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Save your sick leave, get your flu shot

Yes, flu season is here again, and it’s important to take precautions to stay healthy this fall, because the flu can leave you seriously sick for up to two weeks!

Feeling good? Whether it’s the weather…

St. Francis of Assisi (think of the new pope) wrote a wonderful poem called the “Hymn of the Sun.” A verse relating to the sun states, “Be thou praised, O Lord, for all Thy creation, more especially for our brother ...

Could President Obama be wrong about the Ebola virus?

Many times in America, the president is the last person in the bureaucracy to know the truth, because there are just so many different levels in his administration.

Stop Ebola at the border

In September, the president gave a somber, yet reassuring-sounding speech concerning the United States’ response to the Ebola virus that is currently ravaging three West African nations.

VNSNY helping HIV-postive patients

As the fight against HIV continues, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York is at the forefront, supporting those living with the virus and helping them better understand their diagnoses to improve their ability to manage symptoms and get the ...

You’ll lose, with pneumonia and booze

While training at Kings County Hospital in internal medicine, I often had to admit many patients with pneumonia.

A rap to the bladder

Just below your navel is the area where the bladder lies.

Fuel for school daze

School bells are ringing and children will be doing more than singing. Studies show that many will have difficulty with concentration and memory and display many other anti-learning characteristics. Dr. Gerald Deas reports on this deficiency.

City agency sponsors annual ‘Dads Take Your Child to School’ celebration

The Department of Youth and Community Development co-sponsored the eighth annual “Dads Take Your Child to School” rally and walk in Brooklyn.

Greater NY Links co-sponsors health forum

A charter bus brought 46 seniors from Abyssinian Baptist Church’s senior program and Esplanade Garden’s NNORC senior program to the community partnership forum on Alzheimer’s and brain awareness.

Grammy winner joins fight against kidney failure

Sept. 28 at 4 p.m., Lady Tania Michael Ministries will host their 11th Annual Hope Brings Peace Concert and Dialysis Empowerment event at Calvary Cathedral of Praise, located at 45 E. 8th St. in Brooklyn

The Apollo presents Harlem Healthy Soul Fest

Saturday, Sept. 13, from noon to 6 p.m., the Apollo Theater will present its second annual community initiative focused on family wellness: the Harlem Healthy Soul Festival.

Help Prevent Suicide by Being Involved and Showing Support

Most suicidal individuals do not want to die; they just want to end the pain they are experiencing, according to experts cited by the American Association of Suicidology.

A Lazy Heart May Need Coenzyme Q10

Can you imagine an engine running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year without stopping? Well, that little muscle called the heart that sits inside your chest and is about the size of your fist ...

Five back-to-school acne tips for teens

As back-to-school approaches, stress levels may rise, and teens are more likely to develop acne. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, more than 40 percent of adolescents have acne or acne scarring.

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