Health

Photo credit: The Bronx Chronicle

The Bronx’s Best Kept Fitness Secret Now Revealed! #Not62

You can change your life for the better in the Bronx! Visualize an competition-sized pool, FREE Fitness Classes and Alvin Ailey dance programs available to all inside a beautiful, spacious and clean facility at the New Settlement Community Center (NSCC) hiding […]

by · March 6, 2016 · Health, Health & Fitness
Profile America: Mandatory Vaccinations

Profile America: Mandatory Vaccinations

MANDATORY VACCINATIONS   Profile America —  Seemingly out of nowhere, the issue of mandatory vaccinations has been in the news in recent years. But governmental involvement in vaccination has a long pedigree, tracing back to this date in 1810. That’s […]

by · March 6, 2016 · Health, Profile America
Deputy Mayor Dr. Herminia Palacio delivers a local version of SOTC 2016. Photo credit: The Bronx Chronicle

STATE OF #OURCITY ROAD SHOW CAME TO THE BRONX [Video]

New Deputy Mayor Dr. Herminia Palacio returned to her hometown to promote Mayor Bill de Blasio’s #OurCity housing, health, homelessness and public safety agenda. Dr. Palacio, the de Blasio administration’s Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, updated local southwest Bronx […]

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 […]

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
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 […]

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 […]

Montefiore Pumps Up Education and Community Engagement During February’s Heart Month

Montefiore Pumps Up Education and Community Engagement During February’s Heart Month

Free Activities for Patients, Community and Associates Support Heart Healthy Lifestyles NEW YORK (January 28, 2016) – The Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care will be inviting community members and employees to join in a robust number of […]

Dept of Health Community Event @ Castle Hill Library (2/3) TCNY 20/20

Dept of Health Community Event @ Castle Hill Library (2/3) TCNY 20/20

Zika Virus Appears In The City

Zika Virus Appears In The City

There are three reported cases in New York City   Three individuals with Zika virus have been identified in New York City, including one pregnant woman. All of the patients are adults who were infected while traveling in affected areas […]

by · January 29, 2016 · Government, Health, News
Winter Storm Jonas for Saturday night. Photo courtesy Theweatherchannel.com

Winter Storm Jonas is Coming: Here’s How to Prepare

Jonas is coming to town! No, not the those Jonas (sorry fans). Winter Storm Jonas is expected to hit NYC at around 4am on Saturday and last until Sunday afternoon. While Washington D.C. is expected to get the brunt of […]

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Health Groups Urge Gov. Christie to Sign Bill Raising Tobacco Sales Age to 21

Raising The Age Will Protect Kids and Save Lives WASHINGTON, DC — The following is a Statement of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association Founders Affiliate, American Lung Association in New Jersey and Global Advisors on Smokefree […]

Top 10 Baby Names of 2014 — Sophia and Ethan

Top 10 Baby Names of 2014 — Sophia and Ethan

Sophia holds fast as top name for girls; Ethan claims the number 1 spot for boys The NYC Health Department announced on Wednesday that Ethan and Sophia were the most popular baby names in New York City in 2014. Sophia […]

NYC SETS GOAL TO SCREEN, TREAT ALL PREGNANT WOMEN AND NEW MOTHERS FOR MATERNAL DEPRESSION

NYC Health + Hospitals, Maimonides, Greater New York Hospital Association to lead effort   First Lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery announced that New York City is setting a goal to screen and treat […]

It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot!

It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot!