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The Links and Alpha Phi Alpha host forum on teen depression

The Metro Manhattan Chapter of The Links, Inc., with support of Harlem Hospital and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, co-hosted a forum in response to the emerging teen depression crisis by providing a safe space for teens and their families to ...

CUNY professors’ invention helps vision-impaired toddlers walk safely

The wearable “toddler cane” fastens around the waist, positioning two attached white shafts joined with a U-shaped bumper on the ground two steps ahead, providing the child with continuous, next-step warning.

Bible: Basic instructions before leaving Earth regarding children

In this column today, I would like to dwell on the many folks who have contributed toward children’s well-being.

Pfizer Partners with Sickle Cell Disease Community on New Digital Platform

People living with sickle cell disease (SCD) fight a lifelong, uphill battle against severe pain, isolation and a medical establishment often ill-equipped to offer compassionate, informed care.

Ask Dr. Kevin: Stigma in Sickle Cell Disease: How It Impacts ED Care

The opioid crisis in the United States is at an all-time high, impacting thousands of Americans every day.

PSA aimed at African Americans highlights kidney disease and organ donation

April is National Donate Life Month and National Minority Health Month and the New York-based National Kidney Foundation recently released a public-service announcement targeted to African- Americans to foster awareness of kidney disease and organ donation.

Fibromyalgia: Pain you can’t explain

I have many female patients come to my office complaining about pain in their muscles.

High school students learn how to become first responders

Against the backdrop of sirens blaring from a YouTube video showing emergency vehicles stuck in a New York City traffic jam, approximately 50 high school students in an after school program at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine last week learned ...

A family caregiver’s medication management checklist

Picture your elderly father living alone and seeing a doctor for several chronic conditions, and his latest checkup has you troubled.

Human beings need beans

Remember, human beings need beans in their diets to enjoy and maintain good health.

Why Black women in New York City are 12 times more likely to die from childbirth

The number of deaths caused by pregnancy and childbirth in the United States is increasing at an alarming rate, according to statistics. It is said that Black women are more prone than white women, but the risk is even higher ...

American Heart Association warns of snow-shoveling health hazards

The American Heart Association says that for most people, shoveling snow might not lead to any health problems.

A spin on spinach

When I was a kid, the only way my mom got me to eat my spinach was to sing a song about Popeye and his muscles.

Newark Beth Israel celebrates Black History Month

Feb. 23, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey hosted its annual Black History Month Celebration ceremony.

Psychology test used to diagnose depression may not work on Black people

A new study has discovered that the test generally used to evaluate a person's mental state may not be as accurate in diagnosing depression in Black people compared to whites.

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