Health Department Updates Guidance On Zika Virus Prevention

160202170607-zika-virus-sexually-transmitted-dnt-gupta-lead-00013808-exlarge-169Today the City’s Health Department updated its guidance for New Yorkers (from Harlem to Hollis) regarding prevention of the Zika virus. Our main message remains: pregnant women or those considering becoming pregnant should postpone travel to affected countries. Continue Reading →

Dish @ House Of Divaria: Finding A Balance, Career And Health

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Dear Divaria,

I work in the theatre industry and have trouble focusing on my career and staying healthy and having wellness in my life. Continue Reading →

Improve Your Heart-Health, Quit Smoking In Harlem

Smoking cessation - ThinkstockPhotos2By Dr. Sunny Vikrum Malhotra

February is American Heart Month – an important time to remember that while we often think of cigarette smoking as causing illnesses such as cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema, smoking has been shown to increase the risk of heart disease, too. Continue Reading →

Harlem Neighborhood Health Centers To Host A Community Consultation

harlem 2020The East and Central Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Centers will host a community consultation on January 26, 2016 at the Countee Cullen Library located at 104 West 135th Street from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Continue Reading →

5 Arenas For Improving Wellness At Work

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By Dr. Donna L. Hamilton

While it’s no surprise that losing weight consistently ranks at the top of New Year’s resolutions, Dr. Donna L. Hamilton says obsession with weight is often too narrow a focus. Continue Reading →

Special Needs Health Plans Added ToThe NY State

kidsBeginning on January 15, eligible health care consumers will have the ability to select and enroll in a Special Needs Health Plan (SNP) through the New York State of Health (NYSoH) Marketplace, for the first time since the NYSoH was established in 2012. Continue Reading →

NYC Health Commissioner Submits Affidavit In Support Of Sodium Warning Rule

Is-sodium-reduction-falling-down-the-food-policy-agendaThe Health Department today filed its response to the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) effort to halt implementation of the city’s sodium warning rule, which will help New Yorkers from Harlem to Hollis identify items with excessive sodium content. Continue Reading →

Whole Foods To Pay For Overcharging Shoppers In NY

whole foods in harlemAs we anticipate the new Whole Foods in Harlem open, Raked reports that in an effort to settle an investigation that it overcharged customers in New York City, Whole Foods has agreed to pay $500,000 to the Department of Consumer Affairs. Continue Reading →

New Year, New You In Harlem

emblem health doctor in harlemBy Dr. Sunny Vikrum Malhotra

If you’ve resolved to lose weight this year, here’s how to do it safely and successfully. Do you know which New Year’s resolution is among the most popular year after year? Continue Reading →

De Blasio Initiates Paid Parental Leave Policy

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Nearly 20,000 non-union city employees will receive six weeks of paid parental leave under a new policy announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday.  Continue Reading →