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If I forgot your name, forgive me

I can still recall from early childhood, a tiny, beautiful little flower that would bloom in the early spring, showing itself off with light green leaves and cluster of small, blue, pink or white flowers.

A woman’s heart

Whether you’re in love or not, when you have uncomfortable feelings in your chest that persist, those signs and symptoms can have a lot to do with your survival. The discomfort may be a symptom of coronary heart disease.

Proposed Medicare changes sacrifice cancer patients for cost savings

Officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation recently proposed a major change to the way Medicare pays for advanced cancer medicines.

Therapists often discriminate against black and poor patients, study finds

Minorities and lower-income individuals can face numerous challenges in getting treatment for depression and other mental health problems. They may lack insurance or transportation to a therapist's office; they may experience stigma in their communities around mental illness that prevents ...

African-American women have less accurate mammograms

African American women are referred for fewer breast biopsies after having a mammogram than white women, yet they have a higher rate of unnecessary biopsies or false positive results, according to a study presented at Touro College Research Day.

When taste and smell got lost

Mrs. S. was a 79-year-old mother of four children, with 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

New York City hoping to avoid mental illness epidemic

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration recently launched an ambitious “comprehensive” mental health plan, called ThriveNYC, that will cost $850,000 over five years, because according to experts, “1 in 5 New Yorkers experience a mental health disorder in a given year.”

Free community health fair Saturday, May 21

Springfield Gardens Intermediate School 59, in partnership with the I.S. 59 PTA, P.S. 132Q (The Ralph Bunche School), Jamaica YMCA, New York State Sen. Leroy Comrie, Our Brothers Guardian, Inc. and EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care, will host the third annual I.S. ...

New citywide initiative supports Alzheimer’s caregivers

Thanks to grants from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, two of New York City’s leading providers of caregiver support services have launched a new initiative to provide comprehensive services for caregivers of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Fuel for school daze

School bells are ringing and children will be doing more than singing. Studies show that many will have difficulty with concentration and memory and display many other anti-learning characteristics. Dr. Gerald Deas reports on this deficiency.

Americans need wake-up call on importance of sleep

A wake-up call to remind Americans about the value of a good night’s sleep and the dangers of undiagnosed and untreated insomnia rang forth from the Save Our Sleep Forum convened by the National Sleep Foundation.

Hyperthyroidism may lead to uncontrolled diabetes

During my practice of medicine in the hood, my family and I lived above my office.

Make room for mushrooms

When I go to the vegetable market, especially the Asian market, I’m amazed at the many species of mushrooms that are available.

Muhammad Mosque No. 7 hosts Live Health Is Wealth seminar in Harlem

“You are what you eat,” “Real food doesn’t have ingredients; real food is ingredients” and “Eat your medicine,” are sayings that are making the rounds again as summer approaches.

Dr. Beane talks diabetes EXPO

April 30, a Saturday, the American Diabetes Association is hosting a free community event called New York EXPO that’s open to the public.