Health

Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr.

Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz urges immigrant medical professionals to join fight against COVID-19

You should know that there are about 65,000 certified doctors with licenses from other countries who cannot practice their professions due to not having the requirements that this nation demands. These medical workers, for the most part have vast experience […]

by · April 6, 2020 · Health, News
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (Flickr)

BP Diaz Visits Mobile Testing Site in Co-op City

Back on March 31, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. greeted workers setting up the new mobile testing site based out of Co-Op City that will help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The mobile testing site will provide […]

by · April 6, 2020 · Health, News
Assembly Passes Emergency Coronavirus Appropriations Bill

Assembly Passes Emergency Coronavirus Appropriations Bill

This week, we learned of the first confirmed case of novel coronavirus — or COVID-19 — in New York State.   “The Assembly Minority Conference stands ready to assist in the prevention and containment of the coronavirus. We have seen […]

by · April 3, 2020 · Government, Health, News
September 20, 2017-Bronx, NY- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces Bronx Civic Center as $10 Million New York City region winner of second-round Downstate Revitalization Initiative.

NYS Opens COVID-19 Testing Site in Co-op City

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie, Senator Jamaal T. Bailey and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto have secured a critical new COVID-19 mobile testing site for the Northeast Bronx. “Our main strategy to slow the spread of this virus […]

by · March 30, 2020 · Government, Health, News
Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, 16 CD, Chair, NYC Council Committee on Public Safety

Council Member Vanessa Gibson Denounces President Trump’s Racist Comments Regarding COVID-19

The Women’s Caucus of the New York City Council denounces the racist and xenophobic rhetoric used by the President and White House staff in the midst of the current  COVID-19 public health crisis. For weeks, we have been hearing reports […]

by · March 18, 2020 · Health, News
Gov. Cuomo addressing the media during his SALT revenue decline press conference.

BREAKING: New COVID-19 Closures

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this morning that NY, CT and NJ are taking joint regional action to reduce the spread of #COVID19: Effective 8PM TONIGHT: – Crowd capacity reduced to 50 Restaurants/bars will be takeout/delivery ONLY Gyms closed -Movie theaters […]

by · March 16, 2020 · Breaking News, Government, Health, News
POISON PARKS: The toxic effect of Roundup in city parks

POISON PARKS: The toxic effect of Roundup in city parks

The Black Institute unveils new report and calls on city for change The Black Institute released a report on the damage being done to parkgoers by the use of Roundup™, the popular weed killer, in New York City parks. The […]

by · January 29, 2020 · Health, News, Parks
January is National Eye Care Month

Profile America: The Eyes Have It

Sunday, January. Many causes are being celebrated this month, some ridiculous, some serious. In the serious category are two linked together — National Eye Care Month and National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Regular eye examinations should be part of everyone’s health […]

by · January 5, 2020 · Census, Health, Profile America

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