Health & Nutrition

'Amazon Fresh' online groceries services. (Photo credit: Bronx Chronicle)

USDA SNAP Launches Online Purchasing Pilot Program

Participants May Buy Groceries Online in New York For the first time, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants will be able to select and pay for their groceries online, during a two-year pilot launched today in New York State. In […]

NY AG James and others stand in front of some of the new electric box trucks. Courtesy: Robert Press

Electric Trucks Donated to Bronx NonProfits by NY AG James

By Robert Press Wednesday morning at the front entrance to the Hunt’s Point Market, New York Attorney General Letitia James unveiled the first-of-its-kind fleet of all-electric, zero-emission, delivery trucks in New York City in advance of Earth Day. James showed […]

by · April 18, 2019 · Environment, Health & Nutrition, News
Health Fair 2019

Health Fair 2019

Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an announcement regarding New York City's lead prevention at NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx Hospital on Monday, January 28, 2019. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES LEADFREENYC, A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO END CHILDHOOD LEAD EXPOSURE

The theme of ‘The LeadFreeNYC plan’ will be to have a LEAD FREE NYC by screening not only large multiple dwelling buildings built before 1978, but to screen every apartment for any hazard of lead. This will be done by […]

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Profile America:

Thursday, January 3rd. 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 […]

Profile America: Diabetes Month

Profile America: Diabetes Month

Wednesday, November 7th. November is designated every year as National Diabetes Month. The goal is to make the public more aware of the serious nature of the disease, and how to detect and control it. When our bodies are unable […]

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Bronx Free Summer Meals Locations

Free Summer Meals Starts June 27, 2018. Summer Meals Program is available at hundreds of Public Schools, Community Pool Centers, Libraries, and other locations around the city. No registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive a free breakfast or […]

Video: Public restrooms hand dryers are hothouses for bacteria (via NY Post)

Video: Public restrooms hand dryers are hothouses for bacteria (via NY Post)

In this video, the NY Post reports that public “Bathroom hand dryers are hothouses for bacteria.” Bathroom hand dryers are hothouses for bacteria https://t.co/Td5LzgRz5d pic.twitter.com/yRbNJ5O50J — New York Post (@nypost) April 16, 2018

by · April 16, 2018 · Health & Nutrition, News, Video
Norwood residents took advantage of free medical evaluations at Safe Medical Care on East 204 Street.--Photo courtesy of Long Island University's APhA-ASP Chapter of the American Pharmacist Association

Health Awareness Events Held in Norwood

Health Awareness Events Held in Norwood by David Greene More than 40 residents took part in a free health clinic held on Monday, March 12, outside of the Safe Medical Care center, located at 3099 Bainbridge Avenue in Norwood. Participants […]

by · April 7, 2018 · Health & Nutrition, Local News
February is Wise Health Care 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 health care organizations prescribe February as Wise Health Care Consumer Month. The “Rx” for Americans is to invest […]

by · February 12, 2018 · Health & Nutrition, History
HUNTS POINT COMPRESSOR STATION Credit: Nukote Coating Systems

Environment scientists: Hunts Point natural gas compressor station health risk

The Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project recently visited New York State to report on phase one of our New York Environmental Health Study. This study focuses on air exposures and potential health effects resulting from the transmission of natural gas […]

Profile America: Oatmeal Month Begins

Profile America: Oatmeal Month Begins

Monday, January 22nd. Many sumptuous foods get their day — or month — in the sun by way of some commemoration. But even very basic, traditional and unexciting foods get a salute. For example, this is National Oatmeal Month, recognizing […]

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 […]

City Offers Free Lead Testing

City Offers Free Lead Testing

STARTING MONDAY, NEW YORK CITY TO OFFER FREE LEAD TESTING FOR 3,000 NYCHA CHILDREN Tenants will be notified about service with letters and phone calls; City also providing a hotline to schedule appointments Residents can make an appointment at any […]

Cuomo Signs Dinowitz Bill Helping Public Workers Detect Cancer Early

Cuomo Signs Dinowitz Bill Helping Public Workers Detect Cancer Early

NEW LAW WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES TO DETECT CANCER EARLY This legislation, sponsored by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and State Senator Kemp Hannon and recently signed into law by Governor Cuomo, will grant excused leave to public employees […]

by · December 20, 2017 · Health & Nutrition, News