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Doubts raised about highly praised malaria vaccine headed for Africa

With much fanfare, the world’s first injectable vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries, Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, starting in 2018.

Black doctors earn less than white doctors

African-American physicians earn 15 percent less than White physicians—an average of $262,000 compared to $303,000—according to Medscape’s 2017 Physicians Compensation Report.

Forget me not

Early in my childhood, I can still remember a tiny, beautiful little flower that would bloom in the early spring, showing itself off with light green leaves and a cluster of small, blue, pink or white flowers.

What you should know about opioids

For a professional perspective on the appropriate uses and risks of opioids, we asked Soteri Polydorou, M.D., and Luke Archibald, M.D., substance abuse treatment experts at NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest public health care system, 10 questions about ...

The love of life

As you read this column, just think of the killings that are taking place in our homes, neighborhoods, cities, towns and countries throughout the world.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County gets largest fleet of state-of-the-art ventilator equipment  

NYC Health + Hospitals Kings County has recently made a large investment in cutting-edge critical-care technology to provide patients with the best possible care.

Taking a beating from diabetes?

When I was a kid going to public school, it was inevitable that the toughest hyper-maniac in the class always wanted to pick someone out to beat up at 3 p.m.

Immunization Week recognizes importance of infant vaccinations

National Infant Immunization Week, sponsored by the National Immunization Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is observed annually to promote the benefits of immunizations and to focus on the importance of immunizing infants against vaccine-preventable diseases by ...

Pneumonia: 5 things to know

Your chest is tight, and at times, it's hard to catch your breath. You wheeze or cough so hard that your sides soon ache.

Diabetes alert: Will you pass the test?

Staying healthy can be a challenge for everyone, especially as we age, but for those managing diabetes, keeping aware of changes in your health is critical.

Laughter is medicine

Of all the pictures I have viewed by the great and near-great painters, I have never seen one painting that shows God or Jesus laughing or even with a smile.

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.

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