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Whey is way up in preventing muscle weakness

Can you recall the nursery rhyme, “Little Miss Muffet?” It went like this: Little Miss Muffet /Sat on a tuffet/Eating her curds and whey/Along came spider/Who sat down beside her/And frightened Miss Muffet away.

Racism in medicine: An 'open secret'

What happened on a hot summer day two years ago still shakes Dr. Emily Whitgob to the core.

Preteens need only two rounds of HPV vaccine, CDC says

Young people who get the human papillomavirus vaccine before turning 15 need only two doses, rather than three, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week.

Winning the war against diabetes

I thought of that important lesson when I learned I had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My A1C level, measuring my blood sugar, was an unbelievable 17; this dangerous number is three times the normal level of what is ...

Racial disparities receding for women with breast cancer

Racial disparities between black and white breast cancer patients are receding, according to a report released Thursday.

Free yoga, tennis, fitness for seniors this fall

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and older, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The fall 2016 season of Seniors Fitness programs began the week of Sept. 26, and offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking ...

Waste no time in reducing your waistline

Hey, brothers and sisters, when have you taken a tape measure and measured your waistline? It has been suggested by those who predict whether you could be a victim of cardiac disease that if you are a male, and your ...

Americans take fewer multivitamins but more vitamin D, omega-3s

The majority of American adults use dietary supplements.

Ryan Community Health Network opens newest location in Harlem

Elected officials, community representatives and government officials joined the leadership of The William F. Ryan Community Health Network to formally open the Ryan/Frederick Douglass Community Health Center at 128th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in the heart of Harlem.

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.

Building breast cancer awareness in the Black community

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and citizens are still working hard to raise the profile of the disease.

President Barack Obama proclaims National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2016

President Barack Obama's proclamation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016.

Dr. Deas: 'It’s time to mind your body'

I am sure that you have been reading about how physicians are finally trying to incorporate the mind of a patient in the healing process.

Abyssinian Baptist Church hosts men's health event in honor of the late Deacon Dr. Joe L. Jakcson

The Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem recently hosted the “Men’s Health and Wellness Day” in an effort to encourage more men in the community to seek healthcare services.

Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day

September 21 has been designated Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day to encourage people to take loved ones—who would not or could not go on their own—to the doctor.