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First Lady McCray, Health Commissioner Bassett announce creation of HS wellness spaces

First Lady Chirlane McCray and Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett today announced the completion of 15 wellness spaces at public high schools citywide, reaching nearly 10,000 students.

The Earth and body clocks

An article by Dr. Richard Martin, head of the pulmonary division at the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, Colo., revealed that different diseases and body systems peak at various times throughout the day.

NYS Health Marketplace now open

Enrollment for 2018 health coverage has started through New York State’s health insurance marketplace, New York State of Health.

NYC Health + Hospitals hosts health insurance seminar

Leading up to the open enrollment periods for Medicare and New York State of Health, the state’s official online marketplace, NYC Health + Hospitals and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, are collaborating to help community partners, faith-based partners, ...

The touch of a cold: How to stay healthy this cold and flu season

Well, the sneeze and sore throat season is upon us with a vengeance.

Five foods that help prevent the flu

Getting a vaccine is not the only way to protect yourself from the flu. What you eat every day can also protect you from getting sick.

Obesity among all US adults reaches all-time high

The United States will not be escaping the obesity epidemic crisis anytime soon: Nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults, according to research released Friday by ...

Leaves of healing

I believe that the most beautiful and spiritual visual experience I have had is observing the changes of the color of leaves in the fall, which we are still experiencing in many parts of the country.

Debunking the myths around sickle cell disease

In the United States, sickle cell disease is considered rare because it affects only approximately 100,000 people nationwide.

Co-Caine killed Able

I am sure that the pharmacist J.C. Pemberton of Atlanta did not envision the dangers and addictive properties of cocaine when he first introduced it to the American public in a drink made from coca leaves.

CBN celebrates National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

The Carter Burden Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of New Yorkers aged 60 and over, hosted several community events Friday, Sept. 22, the 10th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, aimed at reducing the risk of ...

Eye docs versus ear docs

I hope that this article is not misleading. I am not writing about doctors who take care of the ears or doctors who give eye care.

Commuting by subway? What you need to know about air quality

Four more major Indian cities will soon have their own metro lines, the country's government has announced.

Changing Medicare would threaten Hispanics’ health

Hispanics are 50 percent more likely than whites to die diabetes and liver disease.

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.