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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

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.