Quantcast

Health

Subscribe

Diabetes with a touch of cinnamon

I have never been to a family gathering, church dinner, birthday party or dinner-dance where a high-calorie meal is not followed by a higher calorie, sweeter-than-sweet dessert. This combination of foods and desserts seems to get folks up into an ...

Court ruling keeps Interfaith Medical Center alive

The embattled Interfaith Hospital has, like the phoenix, risen from its ashes, and unlike the ongoing turbulent battle surrounding Long Island College Hospital, the dark cloud of uncertainty that once overshadowed Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant has finally dissipated.

Harlem Hospital to host Ntozake Shange reading

Project1voice will present “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf” by Ntozake Shange in partnership with the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA) on Monday, June 16

You’ve got some nerve

In my family, when someone did something outrageous, you would hear the expression, “You’ve got some nerve.” Well, in the family of diseases, when diabetes insults our body, it also has some nerve—and can affect nerves throughout the body. The ...

Are you breathless with asthma?

Asthma is like blowing up a balloon and constricting the opening that allows the air to escape.

Governor to Address Spike in Heroin Use

The Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in New Jersey announced a campaign to help address heroin use across the state.

SUNY moves on to third bidder in LICH negotiations

Last week, the State University of New York (SUNY) decided to end negotiations with the Peebles Corporation for the takeover and redevelopment of Long Island College Hospital (LICH).

The Y invites NYC to unplug this summer

The dog days of summer conjure images of sand castles and ice cream cones, long days by the pool and long nights at the baseball stadium.

Advice on standing up for your health

May 6 marked the start of National Nurses Week, a week set aside to recognize the men and women who have dedicated their lives to the field of nursing.

Documentary aims to further mental health conversation amongst Blacks

In 2010, of the over 2,000 recorded completed suicides by African-Americans, about 82 percent of them were completed by African-American males, according to the American Association of Suicidology. “Face of Darkness” filmmakers Squeaky Moore and Kenneth Nelson are hoping that ...

Don’t be a glutton for gluten

As I visit many marketplaces selling healthy foods, I am surprised to observe so many signs on food objects saying “gluten-free.”

Brooklyn Health Partners jilted by LICH

Just when you thought the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) was nearing its conclusion, the winning bidder has met a road block.

Raising breast cancer awareness

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) has launched its annual breast cancer awareness campaign to remind women that mammograms can be a lifesaver and to urge women 40 and over to schedule a mammogram every one to ...

Salmonella on tomato skin, not within

There was a recent scare that tomatoes were causing a condition known as salmonnelosis

Children should be vaccinated at age 2

Vaccines are parents’ most successful and cost-effective health tools for protecting their children from avoidable diseases and death.