Treat your cat with care and caution

This column is dedicated to my family’s loved and late cat, Mittens. Born with deformed front feet that resembled mittens, this cat was calm, cool and knew exactly who she was in relationship to our family and universe.

Black Women’s Health Imperative Announces Strategic Partnership

The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) has announced a strategic partnership with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) at the NCBW Day of Action and Advocacy in Washington, DC.

NYC Health + Hospitals urges immigrant NYers to ‘Seek Care without Fear’

NYC Health + Hospitals and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs today re-released a joint open letter to New Yorkers in 14 languages making a promise that no one will question their immigration status when they seek care at any ...

Getting a jump on razor bumps

A few weeks ago, I went to get a haircut, only to find that the shop was closed and the barber that I had visited for many years was not there.

Uncontrolled diabetes may be due to thy thyroid

During my practice of medicine in the hood, my family and I lived above my office. They participated in helping me to give service to my neighbors and patients. introduction leads me to a story that happened on a cold, ...

Is it a vitamin B-12 deficiency?

Which way is your health going? Up or down? Or maybe sideways? In other words, do you feel as good as you should? Aging has nothing to do with how you feel.

Don’t let glaucoma stealthily steal your sight

Glaucoma is an eye disease that can cause vision loss and even blindness, but it can come on so gradually that many people do not notice until some vision loss has occurred.

A woman’s heart

I am sure you have heard that old hit song, “What’s Love Got to Do With It.” Well, my ladies, whether you’re in love or not, when you have uncomfortable feelings in your chest that persist.

Food for thought—and lung health

Taking up most of the space in our chests are two beautiful organs called the lungs. Yes, they breathe, providing our bodies with the needed oxygen to keep the other organs—such as the heart, kidneys, brain, etc.—alive.

Touro College “graduates” local high-school scholars

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) graduated 71 high school students from its unique two-year after school program, MedAchieve, last week.

Major prostate cancer research targeting African Americans set to begin

For African American men, prostate cancer is real.

Life is a matter of fact

Anything that exists on this planet is made up of atoms and is a form of matter. For example, H2O (water) is made up of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen.

Harlem Fine Arts Show honors NYC Health + Hospitals physicians

The Harlem Fine Arts Show recently celebrated its 10th year celebrating African-Americans in Art and its third year of honoring African-Americans in Medicine.

The defeat of de-feet, de-knees and de-hips

When I was a kid, you would wear a pair of shoes until the soles were so thin that when you stepped on a stone you would likely feel the pain.

Nick's Song: Heart and Hard Truths

Nick battled cancer and lived to rap about it — survivor songs full of rhyme and raw emotion, a soundtrack to a teenager’s two-and-a-half year journey through darkness to light.