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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.

Snoring and sleep apnea

The cause of snoring is the vibration of the soft palate in the roof of the mouth, resulting in a hoarse noise that usually occurs during sleep. Is anyone in your family guilty of producing this noise at night while ...

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.

Luminaries take a shine to ‘Black Women in Medicine’

Actors Lamman Rucker (“Why Did I Get Married?,” “Greenleaf”) and Catherine Curtin (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “The Bourne Legacy”) and CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller made appearances during the weeklong theatrical world premiere of the inspirational documentary “Black Women ...

It’s time to mind your body

I am sure that you have been reading about how physicians are finally trying to incorporate the mind of a patient in the healing process.

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.

DR. DEAS: 'If I can help somebody’s arteries and veins'

As a physician, I took care of many bodies that were traveling wrong, and believe me, they had a lot of trouble with their arteries and veins because of lack of exercise and poor nutrition.

Preventing, not inviting cancer

Cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in 22 states, according to a Seattle Times newspaper article dated Aug. 25, 2016.

Don’t be a glutton for gluten

As I visit many marketplaces selling healthy foods, I am surprised to observe so many signs on food products stating, “gluten-free.”

Unhealthy diet during pregnancy potentially linked to ADHD in kids

Everybody knows that a high-fat, high-sugar diet is not a good idea. It can have a wave of negative consequences on your health, including greater risks of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Make sure your child is medically fit for sports

Sports can be an important part of your child’s development.

It don’t mean a thing if (taking care of your health) ain’t got that swing

When Duke Ellington composed the music for the lyrics of Irving Mills in 1931, which is now accepted as a jazz standard (“It Don’t Mean a Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing”), it was based on the thoughts of ...

The summer crisis

Sickle cell in the summertime has a very different feeling to victims than it does in other seasons.

14 million Africans to be vaccinated against yellow fever

Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo began an emergency vaccination campaign this week to curtail a yellow fever outbreak that has sickened thousands of people and killed more than 400, the World Health Organization said.

Alcohol and Old Lace

Many renowned people have made comments regarding alcoholism. One of those is John W. Gardner, American educator, who stated, “No other national health problem has been so seriously neglected as alcoholism.

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