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South Bronx program protects elderly from abuse

Health December 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm 0 comments

A New York state senator has introduced a bill that aims to establish mandated reporters responsible for reporting suspected incidents of elder abuse or maltreatment.

Family renovates community garden, receives healing in return

Family renovates community garden, receives healing in return

Health, Parks December 4, 2017 at 10:35 am 0 comments

Recent research highlights the mental health benefits the Leon family experiences in the garden. One theory is that nature does not require focused attention. Scientists also point out that green spaces create a positive environment for developing strong social relations and avoiding loneliness, a major trigger of mental and physical illness.

Lead gardener Junior Schouten shows students how to properly pull weeds. Photo: Kevin Wheeler

High school garden is an oasis for students

Health, Parks December 2, 2017 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

While the neighborhood is trying to buck its food desert status, diabetes and unhealthy food still abound, and fresh, healthy options remain scarce. But here, students say the garden has improved their eating habits and changed their perception of plants.

Groups help Bronxites navigate health care red tape

Groups help Bronxites navigate health care red tape

Health November 3, 2017 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln Hospital tapped Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to collaborate on a detailed training for community members and leaders to master the upcoming enrollment periods for Medicare and New York State of Health.

Councilman pushes for opioid antidote in schools

Councilman pushes for opioid antidote in schools

Health October 25, 2017 at 3:49 pm 0 comments

The South Bronx had the highest rate of drug overdoses in the city last year, according to a study by the health department. City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. is proposing a bill to require local schools to have the antidote on hand to administer if needed, but the mayor’s office is pushing back.

South Bronx is hardest place to beat the heat

South Bronx is hardest place to beat the heat

Health August 9, 2017 at 10:46 pm 0 comments

It comes as no surprise for residents of Mott Haven and Hunts Point to learn their neighborhoods are among the city’s toughest in which to endure the hot summer months, according to a recent report by the Department of Health.

New diabetes treatment center to open in Hub

New diabetes treatment center to open in Hub

Health July 31, 2017 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

A new, state-of-the-art diabetes treatment center is coming soon to a place where it’s needed the most: the South Bronx.

Local coalition wins citywide design award

Local coalition wins citywide design award

Culture, Health July 14, 2017 at 12:22 am 0 comments

A Mott Haven grassroots group is one of two citywide to win a prestigious and highly competitive urban design award that will help them transform a former drug rehab clinic into a community center.