Health

Open Wide: It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month
YUM: Es el Mes Nacional de la Salud Dental Infantil

Believe it or not, your child’s dental health is just as important as the annual physical, the haircut appointments, and the seasonal shopping...
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TIA: Teens in Action
TIA: Adolescentes en acción

De todos los acrónimos que han surgido para describir el comportamiento adolescente en la era del textear y del Facebook-TTYL, LOL, ROFL, etc., agregue...
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“For when I come to New York City”

Two weeks ago Christopher Abeleda, 19, started chemotherapy treatment for his Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. In his room at the hospital, he is often surrounded by visiting family members—and his guitar and keyboard...

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Talking the Bronx 02.06.13

The Fortune Society is launching new employment services initiative named Project Compass, which serves as an integration assistance program. Project Compass is a free job training and placement assistance program, exclusively for re-entrants in specific neighborhoods, including in the South Bronx...

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Support and innovation come to Creston

Apoyo e innovación en Creston

Apoyo e innovación en Creston

Bracing temperatures in the teens did not keep hundreds from coming together for a ceremony that proved to be ground-breaking in more ways than one. Guests gathered at 2388 Creston Avenue this past Fri., Jan. 25th to break ground at a site that will be the first supportive housing of its kind in New York City...
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Matters of the Heart
Asuntos del Corazón

Se aproxima el Mes de la Salud Cardiovascular y deseo recordarles la importancia de prevenir las enfermedades cardiacas para vivir una vida más larga, feliz y saludable...
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Union Community Health Center recognizes academics

Union Community Health Center reconoce académicas

Union Community Health Center reconoce académicas

El pasado jueves 17 de enero, la pediatra del Union Community Health Center, Dra. Clark Adjo, MD, reconoció los logros académicos de pacientes pediátricos como parte del Reto Académico Unión... br>In-English

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Honoring a legacy, aiding scholars
Honrando el legado y ayudando a los becados

At a ceremony of the Julio Martínez Memorial Fund (JMMF) held at Casa Promesa this past Sat., Jan. 26th, nine local college students were each presented with $1,000 in scholarship money. The scholarships, which target students who have encountered hardships early in life, or overcome great...
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Sunkofa: A fresh take on taste

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...

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Calling a strike to claim victory
Llamando a una huelga para cantar victoria

It is cold. But the below-freezing weather has done nothing to diminish the resolve of bus drivers and matrons in Local 1181, of the Amalgamated ....
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Stopping stop and frisk
Cesar y desistir

Lucia is the mother of a Bronx teen stopped by police on his way home from school. Her son and his friend, both students at Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy, were told by the police that they weren’t walking fast enough...
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Talking the Bronx 01.30.13

Toastmasters invites residents to its First Leadership Training Day. Come out and meet new and advanced members and hear special guest speakers talk about the importance of communication skills in today’s job market...

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I Love the Bronx: A day of service

Yo amo el Bronx: Un día de servicio

Yo amo el Bronx: Un día de servicio

La mayoría de nosotros disfrutó el día de fiesta el pasado lunes, 21 de enero. Cada tercer lunes en el mes de enero, la vida del Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. es honrada. Martin Luther King, Jr. nació el 15 de enero de 1929 y vivió una vida de servicio...
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Talking the Bronx 01.23.13

This past Mon., Jan. 21st, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor swore in Vice President Joseph Biden at the presidential inauguration. She was the first Hispanic to administer an oath of office in American history. Justice Sotomayor, the first Latina to serve on nation’s highest court, also became the fourth female judge in history to administer an oath of office...

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Scoring more than one kind of goal
Anotando más de una clase de ‘gol’

“Do you drive a Mercedes?” “Do you still get paid to play hockey?” “How old are you?” “Do you have a pension?” These are some questions inquiring young minds at the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club on 1930 Randall Avenue...
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Raising awareness, fighting disease
Levantando conciencia, luchando la enfermedad

700,000 neoyorquinos están viviendo con diabetes. Cerca de la mitad de ellos son latinos. Pero los efectos en familias individuales pueden conllevar trágicos resultados...
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Talking the Bronx 01.16.13

This past Wed., Jan. 9th, New York State senators elected Senator Jeffrey D. Klein as Senate President Pro Tempore, the legislative chamber’s top post. Under a new bipartisan power sharing agreement enacted by the chamber, Senator Klein will share the title with Senator Dean Skelos of Long Island (R).

