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Deltas and AKAs team up for Breast Cancer Awareness event

Members of the Pi Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the North Manhattan Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. recently came together for the Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration of Life Party in Washington Heights

Chirlane McCray announces mental health hotline

New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray announced a citywide hotline to provide support for issues related to mental health Oct. 24 at a community support center in the Corona neighborhood in Queens.

Racism in medicine: An 'open secret'

What happened on a hot summer day two years ago still shakes Dr. Emily Whitgob to the core.

Preteens need only two rounds of HPV vaccine, CDC says

Young people who get the human papillomavirus vaccine before turning 15 need only two doses, rather than three, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week.

Winning the war against diabetes

I thought of that important lesson when I learned I had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My A1C level, measuring my blood sugar, was an unbelievable 17; this dangerous number is three times the normal level of what is ...

Afro-Brazilian workshop held to inspire healthy living in the Bronx

On Oct. 15, with support from Bronx Council Member Ritchie Torres, not-for-profit New York community health plan Amida Care presented “Dance to the Rhythm,” a free community “Live Your Life” wellness event at Webster Police Athletic League in the Bronx.

Racial disparities receding for women with breast cancer

Racial disparities between black and white breast cancer patients are receding, according to a report released Thursday.

Americans take fewer multivitamins but more vitamin D, omega-3s

The majority of American adults use dietary supplements.

Building breast cancer awareness in the Black community

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and citizens are still working hard to raise the profile of the disease.

President Barack Obama proclaims National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2016

President Barack Obama's proclamation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016.

Church hosts free Autism Awareness Concert Oct. 8

Out-Reach Ministries is sponsoring a free Autism Awareness Gospel Concert to be held at United Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic

Abyssinian Baptist Church hosts men's health event in honor of the late Deacon Dr. Joe L. Jakcson

The Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem recently hosted the “Men’s Health and Wellness Day” in an effort to encourage more men in the community to seek healthcare services.

Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day

September 21 has been designated Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day to encourage people to take loved ones—who would not or could not go on their own—to the doctor.

New York State Office of Mental Health announces statewide suicide prevention plan

The New York State Office of Mental Health recently announced the release of a plan for suicide prevention, aimed at reducing New York State’s suicide rate.

Touro student to address treatment gap in opioid addiction

Touro College of Pharmacy student Sefa Kploanyi has been chosen to participate in the inaugural Pharmacy Quality Alliance-CVS Health Foundation Scholars Program.