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Don’t skimp on home heating

Keeping your home warm during frigid winter days can be costly, but it is a wise investment in health.

A lesson taught by Mr. Snow

When I was a youngster growing up in Brooklyn, I actually prayed for snow to come.

AIDS advocates call for more affordable housing in NYC

For HIV/AIDS advocates, it just boils down to one thing: “Provide more affordable housing for New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.”

Needed: More AIDS outreach in the African-American community

HIV has disproportionately affected Black Americans since the beginning of the epidemic, and this disparity continues.

Bed-Stuy Volunteer Ambulance Corps hold graduation

The Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps’ (BSVAC) Emergency Medical Services Training Academy is a program designed by retired FDNY Capt. James Rocky Robinson. This past week, the BSVAC held yet another wonderful graduation ceremony.

Gov. Cuomo reports $851 million of taxpayers money recovered from Medicaid abusers

New York is reportedly leading the nation in Medicaid recoveries after Gov. Andrew Cuomo revealed that the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) recovered over $851 million of taxpayers’ money in 2013.

One more lifeline for Interfaith

Interfaith Medical Center (IMC) has become the last house that the big bad wolf can’t blow down.

Immunization clinics closing

A couple of immunization clinics in the five boroughs—lifelines for underserved New Yorkers who need vaccinations for their children—are slated to close at the end of the month.

SUNY Downstate receives over $2 million for STAR

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Special Treatment and Research (STAR) program has received five new awards totaling more than $2 million

Two hospitals, one fate

Interfaith Medical Center (IMC) and Long Island College Hospital (LICH) are both operating with one figurative leg as management looks to cut off what’s left

Lincoln Medical opens new psychiatric unit

Lincoln Medical Center recently joined with health care professionals and community leaders to open the hospital’s new 30-bed inpatient psychiatry unit

A fight for life: Jahi McMath

In an ongoing saga, a 13-year-old brain-dead Black child in California has been relocated to New York in an effort to save the teen.

Health care deadline arrives but there's still time

There are several things about Obamacare that are indisputable, though we are mindful that by offering the views of U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, they are clearly tendentious.

The Affordable Care Act is now in effect

“The Affordable Care Act and You” is a forum that will be held on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. at Sistas’ Place, located at 456 Nostrand Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Martin Luther King Jr. birthday observance to focus on Black American health

Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Dr. Louis W. Sullivan will speak on the state of Black American health at an event honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.