Protect your health by eating these powerhouse foods

Apricots: Combat cancer, control blood pressure, save eyesight, shield against Alzheimer’s and slow the aging process.

Poll: 70 percent of marketplace enrollees satisfied with Obamacare

As President Donald Trump continues to sow confusion about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, shows that, although some of his tactics are working, many consumers still plan on signing up for healthcare ...

Why ending AIDS in Africa matters to Black Americans

World AIDS Day (December 1) is fast approaching and a recently launched initiative aimed at ending HIV/AIDS, as a public health crisis in Africa, could be a catalyst to trigger discussions about HIV in the African American and African diaspora ...

Think life and live longer

When I wake up in the early morning hours after a sound sleep, I feel so good because I’m still alive.

You better watch your mouth: Dental care in the Black community

Nearly a hundred folks gathered at the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) headquarters in Washington, D.C., to hear two dynamic women talk about dental health.

Gov. Cuomo to sign bill giving PTSD patients access to medical marijuana

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sign a bipartisan bill to add post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for New York’s medical marijuana program,

The touch of a cold

The cold virus is usually put to rest by “killer cells,” which are produced by the magnificent immune system in our bodies.

Diabetes center opens in the South Bronx

Right off “The Hub” shopping area at East 148th Street and Third Avenue, the Diabetes Relief Center’s South Bronx location finds itself in ground zero of the epidemic.

National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. celebrates 30th anniversary

Former Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields, now president and CEO of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the NBLCA Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at the fabulous Gotham Hall at 36th Street and Broadway ...

First Lady McCray, Health Commissioner Bassett announce creation of HS wellness spaces

First Lady Chirlane McCray and Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett today announced the completion of 15 wellness spaces at public high schools citywide, reaching nearly 10,000 students.

The Earth and body clocks

An article by Dr. Richard Martin, head of the pulmonary division at the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, Colo., revealed that different diseases and body systems peak at various times throughout the day.

NYS Health Marketplace now open

Enrollment for 2018 health coverage has started through New York State’s health insurance marketplace, New York State of Health.

NYC Health + Hospitals hosts health insurance seminar

Leading up to the open enrollment periods for Medicare and New York State of Health, the state’s official online marketplace, NYC Health + Hospitals and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, are collaborating to help community partners, faith-based partners, ...

The touch of a cold: How to stay healthy this cold and flu season

Well, the sneeze and sore throat season is upon us with a vengeance.

Five foods that help prevent the flu

Getting a vaccine is not the only way to protect yourself from the flu. What you eat every day can also protect you from getting sick.