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Montefiore Hospital is recruiting and training therapy
dog teams to comfort patients

n November 2014, Barney Merrill–a three-year-old Cavalier King
Charles Spaniel–joined us as an official hospital volunteer with his
own ID badge. Barney is a pet therapy dog who provides comfort
to our pediatric patients and their parents at Montefiore’s
Comprehensive Health Care Center.
This initiative is part of the
Bronx Behavioral Health Integration Project, a new program
providing behavioral health care, like pet therapy, to our patients–
all under one roof.



What is #Not62?   There are 62 counties in New York State. Every year, a study is done which measures the critical role that non-health related factors like education, employment, income and the environment play in how healthy we are and how long we will live.  Sadly, Bronx County is ranked in last place or 62 out of 62.
In response to this, in order to improve the health outcomes in the Bronx, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. along with others, have launched #Not62,  Read all about this initiative here...

Build a Culture of Health. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for its Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health, a national program that supports the foundation's commitment to building a Culture of Health in the United States. Expected to fund between five and twelve grants annually for periods of up to thirty months. the program aims to provide individuals, organizations, communities, policymakers, and researchers with the empirical evidence needed to address the key determinants of health encompassed in the Culture of Health Action Framework, as well as efforts to assess outcomes and set priorities for action. More information here...

Why Bike Commuting Is the Fastest Growing Mode of Transportation. Have you noticed more two-wheelers on your commute? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans who travel to work by bike increased an incredible 60 percent over the last decade, making it the largest percentage increase of all commuting modes. People choose to bike for many reasons (it saves money, itís good for health), but here are six big reasons more Americans are leaving the car keys at home. Read the full article here...
No matter what your skill level, Bike New York invites you to a free class: It's time to grab life by the handlebars, they say...

We have heard about eating only fish on Fridays, but
now Paul McCartney encourages people all over the world
to go meatless at least  one day a week with his Meat-Free Mondays Campaign.  40 schools in New York City already participate in Meatless Monday, and some conscientious
restaurant owners have provided many other options on
their Monday menus. 


Beyonce Launches Vegan Meal Delivery Service
Read about it here...

Stop Smoking Program at North Central Bronx Hospital,
3424 Kossuth Ave., offers free group counseling and
nicotine replacement therapy for smokers looking to quit.
No appointments are needed or required, Walk-ins are
welcome. The smoking cessation program runs weekdays
at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. in room 13A12. For information, call 718.519.2425/2490.

Be Smart Quit Smoking Program: (open to anyone
interested in quitting smoking) The Montefiore-Einstein
Cancer Center is offering a low cost 8-session smoking
cessation program created by a Health Psychologist.
This program includes a warm, supportive atmosphere, pharmacotherapy discussion, self-hypnosis and relaxation
training, guest speakers, tips for breaking the habit, tools
for conquering urges and temptations, and free nicotine
replacement therapy. Groups meet at various Montefiore
Medical Center locations in the Bronx; day and evening
groups available. If you would like to get a new perspective
on healthy living, please call us at 718-430-2697.

Alzheimer’s Support Group: The Alzheimer’s Association’s
NYC: chapter provides a support group in Norwood for
Spanish and English speaking caregivers who have relatives
with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. The
support group meets on the first and third Wednesdays
of the month
from 5 to 6:15 p.m. For the location or more info,
call Mark Goodwin at 718.920.7377

Bronxcare, a division of Bronx Lebanon Hospital, is offering assistance to individuals, families, and small businesses with the application and enrollment of Medicaid and Child Health Plus.  This program is provided by NY State at no cost to you.  More info here...

Free Meditation for Breast Cancer Survivors: The Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center is offering a free 20-week course on meditation and stress management for breast cancer survivors. The course is
part of a research study. To register or learn more, call Kimala Harris at 718.430.2380 or e-mail kah2019@med.cornell.edu

Free Medicine Programs for Cancer Patients: The Psychosocial Oncology Program at The Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center is offering two free research programs for patients with cancer. The Yoga-Based Cancer Rehabilitation Program includes 12 weeks of yoga to see if yoga can help patients with breast, lung, and colorectal cancer. A certified yoga instructor teaches classes in both English and Spanish. The Mind-Body Cancer Program includes 8 weeks of Mind-Body groups (The Stress Management Education Group and the Spiritual Support Group) for patients with most types of cancer. Some restrictions apply to these groups, which have been specifically designed by a psychologist and an oncologist. For more info and to find out eligibility, call 718,430.2




NYC Health "1-2016 Travel Warning" for Pregnant Women Zika Virus: Pregnant and traveling? Learn about Zika virus, and consider delaying travel to affected areas until health experts say it's safe. For more information, and links to maps of the affected areas, Visit nyc.gov...

