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NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln celebrates diversity, African-American history

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln recently celebrated Black History Month as part of its overall celebration of the diversity of its staff and patients as well as of the communities it serves.

Don’t rush it, to flush it!

A few years ago, I wrote an article titled “Don’t Rush With the Flush.”

Lisa Brown Alexander speaking out about depression

“I am a successful career woman who has battled with depression for five years,” stated Lisa Brown Alexander.

Keep a healthy gut

The only time that you know you have a gut is when it either growls or cramps up

Losing myself Part I: A weight loss journey

Ever since I was about 12 years old I have struggled with weight. From getting extra and double extra-large shirts to size 40 and 42 waist pants, I always remember saying to myself, “I’m going to lose this weight.”

Black women’s breast cancer health fair being held in Central Jersey

The Sisters Network of Central New Jersey is hosting their 17th annual Health Fair Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Doubletree Hotel, located at 200 Atrium Drive in Somerset.

Fast foods, fast headaches

Foods such as chocolate, ripe cheese and fresh yeast products can cause headaches because of a naturally occurring chemical called tyramine, which causes dilation of arteries in the brain.

Am I Eligible for Medicaid?

For many low-income individuals, Medicaid is the most common form of healthcare coverage.

Eating red or processed meat can increase colon cancer risk

High intake of red and processed meat over a long period of time is associated with an increased risk of certain types of colon cancer, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Going up yonder from your home

During my many years of medical practice, I have made many house calls on folks who were going to their eternal rest.

CDPAP: Strengthening the Bond of Trust

Taking the first steps to inviting a caregiver into your home or in the home of a loved one can be very difficult.

Helping your aging parents choose the best home care option

It's never easy watching your parents get older. It's often their wish to retain their youth and maintain their independence for as long as possible.

A lesson taught by Mr. Snow

When I was a youngster growing up in Brooklyn, I actually prayed for snow to come.

Alzheimer's Association NYC and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. team up for Awareness Campaign

The Alzheimer’s Association NYC chapter announced a new partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Rho Omega chapter, in Brooklyn to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and increase education, care and support resources in the African-American community.

Food for thought—and your lungs

Taking up most of the space in our chests are two beautiful organs called the lungs.

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