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Debunking the myths around sickle cell disease

In the United States, sickle cell disease is considered rare because it affects only approximately 100,000 people nationwide.

Co-Caine killed Able

I am sure that the pharmacist J.C. Pemberton of Atlanta did not envision the dangers and addictive properties of cocaine when he first introduced it to the American public in a drink made from coca leaves.

CBN celebrates National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

The Carter Burden Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of New Yorkers aged 60 and over, hosted several community events Friday, Sept. 22, the 10th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, aimed at reducing the risk of ...

Eye docs versus ear docs

I hope that this article is not misleading. I am not writing about doctors who take care of the ears or doctors who give eye care.

Commuting by subway? What you need to know about air quality

Four more major Indian cities will soon have their own metro lines, the country's government has announced.

Changing Medicare would threaten Hispanics’ health

Hispanics are 50 percent more likely than whites to die diabetes and liver disease.

Taking a beating from diabetes?

When I was a kid going to public school, it was inevitable that the toughest hyper-maniac in the class always wanted to pick someone out to beat up at 3 p.m.

New York State Office of Mental Health announces federal suicide prevention grant

Tuesday the New York State Office of Mental Health received a $3.5 million grant awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Zero Suicide grant program.

NCNW hosting health fair in Co-Op City

The National Council of Negro Women Co-Op City section is hosting their eighth annual Community Health Fair Saturday, Sept. 23, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 177 Dreiser Loop, Room 4, in the Bronx.

National Association of Health Services executives established NAHSE New Jersey

During a summer enrichment program, Richelle Webb Dixon abandoned her college dream of becoming an attorney after realizing her professional calling was actually in health care administration.

Are you breathless with asthma?

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

Interfaith Medical Center to hold health fair Sept. 9

Interfaith Medical Center will hold a community health fair on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1545 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Alzheimer’s Association-NYC Chapter to host walk Oct. 28

The Alzheimer’s Association – New York City Chapter invites Manhattan residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Fuel for school daze

School bells are ringing and children will be doing more than singing. Studies show that many will have difficulty with concentration and memory and display many other anti-learning characteristics. Dr. Gerald Deas reports on this deficiency.

Help! 11 tips to get kids to eat healthy

Ask any parent about the top challenges of raising kids, and getting them to eat healthy would probably be high on the list. Countless parents have kids who just want to eat chicken nuggets, or pasta, or macaroni and cheese, ...