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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Abuse Awareness Month 2014

National: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics verify that. Comment.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Urgent Care Center

Three tips for staying healthy over 50

Health: (Family Features) A healthy lifestyle is necessary at any age, but for those over 50, it’s especially important. As you age, your body changes, and your risk for health problems increases. Fortunately, there are three simple things you can do to lead a healthier and happier life. Comment.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tips to boost infant and toddler brain development

Health: (StatePoint) When babies are born, their minds are still a work in progress, and their brains will rapidly grow and develop based on their experience. That means the first few years are critical for healthy brain development. Comment.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Live Healthy program offers free classes

Trinidad and Tobago: Now that winter is behind us, we hope, what could be better than finally embarking upon those new year’s resolutions like “getting healthy and fit”? Comment.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Are you taking the right vitamins and nutrients?

Health: (StatePoint) If you eat a healthful diet, you may think you’re in the clear when it comes to supplying your body with vital nutrients. But some experts say that even the most well-rounded meal plans fall short. Comment.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

March Madness Inspires Obamacare Sign-ups

Bronx: Bronx, NY -- For the Council Member Andy King, this week’s kick-off of March Madness is another chance to encourage young people — between the ages of 18-25 — to sign up for health care. Comment.

Three ways to get healthier, from the inside out

Health: (StatePoint) Heart health should be a year-round consideration for anybody looking to lead a healthy life. While that may sound like a daunting task, better heart health can be possible with a few steps in the right direction. Comment.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Jamaican Alum to be honored by Pratt Institute

Jamaica: Jamaican-born Dr. Goulda Downer an assistant professor at Howard University’s College of Medicine in Washington, DC. is set to receive the 2014 Community Commitment Award as a distinguished alumnus of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. Comments (2).

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Challenges of Forgiveness

Books: All throughout the world, there are people that find it challenging to let go of difficult situations they have gone through in the past. Unfortunately, they are often unable to recognize how harboring their emotional pain can later materialize into their body’s ‘dis-ease’. This circumstance invites the question: Is it possible for people to improve their physical health by first addressing their emotional turmoil? Comment.

What everyone needs to know kidney disease

Health: (StatePoint) March is National Kidney Month, a great time to focus on kidney health and treatment. If you don’t know much about the topic, get informed -- kidney disease is common and can be deadly. Comments (1).

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Black History Medical Synergy

Brooklyn: Six black doctors were honored for their respective contributions to the medical community when the Brooklyn Hospital staged its inaugural “Black History Medical Synergy” awards event on Feb. 27 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Comment.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Eat right and enjoy it

Health: (StatePoint) If eating right is a challenge, it may be because you are trying things you simply don’t like. The key is finding options that satisfy your taste buds, say experts. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

JAMAICA EYES LEGAL GANJA

Jamaica: Rastafarians and reggae singers have been lobbying for the decriminalization of marijuana for decades. Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Peter Tosh recorded perhaps the most known advocacy song he named “Legalize It.” Comment.

Brooklyn church hosts ‘Go Red’ health fair

Brooklyn: A major Brooklyn church recently hosted a “Go Red” health fair, underscoring that one in three women die of heart disease every year. Several area churches, hospitals and health agencies participated in the annual event at God’s Battalion of Prayer, an evangelical church at the corner of Linden Boulevard and Lenox Road in Brooklyn. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

‘MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH’

Brooklyn: On the heels of the Obama administration agreeing to let New York reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings into its health care system, elected officials and community activists rallied on Monday, Feb. 24 at Interfaith Medical Center in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, to call on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to keep his commitment and use the money to keep Interfaith open and serving the community. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Overcoming diversity and depression

Brooklyn: Hearing her Brooklyn patient confide that she saw the devil on the wall is no big deal for registered behavioral health nurse Laura Lau. As Voo Doo traditions remain a part of Haitian culture, Lau does not second guess her patient’s alleged hallucination. Instead, she calmly offers to bring in a witch doctor. It is this cultural understanding and quest for common ground that helps her patients trust her, take her advice and ultimately get better faster. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

Probiotics can improve more than just stomach health

Health: (StatePoint) If you’re familiar with probiotics, you probably know that these “good bacteria,” found in such foods as yogurt and pickles, are associated with good digestive health. But the health benefits of probiotics are more extensive than just improving digestion. Experts now say that paying attention to your probiotic intake, including the use of probiotic supplements, can potentially help you achieve better health -- from developing a stronger immune system to reducing stress. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Top 3 Tips for preventing heart diseadse

New York: February is American Heart Month. It reminds all Americans that promotion of heart health is the most critical prevention tool we have available today in cardiovascular medicine, according to Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD of of Mount Sinai Heart, a global leader in the field of cardiology for more than three decades. Comment.
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