Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon -- a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters.

COVID-19 Safety: How to prepare your kids for back-to-school

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, families and schools have worked tirelessly to create safe learning environments for students while also providing services such as school meals, extended daycare, extracurricular activities, and social services. With the 2021–2022 school year ...

Back-to-school wellness guide for parents, guardians

NYC Health + Hospitals today reminded parents and guardians to schedule appointments for physicals, immunizations, vision and hearing tests, and other health services at NYC Health + Hospitals locations citywide.

New coronavirus variant a ‘concern’ for health officials

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it is monitoring a new coronavirus variant called “Mu,” a strain that first surfaced in Colombia earlier this year.

US hospitals hit with nurse staffing crisis amid COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a nurse staffing crisis that is forcing many U.S. hospitals to pay top dollar to get the help they need to handle the crush of patients this summer.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men and will strike approximately 248,000 men this year and kill more than 34,000, making it second only to lung cancer as the deadliest cancer in men.

Science shows mask-wearing is largely safe for children

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is one of a handful of Republican governors trying to block school districts from requiring masks in the classroom.

Black women most likely to feel discriminated against or face unfair judgment while seeking medical care

The Urban Institute’s Coronavirus Tracking Survey, a nationally representative survey of adults ages 18 to 64, found that Black adults were more likely than white or Hispanic/Latinx to report being discriminated against or unfairly judged by a doctor or health ...

Pandemic unveils growing suicide crisis for communities of color

Rafiah Maxie has been a licensed clinical social worker in the Chicago area for a decade.

Delta variant continues to complicate COVID pandemic fight

News of Rev. Jesse Jackson’s positive COVID-19 status and hospitalization was a shock to many considering that he’s fully vaccinated.

US regulators give full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine Monday, a milestone that could lift public confidence in the shots and spur more companies, universities and local governments to make vaccinations mandatory.

Record delta wave hits kids, raises fear as US schools open

The day before he was supposed to start fourth grade, Francisco Rosales was admitted to a Dallas hospital with COVID-19, struggling to breathe, with dangerously low oxygen levels and an uncertain outcome.

Navigating your health over 65

Taking care of your health, especially over age 65, requires an understanding of your personal needs.

How to handle back to school anxiety

When kids return to school in September for in-person learning, the return to a new brand of “normal” may come as a relief to some, but experts at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center anticipate that this transition may be ...

NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue opens new same-day surgery unit

NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue recently announced it has opened its Same-Day Surgery Unit with state-of-the-art technology that will enable doctors, nurses, social workers, and other staff to provide advanced support services for patients, promoting a speedy recovery and allowing patients ...