A spin on spinach

When I was a kid, the only way my mom got me to eat my spinach was to sing a song about Popeye and his muscles.

Newark Beth Israel celebrates Black History Month

Feb. 23, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey hosted its annual Black History Month Celebration ceremony.

Psychology test used to diagnose depression may not work on Black people

A new study has discovered that the test generally used to evaluate a person's mental state may not be as accurate in diagnosing depression in Black people compared to whites.

The difference between skin irritation and contact dermatitis

According to the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey, 9 percent of office visits to dermatologists are for dermatitis.

Asthma: Food for thought and lungs

Taking up most of the space in our chests are two beautiful organs called the lungs.

Department of Health and Consumer Affairs urging New Yorkers to use sick leave during flu epidemic

New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett and Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Lorelei Salas are urging New Yorkers to limit the spread of influenza by seeking care from a medical professional and staying home from work if ...

Rob Porter working for Trump without a security clearance

Vetting staff is not important to Trump because he only cares about their loyalty to him.

Celebrating Black History Month

There were good “vibes” all-around at the Con Edison-Town Hall Black History Month celebration at The Town Hall on Broadway (123 W. 43rd St.) Feb. 5 and Feb. 6 with performances by Grammy-nominated vibraphonist Stefon Harris.

Black women's organizations 'Go Red' in Brooklyn

Last Friday, the Delta Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated held its annual Brooklyn Go Red: Feel the Beat Zumba Party at The Science and Medicine Middle School.

Reward your heart for its faithful service

Cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke, are the leading causes of death in New York State, killing more than 67,000 residents each year, according to the state health department.

Late for church, a stroke of God

It has been reported by the CDC that 1 of 3 Americans aged 55 and older suffer a fall each year and that of 18,000 victims who fall, 46 percent die of traumatic brain injuries.

Get yourself a flu shot; beat back the epidemic

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order allowing pharmacists to distribute flu vaccines to children from ages 2 to 18.

A fight with sulfites

Mrs. C, 34, works as a clerk in a duplicating shop. When she consulted me about night wheezing and shortness of breath, the first question I asked was whether she had experienced the wheezing and chronic coughing at work. It ...

Advocates want mayor to release study on safe injection facilities

With the City of Philadelphia contemplating a program that would provide intravenous drug users a medically supervised place to get high, advocates want New York to follow suit.

Families who adopt receive specialized medical care from Montefiore

Parents of adopted children can now consult with a nationally recognized expert in adoption medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.