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Tips for setting weight loss or exercise goals for the new year

The most popular New Year's resolutions made year after year is to FINALLY get in shape and lose those extra pounds.

In-sanity Claus

Well, commercial Christmas is over and folks are beginning to regain their sanity after buying, buying and buying and charging, charging and charging.

Pool fitness in winter weather

It may be wintertime, but that doesn’t mean taking a dip in the pool should be ruled out.

Preventing the flu blues

Well, the sneeze and sore throat season is upon us with a vengeance. I don’t know about you, but even I have had an unexplained cough with a tickle in my throat.

How much sugar is OK? Paper adds to debate

How many spoonfuls of sugar can you have in a day?

Stay warm! Your life may depend on it

Baby, it's cold outside -- and many of us first feel the freezing temperatures of winter in our toes and fingertips before elsewhere in the body.

Black elders hungry on life’s margins

A brief overview of East New York follows based on city statistics, studies and typical news accounts.

Americans spend almost $10,000 each year on health insurance

Health care spending in the United States grew at a rate of 5.8 percent last year and reached $3.2 trillion, or $9,990 per person, based on new analysis from the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and ...

Exercise key to avoiding heart disease, diabetes

Exercise is an important key to avoiding both cardiovascular disease and diabetes. According to a study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, women who are able to perform physical activities, such as climbing a flight of stairs ...

Love of birds and animals

Inner-city stray birds and animals experience hazardous conditions during the winter months while they are trying to survive

Get your flu shot, not the flu

A few days ago, I overheard a woman in Brooklyn saying proudly that she and her two children have never gotten the flu shot and have never gotten sick.

Suicide deaths on the rise in kids

Since 2007, the rate of suicide deaths among children between the ages of 10 and 14 has doubled, according to new government data released Thursday.

VIDEO: AmNews Editor Nayaba Arinde discusses breast cancer battle at 'The Root'

New York Amsterdam News Editor and breast cancer survivor Nayaba Arinde was featured on a panel discussion on Friday on TheRoot.com.

Cranberry juice won't prevent urinary tract infection, study finds

Cranberries, cranberry juice and cranberry products are often recommended as a natural way to prevent urinary tract infections, but a new study suggests that this effort may be futile.

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