The mind, body and spirit make their way to UnitedHealthcare’s A Better You

The UnitedHealthcare’s A Better You is a program of health and wellness educating events that aims to inform predominantly African-American seniors and their families about Medicare, as well as help them in making appropriate decisions concerning health care coverage options.

Hypertension, obesity and diabetes equals metabolic syndrome

Some folks just have hypertension with normal cholesterol levels and are not obese. Others might have high cholesterol but no hypertension or obesity.

The harmful effects of e-cigs every parent and youth should know

Let’s be clear and yell it loud from the cheap seats, any form of nicotine is a gateway to conventional smoking.

Worries end with berries

In life, we all will have worries that are oftentimes not under our control.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln lauded for heart failure and COPD care

U.S. News & World Report has named NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln a “High Performing” hospital for both heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

New study highlights unique health needs of African-Americans

African-Americans express more motivation to pursue a healthier lifestyle than non-African-Americans, yet are less likely to describe themselves as being in good health, according to recent findings from the African-American Health Engagement Study, a collaboration of Pfizer, the National Medical ...

You’ve got some nerve

In my family, when someone did something outrageous, you would hear that expression, “You’ve got some nerve.”

Trial results for medicine could help sickle cell patients cope

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine could spell possible relief for those with sickle cell anemia.

Whey is way up in preventing muscle weakness

Can you recall the nursery rhyme “Little Miss Muffet?”

New mural in East Harlem encourages New Yorkers to drink water instead of sweetened drinks

The Health Department announced a new mural and art exhibit in East Harlem encouraging New Yorkers to drink water instead of sugary-sweetened beverages.

It’s time to mind your body

I am sure that you’ve been reading in recent articles how physicians are finally trying to incorporate the minds of patients into the healing process. That is long overdue. In fact, the concept is still not part of the curriculum ...

Howard University president talks about living with sickle cell disease

Trinidadian-born, U.S. physician and Howard University President, Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, who lives with SCD, recalls his own painful experiences with the disease and the inability of many loved ones and the community to properly embrace him.

Health Department expands addiction treatment program at community health centers

As part of HealingNYC, the Health Department announced the expansion of the Buprenorphine Nurse Care Manager Initiative, which provides buprenorphine treatment in health centers that serve people who are often uninsured or underinsured. Medications for addiction treatment, including buprenorphine, are ...

Annoyed with fibroids?

More hysterectomies are performed each year because of the growth of fibroids. The uterus has been defined as an organ in mammals that holds, protects and usually nourishes the young until birth. Well, I beg to differ with this definition.

Scarred and battle tested from heart disease, but still fighting

WomenHeart (the first and leading voice for the 48 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease) story begins in February of 1999, when three women, united by heart disease, formed an organization that was destined to ...