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Sunday, July 29, 2012

FDA approves anti-HIV pill

Health: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the anti-HIV drug Truvada for PrEP, the first drug to reduce the risk of HIV infection for uninfected individuals. Comment

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Olympics great way to get kids moving

Health: The 2012 Summer Olympics get underway this week in London. Most of us won’t be able to watch the London Olympics in person, but we can still experience the thrill of victory in our own backyards. The American Heart Association hopes parents will use this two weeks as a jumping point for getting kids active. Comment

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Significant success in Carib AIDS battle

Trinidad and Tobago: The United Nation’s HIV-AIDS program Wednesday said that doctors recorded about 10,0000 deaths from the infection in the Caribbean region last year, about half of the number who perished a decade ago representing significant success in the battle against the deadly disease. Comment

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Life-savers party with a purpose

Brooklyn: Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps (BSVAC) Headquarters celebrated 24 years of saving lives and training the next generation of life-savers on July 14 during its annual all-day block party, complete with home-cooked food, live music, games, free health screening, EMS motorcade march, and much more. Comment

How to stay happy as you age

Health: Life has its inevitable ups and downs, and the challenges we experience might not always seem fair. But there’s no need let your happiness depend upon life’s uncontrollable circumstances. Comment

What to do when you can’t sleep

Health: One in four U.S. adults today suffers from occasional sleeplessness that occurs over a relatively short period of time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Comment

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sun Kulcha

Arts & Theater: Flea Market St. Gregory the Great RC Church, corner of St. Johns Place and Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, Brooklyn, is hosting a Flea Market and Food Sale, 12 noon - 6:00 p.m. For general information and information on tables, call (718) 493-0361. Comment

Media slight Blacks’ mental health issues

People: From Metta World Peace to Rudy Eugene, African-Americans confronting mental health challenges are often portrayed as isolated examples of crazy or deranged people rather than members of a marginalized community suffering an illness. Comment

Friday, July 20, 2012

Vaccinations can keep your child safe

Health: Most parents know that one of the most important steps they can take to protect their children is to vaccinate them against dangerous diseases. But knowing what to vaccinate against and when to do so can be a complicated process. Comment

Get fully vaccinated for the school year

Health: The beginning of the school year is a great time to make sure your children’s vaccinations are up-to-date. Comment

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Kingsbrook’s free health screenings

Brooklyn: Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center will offer hypertension screenings at its main campus Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27, 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. in its temporary clinical suites on Minkin 5. Stroke screenings will also be available July 24-27 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Vascular Lab located on Katz 4. Comment

Kingsbrook’s free health screenings

Brooklyn: Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center will offer hypertension screenings at its main campus Thursday, July 26 and Friday July 27, 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. in its temporary clinical suites on Minkin 5. Stroke screenings will also be available July24-27 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Vascular Lab located on Katz 4. Comment

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cuba scrambles to fight rare cholera outbreak

Cuba: HAVANA (AP) — Authorities in eastern Cuba are in full prevention mode to contain a rare cholera outbreak amid fears that it may have spread to the capital, distributing chlorine and water purification drops and quarantining hospital patients with diarrhea until they are checked for the disease. Comment

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Preventing slips, trips and falls

Health: As we age, time takes its toll on the bodily systems that keep us balanced, making us more prone to dangerous slips, trips and falls. And while a fall can be a life-changing or even life-threatening event for an older adult, reducing one’s risk is easy. Comment

Saturday, July 7, 2012

10 crucial nutrition tips for senior men

Health: Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America -- and the older you are, the more likely you are to be diagnosed with this serious disease. Comment

Friday, July 6, 2012

HIV prevention pill passes hurdle, questions remain

Health: The Antiviral Drugs Advisory panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has voted in support of FDA approval for a once-daily pill to reduce the risk of contracting HIV, a prevention strategy called pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP. If the FDA approves the antiviral pill, known as Truvada, it would be the first drug indicated to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV. However, there are many serious unanswered questions about Truvada as an HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis drug. Comment

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Routine HIV screening in New York City

Staten Island: With National HIV Testing Day fast approaching, we are often reminded of the stark reality of the impact of HIV in New York City. Despite being 30 years into the epidemic, New York City is home to less than 3 percent of the U.S. population, but nearly 14% of the people in the nation diagnosed with HIV. Comment

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