Quantcast

Health

Subscribe

Aspirin: Foe or friend?

Aspirin is a wonderful drug, but it has its complications.

Casey’s Crisis

Casey Bardowell is 3 feet tall, weighs 50 pounds and is 9-years-old. She takes up to 40 medications daily because she suffers from a severe form of graft-versus-host disease.

Lincoln Medical receives ‘baby-friendly’ designation

Lincoln Medical Center, located at 234 E. 149th St. in the Bronx, became the first hospital in the Bronx to be designated “baby-friendly.”

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.

Four plants that can cure what ails you

A fever, stomach pains or a simple case of the sniffles can send people rushing to the pharmacy for a drug to battle their symptoms. But Mother Nature provides a number of medicinal plants with healing properties that also can ...

Skin irritation or contact dermatitis?

Do you have “dishpan hands?” Actually, persistently rough, red hands are a sign of contact dermatitis. According to the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey, 9 percent of office visits to dermatologists are for dermatitis.

Chicken pox redux: Shingles

When I was a kid growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., It seemed like everyone got that viral disease known as “chicken pox.” It was a welcome condition that allowed you to stay home from school and be relieved of the ...

Asthma: Food for thought—and lungs

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 and brain, alive.

Forum outlines challenges for fighting HIV and AIDS

Feb. 7, Douglas Brooks, director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, participated in a forum on the “State of HIV in Black America,” held at Harlem’s Schomburg Center.

Greater NY Links holds seminar for seniors

The Greater New York Links’ Health Advocate Committee for Seniors partnered with Health Advocates for Older People, the New York Foundation for Senior College and the AARP to hold an ongoing geriatric seminar for seniors about preventing falls and what ...

How good is your soil?

In the Garden of Gethsemane, Christ planted his seeds of love in the (soil) soul of God. In three ways, he was resurrected in all his glory!

Pediatric fatty liver disease clinic opens at Montefiore 

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore announced that it has opened a clinic to treat children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a buildup of fat in the liver.

Coping with arthritis and the weather

Although it is not unusual to feel cold and stiff and even chilled to the bone during the New York winter, people with arthritic conditions may suffer twice as much.

The Earth and body clocks

An article by Dr. Richard Martin, head of the pulmonary division at the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, Colo., revealed that different diseases and body systems peak at various times throughout the day.

Winter storm brings potential dangers to area seniors

With dangerous winter weather in the forecast, Home Instead Senior Care urges seniors and their families to take several important steps to ensure their safety.