Carbon monoxide: a gas that kills

The air that we breathe daily is made up of several life-giving gases, among them oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide.

Touro College, Harlem community celebrate life of Martin Luther King Jr.

More than 200 Harlem community members joined with Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine students and faculty to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Black youths, legalized pot and generation incarceration

When I was a youngster, full of energy and acting up, the old folks would say I was “cutting up.”

Taraji P. Henson foundation to address mental health stigma

Taraji P. Henson, has taken strides to confront the stigma of mental health in the Black community.

Analysis of 2017 drug overdose deaths reveals that Black New Yorkers are dying

The Health Department published an Epi Data Brief showing that drug overdose deaths in New York City remained at epidemic levels in 2017, although the rate of increase slowed down significantly that year with a 2 percent overall increase, compared ...

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine breaks record with ‘underrepresented minorities’

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine announced that in this new semester they welcomed the Class of 2022 with a record-breaking number of “underrepresented minorities.”

The mind, body and spirit make their way to UnitedHealthcare’s A Better You

The UnitedHealthcare’s A Better You is a program of health and wellness educating events that aims to inform predominantly African-American seniors and their families about Medicare, as well as help them in making appropriate decisions concerning health care coverage options.

Hypertension, obesity and diabetes equals metabolic syndrome

Some folks just have hypertension with normal cholesterol levels and are not obese. Others might have high cholesterol but no hypertension or obesity.

The harmful effects of e-cigs every parent and youth should know

Let’s be clear and yell it loud from the cheap seats, any form of nicotine is a gateway to conventional smoking.

Worries end with berries

In life, we all will have worries that are oftentimes not under our control.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln lauded for heart failure and COPD care

U.S. News & World Report has named NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln a “High Performing” hospital for both heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

New study highlights unique health needs of African-Americans

African-Americans express more motivation to pursue a healthier lifestyle than non-African-Americans, yet are less likely to describe themselves as being in good health, according to recent findings from the African-American Health Engagement Study, a collaboration of Pfizer, the National Medical ...

You’ve got some nerve

In my family, when someone did something outrageous, you would hear that expression, “You’ve got some nerve.”

Trial results for medicine could help sickle cell patients cope

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine could spell possible relief for those with sickle cell anemia.

Whey is way up in preventing muscle weakness

Can you recall the nursery rhyme “Little Miss Muffet?”