Health

Harlem Families Were Hopping with the Easter Bunny Thanks to EmblemHealth

EmblemHealth celebrated the arrival of spring with the Easter Bunny this past weekend. Families received a free photo taken with the Easter Bunny and enjoyed balloon sculpting and fun giveaways. Parents and their children spent the afternoon playing games, sharing healthy snacks, and connecting with other neighborhood families. The event took place at the EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care Harlem location …

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Study: Hormone therapy increases breast cancer risk, mortality

In the nearly 11 years since researchers first rang alarm bells that women on hormone replacement therapy faced an increased risk of breast cancer, some have suggested that taking estrogen and progestin to treat symptoms of menopause might not be so dangerous after all. Though it was generally agreed that women who took the two …

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Tionne (T-Boz) Watkins & Dr. Kim Smith-Whitley, Champions of Healing, Each Working Toward a Future Cure for Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is more than a diagnosis; it’s a way of life that challenges doctors, patients and their families everyday. It’s also an opportunity. Embracing the presence of sickle cell, gaining knowledge about how this blood disease operates, and taking part in recurrent conversation are the steps we can all take to empower people …

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I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar… About ObamaCare. Landmark Legislation Advances Women’s Health

ObamaCare was signed into law on March 23, 2010, and most of its provisions were upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28, 2012. ObamaCare, now a popular name for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), gives 47 million women access to free preventive health services. Over half the women in the United States have …

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Judge blocks New York City large-soda ban, Mayor Bloomberg vows fight

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed on Monday to appeal a judge’s ruling that struck down his pioneering ban on large sugary drinks sold by the city’s restaurants, movie theaters and other food service businesses just a day before it was to take effect. The judge called the ban “arbitrary and capricious” in an 11th-hour decision …

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Preparation and Vows of Defiance as Big Sugary Drink Ban Is Set to Start

With one day to go before Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s ban on large sugary drinks goes into effect across the city, some big-drink lovers, and the places that serve them, vowed defiance. Others accepted it with a shrug. Then there were people like Leonardo Scarpone, the owner of Sanpanino, an Italian sandwich shop in Greenwich Village, …

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Women’s Art Reflections in Fiber: Harlem Memorabilia Exhibit

Here’s a Women’s History Month event that reflects our unifying mantra: “A woman’s work is never done.” A new Uptown visual art exhibition that celebrates women’s fiber artwork especially quilting, is sure to inspire and bring back memories. Harlem Memorabilia: Reflections in Fiber, is set for an opening reception Thursday, March 14, 5pm-7:30pm, Interchurch Center’s Treasure Room Gallery, …

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