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Rev. Ruben Diaz: Why people of faith opt out of getting vaccinated

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz 18 District, Bronx You should know why so many people of faith, especially Christian Evangelicals, are opting out of getting Covid Vaccines. The causes are several, but the main reason is […]

by · September 21, 2021 · Health, Op Ed, Religion
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 […]

City Hall. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office.

Hartzog, Jiha Get New City Hall Gigs

Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Melanie Hartzog as Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and Jacques Jiha as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget. Hartzog previously served as Budget Director and Jiha served as the […]

by · October 19, 2020 · Government, News
Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds teams conduct a flyover New York City to honor medical workers on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Credit: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office.

Blue Angels, Thunderbirds soar in ‘America Strong’ tribute

On Tuesday, US Navy Blue Angels and US Air Force Thunderbirds demonstratiom teams conducted a flyover New York City to honor medical workers, first responders and other essential workers who are battling the coronavirus pandemic. Dubbed “America Strong,” the planes […]

by · April 29, 2020 · News
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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
Profile America: Water Fluoridation

Profile America: Water Fluoridation

Wednesday, January 30th. Early this month in 1967, the first fluoridation law in the country went into effect. Connecticut required fluoridation of public water supplies serving 20,000 or more population to combat tooth decay. The requirement was extended to the […]

by · January 30, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Profile America
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 […]

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 […]



Fifth annual Bronx Can Senior Health Fair, Friday, July 20 at Monroe College, 2501 Jerome Avenue, Bronx. 12-3PM

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 […]

Profile America: The Power of Vitamin C

Profile America: The Power of Vitamin C

Tuesday, April 4 — Today is Vitamin C Day, celebrated — if that’s the word — every April 4 on the anniversary of the isolation of this vitamin. The breakthrough was made in 1932 by two doctors at the University of […]

Matters of Faith: He Thought We Were Worth It!

Matters of Faith: He Thought We Were Worth It!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (KJV) “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? […]

by · March 12, 2017 · Matters of Faith
February is Wise Health Care Consumer Month.

Profile America: Wise Health Consumer Month

The nation’s first college of pharmacy was founded in Philadelphia on this date in 1821.