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Coat Drive at C-Town

This Sat., Jan. 12th, the Perez family-owned C-Town Supermarket, together with Health Plus, will distribute over 100 coats to Bronx neighborhood residents...

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I Love the Bronx: Welcome to 2013!
Amo el Bronx: ¡Bienvenidos al 2013!

En 2013 se cumple el 125 aniversario de la creación del sistema de parques del Bronx. Diferentes eventos y actividades se ofrecerán para celebrar y promover el uso del parque en nuestro distrito, además de varias conferencias y presentaciones.. .
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2013: Make It the Year of Better Health Habits

2013: Que Sea el Año de la Buena Salud

2013: Que Sea el Año de la Buena Salud

The year 2012 is near its end, and in keeping with tradition, New Yorkers are making New Year’s resolutions. HHC patients are no exception. We asked some patients at Lincoln Medical Center’s Ambulatory Care...
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Hearts and hair
Corazones y pelo

Precision and empathy. Both are qualities equally prized in both barbers and health practitioners. And on a recent winter day, the two professions, and those they treat, came together in neighborhoods...
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Taking a healthy bite of the Bronx

Long before the Atkins diet, the South Beach Diet, and Weight Watchers, Bronx resident Marie Singletary was given to snacking on vegetables. She was not following a regime, just a habit...

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En pointe at the hospital

There they were: the dancing toy soldiers, the sugar plum fairies, the towering holiday tree, bursting with ornaments and satin ribbons...

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Building a nest for child and mother alike

Construyendo un nido para el niño y la madre por igual

Construyendo un nido para el niño y la madre por igual

Genovena Nieto just finished shopping for a new stroller and a baby carrier. She found them both, and didn't spend a dime. The new items will come in handy when Nieto has her third child, who is due on the 26th of December, just days after the Christmas holiday. How did she get such a great deal?...
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Lincoln Hospital Achieves Prestigious Palliative Care Certification

Hospital Lincoln Recibe Prestigiosa Certificación de Atención Paliativa

Hospital Lincoln Recibe Prestigiosa Certificación de Atención Paliativa

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the South Bronx, has become the only hospital in the borough and one of two hospitals...
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Healthy Living: It takes a village

Vivir saludable: Toma un pueblo

Vivir saludable: Toma un pueblo

The “Healthy Village” fitness and wellness initiative from Healthfirst was kicked off at the Claremont Housing Development.

If you want to know how to lose weight properly, turn off the television – it won’t be on “The Biggest Loser”. “Weight loss is a process, and it’s not quick,” said Doctor J. Douglas Reich...
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A walk in white demands end to violence

Caminata en blanco demanda fin a la violencia

Caminata en blanco demanda fin a la violencia

On Wednesday, the streets went white. Hundreds of women in white wedding and formal dresses gathered together to march through Washington Heights.
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I Love the Bronx: City of Water Day
Yo amo el Bronx: Día del Agua de la ciudad

Esta semana, nos escribe acerca de cómo los residentes del Bronx pueden celebrar el Día del Agua de la ciudad de manera personal...
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A Big Gulp
Un gran trago

Getting people on board with giving up their super-sized drinks has proven a challenge for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who recently proposed a city-wide ban on sugary drinks over...
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Health Plus is joining Amerigroup!
¡Health Plus se une a Amerigroup!

You may have heard the news about Health Plus being acquired by Amerigroup. Amerigroup is another New York health...
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An Early Start on a Healthy Smile
Comienzo Temprano para una Sonrisa Sana

La buena salud dental es vital para la salud general. Esta es una frase que debemos tomar muy en serio...
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Success and wellness, one step at a time, at WSPT

Exito y bienestar, Paso a Paso, en WSPT

Exito y bienestar, Paso a Paso, en WSPT

Success for Jason Ruta – more so than for others – can be measured in very small steps. Ruta is the director of physical therapy at the Westchester Square Physical...

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