Gov. Cuomo to sign bill giving PTSD patients access to medical marijuana

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sign a bipartisan bill to add post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for New York’s medical marijuana program,

The touch of a cold

The cold virus is usually put to rest by “killer cells,” which are produced by the magnificent immune system in our bodies.

Diabetes center opens in the South Bronx

Right off “The Hub” shopping area at East 148th Street and Third Avenue, the Diabetes Relief Center’s South Bronx location finds itself in ground zero of the epidemic.

National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. celebrates 30th anniversary

Former Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields, now president and CEO of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the NBLCA Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at the fabulous Gotham Hall at 36th Street and Broadway ...

First Lady McCray, Health Commissioner Bassett announce creation of HS wellness spaces

First Lady Chirlane McCray and Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett today announced the completion of 15 wellness spaces at public high schools citywide, reaching nearly 10,000 students.

The Earth and body clocks

An article by Dr. Richard Martin, head of the pulmonary division at the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, Colo., revealed that different diseases and body systems peak at various times throughout the day.

NYS Health Marketplace now open

Enrollment for 2018 health coverage has started through New York State’s health insurance marketplace, New York State of Health.

NYC Health + Hospitals hosts health insurance seminar

Leading up to the open enrollment periods for Medicare and New York State of Health, the state’s official online marketplace, NYC Health + Hospitals and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, are collaborating to help community partners, faith-based partners, ...

The touch of a cold: How to stay healthy this cold and flu season

Well, the sneeze and sore throat season is upon us with a vengeance.

Five foods that help prevent the flu

Getting a vaccine is not the only way to protect yourself from the flu. What you eat every day can also protect you from getting sick.

Obesity among all US adults reaches all-time high

The United States will not be escaping the obesity epidemic crisis anytime soon: Nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults, according to research released Friday by ...

Leaves of healing

I believe that the most beautiful and spiritual visual experience I have had is observing the changes of the color of leaves in the fall, which we are still experiencing in many parts of the country.

Debunking the myths around sickle cell disease

In the United States, sickle cell disease is considered rare because it affects only approximately 100,000 people nationwide.

Co-Caine killed Able

I am sure that the pharmacist J.C. Pemberton of Atlanta did not envision the dangers and addictive properties of cocaine when he first introduced it to the American public in a drink made from coca leaves.

CBN celebrates National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

The Carter Burden Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of New Yorkers aged 60 and over, hosted several community events Friday, Sept. 22, the 10th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, aimed at reducing the risk of ...