New Parents and a Newborn with Sickle Cell Disease: What Now?

For the last two years, I’ve been honored to talk with you about sickle cell disease (SCD) through this column, sharing important information and my perspectives as a medical professional.

NY State’s first proton therapy center to open in East Harlem

A consortium of New York City’s leading cancer care providers are coming together to launch the New York Proton Center—a $300 million, 140,000-square-foot facility in East Harlem.

A fast headache from fast foods

Ms. H is a 40-year-old patient who was recently promoted to a supervisory position on her job. She earns more, but she goes to work early and comes home late.

Taking a cold swim may increase your food intake later

With the ocean and lake water in New York State still chilly, you might want to consider a new study on exercising in cold water before you jump in a lake.

Tropical fruit! More than a treat

All right, you have a dollar in your hand to spend for a tasty treat. A burger with relish, onions and ketchup would taste great, particularly with its special sauce. How about a frank?

What’s the matter with you?

I am sure that you have been the recipient of this expression, when the observer notices that you are not the same person, physically or mentally, to whom they have become accustomed.

8 tips to make the most of your next doctor's visit

Visits to the doctor can be very productive with a little preparatory work in advance of the appointment, say experts.

The struggle of Black Men with mental health stigma

Black men are one of the most neglected group of individuals in regards to mental health.

Montefiore holds prom-themed event for hospitalized teens

On Saturday, May 18, the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore held their annual CHAM Prom event, an important rite of passage for teens who have spent months hospitalized.

Annoyed with fibroids?

More hysterectomies are performed each year because of the growth of fibroids. The uterus has been defined as an organ in mammals that holds, protects and usually nourishes the young until birth. Well, I beg to differ with this definition.

Mine and mind your own body

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

National Nurses Week: No place like home for a visiting nurse

Every year from May 6 through 12 people celebrate National Nurses Week, a time set aside to recognize the men and women who have dedicated their lives to the field of nursing.

Viola Davis reveals diabetes diagnosis and campaign to raise awareness

Academy Award winner Viola Davis has opened up about her prediabetes diagnosis, sharing that she comes from a family with a history of type 2 diabetes.

The mineral chromium can make you shine

Do you feel a little rusty lately?

BK church addresses health-care disparity in community

Health is everything. Knowledge is power. And it all starts with equal access for all.