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Profile America: Doctors in the House

The nation’s foremost professional organization, the American Medical Association, was founded this week in 1847 in Philadelphia.

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Profile America: Social Insurance

On this date in 1942, Rhode Island became the first state to set up a health or temporary disability insurance program for its working citizens unemployed because of sickness.

CDC: No Doubt Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly and Birth Defects

CDC: No Doubt Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly and Birth Defects

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made it official Wednesday in a publication rushed into the New England Journal of Medicine that the Zika virus causes birth defects.   “It is now clear … that Zika does cause microcephaly,” […]

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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 […]

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Profile America: Insulin Lifesaving Medicine

One of world’s foremost lifesaving medicines — insulin — became available this month in 1923 for treating diabetes.

Profile America: Nutrition and Frozen Food Month

Profile America: Nutrition and Frozen Food Month

NUTRITION AND FROZEN FOOD   Thursday, March 24 —  A number of various causes are recognized in March. Two of these seem to go hand in hand, or hand to mouth — National Nutrition Month and National Frozen Food Month. […]

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 […]

Profile America: Wise Health Consumer Month

Profile America: Wise Health 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 healthcare organizations prescribe February as Wise Health Care Consumer Month. The “Rx” […]

Nutrition Facts Label and Reducing Your Sodium Intake

Nutrition Facts Label and Reducing Your Sodium Intake

February is American Heart Month. In the United States, an estimated 56% of adults have either hypertension (high blood pressure) or prehypertension (slightly elevated blood pressure). Increased sodium intake can increase your risk of developing hypertension, which can lead to heart […]

BronxWorks Brunch: ‘Keeping Your Relationship HIV-Free’, Feb. 27

BronxWorks Brunch: ‘Keeping Your Relationship HIV-Free’, Feb. 27

BronxWorks Sexual Health Youth Leaders’ workshop event is next Saturday, Feb. 27, 10am to 12pm.   BronxWorks is hosting a brunch panel discussion, Keeping Your Relationship HIV-Free at The Brook which is located at 455 East 148th Street (Brook Avenue) in […]

No-cost Breast Cancer Screening – March 13, 2016 – St. Helena Catholic Church

No-cost Breast Cancer Screening – March 13, 2016 – St. Helena Catholic Church

by · February 13, 2016 · Bulletin Board, Health, Health & Nutrition
Crowded Teeth Explained by Dentistry Group

Crowded Teeth Explained by Dentistry Group

Crowded Teeth Explained A frequent complaint by Bronxites is crowded teeth that produce an unhappy smile. Why are crowded teeth a common problem? What is the best solution for fixing them? What Causes Crowded Teeth? There are three major causes […]

by · February 12, 2016 · Health & Nutrition
Valentine’s Day HIV Testing – 2/11/16 at Jacobi & NCBH

Valentine’s Day HIV Testing – 2/11/16 at Jacobi & NCBH

VALENTINE’S DAY HIV TESTING – Thursday 2/11 at Jacobi and NCB! VALENTINE’S DAY TESTING Show Your Love, Share Your HIV Status   February 11, 2016 10 AM – 2 PM Jacobi Atrium (Building 8) and Emergency Room (Building 6) NCB Lobby   ·       HIV Testing […]

Zika Virus

Infographic: The Spread of the Zika Virus

Spain has just confirmed that a pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the Zika virus, marking the first such case in Europe. Other European countries including Ireland and Denmark have reported infections but Spain’s is the first case involving a […]

The Zika Virus — What You Should Know

The Zika Virus — What You Should Know

  The New York State Department of Health will offer advanced lab testing for individuals with symptoms who have travelled to areas where Zika virus infection is ongoing. This will be done by the Wadsworth Center – one of only […]