Montefiore holds prom-themed event for hospitalized teens

On Saturday, May 18, the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore held their annual CHAM Prom event, an important rite of passage for teens who have spent months hospitalized.

Annoyed with fibroids?

More hysterectomies are performed each year because of the growth of fibroids. The uterus has been defined as an organ in mammals that holds, protects and usually nourishes the young until birth. Well, I beg to differ with this definition.

Mine and mind your own body

I am sure that you have been reading in magazines, newspapers and etc., how physicians are finally trying to incorporate the mind of a patient in the healing process.

National Nurses Week: No place like home for a visiting nurse

Every year from May 6 through 12 people celebrate National Nurses Week, a time set aside to recognize the men and women who have dedicated their lives to the field of nursing.

Viola Davis reveals diabetes diagnosis and campaign to raise awareness

Academy Award winner Viola Davis has opened up about her prediabetes diagnosis, sharing that she comes from a family with a history of type 2 diabetes.

The mineral chromium can make you shine

Do you feel a little rusty lately?

BK church addresses health-care disparity in community

Health is everything. Knowledge is power. And it all starts with equal access for all.

Treat your cat with care and caution

This column is dedicated to my family’s loved and late cat, Mittens. Born with deformed front feet that resembled mittens, this cat was calm, cool and knew exactly who she was in relationship to our family and universe.

Black Women’s Health Imperative Announces Strategic Partnership

The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) has announced a strategic partnership with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) at the NCBW Day of Action and Advocacy in Washington, DC.

NYC Health + Hospitals urges immigrant NYers to ‘Seek Care without Fear’

NYC Health + Hospitals and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs today re-released a joint open letter to New Yorkers in 14 languages making a promise that no one will question their immigration status when they seek care at any ...

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.

Uncontrolled diabetes may be due to thy thyroid

During my practice of medicine in the hood, my family and I lived above my office. They participated in helping me to give service to my neighbors and patients. introduction leads me to a story that happened on a cold, ...

Is it a 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? Aging has nothing to do with how you feel.

Don’t 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.

A woman’s heart

I am sure you have heard that old hit song, “What’s Love Got to Do With It.” Well, my ladies, whether you’re in love or not, when you have uncomfortable feelings in your chest that persist.