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'Grey death': The powerful street drug that's puzzling authorities

A new drug called "grey death" has been linked to a handful of lethal overdoses in the South -- but no one knows exactly what's in it or where it's coming from.

Beware of the kitty cat’s scratch and litter

This column is dedicated to Mittens, my family’s beloved and deceased cat.

Visiting Nurse Service of New York home care nurse Neely Bagley with a patient

May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, a time set aside to recognize the men and women who have dedicated their lives to the field of nursing. Nurses make a difference in our lives every day

Brooklyn BP Eric Adams asks, 'Is It an Emergency?'

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams debuted the “Is It an Emergency?” campaign, focused on the issues surrounding emergency room overuse, which, according to the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, costs $38 billion a year nationally.

Mount Sinai Heart hosts free blood pressure screening May 19

Mount Sinai Heart will celebrate the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s National High Blood Pressure Education Month and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s American Stroke Month May 19.

A woman’s heart: What do symptoms have to do with it?

I am sure you have heard that old hit song, “What’s Love Got to Do with It.” Well, my ladies, whether you’re in love or not, when you have uncomfortable feelings in your chest that persist, those signs can have ...

Black women and infant mortality

In the United States, data have shown that Black women experience higher rates of birth and pregnancy complications including infant mortality compared with other ethnicities. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk of preterm birth ...

Black Americans living longer, but racial gap remains, CDC says

When it comes to the overall health of black Americans, there's good news and bad news, according to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: More than just feeling tired

Everybody feels tired sometimes, but feeling fatigued for six months or longer can be a sign of chronic fatigue syndrome.

Foods for vibrant health

Here is the list of the most healthy foods from A to (not quite) Z:

Some call it 'stealthing,' others call it sexual assault

Some people call it "stealthing" -- a practice where men secretly remove or damage condoms without their partners' knowledge. Others call it sexual assault.

Doubts raised about highly praised malaria vaccine headed for Africa

With much fanfare, the world’s first injectable vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries, Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, starting in 2018.

Black doctors earn less than white doctors

African-American physicians earn 15 percent less than White physicians—an average of $262,000 compared to $303,000—according to Medscape’s 2017 Physicians Compensation Report.

Forget me not

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

What you should know about opioids

For a professional perspective on the appropriate uses and risks of opioids, we asked Soteri Polydorou, M.D., and Luke Archibald, M.D., substance abuse treatment experts at NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest public health care system, 10 questions about ...