Health & Nutrition

Phipps Neighborhoods staff hosted a health fair at Crotona Park on August 19. CREDIT: Phipps Neighborhoods


On Friday, August 19, 2022, hundreds of Bronx residents came out to a festive community health fair hosted by Phipps Neighborhoods’ COVID-19 Disparities Initiative at Crotona Park. This inspiring Day of Action event featured free health screenings, a Zumba class, […]

Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson

CM Gibson Announces Funding to Combat Maternal and Infant Mortality

On Tuesday, Councilwoman Vanessa L. Gibson joined with advocates and healthcare leaders in announcing over $400,000 in City Council funding to combat high rates of infant and maternal mortality in the Bronx. Data shows that New York State has a […]

FreshDirect Partners with Borough Presidents to Roll Out “Operation 5-Borough Food Drive

FreshDirect, in partnership with all five of New York City’s Borough Presidents, Ruben Diaz Jr. from the Bronx, Gale Brewer from Manhattan, Eric Adams from Brooklyn, James Oddo from Staten Island and Sharon Lee from Queens, today announced the launch […]

'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


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 […]

This is National Eye Care Month and National Glaucoma Awareness Month

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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 […]

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 — 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

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 […]