Health & Nutrition

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 […]

ATTENTION BRONX WOMEN–FREE CERVICAL AND BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS–See Test Treat – Saturday, May 13th

ATTENTION BRONX WOMEN–FREE CERVICAL AND BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS–See Test Treat – Saturday, May 13th

ATTENTION BRONX WOMEN — FREE CERVICAL AND BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS See, Test & Treat – Saturday, May 13th, 9AM – 2PM Montefiore Imaging Center, 3400 Bainbridge Avenue, Lower Level Suite 300, Bronx NY 10467 To register, call 718-920-4600 With breast […]

Profile America: The Power of Vitamin C

Profile America: The Power of Vitamin C

Tuesday, April 4 — Today is Vitamin C Day, celebrated — if that’s the word — every April 4 on the anniversary of the isolation of this vitamin. The breakthrough was made in 1932 by two doctors at the University of […]

Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez
President and CEO, Urban Health Plan
Credit: City and State NY

UHP’s Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez Honored with ‘Above & Beyond’ Award

HONORING 25 OF NEW YORK’S MOST REMARKABLE WOMEN OF 2017 City and State NY’s annual Above & Beyond list put the spotlight on some remarkable women, including Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez, president and CEO of Bronx-based Urban Health Plan. This year, C&SNY featured […]

February is Wise Health Care Consumer Month.

Profile America: Wise Health Consumer Month

The nation’s first college of pharmacy was founded in Philadelphia on this date in 1821.

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A conversation on the Future of Healthcare in NYC – December 13th

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 […]

Bronx Assemblymember Sepulveda Joins with Institute For Family Health to Celebrate Renovation and Expansion of Former Soundview Healthcare Clinic

Bronx Assemblymember Sepulveda Joins with Institute For Family Health to Celebrate Renovation and Expansion of Former Soundview Healthcare Clinic

Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda joined with officials of the Institute for Family Health and its Stevenson Family Health Center in Soundview, the Bronx, on Thursday, Sept. 8 to announce major funding to the health center for its renovation and expansion. Assemblyman […]