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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.

Brooklyn community talks health at forum

Last month, residents of the Bedford-Stuyvesant community in Brooklyn came together at a town hall meeting to discuss topics regarding health and wellness with a panel of experts.

NYC Tour de Cure Starts at Randall’s Island August 20

The American Diabetes Association is inviting riders of all levels to join the celebration and be part of the Stop Diabetes® movement by taking part in the annual New York City Tour de Cure®, a cycling event on Aug. 20 ...

Beware: Pain pills and water pills don’t mix

I can’t tell you how many times patients have come to my office complaining about swollen ankles because of hypertension and congestive heart failure. Further history revealed that they were also taking pain medications for arthritis.

Forget New Year's; start a summer workout instead

Forget about fitness-focused New Year's resolutions. Experts say summer might actually be the best time of year to conquer a new workout routine.

Mount Sinai researchers ID way to predict, prevent donated kidney damage

A multicenter team of researchers led by Barbara Murphy, M.D., of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has identified a panel of genes that can help predict whether a transplanted kidney will later develop fibrosis, an injury that ...

Stand back against fatback

As you expand your waist with fatback and other high fatty-calorie foods, the deposits of fat will ultimately collect in your gut and your butt.

America’s gift to Blacks is PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is in the news again. When soldiers return home they are often diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Baton Rouge police killing reveals bigger issue about PTSD in Black men

The nation was put on edge once again as three police officers were killed. The shooting took place in Baton Rouge, La., which is still reeling from the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling.

Day of action to address hepatitis C risk

New York State has the third highest hepatitis C rate in the U.S., and East Harlem has one of the highest rates of newly reported chronic hepatitis C infection of all New York City neighborhoods.

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