Health

Vernuccio’s View: Ebola Hits Children Hardest

According to the United Nations,almost 600 children have now lost their lives to the Ebola outbreak in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) out of almost 850 who have caught the deadly virus since the epidemic started […]

by · October 27, 2019 · Health, Opinion, Vernuccio's View
The facsimile check for $334,000 given to Union Community Health Center by CM Torres.  [Credit: Robert Press]

NEW MOBILE DENTAL HEALTH VAN TO SERVE LOW-INCOME BRONXITES WITHOUT ACCESS TO DENTAL CARE

By Robert PressTelling the audience gathered at the Union Community Health Center located at 260 East 188th Street that seventy-four million Americans have no dental care Councilman Ritchie Torres said that that there are seventy-four dentists for every hundred thousand […]

by · October 20, 2019 · Government, Health, News
Credit: Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Profile America: Rehabilitation Awareness

Saturday, September 14th. National Rehabilitation Awareness Week begins tomorrow and runs to the 21st. One of goals of the annual event is to salute the determination of the nation’s residents who confront one or more disabilities as they go about […]

by · September 14, 2019 · Health, Profile America
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NO PROBLEM HERE: POLS SHUN DRUG CENTER IN BRONX OPIOID OD HOTSPOT

by Josefa Velasquez and Ede Olumhense, THE CITY This story was originally published on 4/29/2019 by THE CITY. Two Bronx lawmakers petitioning the state to deny a license to a planned upscale drug treatment center in Kingsbridge argue the neighborhood doesn’t […]

by · April 29, 2019 · Health, News
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Drug Enforcement Administration

“Safe” Injection Sites Gets Thumbs Down From Councilman Andy King

Bronx Councilman Andy King recently sent out a “Dear Friend” letter to supporters explaining his opposition to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to create safe-injection sites for IV-drug users. In the letter King asks, “Did you know the City of […]

by · January 24, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Government, Health, News
First Oral Insulin for Diabetics Takes Major Step Towards FDA Approval as Bronx Trial Gets Underway

First Oral Insulin for Diabetics Takes Major Step Towards FDA Approval as Bronx Trial Gets Underway

First Oral Insulin for Diabetics Takes Major Step Towards FDA Approval as Bronx Trial Gets Underway Bronx, NY  – Dozens of type 2 diabetics in New York City are testing what promises to be the first oral insulin product to […]

by · December 9, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Health
City Subsidies Grow, Federal Cuts Delayed but Fiscal Challenges Remain for NYC’s Public Hospitals

City Subsidies Grow, Federal Cuts Delayed but Fiscal Challenges Remain for NYC’s Public Hospitals

by · March 20, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Health
Deadly Flu Season

Deadly Flu Season

As influenza continues to spread across New York City, Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett and Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas reminded New Yorkers that they can limit the spread of influenza by seeking care from a […]

by · February 11, 2018 · Health, News
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 […]

State and City Elected Officials Call for Independent Monitor to Oversee NYCHA

State and City Elected Officials Call for Independent Monitor to Oversee NYCHA

State and City Elected Officials Call for Independent Monitor to Oversee NYCHA New report shows long wait time for lead and mold complaints New York, NY — Members of the New York State Senate, Assembly and New York City Council […]

by · December 6, 2017 · Environment, Health, Housing
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
NYC Green Carts Equipped for Wireless Food Stamp Transactions Encourage Healthier Shopping

NYC Green Carts Equipped for Wireless Food Stamp Transactions Encourage Healthier Shopping

NYC Green Carts Equipped for Wireless Food Stamp Transactions Encourage Healthier Shopping New research links the equipping of mobile fruit and vegetable stands with wireless banking devices programmed to accept food stamps to the buying of more healthy foods by […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Food & Restaurants, Health
COMUNILIFE, INC. AND NYU MCSILVER INSTITUTE CONVENE COMMUNITY FORUM ON LATINA AND BLACK MALE YOUTH SUICIDE

COMUNILIFE, INC. AND NYU MCSILVER INSTITUTE CONVENE COMMUNITY FORUM ON LATINA AND BLACK MALE YOUTH SUICIDE

COMUNILIFE, INC. AND NYU MCSILVER INSTITUTE CONVENE COMMUNITY FORUM ON LATINA AND BLACK MALE YOUTH SUICIDE Suicide epidemic is pervasive in New York City and risk factors differ. To mark the upcoming annual International Suicide Prevention Awareness Day, Comunilife and the NYU McSilver […]

Official Statement from Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease Spokesperson Daryn Cline

Official Statement from Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease Spokesperson Daryn Cline

Official Statement from Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease Spokesperson Daryn Cline: The New York City Health Department announced that trace amounts of Legionella bacteria have been found in some of the cooling towers it recently tested in Lenox Hill. As […]

by · July 23, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Health
Introduction to Emotional Pain and Suicide Informed Care Workshop – July 10th

Introduction to Emotional Pain and Suicide Informed Care Workshop – July 10th

by · July 9, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Health