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Touro gets $1.36M to fight opioid crisis

Touro College and its Graduate School of Social Work have secured two grants totaling $1.36 million to train students, faculty and staff in fighting the nation’s opioid crisis.

On World Diabetes Day, SUNY Health urges New Yorkers to get screened for diabetes

In commemoration of World Diabetes Day and National Diabetes Month, SUNY Health, the coalition of State University of New York hospitals from across the state, urged New Yorkers to get screened for diabetes and learn more about managing the disease.

Eating plastic will make you sick

What did we do before we had plastic? How did we survive? We now have plastic cups, dishes, bottles and wrappings for food.

Assault upon salt

Salt should be charged with assault and battery for what it is doing to our bodies.

NYC Health + Hospitals urges continuity of federal funding for hospital preparedness

NYC Health + Hospitals recently marked the five year anniversary of the treatment and recovery of NYC’s only confirmed Ebola patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, and urged federal officials to continue funding for hospital preparedness around Ebola and other special pathogens.

Bad coppers and good coppers

When I was a kid, law officers, peace officers and policemen were referred to as cops or coppers by the bad guys.

Private, online therapy could be best choice when help is needed

From her virtual private practice in Baton Rouge, Shameka Mitchell Williams (SW) helps people who are overwhelmed and emotionally exhausted.

Brave Bronx resident bringing awareness to neurological disorder Ataxia

“It all started with my trying to eat a pretzel. I all of a sudden couldn’t swallow,” recalls Bronx resident Kim Brown of her fateful trip to Coney Island in 2000.

East New York Restoration’s Bling a Bra breast cancer awareness and prevention event

Black women from East NewYork and surrounding locales came out to the Prince Joshua Avitto Center on Schenck Avenue for the fun and fabulous Bling a Bra breast cancer awareness and prevention event

Local dermatologist announces the relaunch of a Black doctor search engine

FindaBlackDoctor.com is a free internet service that allows the public to locate U.S. based African-American physicians.

Touro gives back to Harlem with free ‘Fall into Health Fair’

Joining the Harlem community at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) and Pharmacy “Fall into Health Fair” Friday was NYS Assembly Member Inez Dickens.

Exercise—key to avoiding heart disease, diabetes

Exercise is an important key to avoiding both cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Getting a jump on razor bumps

A few weeks ago, I went to get a haircut, only to find that the shop was closed and the barber that I had visited for many years was not there.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease should not be self-treated

The symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease are often dismissed as “just heartburn.”

A spin on spinach

When I was a kid, the only way my mom got me to eat my spinach was to sing a song about Popeye and his muscles. I’m sure you remember the words to that song which states, “I’m Popeye the ...