Tag Archives: Health
Dyckman. For those who visit any one or many of its various restaurants, bars and lounges, it is a prime destination for socializing and revelry. For those who live on or nearby the corridor, and call it home, it can be a little more complicated. This past Thurs., May 9th, a public meeting hosted by Community Board...Read More »
Hike Training Session Want to lead a hike for the 9th annual Hike the Heights event taking place on June 1st? All community residents are invited to attend a Hike Leader training session on Sun., May 19th at10:00 a.m. Those interested in helping lead a Hike event should gather then at the meeting...Read More »
Raising a Runner (or a Swimmer, or a Kicker, etc.)
Criando a un corredor (o un nadador o un pateador, etc.)
A mother might well delight in flowers or chocolates. She might be pleased by a nice piece of jewelry or a leisurely brunch on the occasion that commemorates her role as primary caregiver. She might also be glad for some support – of the frontal kind. If so, local shop Brazen Lingerie is fully stocked, and also boasts a selection of hard-to-find forms, shapes and sizes.Read More »
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. And it is our special day, YUM’s, ladies, friends! Even if you haven’t felt your best or have been beset by a bit more stress of late, take this day to commemorate everything you, your family and your children have accomplished. Let them shower you with the gifts – and treats – you deserve.Read More »
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital will offer free melanoma/skin cancer screenings at three locations as part of the 2013 Annual Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Screening initiative sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology. The screenings are being offered as walk-in’s only; no appointments are being taken.Read More »
An event planner scarcely needs reason for celebration. Any excuse will do – and spring offers abundant motivation. On Sat., Apr. 20th, event planners who routinely execute weddings, parties, quinceañeras and more got together to plan something a little different: “Let’s Bloom,” a free...Read More »
Rodney Cooper, a radiology student at Harlem Hospital Center, struggled to contain his emotions as he stood in front of a packed auditorium at Columbia University Medical Center and accepted a scholarship to assist his healthcare career...
Come - y Explora. Like every enclave throughout the city, northern Manhattan is a place full of favorites. Everyone has their own preferred park, bakery and lounge. And this past Mon., Apr. 2nd...Read More »
There is a new act on Broadway. Royal Drugs opened its doors at 5030 Broadway at the Inwood Center less than a month ago. Passerby may have noticed that Royal Drugs boasts the same size footprint as a large national drugstore chain, with similar merchandise and backlit lights...Read More »
A 2011 survey done by Monitoring the Future, an organization that studies teen behaviors, reported that nationwide, 70 percent of 12th graders had tried alcohol, and 40 percent of 12th grader responders admitted to having drunk...
Four-year-old Matthew Hatcher was first diagnosed with a congenital heart defect (CHD) while still in utero. CHD is the most common birth defect in infants, with approximately one in 100 children born with some type of structural problem in the heart, only half of which are diagnosed prior to birth.Read More »
Dipan Ray, Ph.D., director of practice experience at Touro College of Pharmacy in Harlem (middle), and Ravi Shah, a doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) candidate at the College (right), work together to interview a patient at a makeshift “health camp” in New Delhi.Read More »
As announced this past Tues., Mar. 5th, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) urged all New Yorkers 50 and older to undergo a potentially life-saving colon cancer screening as part of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. HHC is performing almost double the number of colonoscopies today as 10 years ago...Read More »
If he were just a little bit taller, Angel Bajana would be a linebacker for the Giants.When he does his weight lifting routine at J’s Big Gym, Bajana’s sleeveless shirt puts his muscles, and the breadth of his shoulders, on full display.He was not always this ripped. Bajana’s impressive muscle mass began at J’s Big Gym ...
As House Speaker John Boehner has said, the Affordable Care Act is the “law of the land.” The Supreme Court has upheld it. The 2012 election reaffirms it. Whether you love it or hate it, the law is being implemented. The law is welcoming 27 million Americans into the health care system and urging them to find a doctor — a regular source of care.Read More »
Did you know that an 8th grader from Washington Heights was recently given a remarkable honor? After receiving nearly 8,000 essays from 7th through 12th graders across the country, Rand McNally has announced the ten finalists in its “Dear Mr. President” short essay contest. Washington Heights...Read More »
Over 20 million Americans suffer from depression. It is more common among women, often starting in ages 15 -30. Depression is often triggered by stressful events such as divorce, death or job loss, and a person is more likely to become depressed if they have a family history of it.Read More »
Open Wide: It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month YUM: Es el Mes Nacional de la Salud Dental Infantil
Winter, which has come on strong in the last week, is tough on everyone. It puts the cold shoulder on our outside activities, chills our bones, and dampens on our spirits. As tough as it is for all of us, the harsh winter weather is particularly tough and can at times become dangerous for seniors. “Winter can force many older people to become virtual prisoners...Read More »
Algo está sucediendo. La semana pasada, un transeúnte por la calle 125 habrá notado algo nuevo en la famosa avenida. El alegre y amistoso interior atrae. Entre del frío, y se le ofrecerá café o té caliente. Hambriento?...
Sunkofa, a local gift shop in the Claremont Village area of the Bronx, is known for its wide selection of cultural products. But this past Jan. 21, the storeowners welcomed customers to check out the store’s latest unique offering—a newly added café and juice bar. That it was also Martin Luther King Jr. Day made for an even more meaningful celebration.Read More »