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Improving access to health care 

A spirited discussion on cancer pain relief, breast cancer, unraveling confusion and exposing health care disparities were among the topics of a two-dayconference in Manhattan on health disparities in minority and medical underserved communities. Comment

Get your eyes checked next year Get your eyes checked next yea

Every seven minutes, someone in America will become blind or visually impaired. The Jewish Guild for the Blind, one of the nation’s foremost not-for-profit health care agencies, is encouraging New Yorkers to make a New Year’s resolution to get their eyes checked. Comment

AIDS activists protest mayor’s ‘Bagel Breakfast’

New York: Housing activists dressed as bagels chained themselves together and blocked traffic at Grand Army Plaza on World AIDS Day not far from the Brooklyn Library “Bagel Breakfast” held by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg for World AIDS Day. Comment

Health partners expand community services in Brooklyn 

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), Community Connections TimeBank and the Lutheran Family Health Centers (LFHC) on Dec. 1 announced the launch of the first TimeBank satellite partnership. Comment

Is TherMatrx a one-way road?

Many men, for whom TherMatrx microwave thermotherapy treatment has been suggested to relieve the annoying symptoms caused by their benign prostate enlargement, want to know whether or not such treatment, once done, would make them unable to have any other treatment, or use any drug, or undergo any surgery in the future. The answer is absolutely not. Comment

Monroe College opens Patient Stimulation Center

New York: Monroe College President Stephen Jerome and other dignitaries cut the ribbon on the Human Patient Simulation Center that will put the college’s School of Nursing at the cutting edge of nursing training on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Comment

Many at-risk New Yorkers still lack flu protection Many at-risk New Yorkers still lack flu protection

Flu shots have rarely been so easy to find in New York City. This year’s influenza vaccine effectively targets this year’s virus, and it’s widely available through pharmacies, clinics and doctors’ offices. Yet as of Nov. 7, only 27 percent of New Yorkers had been vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Comment

Tips to stay safe this holiday season Tips to stay safe this holiday season Tips to stay safe this holiday season Tips to stay safe this holiday season 

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s easy to let little things slip through the cracks. You forget to blow out a candle before heading to the Christmas pageant. You overload an outlet with too many holiday lights. You forget you just took that hot pan out of the oven and you end up with a nasty burn. Use these tips from the Federal Citizen Information Center to help you avoid some of the most common holiday accidents, so you’ll have a safe and fun holiday season. Comment

Tips to stay safe this holiday season Tips to stay safe this holiday season Tips to stay safe this holiday season Tips to stay safe this holiday season 

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s easy to let little things slip through the cracks. You forget to blow out a candle before heading to the Christmas pageant. You overload an outlet with too many holiday lights. You forget you just took that hot pan out of the oven and you end up with a nasty burn. Use these tips from the Federal Citizen Information Center to help you avoid some of the most common holiday accidents, so you’ll have a safe and fun holiday season. Comment

Avoiding sexual problems that follow prostate surgery

Watching television these days, you can’t help but be exposed to a variety of advertisements about the wonderful effects of using one drug or another. After hearing the announcer tell all the good things about the particular drug being advertised in a clear and easily understood voice, the voiceover changes to a rapid but not alarming tone, softly but accurately listing all the FDA warnings about what might go wrong as a result of using the drug. Comment

Dr. Indira Sahdev keynotes QSCAN banquet

New York: The Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network Inc (QSCAN) will hold its 10th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet on Sunday Dec. 12 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Antun’s of Queens Village, 96-43 Springfield Boulevard, N.Y. Comment
National: Collie Oudkerk and Wayne Sampson knew what to expect when they decided to volunteer for a medical mission 10 years ago in the deprived areas of Guyana. Comment

The safest effective prostate treatment

Men know that changes in the way they urinate are often related to prostate enlargement. Comment

Seniors need to prepare for winter

The onset of winter-like weather requires a resetting of the preparedness refresh button for millions of elderly Americans and those with physical, medical, sensory or cognitive disabilities. Extreme cold and harsh winter storms can dramatically increase the daily hardships and day to day survival challenges for this population. Comment

HIV drug blocks HIV infection

A new study has shown that a once-a-day pill can protect against contracting HIV. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, is being hailed as a breakthrough proving that HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis or “PrEP,” works. PrEP could now become a significant new HIV prevention tool against the HIV pandemic. Comment

How psychiatric drugs can kill your child; and what you can do about it.

New York: “Dead Wrong: How Psychiatric Drugs Can Kill Your Child,” is the latest in a series of award-winning documentaries from the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR, at www.cchr.org), a watchdog group founded by the Church of Scientology. Comment

Ways to identify an overactive bladder

Millions of people worldwide, both men and women suffer from overactive bladder and do not seek medical help because they are unaware that they have a treatable condition. Comment

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