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Friday, Aug. 24, 2012

Healthy families on the move

Brooklyn: Central Brooklyn is facing a very real health crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 13 people die every hour because of an obesity-related disease, including heart disease and diabetes. In Central Brooklyn, seven out of 10 adults are overweight or obese and more than 40 percent report getting no physical activity at all. Not surprisingly we have some of the highest rates of heart disease and diabetes related deaths in New York City. Comments (1)

Ask Dr. Eva: Is bottled water better?

A visiting friend asked me for ‘a water’ last night. I went to the kitchen cupboard for a glass and then turned on the faucet and filled it. When I brought him his glass of water, he looked at it as if it contained tincture of strychnine and asked if that was really all I had. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012

Bronx: The Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center (MTVNHC) and the Greenburgh Health Center (GHC) located in Mount Vernon and Greenburgh/White Plains, respectively,held health fairs during National Health Center Week, Aug. 5 - 11, and provided blood pressure, height, weight, pregnancy, glucose, rapid HIV tests, vision, emergency contraception, nutrition, prostate, breast, colorectal and cervical cancer health screenings and family planning all free of charge to the public. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012

Make sure children stay hydrated with health drinks

Did you know that one out of every six children in the U.S. is overweight, and that sweetened drinks tend to be a major factor in why they have weight problems?* In summertime, it’s especially tempting for kids to turn to soda and other sugary drinks for relief from the heat. But these beverages are not only fattening; they can also rot kids’ teeth and lead to serious health problems like diabetes. Comment

Include immuniuzations on your back-to-school checklist

It’s back-to-school time, when parents are busy making sure that their children have everything they need to start the school year on the right foot. Comment

Monday, Aug. 13, 2012

Is my obesity related to my depression?

Q: I am a 30-year-old man, 5’9” and I weigh 245 pounds. I am depressed because I am so overweight and so I eat even more. I read somewhere that the reason some people can’t lose weight is because of low serotonin levels. Is that connected to my being overweight? Comment

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012

Intense cardio that’s not for everyone

Q: I have a friend who has lost massive amounts of fat doing High Intensity Interval Training. What exactly is this and will it work for me? I’m 36, 6’, 175, about 9% body fat. Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012

Real drop in Guyana’s mother-to-child HIV infection

Guyana: ≈Guyana health officials have made a stunning claim that their aggressive approach to eradicate mother to child transmission of HIV will result in a zero count by the year 2015. Comment

Friday, Aug. 3, 2012

Mega superstar musician Wyclef Jean used his celebrity clout and freestyle rap to rev-up a crowd of thousands that gathered on the mall of Washington Monument, urging them in the words of Bob Marley to “Get Up and Stand Up For Their Rights.” He was among other artists during a day of activism and March on Washington to end the AIDS pandemic. Comment

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