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‘Roadmap to Health’ program makes stop in BK

New York State Assembly member and vice president of the African-American Clergy and Elected Officials Latrice Walker and Councilmember Alicka Ampry-Samuel recently joined the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America at the Powerful Praise Tabernacle in Brooklyn for the first ...

Love people and use things

I am not Catholic, however, I was raised as a shouting Baptist at the Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn, and every week I was an ardent listener of Bishop Fulton Sheen who had an hour-long television program.

Doctors, lawyers with monetary motives cause painful decisions in women’s health care

Women, especially women of color and poor women, tend to suffer disproportionately in our health care system.

Touro HealthCorps, First Impact join to teach simple life-saving technique Feb. 10

This Sunday, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine students will instruct people of all ages in a simple compressions-only CPR technique so they can use it in emergencies until help arrives

Garlic: The breath of life

I am familiar with one herb in the plant kingdom that has kept people healthy through the centuries.

Closing health disparities in the Black community

February is American Heart Month and an excellent time to review heart health risks and guidelines, especially among members of the African-American and Latino communities.

To be or not to be with vitamin C

If you want to be, and live as long as you can be on this polluted planet, I would suggest that you get an ample amount of vitamin C.

Heart failure . . . and success

Heart failure is becoming more and more common. Nearly 6 million Americans are suffering from it today.

Brooklyn hospital acquires leading technology in prostate cancer treatment

Brooklyn, N.Y.’s Maimonides Medical Center has become the second hospital in the United States and the first on the East Coast to acquire the groundbreaking Focal One high-intensity focused ultrasound technology.

Health package introduced by State Assembly aims to address mortality among Black mothers

New Jersey ranks 47th in the nation for maternal mortality, with 37.3 deaths per every 100,000 live births. Black women in the Garden State are five times more likely than white women to die of pregnancy-related complications.

It’s time to mind your body

I am sure that you’ve been reading in recent articles how physicians are finally trying to incorporate the minds of patients into the healing process. That is long overdue. In fact, the concept is still not part of the curriculum ...

Is it vitamin B-12 deficiency?

Which way is your health going? Up or down? Or maybe sideways? In other words, do you feel as good as you should?

How healthy is gentrification?

A recent study illustrates the link between gentrification and mental health.

Preventing the flu blues

The cold virus is usually put to rest by “killer cells” produced by our body’s magnificent immune system.

Diving into the Genetics of Sickle Cell Disease

In recent years, genetics has become a hot topic in popular culture, frequently making news headlines and serving as a key theme in movies and TV shows—and for good reason: our genes are what make us unique.