A woman’s heart

I am sure you have heard that old hit song, “What’s Love Got to Do With It.” Well, my ladies, whether you’re in love or not, when you have uncomfortable feelings in your chest that persist.

Food for thought—and lung health

Taking up most of the space in our chests are two beautiful organs called the lungs. Yes, they breathe, providing our bodies with the needed oxygen to keep the other organs—such as the heart, kidneys, brain, etc.—alive.

Touro College “graduates” local high-school scholars

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) graduated 71 high school students from its unique two-year after school program, MedAchieve, last week.

Major prostate cancer research targeting African Americans set to begin

For African American men, prostate cancer is real.

Life is a matter of fact

Anything that exists on this planet is made up of atoms and is a form of matter. For example, H2O (water) is made up of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen.

Harlem Fine Arts Show honors NYC Health + Hospitals physicians

The Harlem Fine Arts Show recently celebrated its 10th year celebrating African-Americans in Art and its third year of honoring African-Americans in Medicine.

The defeat of de-feet, de-knees and de-hips

When I was a kid, you would wear a pair of shoes until the soles were so thin that when you stepped on a stone you would likely feel the pain.

Nick's Song: Heart and Hard Truths

Nick battled cancer and lived to rap about it — survivor songs full of rhyme and raw emotion, a soundtrack to a teenager’s two-and-a-half year journey through darkness to light.

Making History at St. Jude: Dr. Rudolph Jackson

While he was finishing his training in Philadelphia, Dr. Rudolph Jackson fielded an offer to move 1,000 miles and begin practicing at a fledgling, low-paying hospital in the South where he would be the first black physician. Suffice it to ...

Amen, thank God for skin

The skin is the largest organ of the body and is a mirror image of what is going on inside and outside.

Black women in America and cervical cancer prevention

Many people may believe that cervical cancer is a problem of the past. Prior to the 1940s, it was a major cause of death of women of childbearing age.

Cocoa has flavor and flavonoids

I bet you didn’t realize that when you drink a soothing cup of flavorful cocoa that you are actually protecting your heart with an antioxidant known as flavonoid.

‘Roadmap to Health’ program makes stop in BK

New York State Assembly member and vice president of the African-American Clergy and Elected Officials Latrice Walker and Councilmember Alicka Ampry-Samuel recently joined the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America at the Powerful Praise Tabernacle in Brooklyn for the first ...

Love people and use things

I am not Catholic, however, I was raised as a shouting Baptist at the Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn, and every week I was an ardent listener of Bishop Fulton Sheen who had an hour-long television program.

Doctors, lawyers with monetary motives cause painful decisions in women’s health care

Women, especially women of color and poor women, tend to suffer disproportionately in our health care system.