Barbecue and you

Well, here it is another day of celebration and a day of seeing how much one can eat and drink.

To improve your memory, get moving ... or take a nap

Scientists have unlocked new secrets for boosting memory retention: One involves breaking a sweat, and the other involves taking a snooze.

‘Black Women in Medicine’ is forcing the need for Black female doctors to the forefront

When Black Americans get diagnosed with diabetes, HIV, heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma or prostate cancer—a few of the growing number of diseases that studies show are more prevalent in the Black community—they are oftentimes getting a prognosis and ...

Twin NFL stars raise money for sickle cell

Saturday, June 18, 2016, NFL stars and twin brothers, Jason and Devin McCourty, are hosting their annual Tackle Sickle Cell 5K Run/Walk in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J.

Human beings need beans

Just think, you have green beans, lima beans, yellow beans, red beans, black beans, navy beans, snap beans, kidney beans and soy beans.

If I forgot your name, forgive me

I can still recall from early childhood, a tiny, beautiful little flower that would bloom in the early spring, showing itself off with light green leaves and cluster of small, blue, pink or white flowers.

A woman’s heart

Whether you’re in love or not, when you have uncomfortable feelings in your chest that persist, those signs and symptoms can have a lot to do with your survival. The discomfort may be a symptom of coronary heart disease.

Proposed Medicare changes sacrifice cancer patients for cost savings

Officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation recently proposed a major change to the way Medicare pays for advanced cancer medicines.

Therapists often discriminate against black and poor patients, study finds

Minorities and lower-income individuals can face numerous challenges in getting treatment for depression and other mental health problems. They may lack insurance or transportation to a therapist's office; they may experience stigma in their communities around mental illness that prevents ...

African-American women have less accurate mammograms

African American women are referred for fewer breast biopsies after having a mammogram than white women, yet they have a higher rate of unnecessary biopsies or false positive results, according to a study presented at Touro College Research Day.

When taste and smell got lost

Mrs. S. was a 79-year-old mother of four children, with 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

New York City hoping to avoid mental illness epidemic

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration recently launched an ambitious “comprehensive” mental health plan, called ThriveNYC, that will cost $850,000 over five years, because according to experts, “1 in 5 New Yorkers experience a mental health disorder in a given year.”

Free community health fair Saturday, May 21

Springfield Gardens Intermediate School 59, in partnership with the I.S. 59 PTA, P.S. 132Q (The Ralph Bunche School), Jamaica YMCA, New York State Sen. Leroy Comrie, Our Brothers Guardian, Inc. and EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care, will host the third annual I.S. ...

New citywide initiative supports Alzheimer’s caregivers

Thanks to grants from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, two of New York City’s leading providers of caregiver support services have launched a new initiative to provide comprehensive services for caregivers of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Fuel for school daze

School bells are ringing and children will be doing more than singing. Studies show that many will have difficulty with concentration and memory and display many other anti-learning characteristics. Dr. Gerald Deas reports on this deficiency.