Health

Harlem Inspires Addicts with Recovery Program

Paul Pellinger is the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Recovery Unplugged, but it was his love of music and the viewing of a classic television show filmed in Har-lem that led Pellinger to combine his love of music with his expertise work-ing with addicts, to launch Recovery Unplugged. The Harlem Times spoke exclusively to …

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Hospital workers discuss fighting COVID-19 on the front lines

The battle against COVID-19 has been compared to war, and with casualties from the deadly virus increasing, we are relying on those fighting it on the front lines more than ever. The Harlem Times spoke exclusively with healthcare workers about what could be the battle of a lifetime. Dr. Ed Lathan, an emergency medicine physician …

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Early Symptoms of Endometriosis: Know the Warning Signs

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis is a disease that affects at least 176 million women worldwide. Endometriosis is characterized as having tissue similar to the endometrium—the tissue that lines the uterus—in other places such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, bowels, and pelvic wall, among others. This tissue should normally be expelled by the body, but with endometriosis, it is unable to exit, causing severe pain and other …

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Watching Your Step: Safety Tips for Preventing Falls Among Seniors

By Alicia Schwartz, MSN, RN, Care Coordinator, VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans The first day of fall—September 22, 2016—begins National Falls Prevention Awareness Week, an effort to educate people about how to prevent and reduce falls, especially among older adults. Nearly all 50 states, including New York, will participate in Falls Prevention Awareness Week activities this …

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A SEASONAL REMINDER FOR SENIORS MANAGING MULTIPLE MEDICATIONS

September is a time of change for just about everyone. It’s Back-to-School for the kids, and easing into Autumn for older New Yorkers, especially elder residents with complex health issues. It’s a great time to review a few simple guidelines for managing medications and maintaining health and wellness as the seasons change. As we age, …

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Watching Your Step: Safety Tips for Preventing Falls Among Seniors

By Alicia Schwartz, MSN, RN, Care Coordinator, VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans The first day of fall—September 22, 2016—begins National Falls Prevention Awareness Week, an effort to educate people about how to prevent and reduce falls, especially among older adults. Nearly all 50 states, including New York, will participate in Falls Prevention Awareness Week activities this …

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AdvantageCare Physicians HealthNote Zika Virus – Fact vs. Fiction

By Dr. Jotir A. Ramnarine By now, just about everyone has heard of Zika virus. This mosquito-borne virus can be dangerous to women who are pregnant or are trying to become pregnant because it may cause birth defects. But with so much written about Zika in the media, it’s important to separate fact from fiction …

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Northside Center for Child Development: A Beacon of Hope for Harlem Youth

Located in Harlem, the Northside Center for Child Development is a nonprofit, providing behavioral, mental health, education, and enrichment programs to impoverished children and families. The Harlem Times recently interviewed Thelma Dye, Ph.D, the Hilde L. Mosse Exectutive Director & CEO of Northside, to hear about some of the inspiring work going on at the …

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Project Hope

Project HOPE: Helping Harlem Have “The Conversation” about Hospice Care

Talking to family members about end-of-life care is not something you might picture as being casually done over dinner. The word “hospice” alone can cause unease, and sometimes people believe that just talking about death and dying can bring on bad luck. Cultural beliefs do often keep people in the dark about care, services and …

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