COVID-19 cases in New York State hit new low

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that New York State had a rate of positive COVID-19 tests of less than 1% for the tenth straight day on Monday, Aug. 17.

NYC Health + Hospitals launches program to improve teen health care

NYC Health + Hospitals announced the launch of its Youth Leadership Council, a program aimed to further improve quality health care for adolescents.

New York Blood Center: Plasma donors needed for COVID treatment

New York Blood Center is calling on New Yorkers who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate convalescent plasma to help critically ill patients across the country.

U.S. reaches 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases

The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. has reached 5 million, by far the highest in the world.

A Pooled Trust Makes Home Care Easier to Manage

Decisions about managing long-term care become increasingly important as we age. Choices will have to be made about your care (or your loved one’s care).

At least 10% of new NYC coronavirus patients report attending a gathering

Of the new coronavirus patients in New York City interviewed in recent weeks, about 10% to 20% have reported attending a gathering that may put them at risk of exposure to COVID-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses the impact and severity of COVID-19 disparities in African Americans

During a 30-minute interview with BlackPressUSA that was streamed live over Facebook, YouTube, and, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke of the importance of convincing African Americans to participate in clinical ...

Strengthen mental health by embracing culture

One in five U.S. adults experiences mental illness each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and adult African Americans are 20% more likely to experience mental health issues compared to the general population.

NY coronavirus hospitalizations continue to drop amid national surge

The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in New York continues to drop to its lowest level since the outbreak began in March, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.

Free hotel help for NYers who need to safely separate from loved ones

NYC Health + Hospitals announced on July 20 that the NYC Test & Trace Corps, the city’s public health initiative to fight COVID-19 and help New York City reopen safely, will now offer new hotel services.

City launches outreach campaign urging young people to wear face masks

With cases rising among New Yorkers between the ages of 20-29, the city launches a public outreach campaign geared towards younger New Yorkers, including additional mobile testing sites.

Will COVID-19 shorten the careers of some healthcare providers?

Across the country, COVID-19 has taken a toll, both physical and mental, on health professionals, and it’s not just limited to doctors and nurses who work in hospitals.

NYC records no COVID-19 deaths in a 24-hour period for first time in months

New York City hit a major milestone over the weekend in its fight against the coronavirus after recording its first 24-hour period without a COVID-19 death in months

Harlem is healing: Art and community

Containing disease and restarting the economy have been the prime twin goals of coronavirus efforts, locally and across the globe. But dealing with our emotional and community responses have been important as well, particularly among artists who have been sidelined ...

New sickle cell disease testing on Nigerian newborns

A newly released study seeks to increase sickle cell disease detection and treatment rates in newborn babies across Nigeria through HemoTypeSC, a rapid diagnostic test.