Visiting Nurse Elizabeth Tyler, heroine of San Juan Hill

As we celebrate Black History Month the legacies of women like Harriet Tubman, one of the most famous “conductors” of the Underground Railroad, often come to mind.

Shingles: chicken pox more painful return

When I was a kid, growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., it seemed like everyone got that viral disease known as “chicken pox.”

BMS Family Health and Wellness Centers hosts high blood pressure event in Brooklyn

Last Thursday BMS Family Health and Wellness Centers held a blood pressure screening and social media event to raise awareness during American Heart Month.

'This might be bad': CDC warns of coronavirus worsening in the U.S.

They were four ominous words about coronavirus from the federal entity established to promote and protect American health: "This might be bad."

Keep an ‘eye on’ iron

My first recollection of the importance of the word “iron” is when my mom would get up at 4 a.m. and begin to wash and “iron” clothes for the elite to supplement my father’s hard-earned but meager wages.

We can’t keep shirking mental health care

The latest trend among adolescents is deadly.

The touch of a cold

Well, sneeze and sore throat season is upon us with a vengeance. I don’t know about you, but even I have had an unexplained cough with a tickle in my throat.

Pink goes Red annual event kicks off American Heart Month

Kicking off American Heart Month on the 1st of February, the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Eta Omega Omega Chapter and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, Bronx Alumnae Chapter hosted their annual joint event, “Pink goes Red.”

Community members celebrate new express care clinic in Queens

NYC Health + Hospitals announced the opening of an ExpressCare Clinic at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens.

Healing body and mind

No matter what medical condition you may be experiencing, just remember, there are still many areas of your body that are healthy and must be maintained in good health. It helps to change your lifestyle and take charge of your ...

Black dean of two U.S. medical schools at Rutgers highlights lack of diversity in medicine

Dr. Robert L. Johnson is not only the first African American to lead two medical schools, he is the only person to do so.

Do you smell and taste well?

Mrs. S. was a 79-year-old mother of four children, twenty grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

NYC Health + Hospitals holds trainings to reduce racial disparities in maternal mortality

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced the successful completion of its obstetrics life support clinical simulation training to help Labor and Delivery providers master skills, reduce the rate of maternal mortality, and address avoidable and potentially fatal complications during childbirth.

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.

NYC Health + Hospitals, SUNY College of Optometry partner to expand vision services

NYC Health + Hospitals and SUNY College of Optometry today announced a new partnership that will enhance vision services for patients at four NYC Health + Hospitals facilities.