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Black elders hungry on life’s margins

A brief overview of East New York follows based on city statistics, studies and typical news accounts.

To give joy with a toy, select carefully to avoid hazards

Of the approximately 3.5 billion toys and games sold each year in the United States, more than half are sold during the winter holiday season.

Is meat good for your health?

When I was growing up, the disease tuberculosis was running rampant in our communities. There was a saying in those days, “TB or not TB, that is the question … Consumption be done about it?”

Americans spend almost $10,000 each year on health insurance

Health care spending in the United States grew at a rate of 5.8 percent last year and reached $3.2 trillion, or $9,990 per person, based on new analysis from the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and ...

I’m a gingerbread boy

My first introduction to an ethnic cookie was the gingerbread boy or girl that I saw in the window of my local bakery.

Self-care using our senses

I am still reeling from the election results, but I have decided to try to find some ways to lift my spirits. There are so many wonderful things around me, and I have decided to use my senses to remind ...

Lincoln Medical Center gives thanks to patients

Last week, NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln hosted a full-service Thanksgiving dinner for patients and families, and also gave turkeys and makings of dinner to more than 45 families.

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.

Despite progress, colorectal cancer claims thousands of Black lives

Few diseases cause as much pain and suffering as cancer. While survivors, activists, policymakers and healthcare professionals have been successful in raising awareness for some types of cancer, others are not as high profile.

A healthy shopper is a wealthy shopper

If you shop for healthy food, you will not only save a lot of money but will also get a wealth of health.

African-Americans with diabetes can prevent vision loss

According to the National Eye Institute, more than 800,000 African-Americans have diabetic retinopathy, and this number is projected to increase to approximately 1.2 million people by 2030.

Exercise key to avoiding heart disease, diabetes

Exercise is an important key to avoiding both cardiovascular disease and diabetes. According to a study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, women who are able to perform physical activities, such as climbing a flight of stairs ...

Fading minds need your time

I have many elderly patients who, unfortunately, began to have fading minds and were living alone. They were being cared for by personnel provided by private and city agencies.

Get your flu shot, not the flu

A few days ago, I overheard a woman in Brooklyn saying proudly that she and her two children have never gotten the flu shot and have never gotten sick.

Suicide deaths on the rise in kids

Since 2007, the rate of suicide deaths among children between the ages of 10 and 14 has doubled, according to new government data released Thursday.