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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Kings County doctor gets Harlem honor

Bronx: Call her a “win” doctor. More than a dozen local medical practitioners were honored for their contributions to the community by The Harlem Fine Arts Show at its “Salute to African Americans in Medicine,” held at the Historic Riverside Church on Feb. 17. Comment

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017

Kings County goes red for heart disease

Brooklyn: A day for the ladies in red. Hundreds of women dressed in red gathered at Kings County hospital lobby to celebrate Go Red for Women campaign on Feb. 3. Comment

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Friday, Feb. 3, 2017

Macy’s employees raise heart health awareness

Manhattan: They are going big for the heart. Employees at Macy’s are the face of heart health awareness for the department store’s new campaign in honor of the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red for Women campaign. Comment

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

Grenada confirms its first case of microcephaly

Grenada: Grenada has become the second Caribbean country to confirm its first case of Zika-related microcephaly — a baby which was born with the birth defect. Comment

Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

Whine your way to fitness

Health: Soca whine during your fitness time. Dance fitness class Wukkout is a soca music-based dance class giving participants a chance to dance to the upbeat genre and break a sweat. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017

Staff strikes again shutter Haiti’s public hospitals

Haiti: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) _ Public hospitals that cater to Haiti’s poor are shuttered or barely functioning due to walkouts by nurses, janitors, porters and other personnel months after the troubled country endured a lengthy and punishing strike by resident doctors. Comment

Flatbush dentist serves community with pride

Health: A Flatbush dentist serving the Prospect Lefferts-Gardens community for 38 years takes pride in his honest business approach and the dental needs of his predominantly Caribbean community, and has been for the past three decades. Comment