded in Philadelphia on this date in 1821, an appropriate anniversary to note that many health care organizations prescribe February as Wise Health Care Consumer Month. The “Rx” for Americans is to invest […]

by · February 12, 2018 · Health & Nutrition, History
HUNTS POINT COMPRESSOR STATION Credit: Nukote Coating Systems

Environment scientists: Hunts Point natural gas compressor station health risk

The Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project recently visited New York State to report on phase one of our New York Environmental Health Study. This study focuses on air exposures and potential health effects resulting from the transmission of natural gas […]

Profile America: Oatmeal Month Begins

Profile America: Oatmeal Month Begins

Monday, January 22nd. Many sumptuous foods get their day — or month — in the sun by way of some commemoration. But even very basic, traditional and unexciting foods get a salute. For example, this is National Oatmeal Month, recognizing […]

Save the Date – Friday, February 9 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Putting Community at the Center of Transforming our Bronx Health

February 9 – Bronx Hub Health Equity Conference

Save the Date – Friday, February 9 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Putting Community at the Center of Transforming our Bronx Health A Groundbreaking Conference of the Bronx Hub of Communities Together for Health Equity (CTHE) at Hostos Community […]

City Offers Free Lead Testing

City Offers Free Lead Testing

STARTING MONDAY, NEW YORK CITY TO OFFER FREE LEAD TESTING FOR 3,000 NYCHA CHILDREN Tenants will be notified about service with letters and phone calls; City also providing a hotline to schedule appointments Residents can make an appointment at any […]

Cuomo Signs Dinowitz Bill Helping Public Workers Detect Cancer Early

Cuomo Signs Dinowitz Bill Helping Public Workers Detect Cancer Early

NEW LAW WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES TO DETECT CANCER EARLY This legislation, sponsored by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and State Senator Kemp Hannon and recently signed into law by Governor Cuomo, will grant excused leave to public employees […]

by · December 20, 2017 · Health & Nutrition, News
Free Health Workshops Sponsored by Montefiore

Free Health Workshops Sponsored by Montefiore

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Women aren’t the only ones to get breast cancer — men are diagnosed with it, too. In fact, in 2017, about 2,470 men are expected to be diagnosed with the disease.

by · October 10, 2017 · Health, Health & Nutrition, Opinion
Purified Water

Purified Water

The nation’s first water filtration system began operating on this date in 1893 in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Profile America: Food Stamps

Profile America: Food Stamps

On this date in 1959, Congress acted to help low-income Americans achieve minimum levels of nutrition by passing a bill creating the food stamps program.

Bronx Girls Empowerment Day, October

Bronx Girls Empowerment Day, October

NYPD Female Officers & Bronx Girls Empowerment Day!!!!

Profile America: National Immunization Awareness Month

Profile America: National Immunization Awareness Month

Thursday, August 3 — Although the numbers have fallen sharply in the last few decades, still some people in the U.S. succumb to diseases that could have been prevented by immunization. Others experience pain, suffering and disability. That’s why this […]

Lincoln Wellness Fair, 06/18

Lincoln Wellness Fair, 06/18

Lincoln Hospital’s 15th Annual Wellness Fair is Thursday, June 8, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Come to the Umbrella Patio at East 146th Street and Morris Avenue in the Bronx. For more information, contact Community Affairs at 718-579- 4981.

Sabra expands Plants with a Purpose, a community engagement initiative dedicated to helping alleviate the impact of food deserts in the United States. (PRNewsfoto/Sabra Dipping Company, LLC)

Sabra Partners With NYBG TO Alleviate Food Deserts Via ‘Wellness Wednesdays’

Sabra CEO Shali Shalit-Shoval today announced the expansion of Sabra’s Plants with a Purpose, a community engagement initiative dedicated to helping alleviate the impact of food deserts in the United States. Sabra will partner with The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) to bring Wellness […]

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Health Commissioner Mary Bassett and City Council Members announce sweeping legislation to curb smoking and tobacco usage. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

New Efforts At Reducing Cigarette Smoking

  On Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a series of legislative proposals aimed at reducing the number of smokers in New York City by 160,000 over the next three years. De Blasio said, “big tobacco is public enemy […]