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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Preserving youth: Local health-insurance firm and Bed-Stuy hospital stage medical fair for teens

Health: Leaders at a Bedford-Stuyvesant hospital and a local health-insurance provider are inviting teenagers to an information-packed fair on April 21 where they can receive medical tips and advice geared towards their young-adult years. Comment

Friday, March 23, 2018

Barbados loses a round in NCD fight

Trinidad and Tobago: Barbados Government’s haste to grab tax revenue, a determination of distributors to sell their product regardless of health consequences, and fluctuation in the Trinidad currency have combined to dull the intended effect of a sin tax on sugary drinks. Comment

We need truth in treatment in modern medicine

Health: I recently met with a patient who was diagnosed with throat cancer and metastases to his lungs. He was on a feeding tube and his weight was down to 109 pounds. A surgical procedure that he underwent this past June in an attempt to remove the cancer had permanently robbed him of his speech and his ability to ever eat or taste food again. He spent two months after surgery in a skilled nursing facility sharing a room with a stranger. After 2½ months of being away from his home, he was discharged. Comment

Sunday, March 11, 2018

PAHO issues yellow fever warning

Health: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has reiterated its previous recommendation that Caribbean and other international travelers be vaccinated at least 10 days prior to traveling to or visiting areas where yellow fever is circulating. Comment

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Adams kicks off Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams on Thursday kicked off Colon Cancer Awareness Month by hosting a community forum in the courtroom of Brooklyn Borough Hall where he joined colon cancer survivors, gastroenterologists and oncology nutritionists in highlighting that the disease is curable, treatable and preventable. Comment

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Educating and empowering African-Americans about end-of-life care

Health: As we celebrate Black History Month, one of our goals should be to change the history of African-Americans like my father enduring needless suffering when we die because we don’t prepare for the inevitable end of life. Comment

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