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Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Live Healthy program offers free classes

Trinidad and Tobago: Now that winter is behind us, we hope, what could be better than finally embarking upon those new year’s resolutions like “getting healthy and fit”? Comment

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Are you taking the right vitamins and nutrients?

Health: (StatePoint) If you eat a healthful diet, you may think you’re in the clear when it comes to supplying your body with vital nutrients. But some experts say that even the most well-rounded meal plans fall short. Comment

Thursday, March 20, 2014

March Madness Inspires Obamacare Sign-ups

Bronx: Bronx, NY -- For the Council Member Andy King, this week’s kick-off of March Madness is another chance to encourage young people — between the ages of 18-25 — to sign up for health care. Comment

Three ways to get healthier, from the inside out

Health: (StatePoint) Heart health should be a year-round consideration for anybody looking to lead a healthy life. While that may sound like a daunting task, better heart health can be possible with a few steps in the right direction. Comment

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Jamaican Alum to be honored by Pratt Institute

Jamaica: Jamaican-born Dr. Goulda Downer an assistant professor at Howard University’s College of Medicine in Washington, DC. is set to receive the 2014 Community Commitment Award as a distinguished alumnus of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. Comments (2)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Challenges of Forgiveness

Books: All throughout the world, there are people that find it challenging to let go of difficult situations they have gone through in the past. Unfortunately, they are often unable to recognize how harboring their emotional pain can later materialize into their body’s ‘dis-ease’. This circumstance invites the question: Is it possible for people to improve their physical health by first addressing their emotional turmoil? Comment

What everyone needs to know kidney disease

Health: (StatePoint) March is National Kidney Month, a great time to focus on kidney health and treatment. If you don’t know much about the topic, get informed -- kidney disease is common and can be deadly. Comments (1)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Black History Medical Synergy

Brooklyn: Six black doctors were honored for their respective contributions to the medical community when the Brooklyn Hospital staged its inaugural “Black History Medical Synergy” awards event on Feb. 27 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Comment

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Eat right and enjoy it

Health: (StatePoint) If eating right is a challenge, it may be because you are trying things you simply don’t like. The key is finding options that satisfy your taste buds, say experts. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

JAMAICA EYES LEGAL GANJA

Jamaica: Rastafarians and reggae singers have been lobbying for the decriminalization of marijuana for decades. Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Peter Tosh recorded perhaps the most known advocacy song he named “Legalize It.” Comment

Brooklyn church hosts ‘Go Red’ health fair

Brooklyn: A major Brooklyn church recently hosted a “Go Red” health fair, underscoring that one in three women die of heart disease every year. Several area churches, hospitals and health agencies participated in the annual event at God’s Battalion of Prayer, an evangelical church at the corner of Linden Boulevard and Lenox Road in Brooklyn. Comment

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

‘MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH’

Brooklyn: On the heels of the Obama administration agreeing to let New York reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings into its health care system, elected officials and community activists rallied on Monday, Feb. 24 at Interfaith Medical Center in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, to call on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to keep his commitment and use the money to keep Interfaith open and serving the community. Comment

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