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Get up and move your body

It’s a new year, and time for a new you, especially if you have been waiting for the right time to get fit. At the Harlem YMCA, Phyllis Spencer Lennon is offering several ways to get your mind, body and ...

Mount Sinai launches same-day appointments program

Mount Sinai Health System recently announced it will offer same-day appointments with primary and specialty care physicians.

A little touch is never too much

From the time I entered medical school, I can’t recall one course that I took that ever mentioned the word “touch.”

Is cereal healthy?

Cereal is healthy only if you choose wisely.

If stranded in a snowstorm, strive to stay warm and awake

Despite the best planning and frequent weather checks, the erratic weather of winter may still catch you in a snowstorm and leave you stranded in a vehicle on the road. If that happens, your efforts need to be focused on ...

Cocoa has flavor and flavonoids

I’ll bet you didn’t realize that when you drink a soothing cup of flavorful cocoa, you are protecting your heart with an antioxidant known as flavonoid.

Quitting smoking is the hardest resolution to keep

It's that time of year when many of us take a cold, hard look at our lives -- and, more important, our vices -- to set a goal we believe will make us healthier or happier in the year ahead.

Tips for setting weight loss or exercise goals for the new year

The most popular New Year's resolutions made year after year is to FINALLY get in shape and lose those extra pounds.

In-sanity Claus

Well, commercial Christmas is over and folks are beginning to regain their sanity after buying, buying and buying and charging, charging and charging.

Pool fitness in winter weather

It may be wintertime, but that doesn’t mean taking a dip in the pool should be ruled out.

Preventing the flu blues

Well, the 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.

How much sugar is OK? Paper adds to debate

How many spoonfuls of sugar can you have in a day?

Stay warm! Your life may depend on it

Baby, it's cold outside -- and many of us first feel the freezing temperatures of winter in our toes and fingertips before elsewhere in the body.

Black elders hungry on life’s margins

A brief overview of East New York follows based on city statistics, studies and typical news accounts.

To give joy with a toy, select carefully to avoid hazards

Of the approximately 3.5 billion toys and games sold each year in the United States, more than half are sold during the winter holiday season.

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