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Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses the impact and severity of COVID-19 disparities in African Americans

During a 30-minute interview with BlackPressUSA that was streamed live over Facebook, YouTube, and www.BlackPressUSA.com, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke of the importance of convincing African Americans to participate in clinical ...

Strengthen mental health by embracing culture

One in five U.S. adults experiences mental illness each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and adult African Americans are 20% more likely to experience mental health issues compared to the general population.

NY coronavirus hospitalizations continue to drop amid national surge

The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in New York continues to drop to its lowest level since the outbreak began in March, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.

Free hotel help for NYers who need to safely separate from loved ones

NYC Health + Hospitals announced on July 20 that the NYC Test & Trace Corps, the city’s public health initiative to fight COVID-19 and help New York City reopen safely, will now offer new hotel services.

City launches outreach campaign urging young people to wear face masks

With cases rising among New Yorkers between the ages of 20-29, the city launches a public outreach campaign geared towards younger New Yorkers, including additional mobile testing sites.

Will COVID-19 shorten the careers of some healthcare providers?

Across the country, COVID-19 has taken a toll, both physical and mental, on health professionals, and it’s not just limited to doctors and nurses who work in hospitals.

NYC records no COVID-19 deaths in a 24-hour period for first time in months

New York City hit a major milestone over the weekend in its fight against the coronavirus after recording its first 24-hour period without a COVID-19 death in months

Harlem is healing: Art and community

Containing disease and restarting the economy have been the prime twin goals of coronavirus efforts, locally and across the globe. But dealing with our emotional and community responses have been important as well, particularly among artists who have been sidelined ...

New sickle cell disease testing on Nigerian newborns

A newly released study seeks to increase sickle cell disease detection and treatment rates in newborn babies across Nigeria through HemoTypeSC, a rapid diagnostic test.

NYC Health + Hospitals opens COVID-19 antibody testing to all New Yorkers

NYC Health + Hospitals recently announced expanded, walk-in antibody testing for all New Yorkers.

Past due time for American healthcare system to protect Black Americans

Today, Americans are facing unprecedented times. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, our country has fallen into an economic recession, and hundreds of thousands are protesting police brutality and racial injustice

Black people suffer disproportionately from dementia crisis

Alzheimer’s disease (the most common type of dementia) is the 6th leading cause of death among White people, but the 4th leading cause of death for Black people like me.

Lenox Hill first responders take a knee in support of BLM

Members of the New York Professional Nurses Union and first responders from Lenox Hill Hospital recently took a knee in support of the movement for Black lives.

Practical tips for caregivers facing a pandemic

Whether your role as a caregiver has you looking out for an elderly relative, children or both, chances are good that you’ve worried about how the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to affect your ability to provide necessary care.

NYC Health + Hospitals announce on-site treatment for post-acute care facility residents

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced the availability of new on-site hemodialysis treatments for residents of the health system’s five post-acute care facilities who require the service and would like to receive treatments in their residence.

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