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Naloxone: A Life Saver in a Neglected World

An injection of the drug Naloxone can reverse the effect of opioid overdose, but the success rate depends on rapid response.

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Sobering conditions at Narco Freedom’s three-quarter homes

Mott Haven’s Narco Freedom executives are charged with pilfering medicaid funds, while clients languish in their sober homes under poor conditions

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Dreams and Nightmares

The city’s health department reports a steady rise in heroin deaths over the last four years. One-quarter of those deaths are in the Bronx. This is the story of a survivor.

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Closing the gap between health and education in a Morrisania public school

P.S. 140 on Eagle Avenue is a pilot for a new Healthy and Ready to Learn initiative launched last month by the national health advocacy group, the Children’s Health Fund.

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Healthcare startups still struggling while the industry booms

Between 2009 and 2013, the health care industry in the Bronx added nearly 5,000 new jobs in private hospitals, clinics, and other agencies. The growth has not benefited entrepreneurs equally.

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Fight against the stigma of AIDS marches on in Hunts Point

A small yet vocal group took to the streets of Hunts Point on the morning of Sept. 13 to speak out against the continuing stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS in the South Bronx

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Obamacare Fines Set to Hit Bronx Hospitals

Federal health care reform is forcing hospitals nationwide to drive down patient readmission rates — or risk losing Medicare revenue. Here’s a look at why and how Bronx hospitals are responding.

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Will New WIC Rules Mean Healthier Bronx Kids?

WIC was first created to provide emergency milk and cheese to hungry children of low-income Americans. It now provides expert nutritional advice and vouchers for fresh produce. Is it working?

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