Tag Archives: Health
Four-year-old Matthew Hatcher was first diagnosed with a congenital heart defect (CHD) while still in utero. CHD is the most common birth defect in infants, with approximately one in 100 children born with some type of structural problem in the heart, only half of which are diagnosed prior to birth.Read More »
Dipan Ray, Ph.D., director of practice experience at Touro College of Pharmacy in Harlem (middle), and Ravi Shah, a doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) candidate at the College (right), work together to interview a patient at a makeshift “health camp” in New Delhi.Read More »
As announced this past Tues., Mar. 5th, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) urged all New Yorkers 50 and older to undergo a potentially life-saving colon cancer screening as part of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. HHC is performing almost double the number of colonoscopies today as 10 years ago...Read More »
If he were just a little bit taller, Angel Bajana would be a linebacker for the Giants.When he does his weight lifting routine at J’s Big Gym, Bajana’s sleeveless shirt puts his muscles, and the breadth of his shoulders, on full display.He was not always this ripped. Bajana’s impressive muscle mass began at J’s Big Gym ...
As House Speaker John Boehner has said, the Affordable Care Act is the “law of the land.” The Supreme Court has upheld it. The 2012 election reaffirms it. Whether you love it or hate it, the law is being implemented. The law is welcoming 27 million Americans into the health care system and urging them to find a doctor — a regular source of care.Read More »
Did you know that an 8th grader from Washington Heights was recently given a remarkable honor? After receiving nearly 8,000 essays from 7th through 12th graders across the country, Rand McNally has announced the ten finalists in its “Dear Mr. President” short essay contest. Washington Heights...Read More »
Over 20 million Americans suffer from depression. It is more common among women, often starting in ages 15 -30. Depression is often triggered by stressful events such as divorce, death or job loss, and a person is more likely to become depressed if they have a family history of it.Read More »
Open Wide: It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month YUM: Es el Mes Nacional de la Salud Dental Infantil
Winter, which has come on strong in the last week, is tough on everyone. It puts the cold shoulder on our outside activities, chills our bones, and dampens on our spirits. As tough as it is for all of us, the harsh winter weather is particularly tough and can at times become dangerous for seniors. “Winter can force many older people to become virtual prisoners...Read More »
Algo está sucediendo. La semana pasada, un transeúnte por la calle 125 habrá notado algo nuevo en la famosa avenida. El alegre y amistoso interior atrae. Entre del frío, y se le ofrecerá café o té caliente. Hambriento?...
Sunkofa, a local gift shop in the Claremont Village area of the Bronx, is known for its wide selection of cultural products. But this past Jan. 21, the storeowners welcomed customers to check out the store’s latest unique offering—a newly added café and juice bar. That it was also Martin Luther King Jr. Day made for an even more meaningful celebration.Read More »
Aunque Sandy vino y se marchó, miles en nuestra amada ciudad permanecen aun sin energía. En el Bronx, los residentes se han unido para rearmar lo que queda de City Island. Mientras tanto, el viernes en la tarde, funcionarios de MTA estuvieron...
Soda ban hearing held by Board of Health
Departamento de Salud e Higiene Mental celebra una vista sobre la propuesta prohibición a la soda
At a public meeting held this past Fri., July 27th, Deputy Inspector Barry Buzzetti, the Commanding Officer of the 34th Precinct...Read More »
This past Mon., July 2nd, the United Hospital Fund announced six grants totaling $317,000 to improve health care services in New York City.Read More »
Just in case you’re feeling like you’re in pretty good shape; or, in case you’re feeling a little down, Barstarzz is the perfect cure for both...Read More »
“Please don’t throw your trash on the floor,” read a handmade sign tucked inside a tree bed, one of the eight that bordered the...Read More »