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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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West African Patients Lost in Translation

Before the Diaspora Clinic opened, health workers at the Martin Luther King Hospital found that many patients who speak minority languages ended up in emergency rooms.

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State Pulls Funding from Highbridge’s only Mental Health Clinic for Children

Astor at Highbridge, a mental health clinic for children and adolescents in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, will lose three-quarters of its funding from New York State by next year.

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From Weeds to a Healthy Harvest at Fordham

A student transformed abandoned land at Fordham University into an on-campus farm, offering fresh organic vegetables to both Fordham students and residents in the Bronx.

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Hunts Point Residents March to Raise HIV Awareness

The community’s first AIDS walk attracted about 180 marchers. Walking from Southern Boulevard to the Peninsula they wanted to raise awareness about the high HIV rate in the neighborhood.

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