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Black AIDS Institute launches '30 Days of HIV' campaign

The Black AIDS Institute, the nation’s only think tank focused on the impact of HIV upon Black communities, has announced a national, digital-community campaign, “30 Days of HIV.”

Building strong bones is best defense against osteoporosis

Outdoor exercise, brought on by the warmer weather, may help to achieve better bone health, as well as improved muscle tone and weight control.

Carrots, not carats, are a girl’s best friend

If you look at a bunch of carrots, they look like beautiful, golden orange fingers, although they do not have any 24-carat diamonds wrapped around them. These fingers, however, contain nutrients that will enrich your life.

Rutgers hosts conference addressing Black infant mortality in NJ

Rutgers University, the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Center of New Jersey and the Partnership for Mental and Child Health of Northern New Jersey are hosting the conference “Black Infant Mortality in New Jersey: Past, Present and Future,” Friday, June 2, ...

The Brooklyn Hospital Center opens new site

The Brooklyn Hospital Center hosted a community open house May 24 to celebrate its new state-of-the-art ambulatory facility.

Harlem patients share stories with future doctors

Patients who have struggled in the past with medical and mental health challenges and who live in the Harlem community recently came to Touro to speak with medical and pharmacy students about their experiences being treated in nursing homes, prisons ...

The cough, that irritating cough

Basically, the body eliminates foreign material by coughing. Now, the cough may be caused by dust, mold, vapors from spray cans, dusting powders, perfumes or a host of other irritants that might be in the air. However, there is one ...

'Grey death': The powerful street drug that's puzzling authorities

A new drug called "grey death" has been linked to a handful of lethal overdoses in the South -- but no one knows exactly what's in it or where it's coming from.

Beware of the kitty cat’s scratch and litter

This column is dedicated to Mittens, my family’s beloved and deceased cat.

Visiting Nurse Service of New York home care nurse Neely Bagley with a patient

May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, a time set aside to recognize the men and women who have dedicated their lives to the field of nursing. Nurses make a difference in our lives every day

Brooklyn BP Eric Adams asks, 'Is It an Emergency?'

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams debuted the “Is It an Emergency?” campaign, focused on the issues surrounding emergency room overuse, which, according to the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, costs $38 billion a year nationally.

Mount Sinai Heart hosts free blood pressure screening May 19

Mount Sinai Heart will celebrate the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s National High Blood Pressure Education Month and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s American Stroke Month May 19.

A woman’s heart: What do symptoms have to do with it?

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, those signs can have ...

Black women and infant mortality

In the United States, data have shown that Black women experience higher rates of birth and pregnancy complications including infant mortality compared with other ethnicities. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk of preterm birth ...

Black Americans living longer, but racial gap remains, CDC says

When it comes to the overall health of black Americans, there's good news and bad news, according to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.