Spicy Food is Good for Your Health: It is a long-standing myth that spicy food exacerbates ulcers and other stomach ailments. But research shows hot peppers actually protect the stomach lining and may prevent the gastric damage associated with anti-inflammatory painkillers. They are high in nutrients such as calcium plus vitamins A and C, and thereís some evidence that hot spices can reduce cardiovascular disease risk, help prevent diabetes and boost metabolism. They may also have some ability to prevent cancer. Spice Up Your Life, Discover the best craft hot sauces and tasty spicy goodies from around the world each month. It's the perfect companion for foodies that love to feel the heat. Enjoy some heat
and it is good for you too. Join The Spicy
Society 2016 launch today. Register here...

Healthy Lifestyle Challenge Walk on SATURDAY APRIL 2, 2016. 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. R.S.V.P. by April 1, 2016 718-892-1161 or Email: bx10@cb.nyc.gov at SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE. Pennyfield Ave. Bronx, NY 10465. See the flyer here

P.S. 33 24 TH Annual RESOURCES FAIR IN THE BRONX You are cordially invited to 2016 Health and community Resources Fair Asthma, Blood Pressure, AND MUCH MORE. FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016 Time: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM The Timothy Dwight School Bronx, New York 10468. Open to all community agencies and vendors. FREE GIVEAWAYS Tel: (718) 584-3926 OR Email: hsantia2@schools.nyc.gov 

Rain Home Health Care LOOKING FOR CARING, ENERGETIC, AND COMPASSIONATE HOME HEALTH AIDES TO CARE FOR OUR CLIENTS. Is This You? Are You Looking for Work? They are hiring...Home Health Aides * 24 hour assignments available (prior experience required) * Must have NYS HHA Certificate * Bilingual Preferred, Please call the Human Resources Department to arrange an appointment at (718) 829 - 2131

Bronx Oncology Living Daily (BOLD Living) Program Seeking Volunteers Are you a Bronx Cancer Survivor? Have you been thinking about what you might want to do to enrich your life or another's in the coming year? We also have BOLD Screening Buddies who reach out to women with  abnormal breast findings to support them in coming back for life-saving mammograms. If you are interested to learn more, please contact them at: (718) 430-4044, or send them an email at cancersupport@einstein.yu.edu

The Williamsbridge Oval offers Hip-Hop Aerobics Classes, Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information and to become a member, call (718) 543-8672.

Diabetes Workshops Free starting December 22nd, 2015. For people 18 yrs. and older with Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis. To learn about participation and register please call or text Linda Kemp at (347) 697-0879.

Great opportunity for Bronx residents with diabetes, who have controlled their own diabetes and have an A1C of 8.5 or less, to become a paid phone mentor teaching others good diabetes control. Learn More. Call Michael Goodhope at Health People 718-585-8585 ex 228 or email him at the following MichaelGoodhope@HealthPeople.org . Please see the flyer here...

NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS OPEN RUN. Join New York Road Runners for free weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on leash are welcome. Time: Saturdays 9:00 am Location: St. Maryís Park (Bronx); meet at the intersection of Eagle Ave. and 149th St. (look for the big rock)
Cost: Free, no advance registration required. 

Bronx EOC Training program: Assist Individuals with Intellectual disabilities become independent and productive. Tuition Free programs in the Bronx.

Bronxcare: You may be eligible for free or low cost health coverage in the Bronx. Call 888-778-5890 to learn more. More info here...

Oncology Workshop Program: The Bronx Oncology Living Daily Program also known as BOLD Living, offers a variety of free educational, support, and mind-body workshops. They are designed to empower and nurture all cancer patients, survivors, and loved ones, but are open to all. For more information or to register, call 718.430,3613 or
email cancersupport@aecom.yu.edu

Quality of Life Screening: In order to improve the support services for all those affected by cancer, the Psychosocial Oncology Program of the Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center is conducting a survey about the physical and emotional stresses related to surviving cancer. Open to all those whose lives have been touched by cancer, participants will fill out a short questionnaire and will have the opportunity to participate in free/low-cost programs and support services. For more information, call 718,430,2380.

The Bronx Health Reach provides information about nutrition and fitness for you and your community.

Child Abuse Helpline: The Parent Information Resource Center offers a 24-hour counseling and information hotline on child abuse issues. Confidential help is available in English and Spanish for parents, family members and friends at 800.342.7472. For more info, visit www.preventchildabuseny.





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