Do not let glaucoma stealthily steal your sight

Glaucoma is an eye disease that can cause vision loss and even blindness, but it can come on so gradually that many people do not notice until some vision loss has occurred.

The medical care insurance can’t pay for

A physician’s prayer: Dear Lord, thou Great Physician, I kneel before Thee.

Protect skin from outdoor cold and indoor heat

Although a long, hot shower or snuggling in a heavy sweater and other warm clothing in a toasty room might initially feel wonderful in winter, these measures to keep warm and comfortable are not wonderful for your skin.

The defeat of de feet, de knees and de hips

When I was a kid, you would wear a pair of shoes until the soles were so thin that even when you stepped on a stone, you would likely feel the pain.

Interfaith Medical Center brings holiday cheer to patients, staff, Brooklyn community

Interfaith Medical Center recently celebrated the holiday season with their annual Winter Wonderland celebration.

First Lady Chirlane McCray launches new partnership to promote mental health and wellness in Black communities

First Lady Chirlane McCray launched her new mental health initiative Sisters Thrive this week.

Donald Faison’s TV Doctors of America Campaign 

“We want to promote healthy living and choices,” comedian and actor Donald Faison told the Amsterdam News. “It is important for people to get regular check-ups with their doctors and physicians.”

Nutritional deficiency in pregnancy: tips for mothers-to-be

It’s often said that a pregnant woman must eat for two. Although that old adage doesn’t give a mother-to-be license to overeat, it does reflect the fact that she is responsible for her baby’s nutrition.

Carbon monoxide—a gas that kills

The air that we breathe daily is made up of several life-giving gases, including oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. When these gases react with one another, they produce substances that are essential for life on this planet.

Black faith leaders encourage their flocks to sign up for Obamacare

Faith leaders in the Black community are encouraging members of their congregations to sign-up for healthcare coverage during the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period that ends on December 15.

Keeping the holidays cheerful when managing diabetes

More than 700,000 New Yorkers have diabetes—almost a third of whom are unaware that they have it.

Protect your health by eating these powerhouse foods

Apricots: Combat cancer, control blood pressure, save eyesight, shield against Alzheimer’s and slow the aging process.

Poll: 70 percent of marketplace enrollees satisfied with Obamacare

As President Donald Trump continues to sow confusion about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, shows that, although some of his tactics are working, many consumers still plan on signing up for healthcare ...

Why ending AIDS in Africa matters to Black Americans

World AIDS Day (December 1) is fast approaching and a recently launched initiative aimed at ending HIV/AIDS, as a public health crisis in Africa, could be a catalyst to trigger discussions about HIV in the African American and African diaspora ...

Think life and live longer

When I wake up in the early morning hours after a sound sleep, I feel so good because I’m still alive.