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NYC Health + Hospitals hosts immigrant health care rights panel

NYC Health + Hospitals is hosting “Immigrant Health Care Rights” panel discussions to help educate immigrant communities and provide access to information and resources.

You’ll lose with pneumonia and booze

While training at Kings County Hospital in internal medicine, I often had to admit patients with pneumonia.

Johns Hopkins has first black female neurosurgeon resident

In the 30 years that Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's neurosurgical department has accepted residents, there has never been a black woman in the ranks.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln celebrates diversity, African-American history

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln recently celebrated Black History Month as part of its overall celebration of the diversity of its staff and patients as well as of the communities it serves.

Don’t rush it, to flush it!

A few years ago, I wrote an article titled “Don’t Rush With the Flush.”

Lisa Brown Alexander speaking out about depression

“I am a successful career woman who has battled with depression for five years,” stated Lisa Brown Alexander.

Keep a healthy gut

The only time that you know you have a gut is when it either growls or cramps up

Losing myself Part I: A weight loss journey

Ever since I was about 12 years old I have struggled with weight. From getting extra and double extra-large shirts to size 40 and 42 waist pants, I always remember saying to myself, “I’m going to lose this weight.”

Maintaining proper nutrition in your senior years with CDPAP

Eating right is important at every age, but as we get older it is even more important to stay on top of your nutritional requirements to maintain good health.

Black women’s breast cancer health fair being held in Central Jersey

The Sisters Network of Central New Jersey is hosting their 17th annual Health Fair Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Doubletree Hotel, located at 200 Atrium Drive in Somerset.

Touro student wins award for research at homeless shelter

A fourth-year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine has won first place in a poster competition for her research on the effects of teaching about healthy diet and nutrition at a Queens homeless shelter.

Fast foods, fast headaches

Foods such as chocolate, ripe cheese and fresh yeast products can cause headaches because of a naturally occurring chemical called tyramine, which causes dilation of arteries in the brain.

Am I Eligible for Medicaid?

For many low-income individuals, Medicaid is the most common form of healthcare coverage.

Eating red or processed meat can increase colon cancer risk

High intake of red and processed meat over a long period of time is associated with an increased risk of certain types of colon cancer, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

CDPAP: Strengthening the Bond of Trust

Taking the first steps to inviting a caregiver into your home or in the home of a loved one can be very difficult.

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