A little touch is never too much

From the time I entered medical school, I can’t recall one course that I took that ever mentioned the word “touch.”

Is cereal healthy?

Cereal is healthy only if you choose wisely.

If stranded in a snowstorm, strive to stay warm and awake

Despite the best planning and frequent weather checks, the erratic weather of winter may still catch you in a snowstorm and leave you stranded in a vehicle on the road. If that happens, your efforts need to be focused on ...

Cocoa has flavor and flavonoids

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

Quitting smoking is the hardest resolution to keep

It's that time of year when many of us take a cold, hard look at our lives -- and, more important, our vices -- to set a goal we believe will make us healthier or happier in the year ahead.

Tips for setting weight loss or exercise goals for the new year

The most popular New Year's resolutions made year after year is to FINALLY get in shape and lose those extra pounds.

In-sanity Claus

Well, commercial Christmas is over and folks are beginning to regain their sanity after buying, buying and buying and charging, charging and charging.

Pool fitness in winter weather

It may be wintertime, but that doesn’t mean taking a dip in the pool should be ruled out.

Preventing the flu blues

Well, the sneeze and sore throat season is upon us with a vengeance. I don’t know about you, but even I have had an unexplained cough with a tickle in my throat.

How much sugar is OK? Paper adds to debate

How many spoonfuls of sugar can you have in a day?

Stay warm! Your life may depend on it

Baby, it's cold outside -- and many of us first feel the freezing temperatures of winter in our toes and fingertips before elsewhere in the body.

Black elders hungry on life’s margins

A brief overview of East New York follows based on city statistics, studies and typical news accounts.

To give joy with a toy, select carefully to avoid hazards

Of the approximately 3.5 billion toys and games sold each year in the United States, more than half are sold during the winter holiday season.

Is meat good for your health?

When I was growing up, the disease tuberculosis was running rampant in our communities. There was a saying in those days, “TB or not TB, that is the question … Consumption be done about it?”

Americans spend almost $10,000 each year on health insurance

Health care spending in the United States grew at a rate of 5.8 percent last year and reached $3.2 trillion, or $9,990 per person, based on new analysis from the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and ...