Harlem students learn through Touro’s ‘MedAchieve’

Fifty Harlem high schools students gathered at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine last week, where they viewed multiple medical procedures and gained hands-on experience through interactive displays at a fair designed to expose them to the world of science and ...

February is Gum Disease Awareness Month

Dr. Donna Williams of Morningside Dental Care in Harlem helped to launch the “Gum Disease Awareness” campaign in New York two years ago.

Affordable Care Act: The data collection is essential

The last two years of open enrollment for expanded health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act have resulted in over 2 million New Yorkers receiving health insurance through the New York State of Health Marketplace.

Harlem nonprofit brings free doula care to women across NYC

In the wake of a study released earlier this month on the benefits of doula care in bringing down health care costs, the Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership—a Harlem-based nonprofit offering comprehensive health and social services to families—has renewed its commitment ...

Five things you need to know about Zika

A relatively new mosquito-borne virus is prompting worldwide concern because of an alarming connection to a neurological birth disorder and the rapid spread of the virus across the globe.

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.

5 ways for women to protect their heart health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans. It's especially of concern for women, because their symptoms can be different from men's, according to the American Heart Association.

First stand-alone health center dedicated to women set to open in Clinton Hill

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and other officials broke ground for the Mary Eliza Mahoney Health Center at Bradley Court on Wednesday.

The doctor will judge you now

If you are overweight, have emotional problems or have difficulty with English, there's a good chance your doctor could be judging you because of it.

Children in low-income communities more likely to be obese

Having less access to resources such as recreational programs, parks and full-service grocery stores have a greater impact on the nation’s childhood obesity rate than race, according to a recent report.

Almost half of U.S. teens exposed to secondhand smoke, study finds

Although most middle and high school students in the United States have never used tobacco, almost half of this group of never-smokers has been exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The gift of water

Throughout the solar system, the Earth is the only planet that has been blessed with water.

Lincoln unveils mural encouraging a healthier option

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln and NYC Health + Hospitals/TheFund, the philanthropic arm of the city’s public health system, have teamed up with Brooklyn artist Katie Yamasaki to create a one-of-a-kind mural inside a hospital stairwell...

Don’t let your bones de-Kay, take vitamin K

There is an old World War II song that states, “Save the bones for Henry Jones, ‘cause Henry don’t eat no meat.” When the war was upon us, it was difficult to get meat, and most families made soups containing ...

Touro: Community violence is a ‘public health emergency’

More than 200 students and faculty members from the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work gathered recently to discuss the timely topic of violence in our communities and how to manage client anger, rage and humiliation before such emotions ...