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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Caribbean Wellness Day at Flatbush church

Brooklyn: APC Community Services, a Brooklyn community action group recenyly conducted its Sixth Annual Caribbean Wellness Day at the Church of the Nativity on Ocean Avenue in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. Comment

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

On the Road to Rio

People: In just a few days, thousands of delegates, heads of state, nongovernment activists and media will descend upon Rio de Janeiro to hash out our planet’s environmental future at the United Nation’s Rio+20 Earth Summit. They will talk about the health of the planet’s environmental resources, our air, land, water and biological diversity, and how to manage and pay for it all. Comment

Friday, June 15, 2012

Fresh Connect farmers market opens in Harlem

Food: A statewide initiative to increase New Yorkers’ access to fresh farm products entered a second year last week with the opening of the Harlem farmers market on June 12 at 125th street on the plaza in front of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. New York State Office Building in Central Harlem. Comment

Weight loss - What about surgery?

Health: Dear Dr. Eva, Comment

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Don’t panic even if your PSA rises

Health: PSA is the name of a blood test used to find evidence of the possible presence of cancer of the prostate. Each of the letters in PSA stands for the first letter of each word in the phrase, “Prostatic Specific Antigen.” Comment

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Help improve dad’s health this Father’s Day

Health: Though your dad may be a superhero to you, he is not immune to common health problems that affect men. And as your father ages, his risk for certain life-threatening diseases increases. Comment

Tips for men to stay healthy as they age

Health: With age comes wisdom. Unfortunately, it also comes with an increased threat of developing certain health problems. Comment

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Regional leders underscore the need for food security

People: A number of Caribbean states have underscored the need for action to improve food security, including current and future proposals to provide citizens with access to abundant, safe, and nutritious food. Comment

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Forcing a reality check on a smoke-prone city

People: To celebrate the 25th anniversary of World No Tobacco Day last week, the NYC Coalition for a Smoke-Free City, a health advocacy group that works to increase awareness of tobacco control issues, gathered New York City youth from all five boroughs to a rally in Washington Square Park in Manhattan to send a clear message to the tobacco industry about their retail store marketing and advertising: We’ve Seen Enough! Comment

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Customized room for children at Brookdale

Brooklyn: The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center has officially opened its new Starlight Care Room in its Pediatric Unit. Comment

Monday, June 4, 2012

One in four HIV patients don’t stay in care, study shows

Health: About a quarter of HIV/AIDS patients in the United States fail to remain in care consistently, according to new research. Comment

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Women deserve factual medical information, even about abortion care

Health: Decisions about medical procedures and patient care should be left to clinicians and their patients – not to politicians. As a family physician, I understand this, and my goal is to provide each patient the individual time and attention they need to make the decision that is right for them. Comment

Call your doctor when in doubt

Health: There are three little words, that coming from a patient, strike fear in the heart of the doctor. Those words are, “So I figured.” Comment

Friday, June 1, 2012

Survival tips for allergy season

People: Allergy season is here, and this one, on the heels of an unseasonably mild winter, promises to be a rough one. You can tell by the watery-eyed, sniffing, sneezing New Yorkers in the office, on the train, at the movies—pretty much everywhere. Comment

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