During my many years of medical practice, I have made many house calls on folks who were going to their eternal rest.
When I was a youngster growing up in Brooklyn, I actually prayed for snow to come.
Taking up most of the space in our chests are two beautiful organs called the lungs.
I am sure that you have heard the expression after things have overtaken you to look at the situation as a glass half full, rather than a glass half empty.
The following remedies have been shown in many cases to heal as well as cure many medical conditions that are not always found in medical textbooks.
I hope that this article is not misleading. I am not writing about doctors who take care of the ears or doctors who give eye care.
Mount Sinai Health System recently announced it will offer same-day appointments with primary and specialty care physicians.
From the time I entered medical school, I can’t recall one course that I took that ever mentioned the word “touch.”
I’ll bet you didn’t realize that when you drink a soothing cup of flavorful cocoa, you are protecting your heart with an antioxidant known as flavonoid.
Well, commercial Christmas is over and folks are beginning to regain their sanity after buying, buying and buying and charging, charging and charging.
When I was growing up, the disease tuberculosis was running rampant in our communities. There was a saying in those days, “TB or not TB, that is the question … Consumption be done about it?”
My first introduction to an ethnic cookie was the gingerbread boy or girl that I saw in the window of my local bakery.
I believe that the most beautiful and spiritual visual experience I have had is observing the changes of the color of leaves in the fall, which we are still experiencing in many parts of the country.
If you shop for healthy food, you will not only save a lot of money but will also get a wealth of health.
Inner-city stray birds and animals experience hazardous conditions during the winter months while they are trying to survive
I have many elderly patients who, unfortunately, began to have fading minds and were living alone. They were being cared for by personnel provided by private and city agencies.
I am sure that you have heard the expression, when things have overtaken you, “Look at the situation with a glass half full, rather than a glass half empty.” In my practice of medicine, I have always advised patients after diagnoses to consider that many things may be done to relieve suffering and bring their health back into balance.
Can you recall the nursery rhyme, “Little Miss Muffet?” It went like this: Little Miss Muffet /Sat on a tuffet/Eating her curds and whey/Along came spider/Who sat down beside her/And frightened Miss Muffet away.
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.”