The doctor will judge you now

If you are overweight, have emotional problems or have difficulty with English, there's a good chance your doctor could be judging you because of it.

Children in low-income communities more likely to be obese

Having less access to resources such as recreational programs, parks and full-service grocery stores have a greater impact on the nation’s childhood obesity rate than race, according to a recent report.

Almost half of U.S. teens exposed to secondhand smoke, study finds

Although most middle and high school students in the United States have never used tobacco, almost half of this group of never-smokers has been exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The gift of water

Throughout the solar system, the Earth is the only planet that has been blessed with water.

Lincoln unveils mural encouraging a healthier option

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln and NYC Health + Hospitals/TheFund, the philanthropic arm of the city’s public health system, have teamed up with Brooklyn artist Katie Yamasaki to create a one-of-a-kind mural inside a hospital stairwell...

Don’t let your bones de-Kay, take vitamin K

There is an old World War II song that states, “Save the bones for Henry Jones, ‘cause Henry don’t eat no meat.” When the war was upon us, it was difficult to get meat, and most families made soups containing ...

Touro: Community violence is a ‘public health emergency’

More than 200 students and faculty members from the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work gathered recently to discuss the timely topic of violence in our communities and how to manage client anger, rage and humiliation before such emotions ...

Tap your holiday stress-busting super power: Breathing

Despite the myriad joys the season brings, it can be a stressful time for many of us.

Study: Black men with clinical prostatitis may have lower risk of prostate cancer

According to a new study, African American men with clinical chronic prostatitis have a significantly lower risk of prostate cancer.

Bedford-Stuyvesant Family Health Center celebrates AIDS/HIV progress in community.

AIDS/HIV is no respecter of persons regardless of age, race or profession, thus people worldwide unite every Dec. 1 in their fight against the disease, to show support for people living with AIDS/HIV and commemorate those who have died from ...

HIV cases down 20% overall in U.S., but up 87% for 2 groups

While the overall number of HIV diagnoses continues to fall in the United States since the first cases were documented 30 years ago, at least two groups of the population are seeing a sharp increase in those numbers.

NYC Health + Hospitals reminds New Yorkers to get tested

In honor World AIDS Day, which took place this week, NYC Health + Hospitals is reminding New Yorkers to prioritize their health by getting an HIV test.

Montefiore AIDS Center and Addiction medicine expert honored on World AIDS Day

The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute (NYSDOH) is honoring the Montefiore AIDS Center staff for their work in the field of HIV/AIDS and Alain Litwin M.D. for his contributions to the field of hepatitis C (HCV).

Square Circles hosts breast cancer survivors meet and greet

The new community organization Square Circles hosted its first breast cancer survivors meeting at Sistas’ Place.

How good is your soil?

The poet Sasha Nyary wrote a wonderful piece depicting what seeds we should plant if we are to enjoy life.