First Lady Chirlane McCray launches new partnership to promote mental health and wellness in Black communities

First Lady Chirlane McCray launched her new mental health initiative Sisters Thrive this week.

Donald Faison’s TV Doctors of America Campaign 

“We want to promote healthy living and choices,” comedian and actor Donald Faison told the Amsterdam News. “It is important for people to get regular check-ups with their doctors and physicians.”

Nutritional deficiency in pregnancy: tips for mothers-to-be

It’s often said that a pregnant woman must eat for two. Although that old adage doesn’t give a mother-to-be license to overeat, it does reflect the fact that she is responsible for her baby’s nutrition.

Carbon monoxide—a gas that kills

The air that we breathe daily is made up of several life-giving gases, including oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. When these gases react with one another, they produce substances that are essential for life on this planet.

Black faith leaders encourage their flocks to sign up for Obamacare

Faith leaders in the Black community are encouraging members of their congregations to sign-up for healthcare coverage during the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period that ends on December 15.

Keeping the holidays cheerful when managing diabetes

More than 700,000 New Yorkers have diabetes—almost a third of whom are unaware that they have it.

Protect your health by eating these powerhouse foods

Apricots: Combat cancer, control blood pressure, save eyesight, shield against Alzheimer’s and slow the aging process.

Poll: 70 percent of marketplace enrollees satisfied with Obamacare

As President Donald Trump continues to sow confusion about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, shows that, although some of his tactics are working, many consumers still plan on signing up for healthcare ...

Why ending AIDS in Africa matters to Black Americans

World AIDS Day (December 1) is fast approaching and a recently launched initiative aimed at ending HIV/AIDS, as a public health crisis in Africa, could be a catalyst to trigger discussions about HIV in the African American and African diaspora ...

Think life and live longer

When I wake up in the early morning hours after a sound sleep, I feel so good because I’m still alive.

You better watch your mouth: Dental care in the Black community

Nearly a hundred folks gathered at the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) headquarters in Washington, D.C., to hear two dynamic women talk about dental health.

Gov. Cuomo to sign bill giving PTSD patients access to medical marijuana

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sign a bipartisan bill to add post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for New York’s medical marijuana program,

The touch of a cold

The cold virus is usually put to rest by “killer cells,” which are produced by the magnificent immune system in our bodies.

Diabetes center opens in the South Bronx

Right off “The Hub” shopping area at East 148th Street and Third Avenue, the Diabetes Relief Center’s South Bronx location finds itself in ground zero of the epidemic.

National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. celebrates 30th anniversary

Former Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields, now president and CEO of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the NBLCA Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at the fabulous Gotham Hall at 36th Street and Broadway ...