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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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Cooking Eggplant and Winning Health Bucks

The city’s Stellar Farmers Markets are the only programs like them for Food Stamp recipients in the nation.

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City Limits: Crackdown on HIV drug black market

City legislators are trying to toughen sanctions for buyers and sellers of HIV medications on the black market.

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Caring for drug users in the South Bronx

Two syringe exchange programs in the South Bronx play an important role in the lives of drug users

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