The Institute Blog

The Bronx Salad Featured on the Cover of Edible Bronx Magazine

April 21, 2017

The Bronx Salad — created by Bronx Health REACH and their partners — was featured on the cover of Edible Bronx for their current “Grow Issue.” The article highlights the initiative as a way...

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Taking Small Steps to Prevent Diabetes

December 19, 2016

The holiday season is a good time to focus on diabetes and what we can do to prevent it. During the holidays we gather with friends and family to enjoy many traditions — which...

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Notes from the Field: A Humbling Experience at the NY Common Pantry

May 5, 2016

Dr. Amalia Dorelien recently graduated from the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine. As part of her residency training, Dr. Dorelien assisted a local nonprofit, New York Common Pantry. What local organization did you work with? What is their...

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Health Tip of the Week (#DiabetesMonth): The Healthy Plate Method

November 25, 2015

Just in time for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, our final #DiabetesMonth “Health Tip of the Week” offers some advice about portion control. The Institute created a series of cultural “Healthy Plates” to depict a simple and effective...

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Health Tip of the Week (#DiabetesMonth): Stress Free Zone

November 18, 2015

Stress can cause blood glucose levels to be high.  In people who have diabetes this can be an issue because there is not enough insulin to get the increased blood sugars into cells. Reducing...

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Health Tip of the Week (#DiabetesMonth): All About Grains

November 11, 2015

Get to know your grains! Carbohydrates are an important part of everyone’s diet, but the type and amount we eat is especially important to consider for those living with diabetes. Whole grains are the...

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Meet Our Diabetes Team: Migdalia Morel

November 4, 2015

In recognition of American Diabetes Month, each week this month we will highlight one staff member that works on our diabetes team. First up is Migdalia Morel – a Diabetes Health Coach at our Walton...

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Take Control of Your Health this American Diabetes Month

November 2, 2015

“It’s really rewarding when I’m sitting with a patient and you can see the light bulb go off – they say ‘wow, I have diabetes but it doesn’t have me.  I’m going to take control...

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The Bronx Wins 2015 RWJF “Culture of Health” Prize

October 28, 2015

Congratulations to The Bronx, N.Y., for being named a 2015 RWJF Culture of Health Prize winner! Bronx residents and organizations have united to revitalize everything from jobs and schools to housing and the environment....

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The Future of Health Education

October 22, 2015

In celebration of National Health Education Week , we highlight a member of our 2014-15 Community HealthCorps team – Neesha Rose.  Today was her last day serving as a Diabetes Prevention and Education Coach at our Sidney...

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