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Community Board 2 aims to bring awareness to AIDS and HIV

On Southern Boulevard and Westchester Avenue in the South Bronx, more than a dozen people in red shirts filled the intersection Saturday. For the first time in two years, Community Board 2 held its annual AIDS walk. “Everything was focused on covid… AIDS is still an epidemic,” said Luis Marrero, a member of the board’s […]

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Bronx Community Leaders Reach Out to Communities of Color Disproportionately Affected by Monkeypox

Bronx community leaders gathered for a night of Monkeypox outreach Wednesday, to raise awareness about the spread of Monkeypox in the Bronx and address the disproportionate impact the disease has on Black and Latino communities. Members of the community were given information about vaccination resources and educational pamphlets on how to protect themselves from Monkeypox. […]

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Bronx acupuncture center for addiction fighting to survive

The Mott Haven Lincoln Recovery Center was once a popular therapeutic refuge for drug addicts, but where have the patients gone?

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How HIV outreach is tackling an “invisible crisis” in The Bronx

While New York celebrates declining HIV rates, healthcare advocates in the Bronx narrow their focus to where services aren’t reaching people.

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Prescriptions lag as Bronx battles opioid epidemic

Prescriptions of life-saving buprenorphine lag in the Bronx. A legacy of bureaucracy and stigma are to blame.

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Where are the overdose prevention centers Cuomo promised?

“With over 20,000 overdose deaths under Governor Cuomo’s tenure, his legacy will be marked by his choice to either stand with New Yorkers or stand in the way of their survival,” according to an advocacy group for overdose prevention sites.

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ASPCA to expand free, subsidized animal care to South Bronx

ASPCA is expected to open a community veterinary center in the South Bronx next Spring. The community hopes the center will address some of the persistent issues with the mobile clinics.

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Hidden hospital courtrooms, where the mentally ill fight forced treatment

Every Wednesday a judge comes to Bronx Psychiatric Center and oversees hearings in which the hospital wants to force a patient to stay hospitalized or take treatment. How do these small makeshift courtrooms straddle the balance between respecting civil rights and ensure that patients get the treatment they need even if they don’t want it?

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