Mentoring In Medicine Health And Science Expo 2016 In Harlem NY

mentoring-in-medicine-heart-workOver 2,000 students, parents and educators and 100 medical professionals are set to attend the Mentoring in Medicine Health and Science Expo 2016 in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Statement From First Lady Chirlane McCray On Senates Passage Of Bi-Partisan Mental Health Bill

chirlane-mccrayWith an inordinate number of mental health (depression, mental distress, etc.,) residents in Harlem, New York, Harlem World Magazine thinks that the statement by First Lady Chirlane McCray is a great first step forward:

“Today, the Senate passed H.R. 34., the most extensive Congressional investment in mental health in decades. This legislation moves our communities a step closer to getting the mental health care they desperately need and deserve. Continue Reading →

Health Department Reports Four Babies Born With Zika Virus In New York City

zikaThe Health Department today issued a Health Alert informing health care providers that four additional babies have been born with congenital Zika virus syndrome in New York City since the Department announced the first case of Zika-related microcephaly in July. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Parents, Take Control Of Your Child’s Asthma From Harlem To Hollis

askew-photo2By Dr. George L. Askew

If your child has asthma, you know all too well what asthma symptoms look like: coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. Continue Reading →

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan Expands Services For Transgender Patients In East Harlem (Update)

gay-pride-flagTransgender patients can now access hormone therapy and gender-affirming surgery at the Metropolitan Hospital Center in East Harlem, the city hospital announced Tuesday. Continue Reading →

Nooo, Vomit Forces Evacuation Of Harlem Subway

vomit-on-harlem-subwaySeven people were taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after getting sick due to the smell of vomit on the platform of the 125th Street subway station on Lexington Avenue in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Interview: Harlem Hospital’s Dr. Simona Bratu Talks HIV/AIDS

dr-simona-bratu1World AIDS Day, is celebrated annually on December 1st, it recognizes advancements in the global fight against HIV/AIDS, honors those who lost their lives to the virus, and serves as a reminder to prioritize sexual health by getting an HIV test. Continue Reading →

Health Department Calls On FDA To End Blood Donations Restriction On Men Who Have Sex With Men

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Mayor De Blasio’s The Health Department today announced it has called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change its blood donor deferral policy for men who have sex with men (MSM) from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

de Blasio’s Health Department Releases 2015 Data Showing HIV Diagnoses Has Dropped

mayor-de-blasio1The Health Department today released its 2015 HIV Surveillance Annual Report, which shows that the annual number of new HIV diagnoses in New York City has fallen below 2,500 for the first time in the history of the epidemic. Continue Reading →

Dr. Ashira Blazer’s Tips And Facts To Cut Stress, For The Holidays And Autoimmune Diseases

dr-ashira-blazer2Tis the season for traveling out of town with the masses, cooking and eating enough for an army, family political dinner conversations bordering impending bar brawl scenes, and the stress of shopping for that perfect gift in overcrowded stores. Continue Reading →