Trial results for medicine could help sickle cell patients cope

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine could spell possible relief for those with sickle cell anemia.

Whey is way up in preventing muscle weakness

Can you recall the nursery rhyme “Little Miss Muffet?”

New mural in East Harlem encourages New Yorkers to drink water instead of sweetened drinks

The Health Department announced a new mural and art exhibit in East Harlem encouraging New Yorkers to drink water instead of sugary-sweetened beverages.

It’s time to mind your body

I am sure that you’ve been reading in recent articles how physicians are finally trying to incorporate the minds of patients into the healing process. That is long overdue. In fact, the concept is still not part of the curriculum ...

Howard University president talks about living with sickle cell disease

Trinidadian-born, U.S. physician and Howard University President, Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, who lives with SCD, recalls his own painful experiences with the disease and the inability of many loved ones and the community to properly embrace him.

Health Department expands addiction treatment program at community health centers

As part of HealingNYC, the Health Department announced the expansion of the Buprenorphine Nurse Care Manager Initiative, which provides buprenorphine treatment in health centers that serve people who are often uninsured or underinsured. Medications for addiction treatment, including buprenorphine, are ...

Annoyed with fibroids?

More hysterectomies are performed each year because of the growth of fibroids. The uterus has been defined as an organ in mammals that holds, protects and usually nourishes the young until birth. Well, I beg to differ with this definition.

Scarred and battle tested from heart disease, but still fighting

WomenHeart (the first and leading voice for the 48 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease) story begins in February of 1999, when three women, united by heart disease, formed an organization that was destined to ...

Women, alcohol abuse and four coping skills for recovery

A recent study that showed even moderate alcohol consumption can take years off your life not only attracted a lot of media attention but also caused other studies about drinking to seem even more worrisome, especially with their findings about ...

Tropical fruit: more than a treat

All right, you have some dollars in your hand to spend for a tasty treat. A burger with relish, onions and ketchup would taste great, particularly with its special sauce.

Residents Receive Free Screening on National African-American Hepatitis C Action Day

Approximately 150,000 New Yorkers are infected with Hepatitis C and about half do not know they’re infected.

NYC Emergency Management Department and Health Department advise to beat the heat

The New York City Emergency Management Department and the Health Department advised New Yorkers to take precautions to beat the heat.

Aspirin: friend or foe?

Aspirin has been used throughout the ages.

1199SEIU reaches deal with LVHH

Local health care workers can now focus on their jobs after agreeing to a new contract.

July is National Minority Health Awareness Month

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five Americans is affected by mental health conditions, and the stigma of mental illness and the shame associated with getting help continue.