On Oct. 15, with support from Bronx Council Member Ritchie Torres, not-for-profit New York community health plan Amida Care presented “Dance to the Rhythm,” a free community “Live Your Life” wellness event at Webster Police Athletic League in the Bronx.
Hey, brothers and sisters, when have you taken a tape measure and measured your waistline? It has been suggested by those who predict whether you could be a victim of cardiac disease that if you are a male, and your waistline is greater than 40 inches or a female with waist size greater than 35 inches, beware. If you really want to determine how you fit into this cardiac category, just stand in front of a full-length mirror. Images don’t lie!
Elected officials, community representatives and government officials joined the leadership of The William F. Ryan Community Health Network to formally open the Ryan/Frederick Douglass Community Health Center at 128th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in the heart of Harlem.
Well, the sneeze and sore throat season is upon us with a vengeance.
I am sure that you have been reading about how physicians are finally trying to incorporate the mind of a patient in the healing process.
Sports can be an important part of your child’s development.
When Duke Ellington composed the music for the lyrics of Irving Mills in 1931, which is now accepted as a jazz standard (“It Don’t Mean a Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing”), it was based on the thoughts of Ellington’s former trumpeter, Bubber Miley, who was dying of tuberculosis.
The American Diabetes Association is inviting riders of all levels to join the celebration and be part of the Stop Diabetes® movement by taking part in the annual New York City Tour de Cure®, a cycling event on Aug. 20 at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island, to help raise funds to change the future of diabetes and help stop this devastating disease.
I can’t tell you how many times patients have come to my office complaining about swollen ankles because of hypertension and congestive heart failure. Further history revealed that they were also taking pain medications for arthritis.
A multicenter team of researchers led by Barbara Murphy, M.D., of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has identified a panel of genes that can help predict whether a transplanted kidney will later develop fibrosis, an injury that can cause the organ to fail. Their results were published in the July 21 edition of the journal Lancet.
As you expand your waist with fatback and other high fatty-calorie foods, the deposits of fat will ultimately collect in your gut and your butt.
New York State has the third highest hepatitis C rate in the U.S., and East Harlem has one of the highest rates of newly reported chronic hepatitis C infection of all New York City neighborhoods.
A healthy arsenal in your kitchen Everybody can be a healthy somebody by eating the following foods:
I am sure that you have been reading in magazines, in newspapers and online how physicians are finally trying to incorporate the mind of a patient in the healing process.
Well, here it is another day of celebration and a day of seeing how much one can eat and drink.
Mrs. S. was a 79-year-old mother of four children, with 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Until 1955, there were no drugs to control high blood pressure. People with this condition were in deep water and became water logged due to the retention of excess fluid. Thus, a condition known as hypertension resulted.
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.
To keep veins healthy, reducing clot formation is a must. Some clot prevention can be achieved by taking these precautions:
Gout is a painful form of arthritis sure to make you shout.
As we approach the early spring months, many resolutions that we made at the beginning of the year have not been realized. This may cause us to have the SCW guilt.
The meaning of emotional triggers.
It seems today that the immigrants entering our country are being singled out as undesirable and not welcomed in this land of freedom.
The poet Sasha Nyary wrote a wonderful piece depicting what seeds we should plant if we are to enjoy life.
I am sure you have heard and sung the carefree little camp song that went something like this: “Row, row, row your boat/Gently down the stream/Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily/Life is just a dream.”
I’m sure that you have heard some great gospel singers sing that wrenching and uplifting song “If I Can Help Somebody.”
It seems that doctors are not taking patients’ pain seriously.
How do your children behave at home, at play and at school?
St. Francis of Assisi (think of the new pope) wrote a wonderful poem called “The Hymn of the Sun.”
E. coli: A motile, rod-like bacteria found in the intestines (gut) in man and many animals that, under certain conditions, can cause infection of the urinary and gastrointestinal tract requiring medical care.
Emotional: Feeling abandoned, forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed.
A few years ago, I wrote an article titled “Don’t Rush With the Flush.”
As I drive through African-American communities, I cannot recognize a Boys and Girls Club, after-school programs, Little League baseball and football teams or Sunday school teachers, who make a commitment to teach from September until June.
Many of my religious patients refer to the medical condition known as arthritis as “Arthur,” and when Arthur ain’t so kind to them, he’s arthritis or just plain irritating.
Salt should be charged with assault and battery for what it is doing to our bodies.
Emotional: Definition: Abandonment, forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed.
I am sure you have heard that old hit song, “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” Well, ladies, 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.
My mom used to say that when things were not up to par, “Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone.” She also used to sing a song with the words, “Get your hat and get your coat, leave your worries on the doorstep, life can be so sweet, on the sunny side of the street.”
Aspirin is a wonderful drug, but it has its complications.
If you look at a bunch of carrots, they look like beautiful, golden orange fingers, although they do not have any 24-carat diamonds wrapped around them. These fingers, however, contain nutrients that will enrich your life.
Years ago, there used to be signs on different corners warning you about traffic. The signs would read: “Stop, Look and Listen.”
When I was a kid growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., It seemed like everyone got that viral disease known as “chicken pox.” It was a welcome condition that allowed you to stay home from school and be relieved of the scratching that it caused.
In the Garden of Gethsemane, Christ planted his seeds of love in the (soil) soul of God. In three ways, he was resurrected in all his glory!
There is a gospel song that has been sung by many gospel groups titled “Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones.” It tells the story of how the prophet Ezekiel blew breath into despondent folks who were in the Valley of Dry Bones.
An article by Dr. Richard Martin, head of the pulmonary division at the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, Colo., revealed that different diseases and body systems peak at various times throughout the day.
Recents studies have shown that foods rich in an antioxidant known as a flavonoid, such as cocoa, red wine, and green vegetables, can be healthy for our hearts.
A few years ago, I took care of a beautiful, elderly, blind African-American woman who was cared for by a gentle, sweet, elderly white lady. No one could deny that this relationship was truly a spiritual one.
While the holidays are filled with fun festivities for most of us, this can be the most depressing of all seasons for the elderly.
As I drive through the African-American communities of Brooklyn and Queens, I cannot find much evidence of a Boys and Girls Club, after school programs (especially in tutoring), Little League Baseball and Peewee Football teams or male Sunday school teachers who make a commitment to teach from September to June.
If you shop for healthy food, you will not only save a lot of money but will also get a wealth of health.