Health

Opioid addiction: Local face on a national crisis

Opioid addiction: Local face on a national crisis

Health January 23, 2018 at 10:26 am 0 comments

New LGBTQ center planned for Mott Haven

New LGBTQ center planned for Mott Haven

Culture, Health January 18, 2018 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Destination Tomorrow, a trans-organization based on Third Avenue in Mott Haven, has announced plans to construct an LGBTQ Center in Melrose this year.

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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.