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Emotional triggers

I was taken by Winifred Gallagher’s description of “soul murder” in her book “Working on God,”

Supreme Court deals blow to Obamacare with Hobby Lobby ruling

Corporations are not only people, they are people who can practice a religious faith. On Monday, the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby concluded that chief executive officers of major corporations can deny health insurance coverage for ...

Nurses, caregivers hold protest for better jobs, care

It was a hot day in late spring, but health care workers were turning up the heat on their bosses last Wednesday.

New Yorkers take ‘Small Steps’ to get healthier

EmblemHealth, the New York-based health insurance and wellness company, kicked off a neighborhood-by-neighborhood campaign that encourages everyone to take small steps each day toward healthier living. On June 11, community leaders and media personalities launched the campaign at the Adam ...

Free national hearing test available by phone

Are Americans warming up to a free over-the-phone hearing test developed by Indiana University researchers and funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)? As news about the test spreads, the answer seems to be a resounding ...

Diabetes with a touch of cinnamon

I have never been to a family gathering, church dinner, birthday party or dinner-dance where a high-calorie meal is not followed by a higher calorie, sweeter-than-sweet dessert. This combination of foods and desserts seems to get folks up into an ...

Court ruling keeps Interfaith Medical Center alive

The embattled Interfaith Hospital has, like the phoenix, risen from its ashes, and unlike the ongoing turbulent battle surrounding Long Island College Hospital, the dark cloud of uncertainty that once overshadowed Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant has finally dissipated.

Harlem Hospital to host Ntozake Shange reading

Project1voice will present “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf” by Ntozake Shange in partnership with the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA) on Monday, June 16

You’ve got some nerve

In my family, when someone did something outrageous, you would hear the expression, “You’ve got some nerve.” Well, in the family of diseases, when diabetes insults our body, it also has some nerve—and can affect nerves throughout the body. The ...

Are you breathless with asthma?

Asthma is like blowing up a balloon and constricting the opening that allows the air to escape.

Governor to Address Spike in Heroin Use

The Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in New Jersey announced a campaign to help address heroin use across the state.

SUNY moves on to third bidder in LICH negotiations

Last week, the State University of New York (SUNY) decided to end negotiations with the Peebles Corporation for the takeover and redevelopment of Long Island College Hospital (LICH).

The Y invites NYC to unplug this summer

The dog days of summer conjure images of sand castles and ice cream cones, long days by the pool and long nights at the baseball stadium.

Advice on standing up for your health

May 6 marked the start of National Nurses Week, a week set aside to recognize the men and women who have dedicated their lives to the field of nursing.

Documentary aims to further mental health conversation amongst Blacks

In 2010, of the over 2,000 recorded completed suicides by African-Americans, about 82 percent of them were completed by African-American males, according to the American Association of Suicidology. “Face of Darkness” filmmakers Squeaky Moore and Kenneth Nelson are hoping that ...