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New Primary care clinic at SUNY Downstate

SUNY Downstate announced the opening of a new Internal Medicine Primary Care Resident Clinic at the University Hospital of Brooklyn.

Healing with love

In my office, I had a small plaque on the wall with the inscription, “Love cannot be begged, bought or stolen. It can only be given away.”

Barbecue and you

Well, here it is another day of celebration and a day of seeing how much one can eat and drink.

Celebrity suicides raise worries about copycats: six steps for prevention

Many people consciously or subconsciously emulate celebrities—they dress like them, talk like them and sometimes even have cosmetic surgery to look like them.

Don’t manage diabetes—reverse it

Diabetes is reversible.

That ain’t all, about Tylenol

Often, when someone experiences a headache, muscular aches, backache, arthritis, the common cold, toothaches, menstrual cramps or fever, the sufferer might reach for a common over-the-counter drug known as Tylenol to relieve the symptoms.

Black woman elected president of the American Medical Association

The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates elected Patrice A. Harris, MD, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, as its president-elect at the AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Uncontrolled diabetes might be caused by 'thy thyroid'

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

Board of Health approves new Health Code amendments

The Board of Health today approved new amendments to the Health Code, including a requirement that the nearly 3,000 city-regulated child care sites maintain two epinephrine auto-injectors on location.

Lean on the bean

It is interesting how important the bean is in our food chain, and I don’t mean jellybeans! For good nutrition and survival, man has had to lean on the bean.

Smallest Mollusk Museum comes to NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln

Health + Hospitals/Lincoln announced today the temporary installation of what is being called the world’s Smallest Mollusk Museum, located in the hospital’s front lobby for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy. MICRO partnered with Science Sandbox to bring this captivating ...

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.

Chronic fatigue syndrome: More than just feeling tired

Everybody feels tired sometimes, but feeling fatigued for six months or longer can be a sign of chronic fatigue syndrome.

‘Spring into Fitness’ free event at Bronx Terminal Market

May is Wellness Month in the Bronx, and the Bronx Terminal Market is celebrating with the introduction of a new health and wellness experience, “Spring into Fitness.”

Vitamin D is desirable

Recently, an increase in the intake of vitamin D has been reported to prevent early deaths by heart disease, diabetes and cancer.