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ARC director James Allen retires after 56 years

After providing his committed services to the Addicts Rehabilitation Center (ARC) for over half a century, Executive Director James Allen announced his retirement from the organization last week.

Second annual Transforming the Temple Wellness Expo

Susan L. Taylor, founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement and former editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, is scheduled to give the keynote address at the daylong health expo on April 26 from 12-7 p.m. at the Taino Towers of El ...

National Urban Health Conference underway

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control cites heart and cancer disease as the leading causes of American deaths.

Mental illness and depression don’t discriminate: A look at teens and suicide

The Thursday before Valentine’s Day, the temperature never made it out of the 30s. Wet, half-brown slush covered the ground and another New York City child decided to take her own life.

Cardio-oncology clinic established at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Cardiologists and cancer experts at The Mount Sinai Hospital have joined forces to establish its first cardio-oncology clinic at The Tisch Cancer Institute at the hospital.

‘Partners’ may keep LICH from closing

Patrons of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) rooted for the State University of New York to keep the facility fully functioning; they may have gotten their wish.

Bronx hospital unveils new ER and lasting commitment to the community

This past Friday, the Bronx’s Lincoln Hospital, which houses New York City’s busiest single site emergency room, according to the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, unveiled newly renovated facilities.

Lincoln expands Level 1 trauma center

On Friday, April 4, Lincoln Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of its new emergency room.

Touro student wins fellowship to Ghana

Alia Sommerville, a fourth-year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine has been awarded a scholarship from National Medical Fellowships

Black Women’s Agenda and AARP launch family caregiving series

The Black Women’s Agenda partnered with the AARP today to host “Because We Care,” the first of a series of forums designed to provide African-American families with information and resources that will enable them to take better care of their ...

Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Diabetics have to take special care of their feet. The disease can cause peripheral neuropathy—otherwise known as nerve damage.

Watch Out for Prediabetes

Being overweight comes with chronic disease risks, such as higher cholesterol and higher blood pressure. These increase the risk of developing other diseases, including diabetes, which is at epidemic levels in the black community.

Doctors Group Sounds Alarm over Ebola Outbreak

The deadly Ebola virus has erupted in the West African nation of Guinea. The latest official statistics put the toll at 86 suspected cases and 59 deaths.

Potential buys of LICH campus unveiled

SUNY Downstate revealed the nine requests for proposals that met the minimum requirements for bidding.

Deadline looms for health care enrollment

Six months and over 1 million applications and over 700,000 enrolled people later, the countdown is on for those who have not enrolled for mandated health care coverage.